Digital Design Manager

Ref: 6248


Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Digital Design Manager

12 month FTC


Location: Remote Working with required travel to Handforth Support Office


About us

At Pets at Home, we want our digital teams to evolve the way we do business and shape the future of pet care.


Joining our team means you’ll play a crucial role in advancing our digital capabilities and building a brand-new customer experience. We want to excel in digital, and, as we’re working at scale, we’re backing our teams with considerable investment.


We’re also putting pets and their owners at the heart of our digital transformation. As we bring our stores, vets, groom rooms and specialist hospitals together into a holistic ecosystem of pet care, we’ll give customers a seamless, multi-channel experience that meets their individual needs at every stage.


About your role


As the Digital Design Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team of Digital Designers to maintain and update the Pets at Home website.


With a strong background in Digital Design, and a keen eye for detail, you will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Digital Design department, ensuring consistent branding and design standards are maintained at the highest levels across all online channels, collaborating with external brands and agencies where campaign activity requires.


Reporting directly to the Head of UX, you will play a central role within the management team, helping to develop the Digital Design teams capability, whilst providing leadership, coaching, and development support to achieve a highly engaged and motivated team of individuals.   


About your experience


  • You’ll have a strong track-record of customer experience enhancement, creating high level designs and website optimisation.
  • Key experience required includes:
  • Proven experience of managing digital design teams or similar
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Experience of working with various digital design software e.g. Adobe XD, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Photoshop and familiarity with Adobe CC libraries)  
  • Basic understanding of front-end design code e.g. html, CSS 


Experience with direct team management isn’t an essential skill, this would be a great opportunity to progress into management if desired.


There are all kinds of personal and professional benefits to being part of our digital team, but it’s also worth remembering that everything we do has a sense of purpose. We’re not just here to sell food or treats, we want to help pets and their owners live happier, healthier lives together. When you make a project a success, there’s a pet and their owner at the other end who are benefitting from your efforts.


Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 07-10-2021

Expiry Date: 05-10-2031