Designer (Rotation)

09 Nov 2016
06 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
The Designer Rotation is a full-time, permanent role that offers continuous sixmonth placements in graphic design, branding, communications and art direction. There are two placements: one working on Grocery branding and communications; one working on Technology branding and communications.

There may also be an opportunity to take up placements on the Designer/Developer rotation within our department. During each placement, you will have a mentor who will help you to develop your practical and theoretical skills in that area. You will also have a Personal Development Plan (PDP) to help you to develop core behavioural competencies (listed at the end of this job description.) You will gain experience working in a creative and branding team in a fast-moving ecommerce environment.

Key responsibilities:

- Design. Design in at least two of the following areas: branding; graphic design; print; illustration; packaging.
- Art direction (photography). Manage the pre-planning, production and art direction of photo shoots.
- Idea generation. Work alone or in a team to generate ideas that meet the brief and engage customers.
- User experience. Understand the customer; employ logical and analytical thinking; demonstrate the importance of consistent customer experience and view each job or channel as part of an overall whole.
- Presentation skills. Use scamps, mood boards, designs and storyboards to present your work to colleagues and/or business partners.
- Brand guardianship. Ensure that all work adheres to Ocado brand guidelines.
- Meet business objectives: Understand what business owners are asking for, and translate that into commercial, powerful, creative solutions. Act in the best interests of Ocado and its customers at all times.

Team Behavioural Competencies:

- Quality. You consistently take action to improve work processes, maintain attention to detail and are committed to high standards.
- Working to deadlines. You plan work activities, reviewing and prioritising as necessary.
- Commercial awareness. You understand and contribute to the short- and longterm plans of the business.
- Organisation skills. You set priorities, goals, and timetables to work effectively.
- Project management. You bring a project from inception to successful completion.
- Communication skills. You use communication styles and methods effective for the situation and audience.
- Learning and developing. You work to improve and reinforce your own performance.
- Team building. You work as part of a cohesive team; you respect and support each team member; you pitch in to achieve goals.
- Collaboration. You develop cooperation and teamwork while participating in a group, working toward solutions that generally benefit all involved parties.
- Cooperation. You build and maintain relationships that support and improve personal/team effectiveness.
- Creative thinking. You generate many new and unique ideas; you make connections among previously unrelated notions; you are unafraid to use unorthodox methods; you are seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
- Problem solving. You logically address problems or manage situations by asking "why" and by drawing on your knowledge and experience base; calling on other references and resources as necessary.
- Technical skills. You apply specialised knowledge, skills, and judgment to accomplish a result or to accomplish your job effectively