MR D Food, a 100% subsidiary of takealot.com, is looking for a talented, motivated and results-oriented Senior Creative Designer to join our team in Cape Town

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

The position reports to the Lead Designer

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Producing content for the various departments within marketing ie. promotions, CRM, social media, performance marketing and brand
  • Be accountable for the quality of design deliverables from within your team
  • Working with members of all departments within the company as well as external 3rd parties and clients to ensure the delivery of projects in line with agreed time, cost and quality constraints
  • Provide support and leadership in line management, mentoring and aligning career development goals of individuals within the creative team
  • Contributing to building the design language of the brand and ensuring consistency across all platforms
  • Supporting and working with the product team to produce designs, content and ensure a memorable customer experience
  • Supporting the development and implementation of the company’s overall creative strategy & operational plans
  • Managing the delivery of multiple projects
  • Providing input and feedback on creative presentations by external agency
  • Designing and redesigning images and artwork where required

Attributes required:

  • Be enthusiastic and enjoy creative ideas development
  • Be an accomplished thought-leader who can take a concept from ideation through to successful roll-out
  • Be able to lead and work within a creative team
  • Be able to manage, coach and mentor a team of creatives
  • Excellent self-management and communication skills
  • Great Adobe suite skills
  • Must be fluent in print and digital best practices for design and production
  • A strong up-to-date portfolio of live work
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of product design, motion graphics/animation and video editing skills highly beneficial
  • Experience in e-commerce highly beneficial
  • Curiosity in the world, customer behaviour and e-commerce

Qualifications and experience:

  • A relevant Degree/Qualification in Design OR
  • Minimum of four years’ experience as a Senior designer / Senior Art director / Creative Director leading and managing a creative team
  • Experience in mobile and digital marketing
  • Proficiency in; Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Aftereffects)
  • Experience in Sketch, Figma and HTML coding highly beneficial

The Environment:

  • Employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading food delivery player in South Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it is all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

  • is respectful but forthright
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours)
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com
  • thinks like an owner of the business
  • is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARD WORKING

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

Mr D Food is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference

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