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Consulting, MERC - Design Team Lead


Posted on December 12, 2018

2 - 4 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Arts(Any, Communication, PR/Advertising). Any Nationality

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Job Description & Summary
As part of the ONE Architecture initiative, the Local Activation Hub will be responsible for driving key strategic opportunities for Consulting across the Middle East.
The Activation will support the various Consulting teams to develop the proposals including the development of the Value Proposition, PwC key strengths and other related pursuit stage activities.
The Local Activation Hub (LAH) team will include a creative and design team that will be focused on adding design value to the the proposal development process and marketing content for key strategic proposals and clients, including Top 50 clients, and developing insights and tools to facilitate the organization in achieving its business needs.
The Design Team Lead (DTL) is responsible for managing the Design team and overseeing the work process related to report production as well as creative material delivered to clients, in order to enhance or professionalize the look of proposals and material. The role may include managing external creative agencies as and when required.
The DTL is also responsible for leading the concept creation and visualization process, reviews and approves design projects, undertakes the project management of the design, planning, scheduling, allocating resources, and successfully delivers high quality output within preset scope, cost and schedule.
• Manage the Design team and ensure that they produce the required material in a timely manner
• Ensure team s responsibilities are fulfilled to the highest quality and in a cost effective manner
• Ensure any outsourced work is delivered cost effectively
• Interface with LAH team and opportunity owners from across the Consulting business to obtain the brief, understand the LoS client needs and strategy , and to ensure business needs are reflected in design outputs
• Interface with internal staff to present the department services and guide them through the briefing process managing their requests and ensuring their strategy is reflected throughout the entire process
• Collect feedback from internal stakeholders to continuously improve the production output
• Seek opportunities to increase client satisfaction and deepen client relationships through providing creative solutions
• Ensure that the team has the appropriate service offerings in order to meet business needs (e.g. expansion into new services)
• Engage and coordinate with third party agencies to design work in case of under capacity in-house, and where applicable those in the global network
• Manage the vendors and contractors (suppliers, outsourcing parties)
Internal Process
• Ensure that quality standards are as per the norms set and aligned to Corporate standards in terms of brand consistency and compliance
• Follow and input into internal corporate creative initiatives
Learning & Growth
• Ensure alignment to Global PwC Branding guidelines and brand identity, in liaison with the Brand Support in ME structure
• Ensure that team has the resources and capabilities to deliver assignments efficiently
• Ensure that all tasks are allocated properly internally amongst the team or if need be outsourced
• Conduct effective team evaluations and submit performance appraisals
• Fine-tune the team s structure, identify the team s development needs, and recruit, whenever required
• Enhance the staff skills, develop their technical knowledge and creative talent through continuous training based on the market s latest trends and needs
• Promote team spirit, open communication, transparency and self-development among team members influencing them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
• Capture templates and standards into a repository to build the team's own knowledge management database
• Act as a key resource and liaison to other functional areas of the business, building cross-functional relationships as needed
• Establish a healthy working environment for employees
Preferred skills
•Subject matter expertise in Graphic Design principles, both in print and web
•Knowledge of best practices and trends in Graphic Design
•Creativity and innovation, and ability to produce new ideas
•Proficiency in use of graphic design software for design of visual materials
•In depth knowledge of latest trends in design and best practices
•In depth familiarity of websites and social media platforms look and feel and web page design
•Knowledge of infographics design
•Strong attention to details
•Strong customer service orientation
•Strong management skills and ability to work under pressure
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Accuracy and and attention to quality
•Ability to deliver engaging, informative,well organised presentations
•Problem resolution skills
•Ability to implement improvements in all areas under his/her responsibility
•Fluency in spoken and written English, proficiency in Arabic is an advantage
Minimum years experience required
• 5+ years of experience in a similar role or in a graphic design function in a marketing department
• 2+ years in managerial position within a leading regional organization
• Experience with graphic design and production of marketing materials for a large organization
• Prior industry experience in the Professional Services market is preferred
• Experience with graphic design of online content and website materials
• Experience in managing production and delivery of third party vendors including printers and branded material producers, editors, photographers, website designers and marketing specialist
• Experience in developing design briefs
• Experience in planning design of a wide variety of material ( publications, magazine articles, press releases, editorials, websites, newsletters, posters/signboards, cards, business cards, stationery, invitations, and graphic design on special projects)
• Bachelor s Degree in Graphic Design, Advertising, Communication Arts, or Art Direction
Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)
Degrees/Field of Study required:
Degrees/Field of Study preferred: Bachelor Degree - Art
Certifications (if blank, certifications not specified)
Desired Languages (If blank, desired languages not specified)
Travel Requirements
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Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?
Government Clearance Required?
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