Manager, Digital Design, Creative Services
Panera Bread - Sunset Hills, MO

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Manager, Digital Design, Creative Services
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                      Manager, Digital Design, Creative Services

                      As Manager of Digital Design, you will be a key part of Panera Bread's growing digital team. The Manager of Digital Design is directly responsible for the day-to-day design needs of the MyPanera e-mail program and ongoing design needs of Panera's expanding Web presence. This work involves participating in all parts of development cycle including: concept, initial specification, build approach, and scheduling. The Manager of Digital Design will also be responsible for all visual design updates to Panera's web properties and occasionally aid in the design process for projects outside the digital realm.

                      Accountabilities:
                      • Design monthly MyPanera Journal and local e-mails for Panera's 8M+ database of MyPanera members
                      • Create visual concepts and online solutions for a variety of ecommerce scenarios: interface design, web content, emails, landing pages, banners etc.
                      • Own significant design and production responsibilities for sections of the site and new projects under the direction of the Director of Creative Services
                      • Create and lead the design implementation of projects incorporating copy, innovative visual design and brand assets, while being mindful of usability and web best practices
                      • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to continuously improve the brand and user experience
                      • Work with external designers and project contributors to ensure the consistency and quality of Panera digital properties
                      • Direct art projects to refine, develop and enforce interface design, branding and UX guidelines
                      • Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to create professional and engaging visual designs for website interface and online communications
                      • Work with the design team to identify and implement process improvements that make the design group more efficient and effective
                      • Artistically direct product photo shoots for new site photography
                      • Serve as the visual expert in place of Creative Director when necessary

                      Qualifications
                      • 5+ years of experience in design and a solid understanding of the relationship between content, visual design, user interface and technology
                      • Strong understanding of e-mail design best practices
                      • Excellent visual design skills and outstanding design portfolio required
                      • Experience with photo art direction and production
                      • Background and understanding of Brand Development, Style Guide Development, and print production
                      • Must have sound knowledge of web UI standards and best practices
                      • Familiarity with the MAC operating system
                      • High level of proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
                      • Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 a plus
                      • Experience creating beautiful, pixel perfect Digital Designs for E-mail, Web, Mobile, Apps, and Social Media
                      • Experienced creating revolutionary Digital Designs
                      • Marketing/Web/E-commerce experience associated with a national-level retailer
                      • Understanding of QSR/Casual Dining and/or Retail industries
                      • Team-oriented, collaborative nature, and self managed
                      • Bachelor's degree in graphic design or equivalent preferred
                      At Panera Bread, our employees' health and happiness are a high priority. The following benefits (based on eligibility) are more than just rewards- they're thanks for all you do as part of our family. Competitive salary • Incentive plan potential • Excellent health benefits • 401(k) plan • Employee stock purchase plan • Paid vacation • Product discounts

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                      Primary Location US-MO-Sunset Hills

                      Recruiter Ashley Carpenter

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