Head of Creative Design and Development - open to flexibility

Location
London
Salary
£85500 - £111400 per annum
Posted
25 Aug 2017
Closes
22 Sep 2017
Ref
603132
Contact
Lloyds Banking Group
Contract Type
Permanent

Head of Creative Design and Development - open to flexibility

At Lloyds Banking Group we've built the UK's largest Digital Bank. We have increased the number of active online banking users to 12.5 million, with mobile users increasing to over 8 million. We invested £750 million in digital between 2012-2014 and have committed a further £1 billion in the three years to the end of 2017 to provide our customers with the opportunity to bank with us how, when and where they want to. We strive daily towards our vision of being the best bank for our customers, and we're well on our way thanks to the efforts of our people and their passion of making a difference.

The Transformation Programme is one of the largest programmes in the Bank and a key vehicle for the Bank to accomplish its vision and become a pioneer in the way digital technologies and experiences service our customers across channels.

The Head of Creative Design and Development will be responsible for creative leadership and development across the Design Studio and associated product developments. The role will act as the central point of creative activity and liaison for the Design Studio team working in close collaboration with the Head of Design Strategy and discipline leads. In addition, the role will need to leverage and maintain strong relationships with a significant number of key stakeholders in the wider business. This will allow provision of a creative funnel for the business as well as ensuring that the creative direction is established in a suitable way to ensure the delivery of business objectives. Develops, evaluates and presents concepts, design materials (e.g.prototypes), and other strategic design opportunities.

Your accountabilities will include;
* Researching LBG customers (in conjunction with Customer Labs) to gain an understanding of their requirements and motivations, and use insight and data analytics to drive design strategies and concepts
* Responsible for forward-thinking "what if" work to ensure that the team are considering future design possibilities and opportunities
* Interfacing with senior stakeholders to provide design thinking and strategy outside of the normal day-to-day work
* In association with the team leads, the articulation of the design vision for all relevant concepts and product developments based on market needs and customer requirements
* Socialising the creative vision of the DCX Design Studio ensuring it permeates the business as a whole.

We will look for you to create concepts and design strategies for multiple new and existing products and maintain a design vision as they move throughout the development process. You will also operate as a concept hub both in terms of concepts offered via external agencies and defined internally so that the business has access to best concepts. Additionally you'll be responsible for the presentation of concepts and associated materials throughout the approval process, the liaison and strategic partnership with the Innovation team and the creative/peer review programme, providing creative input to product developments during the pre-initiation, initiation and study phases.

And you'll lead, motivate and develop team members to create a high performing team; performing line management responsibilities - performance reviews, team meetings and 1-1s

Our culture in Group Digital & Transformation brings together smart, talented, driven people from a diversity of backgrounds; people are at the core of who we are. We appreciate each other as individuals whose careers have taken all kinds of paths. We stop and thank each other, we help each other. Your ability to connect with your team, provide innovative solutions and create an environment where all can thrive is critical to your success.
In return we'll offer you a great package including a performance related bonus, car/allowance, generous pension contribution, 30 Days leave plus bank holidays, a flexible cash pot to spend on benefits and other wider corporate benefits and perks.
We also support work/life balance friendly options such as occasional home-working and we're passionate about diversity in the workplace.
So, if you have the experience we're seeking then get in touch, we'd like to hear from you….