Graphic Designer

  • Västerås
  • Brussels
  • London
  • Madrid
  • Paris
  • Zürich
  • Stockholm
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About Us:

Since 1852, Hästens Beds has been committed to crafting the best sleep. The skilled craftspeople at our factory in Köping, Sweden, have been refining our work for generations. Every bed is bespoke and made by hand using only the best natural materials. The difference lies in the details and our quest to provide the most restful sleep for people who want to lead a higher quality of life. With operations in 40+ countries and over 200 partners in Europe, Asia and America, the small family-owned company has grown into a global producer and retailer of premium beds.

http://www.hastens.com/

Position summary

Join us during a time of exciting worldwide expansion as Graphic Designer. In this role within our Global Marketing team, you will support Hästens primarily in creating visual communication tools (e.g. communication campaigns, digital still and moving materials, print materials such as catalogues, price lists, in-store materials, etc.) that engage and convert our customers and partners, as well as specific problem-solving and support for internal projects.

Hästens is in a high-growth phase as a company, so this position will be pivotal in supporting the global teams responsible for executing the organizational growth.

Primary responsibilities

1. Create outstanding visual communication tools

2. Co-manage the request, approval and delivery flow for graphic design assets across our organization

3. Optimize/retouch/edit photo and video assets when required and appropriate

4. Represent our Blue Check culture and values

Create outstanding visual communication tools

•  Push the visual communication of Hästens to a higher level by creating creative assets focused on engaging and converting our customers and partners that impress, inspire and are of the highest quality standards and aesthetics. Creative assets include but are not limited to catalogs, website, price lists, social media, emails, print, in-store communication, Apple TV, iOS applications, animations, Keynote/PowerPoint presentations, service guides, care instructions, Marketing/Brand guidelines, store design guidelines, etc.).

•  Digital content (including animations) will be a primary focus, so our marketing automation tools (paid media, CRM, newsletters, website, PR and Social Media, etc.) can perform at the highest level.

•  Ensure that creative content and corresponding creative templates are suitable for deployment in different regions and languages. This includes the continuous evolution of the Hästens Marketing Guidelines to document how great graphic design is executed for internal and external partners.

•  Demonstrate excellence in color space, CRI (color rendering index), saturated colors, and skin tones. Outstanding understanding for image sizes and color space to use the correct image files for different mediums (print, digital, PDFs, presentation etc.).

• Collaborate with external agencies when and where required.

Co-manage the request, approval, and delivery flow for graphic design assets across our organization

• Respond to approved requests from the Hästens organization and deliver visual communication tools on time, in full and in the highest quality in line with Hästens guidelines and brand manual.

•   Engage in project planning with the entire Creative Atelier team to ensure appropriate workload and quality management.

•  Manage approval process for visual communication tools.

•  Collaborate with key stakeholders outside the Creative Atelier team to ensure learning and cross-functional integration.

Optimize/retouch/edit photo and video assets when required and appropriate

•  Support external and internal retouching capabilities

Key Competences:

• Positive mindset and high level of energy

• Service-oriented and autonomous to drive for results while remaining detail-oriented

• Strong objective and key results setting skills (OKR)

• Strong communication and follow-up attitude

• High-standard of cultures and values

• Highly creative and innovative even under time pressure

• Utmost customer-focus - both towards internal customers and external customers (“engage-to-convert”)

• Adaptable to rapid change and priorities

• Ability to keep up with fast-paced cadence

• Ability to multi-task

• Highly organized, strong in time-management

• Curiosity for learning

• True team-player


Experience

 

1. Relevant academic degree within graphic design, marketing or digital is required

2. 6+ years of relevant practical experience within Graphic Design, ideally on both agency and client-side

3.  6+ years of Adobe Creative Cloud core applications experience is a must (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, etc.)

4. Experience in creating and deploying content for AppleTV is a plus

5. Experience in 3D software is a plus

6. Experience in creating templates and presentations in PowerPoint and Keynote are a plus

7.  Experience in using tools such as macOS and Microsoft Office365 (Teams, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint/OneDrive), Slack, Zoom, Social Media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, WeChat, TikTok)

Other requirements

· Position can be based in the European Time Zone ±2h to CET, but physical location in Köping, Sweden, is preferred.

· Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

· Flexibility to work across CET, US & Canada Eastern, Central, and Pacific Time Zones


Commitment Hästens Beds is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or Veteran status. We will consider qualified applicants for a position regardless of arrest or conviction records, consistent with legal requirements.

Application

If you want to join our exciting journey and a fantastic team, please upload your CV with a short cover letter and a two minute video presentation (all in English) as soon as possible. Due to GDPR, we only accept applications through our career page. Do not wait too long with your application as interviews are held continuously.

Compensation & Benefits:

Featured Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits program

Competitive Salary

 

 


Locations

Köping, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Västerås, Brussels, London, Madrid, Paris, Zürich and Stockholm

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

AREA OF OPPORTUNITY

Nya Hamnvägen
731 36 Köping Directions View page

Amsterdam

Apollolaan 151
1077 EM Amsterdam Directions mikael.wennberg@hastens.se

Barcelona

Carrer de Ganduxer, 140
08022 Barcelona Directions

Västerås

721 19 Västerås Directions

Brussels

1000 Brussels Directions View page

London

WC2N 5DU London Directions View page

Madrid

28013 Madrid Directions View page

Paris

Paris Directions View page

Zürich

8001 Zürich Directions

Stockholm

Birger Jarlsgatan 25
111 45 Stockholm Directions View page

WE INVEST IN PEOPLE

 

Here at Hästen we invest in the people, whether it's about a communication course, leadership training or a Christmas gift - we want you to feel appreciated!

We have our own Executive Coach and also our Sales Trainer. They are here to help our team-members perform at the highest level both inside and outside of Hästens.

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