Design Manager

Marketing Leeds, United Kingdom


Position at The Stars Group

The role: Design Manager (Poker & Casino)

We are looking for an experienced Design Manager to join our expanding Creative Studio team, based in our Leeds service office.

Are you our next super star?

We are building a new Marketing Centre of Excellence in Leeds and we’re looking for individuals with big ideas and the ability to think creatively and outside of the box. You will become part of a company that gives you everything you need to create winning moments to push your own boundaries and build the best experience for our millions of players around the world.

So, who are we? We’re home to some of the biggest, most exciting brands in the online gaming industry, with offices, events and players all over the world. We’re the ultimate owner of such brands as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo, Sky Poker and BetEasy, as well as live poker tour and event brands.

Why we need you: -

We need you to build a strong design team to support the Group’s Poker and Casino businesses. You will be responsible for creating strong lines of communication into the various business areas and you will champion the brand at all levels whilst inspiring the team members.

You will manage our Poker/Casino design team and supervise their output in conjunction with our Senior Manager.  You will help manage workloads and scheduling for the team.  You will need to be practical and be a hands-on designer.  You will constantly look to identify efficiencies, through analysing work practices and feedback, whilst keeping abreast of new technologies and innovations.

A collaborative approach is needed to work closely with the Senior Manager to ensure that all work is on brief, on brand and within timelines.

Who are we looking for: -

We are looking for a self-starter, who can lead our Poker/Casino design team with a minimum of supervision and able to champion the brands at all levels whilst inspiring team members.  You will need good problem solving skills and strong interpersonal and organisational skills

You should have a relevant degree / diploma in design or equivalent combination of education /experience. You will need advanced knowledge of Adobe CS5 software on Mac platform.  You will need a demonstrable understanding of and experience in, online and offline design as well as excellent typographic skills.  You should be used to working in a fast-paced environment within established processes and be experienced of working within strong brand guidelines.

As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

Knowledge or interest of Poker and/or Casino industry is preferable. Experience in or understanding of mobile design would be advantageous.

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus. We can also provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations.

In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.