Digital Advertising Design Manager

Marketing Leeds, United Kingdom

Position at The Stars Group

The role: Digital Advertising Design Manager

We are looking for a Digital Advertising Design Manager to join our Creative Studio, 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: -

Management and creation of high-level animated digital design conception across all areas of the business. Working with varying Digital Advertising formats including DCO/DMP platforms (eg. Celtra, FlashTalking, Google, Sizemek) with strong skills in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Adobe Animate, Adobe After Effects, Web/Online, Social Media platforms and high level Rich Media Digital Advertising. This includes analysing briefs, helping to manage large projects from initial brief through to completion and also working with the other design disciplines.

You will create new sets of design processes and procedures to support the animated digital design requirements across the business. You will establish strong lines of communication into the various business areas.  You will manage the animated digital design team and identify efficiencies through analysing work practices and feedback and keeping abreast of new technologies and innovations.

You will be responsible for maintaining and building the design studio working relationships across the business. You’ll help inspire and motivate the team members within the animated digital design team as well other designers/managers within the design studio.

Who are we looking for: -

We are looking for a self-starter who is experienced in leading a design team with a minimum of supervision and would champion the brand at all levels, whilst inspiring the team members.

You will need advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite in particular Animate, After Effects, Photoshop and Web Design applications and advanced skills in Digital Advertising Rich Media and Social Media platforms (including Facebook Experience/Canvas, Carousels & Slideshows, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Twitch).

You will also need advanced knowledge of Digital Advertising DCO/DMP platforms such as Google, FlashTalking, Celtra, Sizmek or similiar as well as web integrations skills including HTML, Javascript and CSS design and animation.

Strong understanding of 3D Design (particularly in Cinema4d) and web integrations skills (PHP/Wordpress preferred) including knowledge of Actionscript programming language is essential.

(Please include a portfolio showing a thorough understanding and experience in digital animation design as part of your application).

As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

Knowledge or interest of Poker, Online Poker, Online Casino and Sports-betting industries. 

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.