Director of Design


Our client, one of the world’s leading companies in the design and manufacture of banknotes, is currently recruiting for a Director of Design. The responsibilities of the role include:

  • Leading a multi-national, multi-functional Design across sites in at least three countries.
  • Building an effective network of trusted client and industry relationships
  • Representing the business at conferences, trade organisations, customer engagements and training sessions
  • Developing design projects with clients that have clear alignment on all deliverables and requirements
  • Developing design solutions that meet the needs of the client, whilst also improving manufacturing efficiency and achieving wider business objectives.
  • Interpreting abstract business concepts and client briefs, turning these into creative solutions and communicating these clearly to different teams
  • Delivering banknote design projects for clients; ensuring that the projects are resourced and delivered on time and within budget, whilst exceeding client expectations and contract specifications
  • Taking a holistic approach to delivering for clients, working closely with internal stakeholders to bring the full capabilities of the business in at the right point to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Sharing knowledge and experience with clients, by leading training and advisory engagements that educate, inform and help clients to achieve exceptional results.
  • Identifying and following through on continuous improvement opportunities within the design team and for the wider business
  • Advocating for the importance and power of design with clients and within the business.

Skill-sets and Requirements

  • At least 8 years management experience & 4 years senior design experience
  • Ability to resolve complex design and communication issues. Negotiation skills.
  • Understanding of all processes involved in the design & manufacture of banknotes
  • Fluent English is required, with other languages desirable.
  • First class collaboration and communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership, organization, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and teams simultaneously
  • Ability to engage digitally with clients and enthusiasm for international travel.

Education & Experience

  • A bachelor's degree in the field of Art & Design or related discipline.
  • An MBA or similar would also be desirable

Job Reference: EA979

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    Full Time
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