Brand Manager

Washington, DC
Oct 26, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Full Time
At CAVA, we make it deliciously simple to eat well and feel good every day. We are guided by a Mediterranean heritage that's been perfecting how to eat and live for four thousand years. We prioritize authenticity, curiosity and the pursuit of excellence in everything we do. We are working towards something big, together. We foster a culture built on five core values: * Positivity - Every one of us can change someone's day for the better. * Transparency -We use transparency to help us make decisions through open dialogue * Humility - We can always find ways to improve. * Fanaticism - We are passionate about the opportunity to turn every guest into a fanatic. * Thoughtfulness -We go above and beyond for our guests, our teams and communities. The Role: We are looking for a visionary Senior Designer who is an expert in brand storytelling across mediums and building fluid design systems. You will play an integral role in the execution of innovative marketing communications and campaigns to increase brand love, loyalty, awareness, and engagement. The ideal candidate is a conceptually-driven, strategic thinker who can deliver top-tier creative solutions, and is tuned into culture and skilled in creating content that connects with our growing audiences. You understand the necessary marriage of brand creative and design that optimizes for conversion, yet seek solutions that break the existing molds. The Senior Designer should feel very comfortable leading projects throughout the entire project lifecycle. You will actively participate in and lead ideation sessions to generate innovative ideas, from storyboard to final production, for key creative across the brand ecosystem. You will help us design for our digital menu boards, culinary and product launches, and other marketing base efforts. The Senior Designer will function as a core leader on the creative team, while partnering closely with the Art Director, Creative Director, and cross-functional stakeholders to produce the best-quality creative that continues to elevate and evolve the CAVA brand and seeks to inspire our customers through thoughtful, consistent and aspirational design. What You'll Do: * Lead definition and evolution of design system, understanding the value of design patterns and helping to build and maintain a cohesive visual language * Drive concept and execution of both print and digital creative around new product launches, brand initiatives + partner collaborations, web, social media channels, in-store displays, and experiential for the brand to support product, marketing and business objectives * Execute a brilliant design language that elevates the customer experience. * Own strategy and creative application across multiple projects at once * Identify brand development opportunities and implement strategic insights * Work collaboratively with creative team as a whole and cross functional stakeholders to execute on innovative, integrated solutions-lead ideation and working sessions * Work from concept to completion on all visual touchpoints of new product launch campaigns * Keep a close eye on full project process and ensure quality and consistency of deliverables * Maintain deadlines, deliveries and communication to internal and external partners The Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in a related field with 5+ years work experience in graphic design; branding and/or motion design expertise a big plus * Extensive knowledge of programs like Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketch, Figma, After Effects, C4D and/or other 3D programs, Video Editing * Genuine interest in lifestyle brands, and how they communicate with their consumers * Extensive experience leading projects from concept to launch * Strong ability to lead a team in carrying out a vision * Meticulous eye for detail and trained in typography + layout * Ability to drive ideation and execution based on data and business objectives * Comfortable working across many different platforms while building consistency (ie packaging, motion, digital, web, branding, art direction and experiential) * Collaborative yet generative working style * Top-tier visual storytelling skills * Strong organizational and time management skills; able to handle multiple priorities * Ability to be flexible and agile with constant changes and time restraints-proven aptitude for quick, creative, and adaptive thinking Physical Requirements: * Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods * Must be able to operate a computer and other office equipment * Must be able to identify, assess and observe detail * Must be able to push and pull up to 35 pounds * Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds * Must be able to sit, squat and kneel occasionally * Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner * May be required to occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions What we offer: * Competitive salary * Unlimited PTO * Health, Dental, Vision, Telemedicine, Pet Insurance plus more! * 401k enrollment with CAVA contribution * Free CAVA food * Casual work environment * The opportunity to be on the ground floor of a rapidly growing brand CAVA - Joining "A culture, not a concept" As an equal opportunity employer, CAVA considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or any other characteristic or protected classes as defined by federal, state, or local law.

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