Responsible to: Global Brand Director

Salary and benefits: Commensurate with experience

Contract: Full Time

Location: Preferably Netherlands or UK, other Western European locations to be discussed

Date written: Dec 21

About ASC

ASC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2010. We now have over 70 employees working all around the world, to set and operate global standards for responsible aquaculture by promoting certified farmed products to consumers, through the use of our logo.

The aquaculture industry is growing strongly and is already supplying more than half of all seafood consumed worldwide, but this growing demand increases the environmental and social footprint associated with this expansion. The ASC certification and labelling programme incentivise improved farming practices by promoting the benefits of responsibly farmed seafood and encourages an industry towards achieving environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

We work with aquaculture producers, seafood processors, retail and foodservice companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public globally to promote the best environmental and social choice in farmed seafood. For more information go to www.asc-aqua.org.

Job summary

We’re looking for a Brand Designer with mid to senior level experience to craft impactful and distinctive design assets that help us connect with our stakeholders.

Your class-leading creativity, granular attention to detail, and strategic thinking will drive greater engagement across all our marketing and communications channels, with templates, toolkits, and guidelines that help roll out a coherent and consistent brand across our global network.

Working with your brand, marketing, and communications colleagues around the world you will need to bring the brand to life through a range of digital, social, event and print assets, content, and merchandise, towards consumers, customers and other audiences.

In addition to advising on the best design routes and tools to connect with our audiences and make the ASC’s science-based content more accessible and shareable, your experience will be called on to advise on strategic development and management to continue to increase brand value.

 Main responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining a clear, consistent, tone and visual style guide applied to all our materials
  • Designing graphic content, illustrations, infographics and layouts for ASC documents and reports, both for internal as external use.
  • Managing graphic designs from conception to delivery.
  • Continue to add to our portfolio with new design concepts that inspire teams through creativity and flawless execution
  • Supporting the implementation and embedding our new guidelines
  • Supporting the global implementation of ASC’s new brand positioning through impactful templates and creative assets for colleagues to use
  • Building and maintaining a library of design assets and materials
  • As a core member of the Brand team, support organisation-wide content development, production, campaign design, and help teams deliver results through the power of creative approach and design best practice.
  • Performing brand checks to ensure brand consistency throughout various GloCal marketing projects.
  • Keeping up-to-date with industry developments.

 Key qualifications

  • A graphic design qualification or similar.

 Required skills and experience

  • Portfolio with design projects.
  • Proven work experience as a graphic designer, including experience to work on brand design strategy.
  • Working experience with image design tools (e.g. Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator).
  • A keen eye for visual details.
  • Aesthetic skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and collaborate with team members.
  • Experience in working in an international environment with different cultures
  • Self-motivated and comfortable to work independently with a high degree of personal responsibility.
  • Affinity with and interest in the ASC’s mission and values and above all a positive, enthusiastic and fun colleague to work with

Benefits

  • Be part of an organisation who are really making a difference
  • Flexible working
  • Work station grant
  • Flexible fitness grant
  • Paid time to volunteer, up to 6 days per year
  • 25 days holiday
  • Annual all staff team retreat

Application and selection process

Please e-mail your cover letter and CV (in English) via: recruitment@asc-aqua.org

Your CV and cover letter will be reviewed and a short list of candidates will be invited to take part in initial interviews. Successful candidates might be asked to prepare additional written materials and / or a presentation.

Application closing date:  25th January 2022

ASC take data protection very seriously. We will only use any personal information you may choose to give us in connection with your application for this position. In the event that your application is unsuccessful we will keep your personal information for 6 months, in case any other vacancies arise for which we think you may be suitable. For more information please read our privacy policy, which can be found here; https://www.asc-aqua.org/privacy/

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the global community and therefore particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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