Sports Digital Design Manager

Job Type:
Leeds, United Kingdom

The role: Sports Digital Design Manager

We are looking for a Sports Digital Design Manager to join our Creative Studio, based in our Leeds 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 help to build a strong design team to support the Stars Group’s Sports Bet vertical.  You will create new sets of design processes and procedures to support the Sports Bet design requirements. You will be responsible for creating strong lines of communication into the various business areas for Sports Bet.

You will oversee the design team and supervise their output in conjunction with our Head of Design Services ensuring all work is on brief, on brand and within timelines.

You manage workloads and scheduling of tasks for the design team and inspire the team to grow and develop.  You will be a hands-on designer and analyse briefs and provide feedback and creative concepts to the team. You will also help identify efficiencies and new processes and keep abreast of new technologies and innovations.

Who are we looking for: -

We are looking for a self-motivated and experience design manager, used to managing and motivating a team.  You will need a collaborative approach to work closely with our Head of Design Services to ensure that all of the team’s work is on brief, on brand and within timelines to champion the brand.

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

You should have a demonstrable understanding of and experience in, online and offline design to be able to undertake this role. You’ll need strong interpersonal and organizational skills with an adaptable and positive attitude as well as good problem solving skills.

(Please include an online portfolio demonstrating your digital design skills as part of your application).

As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

Knowledge or interest of sports 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). You can make the most of our personal interest allowance in order to learn something new or pursue a hobby. 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.