Digital Design Manager (9-12 month Maternity Cover Contract)

Oliver Bonas


Competitive plus benefits

Full time


We have an amazing opportunity for a Digital Design Manager to join Team OB in our Support Office on a 9 - 12 month Maternity Cover Contract.

As a Digital Design Manager at OB, you will be responsible for leading the visual design and UX of the Oliver Bonas trading website, alongside marketing assets.

You will be managing a team of three working on our responsive website, in addition to an external development agency supporting the content management system

Drawing upon your previous experience, you will be an innovative and creative thinker with the ability to drive and deliver customer centric design and engaging content.

This is an exciting and fast paced role suitable for someone who thrives at leading and generating design-led solutions in an ecommerce environment.

Our Support Office is based in Tolworth, near Chessington, only a 30-minute journey from London Waterloo. We are working a 50/50 split of office and home working.

A bit about us …

Oliver Bonas is an independent British lifestyle store. We are proud to call ourselves Team OB and believe Oliver Bonas is a truly special place to work. Our company values are Work Hard, Play Hard & Be Kind, and these values sit at the heart of every role here at OB. We are passionate and provide everyone with a fun place to work. Working at OB is more than just a job; it’s somewhere to build a career you are passionate about.

More about the role …

An OB Digital Design Manager will:

  • Outstanding creative eye, adept in creation of engaging layouts and designs through digital assets including photography and typography. You will take ownership for digital deployment
  • Develop UX, using data -led insights to provide solutions that improve user experience across our websites
  • Collaborate with buying, campaign and CRM teams to publish, schedule and deliver visual aspects of the trading calendar covering all aspects of digital deployment including homepage, landing pages and marketing channels
  • Provide balance of creative and commercial concepts that meet business objectives and push the design boundaries
  • Develop sign-off and feedback process, ensuring all output meets the brand and style guidelines and can grow at scale
  • Develop documentation for internal governance of our bespoke CMS platform based on
  • Provide strong leadership and direction to your team of three across digital design and UX.
  • Planning and resourcing of the Design team to support demand from the business
  • Mentor and coach through feedback, progress chats, and appraisals to ensure all team members have clear goals that inspire and develop
  • Additional management of external agency relationships to improve CMS platform and scoping and design of new components
  • Keep abreast of changes and trends in web development in order to implement them where relevant.
  • Lead and work as part of digital or wider organisational project teams as required.

Bonas Benefits:

  • Up to 50% employee discount.
  • Westfield Health Be Well Cash Plan.
  • Auto-enrolment into our pension plan.
  • Access to Looop – our eLearning platform.
  • Access to the Retail Trust and Care First employee assistance programmes – offering financial, emotional and vocational support to everyone at OB.
  • Annual discretionary profit related pay scheme.
  • An opportunity to work at the highest placed retailer in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in the UK list 2022.

What we look for:

  • Expert knowledge in majority of programmes in Adobe creative suite – Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Use of Figma
  • Web Design / UX degree or equivalent and experience desirable
  • Experience of defining and maintaining brand standards
  • Previous experience working for an online or ecommerce retailer
  • HTML and CSS experience
  • Experience of digital content production
  • Strong presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of stakeholder management

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at OB

At Oliver Bonas, our promise is to do our bit to make living a joyful experience and give cause for optimism. This promise is central to our work in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). To bring joy to others, we must first ensure everyone at OB feels valued, included and most importantly, can be themselves at work.

It is important to us that our brand reflects wider society and the communities in which we operate. As a result, we welcome all eligible applicants for this role however we are particularly interested in speaking to eligible candidates from the Black, Asian & Mixed Heritage communities.

To read more about our ED&I commitments, head over to the EDI page on our website: