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Design Manager

Bank Dhofar

Muscat, Oman

Ref: HP787-90

The Role

- To manage a small in-house design studio, whose expertise is at middle to senior designer level (corporate).

- Owner of the brand guidelines, and evolve them over time.

- To provide creative consultation and resource for:

1.All other divisions within Brand & Marketing Communications on brand and creative matters e.g. events and sponsorship, PR, advertising.

2.Individual marketing needs of the operating departments e.g. employee branding activities across all HR departments, marketing literature, retail etc.

- Take responsibility for leading a Designer Officer and Artwork Officer.

- Provide consultative support on all ATL campaigns working with the Senior Project & Branding Manager.

- Develop a team of “Brand Champions” across all departments who will ‘live the brand’ and encourage ‘best branding practice’ in their individual departments.

- Over time grow, improve and increase the standards and quality of the design studio.

- In conjunction with project owners within the business units or within Branding & Marketing Communications, prepare design routes, discuss them with clients, making necessary changes and following through to final production.

- Review all 3rd party agency materials developed externally and suggest improvements as needed e.g. event agency, advertising agency etc.

- Supporting the brand, events and PR team members, and assisting all other 3rd party agencies on brand related matters, as and when the time comes.

- Continually ensuring the BankDhofar logo and brand is represented correctly in the market place.

- Position yourself as a brand ambassador for BankDhofar.

- Creative owner of the annual report, employee magazine, website, intranet, events, fact sheets, literature, voxpops, biographies, uniform design, vehicle livery etc

- Continually advising the Head of Department on new creative and design opportunities.

- Work closely with all other members of the Department to ensure strong creative work is delivered.

- In addition to design skills working with photography and photo retouching would be advantageous.

- Working with the Head of Department create a set of KPI's for your team, and agree a list of annual deliverables broken down by each quarter for each employee.

- Ensure there is a full back up of all finished projects undertaken in such a manner as to make them easily retrievable at all times.

- Prepare weekly status report covering all jobs being undertaken at any point – identifying any delays or issues in order for them to be resolved.

- Create process and procedures for the design studio and ensure they are implemented and followed. As a team Branding & Marketing Communications will elect one member to coordinate this for each of the departments.

- Implement a job bag and numbering system, facilitating departments to book studio time for individual initiatives, with an allocated cost centre for the work.

- Continually ensuring the BankDhofar logo and brand is represented correctly in the market place.

- Carry out 1/4 reviews of the deliverables of your team members.


- Bachelor's Degree from a Creative & Design University or College.

- Should have 5 plus years experience in a similar role, where brand identity and developing design concepts has played a significant part of the role.

- Sound understanding of design concepts for all media – from design through to production.

- Good understanding of CI and brand implementation.

- Should possess Proven capability in co-ordinating and liaising with advertising agencies, events agencies, brand agencies, graphic designers, printers etc.

- Have good knowledge in Design, Photoshop and Illustrator.

- Have good knowledge of print & production techniques.

- Should possess effective communication and presentation skills (Oral and Verbal).

- Should have a knowledge Planning & Organising.

- Should be self motivated, initiative, innovative and dynamic.

- Should possess Analytical and Strategic thinking skills.

- Should be able to work with Team.

- Passion to do great work for a great brand!

About the Company

Established on January 1 1990, Bank Dhofar is an Omani commercial bank wholly owned and managed by Omanis. With successive years of constantly setting new standards in banking, BD has attained an impressively expanding network of 50 operational branches and 89 ATMs.

Through an international network linked by advanced technology, BD provides a comprehensive range of financial services that encompass personal financial services; commercial banking; corporate, investment banking and markets; private banking; and other activities.

Its Board of Directors & Management Team consists of eminent professionals like accountants, management experts, economists, businesspersons, etc. The Bank has strengths in both retail and corporate banking and is committed to adopting the best industry practices internationally in order to achieve excellence.

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