Senior Graphic Designer, Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix
Shoppers Drug Mart
Toronto, ON
243 Consumers Road, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4W8
Take ownership and find more ways to care about our local store owners in a career at Shoppers Drug Mart Central Office / Store Support. Provide great service, specific expertise and actionable advice to support Associate-Owners and their staff in delivering the best health, beauty and convenience services to Canadians.

Why this role is important?

Senior Graphic Designer, Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix

As a Senior Graphic Designer, reporting to the Sr. Manager, Creative and Brand Communications, you will lead concept development, art direction, visual strategy and execution of marketing materials for a variety of Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix and Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart Campaigns. This creative portfolio will encompass a variety of categories within our business including health, beauty, convenience promotions etc. Working with Copywriters, Brand Marketing Leads, Social, Media and Digital teams, you’ll take each campaign from conception to final execution across all channels (in-store signage, SDM Web & Email, Social, Digital Media etc.) – all while adhering to Shoppers Drug Mart/Wellwise brand standards. Your passion for all things design, keen eye for trends and masterful on-set direction will be the driving force behind bringing each campaign to life.

What You'll Do:
Balance creative thinking with time management, organization and acute attention to detail
Be involved in all aspects of creative from initial conception, overall look and style, to direction of creative on set at photo shoots, to approval of post and layouts for Shoppers Drug Mart / Wellwise marketing initiatives
Offer a confident creative point of view and work collaboratively with multiple teams (Copy Writers, Production Artists) while building relationships with creative partners, marketing teams, photographers etc.
Collaborate with marketing teams and the wider business teams to ideate, develop creative aligned with wider marketing messages and ensure content is used effectively
Have an in depth understanding of imagery, composition and design, as well a strong ability to communicate and collaborate as well as proven experience on set with stills and video teams
Determine the photography, art or other design elements to be used
Integrate creative concept throughout many channels (in-store signage, SDM Web & Email, Social, Digital Screens, Digital Media, Direct Mail, etc.
Must be a self-starter with excellent attention to detail, organizational, communication, and project management skills, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
Must be able to prioritize when required, work on multiple projects at a time and manage tight timelines independently
Pitch, present and champion ideas & concepts to senior team members
Research and provide recommendations based on best practices as well as industry and consumer trends
Implement design solutions to support the direction and focus established for projects
Ensure the integrity of all creative is maintained according to brand guideline and standards
Assist in clearly defining the production requirements for each project

What You'll Need:
College or University degree in Graphic Design
6-8 years of experience in the Graphic Design/Art Direction/Marketing field in creative development and execution, with a focus on Health
Experience in a retail environment as well as in the health care industry is preferred
Excellent creative and visual conceptualization, written and verbal communication skills
Ability to effectively pitch and present ideas
Desire to work in a fast-paced, evolving, dynamic environment
Detail oriented, highly enthusiastic and a team player, with positive attitude and high energy level
Ability to execute projects from rough concepts to the finished product across all channels
Knowledgeable in all aspects of graphic design: layout, typography, colour theory and production processes
Ability to develop innovative design solutions in accordance with company requirements and within brand standards
Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple projects with tight deadlines
In-depth knowledge of all design related software applications (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat) in a MAC environment
Ability to easily adapt to new technology and adopt internal workflow systems
Bilingualism (French/English) is considered an asset
Why work at Shoppers Drug Mart?

Acting as consultants, supporting internal customers and the Associate-Owners, you will get experience unique to the retail industry while working for an award-winning national brand. Benefit from a purchase discount program, competitive pay and online learning through SDMU.

Take ownership of your work and find more ways to care about your work, co-workers, customers and community.

How You’ll Succeed:
At Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. , we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.

If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.

Employment Type:
Full time

Type of Role:
Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.

In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.

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