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Art Director

Bottega Louie k

Los Angeles, CA

Jan 22
Job Description

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
As the Bottega Louie Art Director, you are fundamental to the success of the company. This is both a hands-on design position and a team leadership role. The Art Director will be responsible for the following areas.

• Coordinate interdepartmentally to develop internal and external marketing materials, products and packaging that are brand indicative
• Design new trend setting packaging
• Staying on top of the competitive creative landscape (packaging, print, design and branding) including the latest design trends, innovations and techniques
• Develop, purchase and account for food and beverage packaging and products
• Employ an iterative design process and value engineer with Vendors to develop or re-design packaging so that Bottega Louie is producing best quality product at best possible price
• Administer Request for Proposal and competitive bid purchasing process
• Manage sampling-to-production process and purchasing for all packaging and printed materials
• Manage inventory, coordinate with Sales and Marketing Department to determine optimum order sizes and place reorders as required so that Operations is informed and in compliance with working capital budgets and par amounts. Maintains inventory records and reorder schedule. Packaging inventory consists of about 250 branded pieces / $450,000 total inventory
• Maintains existing and develops new Vendor Relationships
• Manage projects and report status to ensure timely launches
• Responsible for stylized brand photography: people, menu items, products and pastry for internal and external uses
• When applicable, coordinates and directs freelance photographer on a TBD basis
• Shoot training, preparation procedure and instructional videos
• Produce content for internal and external marketing and social media
• Operations support
• Edits and prints menus, price signs and other printed merchandising documents and signs. Coordinates with third party to ensure documents are regulation compliant. Uploads and maintains site menus and other documents and ensures mobile and desktop platform accessibility
• Oversees merchandising specifications and audits that Operations adheres to standard operating procedures
• Coordinates with Sales and Marketing Department to launch new business segments
• Manages Inventory Receiving Coordinator and Inventory & Receiving Associate. Conducts effective performance annual evaluations, maintains key performance indicators, performs coaching and hiring for reporting employees

EXPERIENCE
• Graphic design, creative, or art director relevant experience with consumer products, packaging, print and digital
• Ability to oversee and develop internal and external brand strategy and visual language throughout multiple platforms: packaging, digital, external guest marketing materials, in-store merchandising, investor presentations, training manuals and other internal Company documents
• Experience in managing projects from concept to completion
• Photography and web design relevant experience
• BA or Bachelor of Communication Arts degree in graphics design or related field is preferred
• 5 years’ graphic design or other creative work experience
• Skilled in formatting and copy editing


SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
• Expert experience with Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
• Experience in 3D rendering programs like SketchUp or Rhino a plus
• Expert experience with Microsoft Office: Outlook task management, Word and Excel
• Familiar with Microsoft Project
• Knowledge of web platforms such as Shopify is a plus

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

Bottega Louie

ABOUT BOTTEGA LOUIE Inspired by Old World European café culture and a distinctly LA casual elegance, the Bottega Louie Restaurant, Gourmet Market & Patisserie provides a Guest experience that is as formal and luxurious as it is relaxed and accessible. With over 14,000 reviews on Yelp and credited as one of the most Instagrammed restaurants in the country, the Bottega Louie environment is one in which cuisine, service, and ambiance provide a superior Guest experience. Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Eater, LA Times, Refinery 29, and more, Bottega Louie is notably at the forefront of pastry innovation. As an employee at Bottega Louie, you will work in a team environment where everyone strives for excellence. We offer competitive salary and benefit packages and an opportunity for growth and development for each employee. We pride ourselves on our fast-paced culture that is supported by leaders who propel you to your full potential. Come to Bottega Louie to work with some of the finest individuals in the industry and a chance to create luxury products enjoyed by thousands of Guests. The Art Director position is based in Los Angeles but will require travel within the market as we open West Hollywood and beyond in 2019.