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London, United Kingdom
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17 October 2023

Design Manager

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisations need to navigate today’s changing world.

We work with the companies that are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy - and directly advise the owners and management teams that lead them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Our Marketing team is the driving force behind the creativity and growth at BDO. Marketing has a broad remit here. Their main goal is to equip the business to win and there are teams covering most touchpoints of the customer journey. Highlights include a national advertising campaign, the launch of a new firm-wide sales planning process and the implementation of new digital marketing tools. Because we know that great ideas can come from anywhere, you can be sure you’ll be heard and have the chance to make a real impact. You'll be supported to build your career, but also to be yourself in the office. Help the firm succeed by staying ahead of the latest market trends, confidently implementing your ideas and collaborating with a range of shareholders. You’ll be rewarded with a great work-life balance and a career with real purpose..

We’ll help you succeed

Leading organisations trust us because of the quality of our advice. That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with them and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who is both comfortable working proactively and managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and BDO’s partners to help businesses effectively. You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to organisations we work with.

The BDO Graphic Design team is responsible for conceptualising, designing, and creating a large variety of print and digital materials – using a wide range of design software packages - to support both MSC and the wider firm’s marketing activities.

The team supports activity across various platforms, from traditional print and event collateral to social media, interactive online content, motion graphics and videography.

We work closely with our colleagues in the Digital, Research, Planning and Business Development teams both centrally in London and across our Northern and Southern regional hubs to produce a range of brand supporting and business winning marketing content.

This role will be reporting directly into the Head of Design with four direct line reports. You will therefore need to demonstrate a very strong set of people management skills in addition to a wide range of technical proficiencies.

You will be expected to be able to explain why a brand is important, why ‘design matters’, and to act as the BDO brand’s effective first line of defence. At the same time the Design Team will need an inventive, creative, inspirational and conceptually strong, guiding hand.

You’ll be someone with:

  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Acrobat)
  • Strong skills in videography (filming, lighting, sound recording)
  • The ability to support, protect, nurture and grow a happy team while adapting to everything from taking a complex brief to presenting conceptual work back to staff at all levels of the business.
  • The ability to juggle workloads in a busy and changeable (normally remote-working) environment
  • The ability to communicate with all levels of the business - right up to the Leadership Team and the Managing Partner.
  • MS Office (PowerPoint and SharePoint) (desired)

You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the business. We’re committed to agile working, and we offer every colleague the opportunity to work in ways that suit you, your teams, and the task at hand.

At BDO, we’ll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture. From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another. At BDO, you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for the companies we work with and satisfying experiences for our colleagues, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices. BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences. With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you’ll never stop learning at BDO.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy.

Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in you. Across the UK thousands of unique minds continue to come together to help companies we work with to achieve their ambitions

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.


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