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Manager, Brand Design

Department: Marketing

Location: Santa Barbara

Req#: 5668

We are looking for a Manager, Brand Design to join our team. The ideal candidate is a passionate storyteller, strategic thinker, and skilled communicator who has a proven track record managing Brand Design, photography and film projects and delivering them across a global matrix.

You are at once a Creative, Planner and Producer rolled into one.  A deep understanding of brand voice, tone, style and creative is essential, as you will be a shepherd of the Sonos brand voice.  You must demonstrate a clear ability to identify themes that require brand design attention and create long and short term plans to fill gaps in our identity. You will surface and share regional briefs with brand design leadership for QC.  You will partner closely with the planning and asset management team to insure directives result in quality regional work.   You will partner closely with internal comms to identify opportunities to strengthen the brand with employees.  You will lead NPI related creative projects.  An in-depth knowledge of music and entertainment culture, including how to manage talent in that world is a must, along with experience in producing photography and film content.

About You

More than a candidate that checks every box, we’re looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos—no matter their background or how they identify. If that’s you, we hope you’ll apply for this role.

You want to be part of a team.

You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and you proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You’re ambitious and comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.

You love to listen.

You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You’re passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.

What You’ll Do
  • Builds and execute brand design strategies, managing brand development lifecycle both internally and externally.
  • Identify and nurture key functions that require strong design direction
  • Works closely with Planning team to traffic information and communicate across regions
  • Work across Sonos teams to translate the company's strategy and business goals into themes that drive awareness and increase engagement and conversion.
  • Ensure brand consistency across all channels and assets, maintaining high standards for quality
  • Manage agency relationships
  • Partner with internal comms to build the brand from the inside out.
  • Lead all communication with international marketing leads on brand design priorities and best practices.
  • Manage color palette, font and other licensed or revolving assets

Skills You’ll Need
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, a related field or 5 years of relevant work experience in a creative production or marketing management
  • Extremely passionate and knowledgeable about graphic design, illustration, 3D design, marketing creative, asset management and social media
  • Ability to successfully organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects under strict deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Passion, energy, and enthusiasm for brand building and consistency. Detailed knowledge and expertise around all formats (print, digital, motion, photo, copy) and social platforms.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and planning skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Expert in developing brand design strategies that are relevant to individual functions.
  • Understand how updates are applied across various functions with diverse resources and timelines.
  • You are at the cutting edge of the cultural zeitgeist; understanding how brands exist in culture and the minds of consumers.
  • A passion for working in a fast-paced environment with high level of teamwork
  • Flexibility to travel on short notice
  • Deep ability to collect, analyze and use data to affect change.

More About Sonos

Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.

Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.

Together we’re working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better—because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.

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