The AO is a medically guided, not-for-profit organization led by an international group of surgeons specialized in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Founded in 1958 by a group of visionary surgeons, today, the AO has a global network of 200,000 health care professionals.
Each year it offers over 830 educational events around the world, which are supported by nearly 9,000 faculty and are attended by over 58,000 participants.
It has 20,000 surgeon members working in the fields of trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial (CMF), veterinary, and reconstructive surgery.
The Communications & Events (C&E) team, based in Davos is looking to hire a
At the AO we are looking to hire a Design Manager to drive excellence in the organization's graphic design solutions and enhance the AO's brand reputation.
In this newly created role, you will provide leadership and manage a small team including creative design, desktop publishing, photography and videography, to drive design excellence and help enhance brand strength.
You should understand all of the elements of the design process from end-to-end, be people-oriented, and a great communicator.
Your responsibilities will include :
Leading brand management within the organization, supporting internal customer needs, and organizational branding changes.
Manage a small team including creative design, desktop publishing, photography and videography
Manage valued external partners, ie, agencies and freelancers
Oversee strategic design / branding / photography projects from initial idea to final completion
Liaising with clients to understand business and project needs
Establish best-in-class briefing process for creative work across the organization
Provide consultancy with internal customers to ensure best practice planning, delivery and branding / design impact, against agreed KPIs
Establishing and leading quality assurance (QA) across AO's communications channels to ensure final output is on brand, relevant, and best-in-class
Assisting on the creative production side when needed and driving a culture of high performing teamwork
Managing production plans to ensure project goals and expectations are met on-time
To fulfil this role, you must have :
Profound knowledge of art direction and graphic design in digital space, branding, and visual language strategy
Profound knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
Project management skills, delivering complex projects globally
Agency experience preferred
Detail oriented, pixel-perfect approach
Strong references with proven impact on successful brands
Experience with leading min. 2-3 creatives
Excellent communications skills that enable trusted partnerships to be built with varied and senior colleagues
Good teaching skills, in both one-to-one and classroom environments
Ability to understand business strategy and translate this into successful branding / design strategy
Experience with designing websites and producing digital campaign assets
Affinity with technology and a flair for innovation
Good English (verbal and written), German is desirable
Ability to travel (10-20%)