Senior Art Buyer

Marks & Spencer

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Update day: 26-05-2023

Location: London

Category: Arts / Design


Job type: Permanent

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Every day we engage with our customers through inspiring, impactful marketing. From show-stopping, above-the-line campaigns to the simplest POS designs in store, every step of the customer journey is crafted by our standout teams to build the very best experience, at every touchpoint. We explore the data and learn from our successes – constantly driving our Clothing & Home category to be the market leader. And we’re just getting started.

There’s no better time to join our team as we continue to elevate our style, break boundaries and take the M&S brand to the next level.

About the Role

This is a fantastic opportunity to support the Head of Photography Production in the delivery of stills and film assets at every level of the business.

  • Ensuring the smooth running of all campaign and ‘always-on’ creative production
  • Be the knowledge on casting for the brand through owning relationships with model agencies and or casting agents
  • Ensure all seasonal campaign logistics are delivered against the seasonal critical path
  • To negotiate and book all photographic and image requirements to achieve the Creative Brief across channels.
  • To deliver all imagery to the highest creative excellence in line with the Creative Brief and on budget
  • Manage the delivery and the execution of the shoots within the given deadlines
  • To challenge colleagues and suppliers, when needed, to ensure that money is spent well
  • The identification, resolution and escalation of issues associated with the delivery of any project
  • Manage internal and external resource efficiently to deliver all aspects of film and photo production

About the Role

  • History of working in photographic and film production
  • Ability to make strict budgets work across all deliverables
  • Deep knowledge of working in fashion production from commissioning photographers to casting models
  • Knowledge of the creative process and understanding of how to translate the creative vision in to a tangible production
  • Experience in working with in-house product teams to ensure we are shooting the right product against the business needs set out in every
  • A sound understanding of how to stretch budgets to deliver against ever-changing demands of modern marketing

What’s in it for you...

Being a part of M&S is exactly that – becoming a part and playing your part. We’re an inclusive, dynamic, exciting, and always evolving business built on core values. We offer a flexible / hybrid approach - talk to us, if it’s meaningful to you, it’s important to us.

Here are some of the benefits we offer that make working for M&S just that little bit more special…

  • 20% Colleague discount on most things from furniture, fashion and food.
  • A first class welcome to M&S with a tailored induction.
  • Attractive annual bonus, based on company performance and personal objectives.
  • Amazing perks and discounts via our M&S Choices website. Including GymSave – that offers up to 25% off Gym Memberships and the option to become an M&S Shareholder using our ShareSave & ShareBuy Schemes
  • A wide range of training schemes to help with your learning and development. Having options to progress is something we’re proud of at M&S.
  • Charity Volunteer Day – A paid day away from work to support your chosen charity.
  • A very generous Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Every colleague at M&S has access to a fantastic range of wellbeing support – this includes access to our 24/7 Virtual GP, PAM Assist to support you & your family & free access to the UnMind App as well as many other schemes


M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the retail industry into a greener, speedier, more inspiring digital era. That’s why we’re revolutionising how we work and offering our most exciting opportunities yet. There’s never been a better time to be part of our team. Marks & Spencer aims to be an inclusive organisation, trusted and admired by our colleagues, customers and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact.

We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process, and we are happy to talk flexible working.

If you consider yourself to require reasonable adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, we invite you to share those requirements with us when completing your application. We will make every effort to ensure your needs are met to provide a fair and transparent process of assessment.

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Deadline: 25-06-2023

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