Oettinger Davidoff Group, with sales of approximately 500 million Swiss francs and 3,600 employees around the world, traces its roots back to 1875 and remains family-owned to this day. The company is dedicated to the business of producing, marketing, distributing and retailing premium-branded cigars, tobacco products and accessories. The premium-branded cigar business includes Davidoff, AVO, Camacho, Cusano, Griffin’s, Private Stock, Zino and Zino Platinum. Oettinger Davidoff Group is also the sole agent of many brands in several countries such as Haribo in Switzerland and S.T. Dupont in the USA. Its business is anchored in a strong “crop-to-shop” philosophy, having pursued vertical integration from the tobacco fields in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua to its worldwide network of over 75 Davidoff Flagship Stores that complement a network of strong Appointed Merchants around the world.
For our Global Marketing unit we are looking for a
Image Retoucher and Photographer (100 %)
The “Image Retoucher and Photographer” is responsible for creating and maintaining visual assets using retouching and photography skills. From packaging to various cigar related items, high-end luxury humidors, accessories to retouching key visuals for campaigns and advertising. He/she will ensure that any work carried out on images are completed to the highest professional standards. Working within the Global Marketing team he/she will be responsible for assets that are required for all on-line and offline channels in our global markets.
Support the Global Marketing department in the creation and maintenance of visual assets; retouching images for the Oettinger Davidoff portfolio of eight global brands for use in marketing campaigns and any brand communication purposes; from packaging to cigar related items such as high-end luxury humidors and accessories to retouching key visuals for campaigns and advertising;
Still photography of products, for use in digital and print media as well as any marketing materials (including E-commerce, websites, newsletters, catalogues, print brochures, print ads);
Manage multiple projects of varying demands on behalf of Global Marketing respecting delivery dates, and being confident to advise and inform on time required for image retouching and photography during projects;
Compose and photograph products with creative flair ready for retouching in the studio with a sense for creativity, space, style and product;
Style photography and creating visual scenes which fit and fulfill given briefs, guidelines and CI / CD with attention to detail, ensuring a consistently high quality and luxury visual signature;
Handling external photography/retouching freelancers or agencies when necessary;
Reporting directly to the Digital Marketing department, you will drive the project delivery from concept level to finished execution.
The role requires a good understanding of cross-media and how assets are adapted to various channels to have the biggest impact.
The candidate we are looking for should have the following characteristics and skill-set:
Expert in image retouching – in depth knowledge in color corrections, background separation and image cleanups, assembling and manipulation;
In-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud and expert in Photoshop CC;
Experienced photographer and scene setter;
Self-starter, autonomous and very structured in organizing several work streams; setting priorities well is a must;
Managing and maintaining an internal photography studio;
Experienced in shooting and digitally finishing product imagery;
Confidence and experience in delivering against creative briefings, overseeing and meeting expected delivery dates;
Professional understanding of all formats of media and their technical requirements – color spaces, resolutions, formats, etc.;
Well organized file keeping, and project data organization;
Basic understanding of Digital Asset Management software and Microsoft Office;
Able to cost efficiently manage external partners in case of peak workloads;
Experience in portrait, event or food photography is a plus but not necessary.
We offer you
the opportunity to join a passionate and innovative team in Basel; progressive terms, social benefits and working conditions: “Time beautifully filled” – every day!
If you are interested in this interesting position, please send us your application files via the application button.