Stephenson is Hiring a new Marketing Designer

Stephenson is looking for a new marketing designer to join their marketing team and help to grow the business in the personal care industry from its offices in Horsforth.

Stephenson is one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of speciality soap bases and natural ingredients. Working with some of the biggest industry names and having won two queens awards to industry, our reputation for excellence throughout every stage of the process is second to none and we are looking to hire a new marketing designer to join the team.

Dedicated experts in their own fields, our team (30% focusing on chemistry or lab areas) understand and continue to challenge themselves to meet the ever-changing demands of our global customers.

From our dedicated facility in Horsforth, West Yorkshire, we manage our R&D, manufacturing, sales customer marketing and distribution services, ensuring complete control and continuity of our products and services.

Founded in Bradford, England in 1856, Stephenson originally manufactured soap-based agents for wool processing, along with furniture wax and polish products. As the market for wool processing changed in the 1960’s, the business diversified to develop new chemistries and innovations. It was in the late 1990’s that saw the introduction of Personal Care products and in particular vegetable soap bases. Stephenson is owned by Thos. Bentley & Son Ltd, where our CEO Jamie Bentley, is now the fifth generation of the family to be involved with the company.

As a company we are proud of our heritage, but equally in our commitment to the future, through continued motivation, investment, support and our culture to strive to do better. Today, our focus is purely in the personal care market, where we live in an increasingly demanding, environmentally focused and faced paced global market. Strategically, this means our team can work with our customers not just on solving their product challenges but provide new market opportunities and solutions.

The Position

Working alongside the Marketing Manager, you will be helping to lead the creative outputs across a wide range of projects - from initial planning through to final delivery and across a huge range of mediums: print, digital and video creation.

Day to day, you’ll be designing innovative, and imaginative applications for brochure campaigns, video content, photography, branding, presentation and exhibition design. Your responsibility will be to create high quality visuals in all formats to represent the brand and the product consistently. You’ll pick up projects and run with them - from initial ideas through to polished, print-ready artwork.

You’ll come up with concepts, marketing ideas and pitch those ideas to the board and more senior members of the business. There’ll also be an opportunity to travel - to exhibitions throughout Europe.

What We’re Looking For

As well as a passion for graphic design - we’re looking for someone who’s commercially aware and who understands how the marketing mix comes together. Someone who’s full of ideas and who can just as easily lend their creative eye to photography and/or video as they can to print or digital design.

This is a varied role - you need to be able to adapt well and take on projects that might be outside your comfort zone. You’ll have a commercial eye, an understanding of marketing as well as strong design sensibility.

Working collaboratively with other departments, you need to have clear communication skills - someone who can improve brand consistency through creative ideas and an approach to work that involves multiple disciplines.

Personality; you’ll be a people person, willing to help, support and rally to meet challenging deadlines. Stephenson is a family business, with strong family and teamwork ethics / values and so the ability to become part of our close working team is essential.


Please send your CV and a covering letter to

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th April.

First stage interviews will be w/c 22nd April.

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