Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Art Director

US-NY-New York
Position Type
Full Time
10001
Requisition ID
2017-139207
Category
Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing

Marketing

ART DIRECTOR

IN MARKETING

Fearless explorers.   Envelope pushers.   Problem solvers.   Idea makers.

 

You’re a hunter of all things design.   Great design.   You know it when you see it and you constantly bring examples of it to inspire yourself and the team.   And you bring them from both the print and digital worlds.  You’re a gatherer of skills.  Design skills, but not design for design sake.  You put real thought and context into your designs, and are beginning to understand the integration of copy and visual to create a communications piece.   You push for original thinking and collaborate constantly with writers and supervisors.

 

You are an IN Marketing Art Director.

 

Essential job duties and responsibilities: 

  • Create collateral in support of various marketing campaigns and utilize experience and know-how to visually communicate a concept
  • Partner with creative team members in creating an environment that fosters creativity, encourages ideas, and promotes growth
  • Participate in project meetings with other creative team members, internal departments, and account teams to communicate rationale behind design executions
  • Work in multiple disciplines to include art direction/design
  • Organize multiple jobs and projects on a daily basis, meet deadlines and expectations, and measure and improve productivity
  • Meet departmental goals based on specific Client objectives 

Minimum qualifications: 

  • 2-4 years of shopper marketing agency experience preferred. Luxury cosmetics/beauty campaign experience a HUGE plus.
  • 2-5 years of design experience with a strong portfolio of professional creative work
  • 2+ years of work experience in the consumer products, media, or agency business
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to make oral presentations
  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Ability to efficiently utilize MAC computers and current fluency in relevant computer programs such as: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Acrobat, and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage)

 

IN Marketing is the end-to-end shopper journey solutions division of Advantage Solutions, the largest Sales and Marketing Agency in North America. With data, insight and expertise we are able to deliver the right idea connecting with shoppers at the right time, place and impact to change behavior.   Being completely customer connected means we can leverage our retail relationships for your brands like no one else.  We pride ourselves on being efficient, agile and innovative, while challenging ourselves daily to make sure we get the most for our clients.

 

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Responsibilities

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC (ASM) is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. ASM services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

 

Position Summary   

                                                

The Art Director is a key creative team member. Responsible for supporting the creative team, taking concepts and creating tangible reality while seeing the development and execution of creative projects through completion. Accountable for delivering quality creative products that maintains the integrity of the art concept. Will interface with all levels of the internal team, outside vendors, and work closely with account, production and copywriters.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

 

Creative Development

  • Create collateral in support of various marketing campaigns and utilize experience and know-how to visually communicate a concept
  • Partner with creative team members in creating an environment that fosters creativity, encourages ideas, and promotes growth
  • Participate in project meetings with other creative team members, internal departments, and account teams to communicate rationale behind design executions
  • Work in multiple disciplines to include art direction/design

Project Management

  • Organize multiple jobs and projects on a daily basis, meet deadlines and expectations, and measure and improve productivity 

Client Support

  • Meet departmental goals based on specific Client objectives

Supervisory Responsibilities

 

Direct Reports

 

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

 

Indirect Reports

 

This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

 

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job. 
  • Travel up to  10%

Minimum Qualifications

 

Education Level: (Required) High School Diploma or GEDor equivalent experience

                                   

                       (Preferred) Bachelor's Degree  or equivalent experience       

 

Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications, Journalism) or equivalent job-related experience in related field/industry

  • 2-4 years of experience in similar industry
  • 2-5 years of Design or Director Experience and a strong portfolio of professional creative work
  • 2+ years of work experience in the consumer products, media, or agency business

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Team building Skills
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to make oral presentations
  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Ability to efficiently utilize MAC computers and current fluency in relevant computer programs such as: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Acrobat, and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage)

Environmental & Physical Requirements

 

Office / Sedentary Requirements

 

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.  A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department. 

 

Additional Information Regarding ASM Job Duties and Job Descriptions

 

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. ASM reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law.  ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

                                    

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC. Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

 

Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

 

Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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