Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Sr Art Director

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Chicago
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    IL
    Postal Code
    60603
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2018-179301
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing
  • Marketing

    Sr Art Director

     

    The Sr. Art Director performs all tasks related to graphic design in support of Promo Point Marketing efforts. Responsible for managing projects autonomously, completing assigned projects by the deadline, and working closely with account and production while directing Jr. Designers. 

    Responsibilities

    The Company 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. The Company 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 Sr. Art Director performs all tasks related to graphic design in support of Promo Point Marketing efforts. Responsible for managing projects autonomously, completing assigned projects by the deadline, and working closely with account and production while directing Jr. Designers.

     

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

     

    Design and Project Implementation

    • Responsible for design concept generation, layout, design, and photo selection for assigned pieces
    • Work on a wide variety of projects for in-store activation including but not limited to POS, direct mail, FSI, and web layout
    • Participate in project meetings with creative, account, production, and concepting team and be able to communicate the rationale behind design executions
    • Utilize available design software to manage project files from layout to print-ready

    Project Management

    • Manage creative team to meet job objectives within production and time constraints
    • Meet deadlines, expectations, and satisfactory completion on jobs assigned by Creative Director or Creative Leader
    • Work within program budgets, identify revenue-opportunities, and cost-savings while maintaining client relationships

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

     

    Direct Reports

     

    Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

     

    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 and function of this job. 
    • Travel up to 10%

    Minimum Qualifications

     

    Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

                                       

    Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications,  or Journalism

    • 3-5 years of experience in similar industry
    • 3-5 years of experience in Design or Director and a strong portfolio of professional creative work
    • 2-4 years of experience in the consumer products, media, or agency business

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
    • Strong prioritization skills
    • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained
    • 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 deadlines
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

    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. 

     

    Additional Information Regarding The Company 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. The Company 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.

    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.

                                        

    The Company 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, the Company 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.

     

    The Company 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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