Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Jr Art Director

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    Fearless explorers.  Envelope pushers.  Problem Solvers.   Idea Makers.


    You absorb everything around you because you have a curious mind.  From mentors, peers, account group teammates, and clients.   Every opportunity you get. You’re about growth and experiences, collecting as many as humanly possible every day.   You support your immediate creative supervisor, as well as the overall creative team.   You have a strong understanding of the digital space and designing within.  And at the beginning of your creative career, it’s all about speed, quality, and accuracy.


    You are our ideal Junior Art Director.



    • 0-2 years’ experience - a student of design, staying not just current, but on the bleeding edge.
    • Prior agency internship. Shopper marketing agency experience is a huge plus, but digital design chops will be super important (social, email, web, etc.).
    • Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design are your staples. Digital design is equally understood and executed. 
    • An initial understanding of not just design, but the marketplace and discipline language.
    • Concerned with design, but also the concepts and big picture of all projects.
    • Listens, understands, asks, and then takes constructive feedback.
    • Career emphasis on concepting in design. 


    • Formal design training/education and ability to create complicated layouts with an eye for simplified design.
    • Ability to create comp layouts (and even pencils if called for) that showcase original ideas based on client brief or direction from senior creatives.
    • Work with a writer partner as part of a collaborative team and gain confidence in presenting your work to the team.
    • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy, shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines.

    IN Connected 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 & Marketing, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    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 Digital Artist supports the senior creative staff and assists teammates while taking direction. The Digital Artist works to complete projects in the studio and/or is part of a conceptual team helping to bring concepts to fruition.


    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Support the Sr. Creative team members and assist teammates while taking direction with a positive attitude
    • Hands on computer operator (MAC) working with relevant MAC design software: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXpress, Acrobat, MS Office Suite
    • Work closely with other group members (both creative and account) to ensure quality product
    • Show flexibility, a willingness to learn, and apply enthusiasm to both administrative and creative duties
    • Work with a wide range of creative styles and brands, both client and agency focused

    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 and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job 


    Minimum Qualifications


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


    Field of Study/Area of Experience: 

    - 0-2 years of experience in similar industry

    - Experienced in using computer tools or design tools


    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
    • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
    • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
    • Experience working with computer tools (Mac) such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXpress, and/or Acrobat
    • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
    • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment


    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.  The Company 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.


    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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