Advantage Sales and Marketing

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Advantage Solutions Art Director II Agency in Chicago, Illinois

Summary

Art Director II Agency

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a very talentedSenior Art Director’s primary responsibility is to aid in the creation of exceptional Consumer Promotion and Shopper Marketing collateral for Client, Agency and New Business Initiatives. The Senior Art Director is a hands-on, organized and creative individual with the skills and ability to take a concept and turn it into a tangible reality. The Senior Art Director will interface with all levels of the internal team and outside vendors to deliver top quality creative products that maintain the integrity of the art concept. The Senior Art Director will partner with account leaders in strategic brainstorming sessions to define project assignments and to develop and execute creative solutions.

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What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain the creative direction and goals for specific projects, ensuring they fit the client, the brand, the retailer and the business objectives.

  • Work on several projects at a time and exercise a range of creative styles – agency and client initiatives as well as new business opportunities.

  • Oversee junior members and work collaboratively with other creative teams to help develop the team’s knowledge and understanding of the clients’ business and marketing, while helping to coach and develop junior members.

  • Partner with account leaders in strategic brainstorming, offering creative solutions and presenting creative rationale that is in line with clients’/retailers’ objectives.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Advertising, GraphicDesign, Marketingor related field required or equivalent experience

  • 5 to 8 years’ experience in a similar industry, with a least 2 years of experience in the arena of marketing promotions

  • 3 years’ experience of consumer products, media and/or agency experience.

  • Experience in managing copywriters or directing art/design (advertising, promotion, and interactive media)

  • Ability to efficiently utilize computer tools (MAC), including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Acrobat and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage) Knowledge of production, file preparation and formatting.

  • Develop client relationships and have the ability to present to clients and express creative rationale.

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 Senior Art Director’s primary responsibility is to aid in the creation of exceptional Consumer Promotion and Shopper Marketing collateral for Client, Agency and New Business initiatives. The Senior Art Director is a hands-on, organized and creative individual with the skills and ability to take a concept and turn it into a tangible reality. The Senior Art Director will interface with all levels of the internal team and outside vendors to deliver top quality creative products that maintain the integrity of the art concept. The Senior Art Director will partner with account leaders in strategic brainstorming sessions to define project assignments and to develop and execute creative solutions.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain the creative direction and goals for specific projects, ensuring they fit the client, the brand, the retailer and the business objectives.

  • Work on several projects at a time and exercise a range of creative styles – agency and client initiatives as well as new business opportunities.

  • Oversee junior members and work collaboratively with other creative team to help develop the team’s knowledge and understanding of the clients’ business and marketing, while helping to coach and develop junior members.

  • Partner with account leaders in strategic brainstorming, offering creative solutions and presenting creative rationale that is in line with clients’/retailers’ objectives.

Other Requirements:

Strong understanding and utilization of proper safety techniques and correct use of equipment when appropriate.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

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

Indirect Reports

May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

Travel and Driving are essential duties and function of this job

Travel up to 10% of time on annualized basis

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree in Advertising, Graphic Design, Marketing or related field or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: This position requires 5 to 8 years’ experience in a similar industry, with a least 2 years of experience in the arena of marketing promotions, and 3 years of consumer products, media and/or agency experience.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Experience in managing copywriters or directing art/design (advertising, promotion, and interactive media)

  • Ability to efficiently utilize computer tools (MAC), including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Acrobat and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage) Knowledge of production, file preparation and formatting.

  • Analytical and research Skills

  • Develop client relationships and have the ability to present to clients and express creative rationale.

  • Ability to gather data, to compile information, and prepare reports

  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people

  • Strong prioritization skills

  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures

  • Ability to research and analyze data effectively

  • Demonstrated ability to provide cross-functional leadership

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically

  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines

  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines

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.

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago

Primary Posting Location : Address 452 N Sangamon Street

Primary Posting Location : City Chicago

Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2021-311615

Position Type Full Time

Category Creative & Product Services

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