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Advantage Solutions Sr Art Director in Chicago, Illinois

Summary

Senior Art Director

Upshot is a Chicago based full-service creative marketing agency that creates brand excitement. Culture is our secret sauce, and we work collaboratively with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for what we do. Minds wide open, we are a gang of instigators, makers, all-in creative thinkers, and problem solvers. We specialize in total brand engagement, brand initiatives and shopper marketing that flow through digital, social, mobile and in-store environments.

We are seeking a dynamicSenior Art Director to perform 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 Junior Designers.

Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

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

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • 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 conceptualization team and be able to communicate the rationale behind design executions.

  • Manage creative team to meet job objectives within production and time constraints.

  • Meet deadlines, expectations, and satisfactory completion of jobs assigned by the Creative Director or Creative Leader.

  • Work within program budgets, identify revenue opportunities, and cost-savings while maintaining client relationships.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications, or Journalism or equivalent experience required

  • 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

  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Strong prioritization skills

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.

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago

Primary Posting Location : City Chicago

Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2021-386208

Position Type Full Time

Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing

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