• Art Director

    Advantage SolutionsChicago, IL 60664

    Job #871379458

  • Summary

    Art Director

    CSSI, a division of Advantage Solutions, is a rapidly growing B2B foodservice sales and marketing agency. We have the best and brightest classically trained chefs, food scientists, registered dietitians, account managers, creative staff and strategic marketing professionals in the industry. We are looking for a talented Art Director that will assist in the development of new and exciting creative projects for today's top restaurant chains and food manufacturers. A successful Art Director will develop high impact marketing strategies and effective creative concepts and designs for integrated campaigns and marketing deliverables that can be applied across multiple media channels, including print, web, mobile, digital and video.

    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:

    • Assist in the development of creative ideas and concepts for a range of clients

    • Understand and work within project parameters: client goals and requirements, internal goals, user experience, technical constraints, as well as budget and timeline

    • Able to quickly incorporate feedback and updates to designs when needed

    • Experience storyboarding and producing/editing short videos for clients

    • Assist with client photo shoots, including set-up, sourcing of equipment, photographers, location, propping and everything necessary for a shoot

    • Provide quality assurance for all creative work

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in graphic/web design, advertising, or visual arts

    • 5-6 years of experience working in an agency or marketing setting

    • Understanding the prepress and printing process

    • Ability to effectively utilize MAC and PC computers and current fluency in relevant computer programs such as: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    • E-marketing programing/experience is a plus

    • Understanding of the foodservice channel preferred

    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 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 GED or 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.

    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 applicable federal, state and local laws including Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinances. 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.

    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 2019-207983

    Position Type Full Time

    Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing

    Updated 06/11/2019

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