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.
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct 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%
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.
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