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Senior Digital Designer
Onward Search is looking for a Sr. Digital Designer to join our corporate client near Burlington, NC for an onsite contract-to-hire opportunity! PLEASE NOTE: Digital, UX, and UI Designers in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point Triad and Durham encouraged to apply! Job Summary: We are looking for a stellar digital designer to enter a growing creative team that supports a global brand! This person will be positioned to grow into lead or management position. Primary Functions: Concept, create, develop, and implement innovative, beautiful UI and visual design assets for the brand Work with creative and development teams to strategize and implement user-centered flow Direct and deliver design vision, frameworks, and visuals for current and future projects Create, develop, and optimize user flows, journey maps, and other strategic UX deliverables Minimum Qualifications: 5+ years of digital design experience, both in visual UI design and in UX architecture. Bachelor’s degree Proficiency with current design software including Creative Suite, Sketch, Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, and similar tools An innovative, modern portfolio displaying concept to creation design Experience in retail-specific projects a plus 70% hands-on digital design / 30% design strategy Experience with the creation of UI/UX workflow and an ability to show process from strategy to implementation Understanding of user behaviors as they relate to web design Ability to strategize with click completion, engagement rate, visitor retention and the like Strong communication skills, both written and verbal Mentorship. Work to inspire and mentor new designers as the team grows
VP of Digital Channel (eCommerce)
Onward Search is hiring a VP of Digital Channels (eCommerce) in Charlotte, NC! Needed in South Charlotte office, Vice President of Digital Distribution (VP of eCommerce) will spearhead the online strategy for revenue optimization and brand-building through growing, direct, digital channels. Responsible for online distribution channels including: Email Online presence (SEO/SEM) Digital marketing (PPC/display/etc.) Online deals and promotions Third parties (GDS connectivity, OTAs, etc.) Current and potential partners and vendors Responsible for setting functional direction of company proprietary website, managing content specialists, and commercial side of vendor relationships. Includes, but is not limited to: Improving customer, partner and market engagement Increasing conversion success and online functionality, while managing costs Knowledge and execution capabilities to transform company website into a highly successful online marketing tool Knowledge and experience in the following areas are strongly preferred: Web infrastructure and website redesign projects Extensive search engine optimization (SEO), web analytics, and search engine marketing (SEM) experience Experience optimizing Web sites for branding and demand creation objectives Previous experience with A/B and Multivariate testing Experience managing agency relationships Experience negotiating, influencing and getting results across multiple groups and organization Experience developing and managing a multi-function budget Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, or finance required Experience Requirements: 5+ years’ of hotel/hospitality experience in eCommerce, Distribution, and/or Corporate Strategy Senior Directors in digital, eComm or existing VPs encouraged to apply! Hospitality & Travel industry experience strongly preferred. Refer a friend to the role at email@example.com for referral bonus money if placed. Apply today!
Digital Production Assistant
Onward Search is hiring! Full Service Agency – Digital Production Assistant The Digital Production Assistant works under the direction of the VP and Directors of Digital Media to create and edit design solutions for a wide range of projects, providing a high level of professionalism, proactive thoughtfulness, and visual impact. Help resolve production issues related to web design (primarily wordpress) while maintaining integrity of designs. Requirements: WordPress experience WooCommerce experience Fluency in programming languages HTML, HTML5, CSS and Java Scrips Competency with Photoshop & Illustrator Daily responsibilities: Managing website updates for a portfolio of websites Keeping the plugins operational Maintaining customizations after platform / plugin updates Troubleshooting a wide range of site issues Resourcefulness, creative problem solving and familiarity with developer forums a must. Attention to detail is key to success in this role. The ability to communicate clearly and provide recommendations for improvement on existing sites and fully explain the benefits of the recommendation will help this individual be successful. As with any agency specialist role, the ability to concisely educate team members and clients on how trends and standards might affect the project will lead to job satisfaction and success for the team. May occasionally have direct contact with clients. Additional responsibilities a plus if applicable: SEO management /analyze keywords and metadata Website content management or editing of rich media Website design Culture: Highly collaborative with a reputation for excellence. Work under the direction of the VP of Digital Media while still working across the entire agency providing production support. Work needed: 25 hours a week initial – could grow to 40 hours a week if available. Must be able to work on-site at offices in Winston-Salem, NC. Interested? Apply today to chat with a recruiter and learn more!
Strategic Account Manager
Onward Search is hiring a Sr. Strategic Account Manager for a creative agency in Winston Salem, NC. This is a client-facing role that needs creative direction and account management experience. Work with the VP of Creative to strategize and bring ideas to life for our biggest clients. Work as an Account Manager to effectively communicate initiatives and campaign plans. This position has a growth plan to grow into a Senior Creative position within the agency. The Lowdown Ensure the agency is meeting the client’s needs Solve problems with Sr. Creative and Mangement teams Manage internal and external communication Requirements: 6+ years of experience in Account Management around creative marketing strategy. Self-motivated and able to take direction quickly. Detail oriented Excellent communication. Able to communicate your ideas to the client effectively through verbal and visual communication. Be persuasive, able to sell work and ideas, and respond positively to feedback Strong presentation skills Maintain accurate records of decisions and next actions. Brand planning or creative direction experience a must. Understanding of rich media, video editing, and content creation a huge plus. Experience working with the automotive, medical, or transportation industries a huge plus. Experience strategizing creative and branding for large events such as trade shows and corporate communications events for national clients a plus. Ad Agency experience preferred but not required. This is a fast-paced agency with tremendous reach in the southeast, and growing! Culture is very collaborative and you can work on a variety of projects! A full-service agency that focuses on strategy and including but not limited to public relations, video production, digital strategy, and branding. If you are a seasoned professional who prides themselves on creating new strategies and bringing them to fruition, apply today!
Financial Services Copywriter
Onward Search is hiring a Financial Services Copywriter in Charlotte, NC! This is a long term contract (with potential for extension) The retail marketing team is currently refreshing all marketing content to comply with the new Department of Labor (DOL) regulations. This copywriter will play an important role in ensuring we meet our tight deadlines. Position Overview: Our client is looking to add a Financial Services Copywriter to join their growing marketing team. This position will be responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining marketing materials for our annuity marketing portfolio. Working on a variety of projects, the person filling this position should be able to write top-notch marketing materials while paying close attention to rules associated with a highly-regulated industry. We want someone who is smart, hard-working, looking to be challenged, and wants to help take our communications, and the company, to the next level. Job Summary: • Work on a variety of projects – ranging from simple to complex – for audiences including financial advisors and end customers. • Read and understand complicated source material and produced finished copy free of industry jargon and easily understandable by the everyday consumer. • Contribute brief marketing articles for in-house and field newsletters. • Understand and embrace the brand voice and tone to create materials that convey our message simply and effectively to advisors and clients. • Edit and proofread materials created by business partners. Important Skills: • 2+ years’ experience creating content (financial services sector a plus) • Excellent written and communications skills • Ability to simplify complicated subject matter • Outstanding time management skills • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications • Ability to work collegially and effectively with various business partners • Ability to meet tight deadlines
Senior Graphic Designer
Onward Search is looking for a Sr. Graphic Designer to join our corporate client near Burlington, NC for an onsite contract-to-hire opportunity! Job Summary: We are hiring a versatile senior-level Graphic Designer who can balance creative and strategic thinking with technical expertise in design solutions for print, email marketing, and digital marketing. There is excellent opportunity for growth within the company. Primary Functions: Conceptualize and produce clean, effective designs for our global brand including graphics, digital marketing, and promotional materials, presentations, print collateral, and signage. Work in a fast-paced growing creative team from strategy process to hands-on design. Minimum Qualifications: 4+ years of professional graphic design experience. A strong graphic design portfolio showing broad design principles. Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and Illustrator. Microsoft Office Suite a plus. All applications MUST include a portfolio link.
Data and Reporting Analyst
Onward Search is searching for a Data and Reporting Analyst to join our corporate client in the Greensboro area for a long-term onsite contract! Job Summary: The Data and Reporting Analyst enables problem solving and data driven decisions for the program office and program management team by developing and maintaining metrics, reporting tools, and integrating data across a variety of business systems. Key tools in the role include advanced Microsoft Excel, VB scripting, SAP, and SharePoint, among others. Duties and Responsibilities: Collects and interrogates aircraft, project, and part status data from a variety of sources within the Program Office Provides metrics and reports in support of the program management team on one-time and recurring needs Develops ad-hoc reporting solutions in MS Excel, MS Access, Business Intelligence (SAP), and MS SharePoint. User knowledge of SAP Develops methods to automate and integrate reporting templates to improve consistency while reducing the time to execute on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis Defines requirements, validate, and support implementation of related projects for the project office Interacts with several organizations such as Supply Chain, IT, Operations, and Engineering to fully understand and access data to add value to data driven processes Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s Degree or higher. Experience can be used in lieu of education 3+ years’ experience in developing, maintaining, and reporting business systems data, some of which must have been in a manufacturing or supply chain environment Guru-level knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel is a must; this includes VB scripting, macro creation, PivotTables, etc. Extensive prior experience in data analysis and reporting Strong oral and written communication skills Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to successfully work cross-functionally and with all levels within the business Competent SAP user familiar with common MRP and supply chain functions Proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Access) Experience building SQL queries to parse and reformat large data sets Able to create and edit Business Intelligence Reports
Copywriter Online Retail
Onward Search is hiring an experienced Copywriter / Content Specialist for a product and brand content creation. Work Location: Fort Mill, SC Key Responsibilities for Copywriter / Content Specialist: Researches, writes and edits web content supporting a broad range products and services, as well as specialty industries Support all digital channels and assist in re-fresh and overhaul of web channels and sub channels Work closely with key stakeholders to ensure the unique value proposition is clearly communicated in context of the target audience and content meets the strategic needs of the business Contributes to the team’s efforts to ensure consistency of the company’s tone of voice, key messages and editorial style Proofreads and edits content to ensure grammatical accuracy, consistent style and adherence to SEO best practices Effectively balances speed, efficiency and accuracy in a fast-paced environment Education and Experience: BS/BA required – Journalism, Advertising, Communications or related 2-5 years copywriting experience, online retail or editorial preferred Proficiency in MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite a plus (Photoshop, InDesign) Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills a must Strong ability to write SEO-optimized content Excellent communication skills – written and verbal Self-starter with exceptional organizational and time management skills; must be able to manage several projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines Willingness to jump right in and take initiative, but also ask for direction when needed Please include portfolio/work samples with your resume Key Skill Sets: Interpersonal Skills Team Work Written Communication Oral Communication Dependability Ethics Organizational Motivation Problem Solving Technical Skills Professionalisms Jump in to a large content overhaul and work with execs to fulfill those goals! Apply today with your samples or portfolio!
Digital Media Strategist
Onward Search is looking for a Digital Media Strategist with agency experience to join our agency client in Raleigh for a contract-to-hire opportunity! Job Summary: You are the agency's go-to expert for planning, building and executing high-dollar media plans for B2B and B2C clients. You are ultimately responsible for the success of your campaigns and work with product specialists and the sales team to make it all happen. You know how to maintain a laser-like focus on setting and achieving high-level KPIs while still possessing a detailed and analytic mindset to provide unique and compelling insights to clients and stakeholders. Primary Responsibilities: Develop data-driven media plans that align with KPIs, research, and campaign experience. Works with sales reps to understand customer goals and research analyst and SEM/display specialists to gather intel that resonates with the client. Lead the implementation process for a new campaign, including outlining the strategy and key objectives, implementing conversion and tracking tags that line up with key objectives, collaborating with the creative director to tell the advertiser’s story, working with product specialists to traffic ads, communicating with vendors, and making sure we’re setup to report on the right metrics to the right people. Manage the overall success of their campaigns by critically analyzing the product mix, shifting budget to better performing tactics, and recommending up sells when appropriate. Routinely creates campaign performance reports communicating the highlights to the sales rep. Minimum Qualifications: 5+ years of digital experience creating and executing on media plans for six and seven figure clients. Agency experience STRONGLY preferred. Strong consultant skills and experience leading teams. Expert and experienced in numerous forms of digital advertising, including SEM, social, display, native, mobile, email, SEO, website design, reputation. Working knowledge of remarketing and advanced targeting tactics, including dynamic creative, RLSA, PLA, CRM, site retargeting, search retargeting, keyword contextual, affinity, look-a-like Proficient with DSPs (Bid Manager, Atlas), DMPs (Lotame, Krux), and Ad Servers (DCM, Sizmek), Web Analytics (Google Analytics, Omniture), and Search Platforms (AdWords, DoubleClick Search) Experience in advertising intelligence platforms such as Kantar, MediaRadar, SpyFu, Ghostery and Builtwith. Advance Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, index/match) Google Analytics & AdWords DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DCM, DBM, DS, Studio, etc)
eComm Search Analyst
Onward Search is looking for a Product & Search Analyst for an eCommerce team with a presence in over 40 markets nationwide. Position will sit on-site in Raleigh, NC with 1-2 day remote flexibility. Role: Act as an integral part of a product team in support of the team's strategy and vision to provide an outstanding customer experience and maximize growth of the eCommerce channel. Primary point person for optimizing the internal site search experience for an eCommerce website to ensure that online guests can find the information they are looking for and have a pleasant and efficient experience doing so. This role is focused on managing product content and the search result relevancy The role will be involved in the implementation of enhancements for the enterprise search solutions leveraged across the website Product Responsibility: Provide functional leadership to the product content writers, ensuring that new products are deployed on the website accurately and in a timely manner Develop and maintain product content best practices that achieves consistency, upholds SEO strategies, and ensures accuracy Manage the product content life cycle processing by tracking products’ progress to go live, working with the product teams Facilitate continuous improvement in the product content process with increased emphasis on streamlining time to market and steps to completion Manage the Product Category Taxonomy and Site Navigation in line with ecommerce, SEO, and user experience best practices Act as administrator for content data management system. Manage testing, release and training for new features added to the database in order to improve team efficiencies Manage reports of product data by market, working with market teams as needed on expansion efforts and product knowledge Collaborate with Product Management, eBusiness, Sales and Marketing Search & Browse Responsibility: Manage keyword search experience including auto-suggestion results and the website’s product category taxonomy Manage internal search engine’s relevancy and ranking algorithm, including attribute weighting, thesaurus entries, redirect rules and boost/bury overrides Monitor success metrics and various KPIs reflective of internal search and periodically report out on success metrics and various KPIs of internal search and compile appropriate reporting - Failing Search Report, Top Internal Search Term Fixes Report, Web Hierarchy changes, etc. Work with the product content team, third party vendors and product content stakeholders to identify and optimize product content that will improve onsite search experience and drive business results Act as the primary subject matter expert for the product management team and stakeholders on search matching, relevancy and platform capabilities Work with developers to help manage the back-end platforms and indices that power the onsite search experience, website taxonomy and product content delivery Provide strategic recommendations for optimizing the onsite search experience Work with the eCommerce analytics team to gain an understanding of how onsite search contributes to the overall eCommerce objectives Required Skills: Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or computer-related field or equivalent experience 2 -3 years of experience in product content development and coordination 2 -3 years of experience in internal site search, taxonomy management and/or web analytics 4Competent in onsite search analytics, taxonomy optimization and relevancy/ranking rules Experience managing business/customer facing websites for site search and information with a demonstrated understanding of content sources and content types Basic understanding of web technologies and principles, specifically HMTL, UX, information architecture and search engine marketing Demonstrated ability to develop, execute and optimize site search optimization strategies Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively interact and teach stakeholders at all levels including senior leadership Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a highly transacted e-commerce web site or prior experience in a management consulting or advertising agency environment Experience working in a fast paced environment with cross functional teams (Product Management, Project Management, Development/Engineering, Design, etc.). Experience with Oracle Endeca, SOLR or FAST search platforms Strong understanding of Microsoft Excel Some experience with Hybris eCommerce platform Ability to make connections between data and business goals Experience in website merchandising and digital marketing Experience using digital analytics tools (Core metrics, Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, etc.) as well as SQL and Excel to extract and manipulate data APPLY TODAY TO SPEAK WITH A RECRUITER TO LEARN MORE!!!!