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E-Commerce Business Analyst
Our client, an international CPG firm with offices in the northern suburbs, is seeking a digitally savvy E-Commerce Business Analyst to join their team. Overview: This position is responsible for the eCommerce and Digital Marketing analytics for the business and websites, which encompasses 10 brands. Responsibilities: Extract and analyze data generated by online user activity and purchases to report on KPI’s and suggest improvements to key metrics. Implement tagging and other tracking mechanisms such that accurate and timely data is gathered for the business Create regular reports and custom reports that help drive insights and understanding of the business that ultimately drives profitable growth Build reports that use data visualizations for multiple levels of the organization, including the CEO Understand and analyze marketing activities and their impact on traffic, conversion rate and Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI) Communicate more than data – generate insights and hypotheses Complete other tasks as required Skillset: Excellent analytics skills for eCommerce-related sites, ideally in a Magento or Shopify eCommerce environment Strong attention to detail and accuracy Experience with Google Analytics, and Google Tag Manager Solid organizational skills and consistent follow-through Highly professional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills Outstanding troubleshooting capability for ferreting out issues and driving resolution Qualifications: 3-5 years of experience working in eCommerce, ideally in direct-to-consumer, CPG 1-3 years of experience with web analytics Experience collaborating cross-functionally and negotiating prioritizations Comfortable working within a small, dynamic company environment Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
Graphic Design - Print Production
Our client, a growing CPG organization with offices in the northern suburbs is seeking a Print Production designer to join their team. The ideal candidate will possess excellent technical skills with production knowledge, be process driven and pride themselves on creating accurate and consistent designs to meet the needs of the multiple brands of the portfolio. Responsibilities: Design a wide variety of packaging content supporting marketing initiatives Works within established brand guidelines to ensure the consistency across our portfolio of multiple brands Produce, correct, preflight and output files for flexographic and digital presses Maintain template consistency, accurate records of work performed and file quality for print media Ensure consistency of information, file structure and archiving Process driven with proven ability to help streamline processes for business growth Must be able to handle a number of design projects simultaneously and deliver work on time Work quickly and cross functionally, communicating and collaborating directly with the marketing team and partners Produce international pieces that maintain the creative integrity of the approved US concept Resource for photo-retouching, including color correcting, cropping, resizing, format conversion, background extension, etc Assist in planning and implementation of projects Collaborate with outside partners including, but not limited to, print vendors, illustrators, photographers & etc. Qualifications: 2-3 years of experience in design and prepress production Proficient understanding of Adobe Creative Suite and Mac OS Ability to prioritize and take initiative Strong knowledge of the printing process (flexography), color separations, templates, die lines and layout Experience working in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects and meeting aggressive timelines Organized, strategic and focused approach to executing design concepts with excellent attention to detail Excellent proofing skills with an ability to read and apply math functions, including fractions, decimals and percentages Advanced typography skills Studio photography experience a plus Illustration skills a plus
Our Global Media client in the Champaign, IL area is seeking a Software Engineer to join them on an ongoing contract opportunity. The team is made up of several PMCs (Program Management Committee members) and Committers in key Apache open source projects like Hadoop, Storm, and Tez, just to name a few. Overview: They are looking for an experienced Java developer to work on a critical tool sitting at the heart of our grid infrastructure. The team maintains, operates, and develops our Apache NiFi deployment for the Big Data organization. Requirements: Knowledge of programming concepts, software architecture, networking and distributed systems, and UNIX/Linux environments Demonstrable experience as an object-oriented developer using popular backend programming languages (Java, C++, C#) A passion for elegant code Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills Bonus Skills: Experience working within an enterprise level environment Experience with one or more of the following: Hadoop Core, Pig, Hive, Hcat, Oozie, Hbase, Spark, or Storm Previous NiFi experience a big plus If you are a forward-thinking mind, please apply today!
Our client, a small but mighty agency, is seeking a Production Artist to join their team supporting some upcoming projects. The ideal candidate will: Be familiar with HTML5 Understand how to enter created content (art and copy) into various digital assets (emails, banner ads, website, etc) Have a strong attention to detail Not be afraid of monotonous work Requirements: 1+ year(s) experience in production art Ability to work either onsite (near north suburbs) or remote Strong attention to detail This is a traditional freelance gig, meaning some weeks will have more work than others. This is not a full-time role. Please apply if this interests you!
Onward has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Product Manager/Owner with one of our top clients working outside of Chicago, IL. We are currently seeking this individual for an 8-month extendable contract opportunity. As a Product Owner, you will be accountable for working with our technology teams to bring the voice of the customer into our product features, ensure that features delivered are aligned with the intended business outcomes, and align work with our target architecture road map. Making a payment towards your credit card balance is one of the most fundamental yet critical touch-points we have with our customers. Given the importance of this interaction and the emotions inherently tied to it, there is a significant opportunity to enhance our current infrastructure and improve our customer experience. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Communicates the Payments Roadmap and Vision to the technology team Acts as the voice of the business and customer for the team Incorporates design thinking and analytics to inform product design Ensures a healthy backlog by regularly grooming intent with the team Prioritizes the Product Backlog to maximize business and customer outcomes Defines acceptance criteria for work and accepts user stories Collaborates across teams and the Product Owner community Supports team with escalation and resolution of impediments Works directly with the team and plays a key role in key Agile and SAFe ceremonies Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or military experience 1+ year(s) working in product management Technical understanding and interest in learning about new technologies Strong analytical and communication skills Ability to contribute to broader team roadmap/strategy Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering MBA or Master’s degree 3+ years of experience translating business strategy and analysis into consumer-facing digital products 4+ years of experience in Agile product management 3+ years of experience in digital product management Familiarity/experience working in Agile Experience with basic data publishing patterns (streaming, ETL) Experience with relational & non-relational data structures Experience with AWS infrastructure Hands-on experience with data analysis/tools Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search has a new opportunity with a well-known client. This opportunity is for a Copywriter that can start immediately onsite at our client’s office in Chicago, IL. In this role, you will support the consumer financial services platform and be responsible for ensuring our customers and prospects have the information they need to make smart decisions about their money. If you have experience writing a variety of communication types including customer service letters and emails, marketing emails, online display advertising, paid search ads, website copy, FAQs, and call center talking points, apply today! RESPONSIBILITIES Quickly become an expert in the brand’s business, products, and customer-centric brand Collaborate with cross-functional teams (e.g. Product, Marketing, Operations, Design, Legal and Compliance) to create copy according to creative brief specs and schedule Produce copy according to brand guidelines and in the Marcus' voice Work with designers to develop concepts and execute first-class creative materials Write copy that meets regulatory and compliance requirements Solicit and receive feedback and approvals from stakeholders Manage multiple projects and deadlines, from quick-turns to longer, in-depth projects QUALIFICATIONS Must have at least 3 years of professional experience in advertising/marketing copywriting, with a focus on consumer direct response and digital platforms Demonstrated customer focus in copywriting projects Ability to translate and simplify complex concepts into everyday consumer language Experience with financial products is a plus Proactive team player Ability to synthesize multiple inputs and feedback from various stakeholders Natural curiosity and instinct to ask questions, learn and challenge Organization and project management skills A high degree of personal accountability for results Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing needs and priorities Does this sound like you? Apply today!
We are seeking a strong UX/UI Application designer to join our client's team. This is a 6-8 week long contract role that will require travel to the client site in Michigan. The ideal candidate will have specific experience designing applications specifically for the Korean community. Responsibilities in detail: Develop intuitive, usable, and engaging interactions and visual designs for mobile. Collaborate with cross-functional teams throughout the design process Participate in the development process from definition, through design, build, test, release, and maintenance. Stay abreast of UX trends and look for creative ideas and inspiration in parallel analogous worlds. Research and track advancements in mobile application design patterns. Break any design problem down into viable actionable chunks and solve them with clarity and precision. Requirements: 3+ years of experience in mobile app design Must have experience designing and developing specifically for Korean applications Bachelors degree in design, HCI, or related Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Senior Account Planner
Our agency client in the Loop is seeking a Senior Account Planner to identify customer insights and help develop a strategy for integrated marketing communications (creative, digital, social and experiential). The client is a leading retailer doing business online and through a national network of brick and mortar stores. The planner will work with a cross-functional team and collaborate with external planning colleagues to convert data into insights and those insights into business-building creative ideas. Responsibilities Bring the consumer to life for both the client and the agency; being the consumer’s champion so that the brand work is seen as authentic and culturally relevant. Interpret cultural and social trends (especially in digital and social spaces) for use as the focal point for briefs that will guide our digital and creative teams. Track and analyze the client’s competitive positioning, using both secondary and primary research (both qualitative and quantitative) Create visually engaging presentations that tell the story drawn from data. Qualifications 3-6 years of account planning experience, preferably with two or more years of experience in African-American consumer marketing; Equally adept at analytical and creative thinking, strong writing skills are critical; Ability to make complex subjects understandable; Experienced in briefing creative teams and presenting effectively to clients at different levels of seniority; Ability to cull and interpret quantitative and qualitative research; Ability to use data to articulate compelling stories and persuasive presentations; Prior retail or quick-service restaurant experience is highly desirable. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Infrastructure Project Manager
Our Fortune 500 client downtown Chicago is seeking a Project Manager to join their Infrastructure team. The ideal candidate will have experience as both Engineer and Project Manager and should be familiar with managing outsourced projects as the position will work with external players. This role is for the Infrastructure Project Management team. The IT Infrastructure Project Manager will lead and ensure the execution of infrastructure projects over the next 6 – 12 months. The Infrastructure PMO delivers from Design to Production: applications, new technologies, and processes, for various work streams globally. We are looking for individuals who have worked on Infrastructure rollouts such as Network deployments, DC moves, IP phone rollouts, Server migrations, Large application deployments, and new technology implementations. Experience: Act like an owner - Accountable for the overall success of infrastructure programs Experience in all phases of the project lifecycle from developing scope through implementation and closure. This includes working with Architecture to ensure that the design is following Standards. It also means working with the operational teams to ensure that they can run and support the new solution. Work with various Business workstreams to identify infrastructure, application and technical requirements Maintain IT’s strategy and methodology while working with infrastructure SMEs on delivering short term and long term solutions to Business requirements The ability to work in a fast-paced, end-user focused environment while maintaining a deep level of understanding of the system architecture Troubleshoot various application and infrastructure issues including Business process-related concerns Track monitor and coordinate resolution of risks and issues impacting project deliverables. Accountable for budget and tracking costs through the lifecycle of the project. Responsible for securing funding and cutting the PO’s to purchase resources, hardware, and other elements. Escalate and elevate risks to the program when appropriate Manage cross-functional, multinational, multivendor teams for developing and troubleshooting solutions to business requirements. Must be able to drive vendors and keep work moving. Assures timely delivery of relevant information to the vendors Assures transparent cooperation between the vendors Ensure project framework is documented to support BAU processes and maintained by Vendors Experience and Knowledge: Demonstrated understanding of and influencing of business and IT strategy Previous experience working large complex Infrastructure projects: Desktop upgrades, Voice or Network upgrades, Data Center moves, etc. We have a couple of projects to deliver Microsoft Teams globally. This will require experience training users, rolling out new functionality, and integration with conferencing room phones, screens. Experience with Microsoft Teams and voice integration. Experience training a new user community on Teams. Experience and Understanding of issue deploying teams globally Experience in a ZBB accounting environment helpful Experience implementing Infrastructure projects 3-5 years. Background as an Engineer in Voice, Network, Application Development or Hosting before taking on a PM role. A deep level of understanding of technical infrastructure including Hosting Services, WAN, LAN, Citrix, File Sharing Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client, a CPG firm in the health and beauty industry is seeking a Promotions Coordinator to join their marketing team. In this role, you will be primarily responsible for promotional and communication programs with consumers, trade customers and healthcare professionals. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Handles all the executional aspects associated with the implementation of each brand’s promotional program (i.e., special packs, coupons, refunds, samples, brochures, premiums, professional efforts, direct mail programs, etc.) on a timely and accurate basis, using Adage and Cognos, as necessary. Assists in package run outs associated with package redesigns, formula changes, etc. Proactively seeks, evaluates and develops viable new promotion opportunities, directly leading efforts with vendors and/or other manufacturers’ brands through contract and execution stages. Develops and oversees tracking of annual brand promotional spending details, including reconciliation of Finance and Marketing spending and budget data on a monthly basis. Solicits and analyzes cost quotations on potential brand-specific sampling, direct mail, market research and new deal initiatives. Manages the interface with coupon and refund distribution and redemption services and provides input to the Executive Assistant, Marketing for monthly refund redemption reports. Leads and executes - as needed - all aspects of assigned brands’ social media and website efforts and serves as backup to Digital Media Associate. For Sales Meetings, provides the development of sell sheets, develops and ensures development of data relevant to these tasks, and coordinates materials distribution. Proof reads copy, trademarks, etc. on all packaging changes and promotional materials. Compiles and analyzes data to evaluate research and promotion programs, as assigned for ad hoc summaries, business reviews, etc. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE A 4-year college degree in marketing; or, equivalent in training and experience is required. 1+ year experience within a marketing team Strong skills in a Windows environment, including Word (intermediate), Excel (intermediate) (intermediate), and Powerpoint (intermediate). Rapid attainment of capabilities with basic functions of Cognos, Adage, Nitro and ORC. Strong interpersonal skills to interact with various levels of internal & external customers.