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Marketing and research firm with offices downtown Chicago is seeking a strong UX practitioner to join their team. This is a role that will straddle both UX and UI while leading a team of designers.The ideal candidate will develope, lead, and inspire a talented team of UX Designers, organized around the mission of bringing world class user experiences.You’re a true leader, capable of conveying a clear strategy, and engaging with leaders throughout the organization, to bring UX to the forefront of product design and strategy. You love working within a creative team, leveraging brand standards and good ideas from all over the Web to create and evangelise scalable design languages.You may not consider yourself a coder, but you know how applications are built for multiple devices. You enjoy partnering with technology leaders and product owners; listening, challenging, crafting, iterating and ultimately arriving at a solution that works for everyone.Requirements and Qualifications7+ years of success designing for large scale global B2B applications; you understand and have experience creating design systems. Experience working with Agile product and operations teams and integrating UX practices into established Agile project processes and sprint cycles. Demonstrated knowledge of design and research approaches that involve data and analytical applications, especially marketing and advertising. Previous experience leading and building a team. Bachelor's degree or higher in related field (Design, HCI, or similar)Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client, a research firm focused on big data and predictive analytics, is seeking a UI Designer to join their team on a contract to hire basis.In this role, you will be charged with adding visual clarity, simplicity and excitement to the products. You will: Transform manual services into modern digital products Design better ways to collect and visualize information. Help product teams, development teams & stakeholders make better choices by creating low and hi-fidelity prototypes. Create a unified, scalable, design language. Ideal skill set and experience:3+ years experience working with a cutting edge UX practice, focused specifically on visual communication, patterns, and brand guidelines.Included in your portfolio is work detailing your involvement in designing software and/or building out a suite of products.You demonstrate empathy and understand how to unravel complex technical, business and people problems and translate them into digital experiential journeys.You’re passionate about interactivity, interface design, standards, and have an insatiable thirst for learning about your passion.You have an appreciation for coding and understand how applications are built for multiple devices.You enjoy partnering with developers and product owners; listening, challenging, crafting, iterating and ultimately arriving at a solution that works for everyone.You are confident in at least one of the UX wireframing/prototyping tools, e.g., Axure, Sketch, Illustrator, InvisionApp, etc.
If you’re an experienced usability researcher, we have an opportunity for you with one of our growing clients. You will design, build, administer and assess usability research studies across many websites and applications. This will involve working with UX to build studies, generating insights that lead to improvements, and helping to establish usability goals for future projects. Additionally, you will track changes in user experience over time.Skills:Experience designing, building and running usability research studies Insight into user behaviors and expectations as well as different methods of conducting studies Ability to interpret findings and recommend action items Exceptional communication and presentation skills Requirements:5+ years of experience conducting user research studies Bachelor’s degree (preferred in marketing or technical-related major) Up-to-date resume Experience using analysis and analytics to uncover usability issues If you have the experience, skills, and desire to join a growing company, apply now.
Digital Product Team Coordinator
Our client, a Fortune 500 organization with headquarters downtown Chicago, is seeking a coordinator for their Digital Product Management team. In this role, you will support the Director of Product Management, coordinate and execute planning, status, and general project conflicts.Responsibilities • Working with Product Manager team to assembling, prioritizing and track execution of capability roadmap • Source new roadmap capabilities and consolidate into a steering committee template • Report on the status of ongoing product manager progress by maintaining regular touchpoints with Product Manager Team • Support Director of Web Product in day-to-day operational needs • Assist in the tracking of budget accruals • Assist with presentations and other coordinating activities • Translate and gap roadmap within Project Board (app to track roadmap execution)Experience & Qualifications3 years Product Manager experience Highly organized Ability to pivot quickly and communicate needs within the Product team Demonstrable and strong experience in creating clear communications Strong PowerPoint skills Consulting experience a plus Bachelor's degree required Candidates for this role must have experience working effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.Apply today to learn more!
Our client, a leading CPG company is seeking 2 packaging designers for their team in the Chicago Loop. To be considered for this role you must truly have a passionate pursuit of all things packaging design. You will have exposure to a variety of brands in this role, so CPG experience is strongly preferred, but not fully required.Essential Functions:Design packaging and other printed materials Conceptualize, design and create visuals in a variety of formats Collaborate with a variety of cross functional team members and stakeholders Complete projects on-time and within budgetQualifications:Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Design or similar 5 to 7 years of design experience, specifically packaging Thorough understanding of aesthetic and brand identity Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneouslyPlease apply with current resumes and updated portfolio to be considered. We cannot wait to meet you!
Project Manager needed for a 6-month extendable contract in Chicago with a Global Hospitality company.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Creates, manages and executes project plans to support the ongoing needs of the IT department. • Coordinates resources, establish deadlines and assigns responsibilities. • Tracks the progress of projects and compiles status reports for senior management. • Builds working relationships with team members, vendors and other departments involved in the projects. • Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. • May manage others. • Usually reports to a department head. • Significant ingenuity and flexibility are expected.Apply now to learn more today!
Data Integration Engineer
Global Hospitality Company is seeking a Data Integration Engineer for an ongoing contract.RESPONSIBILITIES:•Help our Chief Architect set the technical direction for data integration and establish an enterprise data processing framework.•Build large-scale batch and real-time data pipelines leveraging the latest technologies, Apache Kafka •Serve as a resource for data management implementations on other technology teams and collaborate with data domain owners, business owners, and leaders.•Establish guideline for data governance EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:•You know how to work with high volume heterogenous data in real time as well as embedded in legacy systems•You are knowledgeable about data ingestion and integration patterns and techniques.•Strong development/automation skills. Must be very comfortable with ETL and data modeling tools, java, and SQL•Drive adoption and automation of data management services and tools PREFERRED SKILLS:•At least 5 years of experience driving adoption and using automation of data management and tools•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent•Hands on experience with both RDBMS and NoSQL systems such as Elastic, Cassandra, or CockroachDB.•Prior experience with Docker and Kubernetes
Paid Social Specialist
Our client, a household name with offices downtown Chicago, is seeking a Paid Social Specialist to join their team on a long-term contract. In this role, the successful candidate will be eager to develop and fine-tune their Paid Social knowledge and skills. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of attention to detail with the ability to multitask and prioritize.Responsibilities: • Responsible for the setup of numerous paid social campaigns across Facebook and Instagram• Support campaign performance with daily campaign pacing and monitoring by identifying optimizations for continuous improvement in campaign performance• Proactively execute client requests in a timely manner• Pull campaign reports to analyze performance, determine necessary optimizations and inform clients of campaign results• Ability to adapt to new standards and processes to continuously optimize campaign creation, flighting and reportingRequirements:• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience • 1+ years’ experience in social media, specifically with a focus in Facebook/Instagram• High attention to detail and proactive in correcting and reducing errors• Proficiently develops clear work plans for self and delivers against them
Onward Search has a client that is looking for an Account Manager. You will be responsible for helping to grow strategic advertising partnerships with some of the world's largest brands. Externally, we work with suppliers' Brand Managers, Analytics, and E-Commerce teams, as well as National Media and Marketing agencies.Responsibilities Develop strong supplier relationships and manage the day-to-day need, plus quarterly planning and communication cadence for selected Key Accounts Build and execute strategic plans to grow advertising revenue from suppliers based on a deep understanding of the suppliers’ business goals and marketing objectives Help build the Global Accounts service practice through professionalism, establishing process, creating real customer value, and driving revenue for the team Ability to lead day-to-day relationships and work with management and multifunctional teams to respond to supplier needs. Familiarity with analytics, advertising data/tech, and DMP technologies, paired with strong analytical and quantitative skills, problem-solving Resourceful in maneuvering through a large company while working in a nimble and fast paced environment – ability to adapt and thrive in any business situation High level of comfort escalating and presenting key issues to management Tactical and strategic thinker to help influence suppliers’ investment 3-4 years of strategic partnership, customer success or account management experience in media or advertising 3-4 years of digital media or advertising experience, preferably from an agency or within a sales organization
Our client, an international law firm with offices in the Loop, is seeking a Proposal Coordinator to join their team. In this role, you will work with a team to handle large multi –practice area RFPs.Duties and ResponsibilitiesProduce RFP responses under the direction of Sr. Proposal Writing Manager or other marketing staff Coordinate and produce pre-qualification submittals/Requests for Information (RFIs) Review proposal requirements and develop Work Plan drafts Craft key messages and team differentiation statements to target audience(s) Schedule coordination calls/meetings Request research packages Interact with various firmwide departments to obtain up-to-date information Review and edit presentation materials for internal trainings Work with creative staff to request graphic materials to support proposals and presentations Manage production of drafts and oversee version control Coordinate with in-house printing or courier services Schedule proposal/presentation review session(s) Coordinate final files and logistics Maintain organization of team’s files within firm’s document management system Create and update records in firm’s record management system Provide record copies to select lawyers Update content management system as new assets are developed Archive past proposals and presentations to the appropriate locations Maintain/update content in the RFP procedure manual Track and report metrics on proposal activity File and organize marketing tools and materials Experience Required:2+ years exposure to complex RFPs and proposals Excellent grammar/proofreading skills along with excellent writing and reading comprehension skills Flexibility to work OT as needed including evenings and weekends (must have ability to adjust to last minute requests or changes to meet lawyer requests) Proficency with PowerPoint and Excel experience. Open to industry but law firm or professional services experience is preferred.