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Our client, located in Evanston, IL, is looking for a Marketing Specialist to join their team. This person will be an integral part of the marketing team to help plan events, develop and execute strategies to aid in promoting and growing the business.The Marketing Specialist will be responsible for developing strategic approaches for customer acquisition, cross-sell and marketing communications. This is a hands-on role the will create, deliver and implement campaign strategies.Skills:Implementing and managing cross-channel marketing campaigns including customer retention strategies, lead generation, up-sell and cross-sell campaigns and assisting sales initiatives. Planning, developing and executing marketing automation campaigns. Planning, developing and executing events and tradeshows. Writing all types of direct response materials including print and digital content-based marketing. Delivering sales support materials including one-pagers, guides, and email templates. Tracking and reporting on all campaign results. Working cooperatively with various cross-functional teams.Requirements:Bachelor’s Degree required in Marketing, Communications, or similar field. 5-7 years marketing experience. Software company and/or B2B industry experience preferred. Significant experience in writing strong, succinct copy. Experience in planning events and tradeshows. Proficient in a Windows-based environment including Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Microsoft Office including Word and Excel (Access a plus). Solid project management/organizational skills. Good eye for detail, design and consistency. Flexibility to handle multiple projects at one time. Focus on results that drive revenue and improve ROI. Demonstrates initiative with good communication and interpersonal skills to interact with colleagues, cross-functional teams and third parties. Knowledge of Pardot marketing automation platform a plus.
If you’re an experienced UI Designer, we have an opportunity for you with one of our growing clients.You will work with the design and web teams to re-design and develop useful information architectures that address the requirements of users while meeting brand and business goals. You’ll also interpret strategy, build wireframes, incorporate existing UI/UX designs and use prototypes at various stages to test designs.Skills:Ability to design across mobile and desktop platforms. Mastery of UI/UX design, especially building and editing wireframes. Presentation skills and exceptional communication skills. Experience with prototype software.Requirements:6+ years of experience in UI/UX design at an in-house, agency or web design shop. Bachelor’s degree (preferred in marketing or technical-related major). Up-to-date resume and portfolio. Experience designing across multiple platforms.If you have the experience, skills, and desire to join a growing company, apply now.
Project Manager (OMS/HYBRIS)
Digital/Technical Project Manager needed for a 6 month+ assignment starting ASAP in Chicago. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and competencies for this role. Skills and Requirements:Digital Project Management experience a Must. Hybris Experience. Order Management System (OMS) experience. Retail experience.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Corporate Communications Specialist
Our client, located in Livonia MI is looking for a Corporate Communications Specialist to be a part of their dynamic and energetic team. In this role you would be working on and writing content for both internal and external audiences through collaboration with other Creative Team members.To be successful in this role:You Crave a team that is energetic, positive and collaborate to achieve company goals and objectives You have top level communication skills, to keep projects moving along from concept to creation Your writing skills are sharp, keen, and creative You are open to continuing to learn and grow in your craft and careerQualifications:The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree with 2-4 years of corporate writing Exceptional writing skills across a range of disciplines (corporate blog posts, and client facing letters) Excellent interpersonal skills Indesign and Word Press Skills (to be able to add/edit content) Strong organizational skills Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines Comfortable in taking initiative and able to work with minimum supervision Strong interpersonal, relationship building, influencing and leadership skills Analytical aptitudeWe would love to talk to you today! Our client is motivated and looking to start someone quickly in this role.
Onward Search is looking for an experienced Graphic Designer to bring a high level of creativity to one of our clients located in the far western suburbs of Chicago. This is a part-time role, 20 - 30 hours per week.From day one, you’ll partner with other designers to contribute to the creation and implementation of graphic designs that translate brand messages while maximizing current technologies and trends. Your focus will be on creating digital assets for this company's website.Skills:Strong design abilities in a variety of areas including line looks, logos, typography, primary structural studies and more. Ability to conceptualize ideas into robust designs. Ability to independently manage projects. Creative department trafficking skills.Requirements:1-2 years of design experience. Experience with print and digital artwork. Experience with industry standard design software on a Mac. Up-to-date resume and portfolio.Do you have the background and the skills? Apply now.
Onward Search is seeking for a well-rounded creative Program Manager to join one their top financial clients in Chicago, IL on a 6-month extendable contract basis. This person lives and breaths creative strategy and works collaboratively while being able to oversee a creative team. If you are passionate about taking the lead on projects and identifying and solving problems, then this might be the right opportunity for you. Apply today to learn more!Manages one or several creative teams including: Art Directors, Copywriters (both FTE's and contractors). Leads creative strategy development for each assigned line of business. Is self-organized and manages numerous, concurrent projects.Skills and Requirements:Reviews, provides input and approves strategy briefs. Partners with Brand Strategy and Business Teams to recommend creative testing. Identifies and solves marketing problems from a creative standpoint. Recommends and directs use of outside creative vendors. Leads brainstorming sessions within Brand Marketing as well as other areas of the company. Experience: 4-year degree specializing in Design, Communications, or similar discipline. 10+ years industry experience as a Creative Director. Portfolio Review: Develops strategy and directs major advertising campaigns including broadcast, print and Web components. Supervises all aspects of the creative process, including managing full-time, freelance and vendors. Demonstrates ability to consistently remain within budget and deliver within deadline. Overcomes adversity and obstacles. Industry Knowledge: Direct Mail and web knowledge within the financial industry highly preferred, or Creative Director position within a Fortune 500 or highly recognized ad agency. Quick to identify, address and incorporate trends into strategic development. Trains and mentors’ members of the creative team. Speaks and manages to industry Best Practices. Comfortably initiates and presents strategic recommendation to VP, CEO levels within any type of organization. Technical Knowledge: Knows capabilities of today’s most commonly used design (print, web and presentation) software.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client, a Fortune 500 organization in the far northern suburbs, is seeking a mid career communications specialist to join their Information Security team in a year long contract role. In this role, you will be responsible for:Skills:Executive-level reporting for Information Security. Documenting key activities undertaken by the Information Security Program and supporting strategies. Ensuring communications are aligned with the Information Security Program, Policies, and Standards. Ensuring inclusion of all regulatory, legal, and contractual requirements. Refreshing communications on executive-reporting cadence or as needed by the business.Requirements:Understand the state of cyber security. Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication and exhibit strong partnering skills, with the ability to interact with various levels of management and external stakeholders. Participate in strategic planning sessions regarding root cause analysis of business issues and/or opportunities that lead to the development of communications plans. Apply functional knowledge to assist with the creation and execution of strategic communications plans; leads small to moderate specific plan segments with consultation from others. Have a clear understanding of the business issues and uses communication to help solve organizational problems and achieve organizational objectives. Draft high quality reports and ensures actions are well documented in accordance with department standards. Graphic skills to create clear, concise reports and compelling PopwerPoint presentations. The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree with over 5 years of communication planning and writing experience. Exceptional writing skills across a range of disciplines (global messaging, letters, scripts, etc). Excellent interpersonal skills. Exceptional PowerPoint skills as well as a basic understanding of technology. Strong organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines. Comfortable in taking initiative and able to work with minimum supervision. Preferably experience in an information security-related role (preference toward candidates with financial services experience on regulatory or contractual information security compliance projects) Understanding of audit/risk management methodologies and regulatory requirements pertaining to information security, privacy and/or data security. The ability to communicate complex information to an executive audience; specifically, to clearly articulate a compelling cyber and information security strategy to stakeholders from across the enterprise. Comfort with managing multiple complex priorities and competing agendas. Strong interpersonal, relationship building, influencing and leadership skills. The ability to interpret and apply policies and regulations across a large, complex enterprise. Analytical aptitude.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client, a Fortune 500 organization in the far north suburbs, is seeking a dynamic User Experience Architect to join their multi-disciplinary UX organization.In this role, you will be responsible for applying knowledge of user-centered design methods, human-computer interaction and industry best practices to drive useful and usable interface design solutions. You will lead efforts in UX design project work and apply knowledge of human capabilities, technology, industry design best practices and standards to create user interfaces for highly complex and strategic projects.Skills:Create estimates and project plans (related to user-centered design efforts) for high complexity and strategic projects. Review and validate accuracy of estimates. Plan and lead research initiatives to gather end-user requirements. Plan and facilitate teams in the creation of work models, user profiles user profiles and usability objectives, aligned with business goals. Understanding user research methods and how to analyze and apply the insights gained from that research. Lead analysis sessions and train others in appropriate techniques for performing user centered analysis. Plan, conduct and facilitate iterative evaluations of user interface designs for complex or strategic projects. Develop and educate others in evaluation techniques and incorporates industry best practices. Lead others in use of appropriate techniques for conducting user interface design reviews and incorporates industry best practices. Promote importance of user-centered design activities and is able to influence stakeholders to insure execution. Create and provide formal education on user-centered design.Requirements:Bachelor’s degree or higher in design, computer science, information sciences, psychology, human factors and or HCI preferred. 7+ years as a UX designer in highly collaborative environments. Experience with complex transactional business models. Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills. Expert in MS office suite and design and prototyping tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Invision, Sketch, and Axure. Solid knowledge of HTML and CSS is a plus.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Senior Digital Art Director
Our client, a progressive agency located in Downers Grove is seeking a Senior Digital Art Director to join their team. In this role, you will find the concept and develop web product concepts. You will work closely with the team to design top-notch visual design experiences that build on the brand identity while flawlessly depicting the must-haves.Skills: Responsible for creating all design experience guidelines from idea to final design. Design web campaigns, emails and other digital needs for the specified client. Consistently produce a high volume of quality work while meeting deadlines. Review communication copy and make on brand edits. Maintain consistent brand identities across all projects and platforms. Image editing, manipulation, color correction and retouching renderings. Ensure continuity of design and assets shared with areas of the organization.Requirements: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent. Preferably in the Hospitality and/or Real Estate industry. Minimum 5-7+ years. experience as a Designer. Must have creative vision and the ability to make that vision come to life. Must have the ability to create and implement brand standards. Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite – Sketch and InVision are a total plus Strong work ethic, and leadership qualities with the ability to handle multiple tasks. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to manage and to prioritize multiple projects Proven ability to collaborate with others and yet taking personal initiative Attention to detail and follow-through.Does this sound like you? Apply today. We would love to talk to you!
Our agency client located in the heart of the Loop has an immediate need for a mid-senior level UX designer. In this role, you will be working on a retail account that is looking to digitize/modernize their brand. The full scope of this project includes a whole brand make-over from digital presence to brick-and-mortar to traditional marketing efforts. Your specific responsibility will consist of designing an app from scratch and working on a website redesign.Skills and Requirements:3+ years of experience in UX design, with a portfolio that demonstrates your journey with responsive web re-designs and app creation. Passion for all things wireframe, proto-typing, site flows. Work is done with a creative flair and an eye for the visual elements on the site. Ability to execute, organize, and defend the work. Degree in design, HCI, or the like is preferred.Does this sound like you? Apply today!