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A large agency in Chicago is seeking a Programmatic Manager to join their team on an ongoing contract basis.In this role, you’ll be responsible for campaign management activities such as campaign set-up, documentation creation and maintenance, QA, performance reporting, and billing reconciliation. You’ll identify and implement optimizations, and provide input in the construction of client decks and status documentation.Job Duties:Direct and manage the daily workflow of all client campaigns, including proposal development, campaign activation and maintenance, and post-buy recaps Interface with media teams to respond to RFPs, build strategic campaign plans, communicate service offerings, and identify and deliver new solutions in a collaborative fashion Review client deliverables for quality, ensuring that recommendations and work product are sound and viable Own the development of strategic proposals, coordinating across teams to account for all relevant inputs Assume accountability and ownership of campaign execution for assigned client accounts; monitor and report on campaign performance Understand and effectively communicate our value proposition, technology, and processes as related to the growth of current and prospective agency accountsRequirements:Four-year college degree, or equivalent work experience Understanding of interactive media planning and buying elements Proficiency in Microsoft Office solutions, particularly PowerPoint 4+ years of work experience, with specific experience in Display, Video, Social, and/or Mobile programmatic media buyingDoes this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client is seeking an IT Analyst to join their Finance team on a contract basis.Position Responsibilities:The candidate will be responsible for the successful delivery of projects delivering business processes supported by technology in the areas including but not limited to Financial Accounting, Project Systems, Fixed Assets, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Intercompany, Product Costing, Financial Planning, Consolidations, Treasury, Tax, Security and Reporting. Will lead integration conversations across processes with Sales, Manufacturing, Logistics, Customer service and other areas of the organization. Drive gap resolution process in close cooperation with Global Functional Leads and Business Leaders Support change management activities for projects (Change Impact Assessment, Communications, Training) Drive implementation of a strong control environment and robust processes Support user role mapping and segregation of duties Support business readiness (people, data, processes, procedures, technology) Drive creation and execution of the cutover plan Drive stabilization and handover to Supply Chain, Shared Services, and Support Organization Drive knowledge transfer to the ongoing support areaQualifications:Minimum of 5 years of SAP functional and configuration experience S/4 Finance implementation is a plus Significant functional knowledge and experience in the multiple Finance & Controlling modules of SAP Demonstrated SAP cross-functional leadership ability Has led large scale, global ERP implementations with a focus on Finance Ability to travel up to 50%Apply now!
Our client is looking to add a Graphic Designer immediately to staff. In this role you will be responsible for developing concepts, layouts and designs for desktop and mobile websites, email campaigns, and other digital projects such as banner ads and social media that will increase both in-store and online traffic and sales. In conjunction with other creative departments, you will initiate layout, select colors, artwork, photography, font treatment and other visual elements for the design.What you will be doing:Create solutions for company brand marketing team that reinforces brand platform and message Produce high quality visual and interactive mobile, web, social and event experiences Work from agreed upon creative briefs with copywriter, creative director and/or project teams to develop and execute concepts for major financial products and marketing initiatives Partner with creative and marketing teams to deliver creative solutions that maintains the best possible user experience strategy while completing on time. Understand the competitive landscape, customer feedback, metrics to create user-centered designs Create visual designs across a wide range of assets (including landing pages, web and mobile interfaces, social tiles, etc) that push the brand, evolve guidelines and engage consumers Experience:Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Digital Design or equivalent 5+ years design experience Excellent creative online portfolio Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite Knowledge of Microsoft Office Working knowledge of HTML, Dreamweaver, Flash, Rich Media, and other related tools Ability to quickly absorb, express and expand upon brand and graphic standards Create, iterate and continually deliver design in a clean, concise, intuitive way that maintains brand standards Display rock solid graphic design skills with an eye for typography, composition, layout, color and pixel-level attention to detail Understanding the fundamentals, current challenges and future trends of the making skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously Thrive to meet aggressive deadlines Strong written and oral communication skills Must be able to work independently A versatile, team player with a positive attitudeApply today and include your portfolio to be considered!
VP of Core Media
Bold, fun agency located in the Loop is seeking a VP of Media Planning and Strategy to join their team on a contract basis. In this role, you will take the reins in the Media department, owing a key account and supervising a team of 4.Responsibilities:Oversee development of program strategies and analysis for clients, collaborating closely with Account, Creative and Measurement teams to ensure that work is strategically aligned and on brief Expertly guide and manage relationships between Media teams, account directors and clients to consistently deliver high-quality, inspiring work and grow our business Provide thoughtful feedback to Media teams, using performance evaluation and internal process improvement to develop and motivate talent Smartly manage revenue and program budgets to ensure necessary and optimal resourcing Play a key role in spotting issues with core client teams and in developing new client relationships Maintain and improve the success of publisher relationshipsExperience required:7+ years of media planning experience – including at least two years of digital/interactive experience and two years of media supervisory experience within an agency An exceptional grasp on media planning, negotiation, and performance analysis Must have deep cross-channel media strategy expertise Strong project management and performance management skills
VP Media and Performance Marketing
A global agency located in the Loop is seeking a VP of Media (performance marketing) to join their team on a contract basis.Responsibilities:Lead cross-channel media planning and buying initiatives for the agency, including audience and platform recommendations, campaign stewardship and reporting across all channels (digital, social, programmatic, display, online and display etc.) Develop guidelines and processes for programmatic, digital, social, display and video (all channels) execution and reporting. Prioritize and evangelize to the agency the value and importance of continued measurement to enable constant optimization, so the process will grow more effective and efficient over time. Act as the client champion and agency representative to vet and evaluate third-party technology and vendors. Lead cross-sell efforts among existing agency roster to further all media channels product adoption. Develop tools to facilitate on-target budget fulfillment to support meeting revenue goals.Qualifications:10+ years of experience in media strategy, research, buying and execution across all channels. Demonstrated experience in developing complex, creative, innovative and sophisticated digital strategies and media plans. Possess solid knowledge of industry-leading media strategies (across all channels) and can navigate with ease. Bachelor’s degree or higher required in marketing, advertising, communications or equivalent.Apply now to learn more today!
Cyber Security Business Tech Analyst
Our client, a Fortune 500 organization with offices downtown Chicago, is seeking a Cyber Security Business Technical Analyst with experience in cybersecurity risk and compliance. This person will be responsible for tracking and remediating cyber security risks, assisting with compliance projects (PCI and GDPR), creating and updating risk profile documentation for applications and communicating with stakeholders on various security initiatives.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:Functional and non-functional requirements gathering with application owners Create comprehensive data flow and process flow diagrams with Microsoft Visio Perform vulnerabilities scans across the Hyatt environment and track remediation efforts Work with cross-functional teams to create or update security profiles for applications and identify any remediation items. Track the remediation efforts to completion Gather and analyze metrics for risk management dashboard. Prepare a presentation to present results to leadership Assist with preparing training materials and presentations for various cybersecurity initiatives. Prepare bulletins and training for security awareness to be distributed globallyEXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:At least one year of experience in cybersecurity risk management profession is preferred Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Visio Experience or understanding of core cybersecurity and risk management concepts Bachelor's degree in Cyber Security, Information Systems, Auditing or equivalant security-related subject matter or work equivalentDoes this sound like you? Apply today!
Marketing Automation Consultant
Onward Search has an exciting Marketing Automation consultant opportunity with a premier national financial client in their Chicago location. Our client is seeking a professional with experience in managing all aspects of an email build and deployment for our servicing campaigns. The ideal candidate would manage multiple email campaigns end-to-end requiring experience with campaign and timeline management, email personalization, collaboration with internal stakeholders, measuring and reporting key metrics for email campaigns, and process adherence through the established workflow.Responsibilities:Experience in sending more than 10 servicing digital campaigns per week (from inception to completion and analysis). Serve as a strategic partner for e-mail programs; collaborate with key stakeholders in marketing and communications - assisting in gathering campaign requirements, e-mail creation, list management, workflow development, quality assurance, reporting, and performance optimization. Complete daily tasks using a team’s project collaboration system; partner closely with content and digital marketing colleagues to build campaign assets Continuously monitor and improve programs by reporting on KPIs and share results with key stakeholders on opportunities to improve and scale campaigns Partner with internal teams as needed to ensure both data hygiene and email quality Stay current on industry best practices through external benchmarking and other thought leadership forums; proactively document and share best practices with the broader team.Requirements:2-4 years’ work experience in a digital marketing function 2-4 years’ work experience with Marketo (preferred) and/or Epsilon Technical skills needed: database management, CSS, basic HTML, marketing automation, Excel, PowerPoint, project management/collaboration tools (E.g. WorkFront) Familiarity with both QA and QC in a digital/development environment. Familiarity with Email Delivery and Campaign Management. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build collaborative relationships. Superior written and verbal communication skills; strong attention to detail Detail-oriented, with the ability to multi-task and prioritize based on changing requirements. Self-starter with a strong initiative.Apply now to learn more about job now!
Public Relations Assistant
We are working with an international organziation to help them find their next Public Relations Assistant. This role is open due to an internal promotion.Job Responsibilities:Work closely with PR Coordinator and PR Director to generate and disburse Public Relations intiatives Secure approvals for media engagement Track and monitor media engagements Create and edit presentations in PowerPoint Produce reports in Excel Support the PR team including filing invoices, filing documents, scheduling meetings Job Requirements:1+ years of PR experience, ideally from a PR agency Ability to take initiative, be proactive, anticipates needs Strong communication and organizational skills This is an entry level opportunity in Public Relations. You will be exposed to PR and may have the opportunity to take on more PR related duties in time.
Our client, a Fortune 500 organization with offices in the Loop, is seeking a technical Project Coordinator to join their team. In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating system testing and installations. The ideal candidate will have strong organization and communication skills as well as the ability to communicate and interface with all levels within the organization.Job Duties: Assist in coordinating the deployment phase of a global application system releases and migrations. Coordinate the deployment schedules, customizing, and distributing deployment materials, organizing responses and managing internal status reports. Assist in general office projects, travel planning, setting up of meetings and other support services. Work with 3rd party vendors in ensuring contracting and other coordination activities supporting migrations are completed in a timely manner.Requirements: 2-3 years project management experience obtained by assisting/coordinating mid-scale projects Proven success record of working several projects simultaneously under tight schedules High School diploma or equivalent are required. An Associate's Degree would be desired.
Our client located in Downtown Chicago is seeking a Marketing Manager who will be supporting a large national brand working in support of B2B and B2C marketing efforts across a cross-functional team base including operations, creative and legal. We are currently seeking this individual on a 10-month extendable contract basis.Primary Responsibilities:Lead marketing/creative brief strategy development and program execution for digital and print initiatives Manage creative execution with all required team members, and overseeing all deliverables for a client (including plans, timelines, assets, etc.…) Ensure brand standards and legal requirements are met in all deliverables Troubleshoot any issues to resolution or escalationExperience:Bachelor’s degree required in Marketing, Communications or Business 3+ years in marketing either inhouse or agency environment Strong understanding of email marketing and integrated campaigns Strong communication and Project Management Skillsapply now to learn more about this job today!