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Onward Search has a great opportunity for an Art Director with one of our big clients. This Art Director position has an immediate start onsite at our client’s office in Chicago, IL. Our client is looking for a candidate with a passion for innovative and inspiring design. If you are an Art Director with great at sky-high concepting, who is also ok with detail oriented, day-to-day marketing work, then you apply right now!RESPONSIBILITIESDeliver compelling marketing assets for mobile, direct mail, web, and other applicable channels. Work closely with internal Account Executives, Business Analysts, Graphic Designers, and Copywriters to help formulate marketing strategy. Partner with other teams to generate ideas and creative concepts. Use Mac-based prepress programs to build preliminary layouts of marketing materials for eventual production. Articulate and sell your work. Consistently deliver quality work on time. Other responsibilities as needed/necessary. QUALIFICATIONSBachelor’s degree or military experience. Must have at least 3 years of experience in art direction or design. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign. Must have at least 2 years of experience in Adobe After Effects (additionally 2 years in Adobe Premier is preferred). Must have at least 2 years of social media engagement and content creation experience. Must have at least 2 years of experience with B2C site marketing (landing pages, product pages or affiliate marketing). Must have at least 2 year of direct response experience. Experience with HTML is a major plus. Strong organizational and presentation skills. Ability to juggle multiple deadlines on variety of concurrent projects. A positive attitude and team player with good sense of humor.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client is looking for mid level UX designer. In this role, you will join a project based team supporting a retail client building out a loyalty program. You will translate design concepts into effective, useful information architectures, you’ll create solutions that address user, brand and business requirements.Skills:An understanding of UX design across mobile and desktop platforms Experience with UX design, especially building and editing wireframes Presentation skills and exceptional communication skills Comfort with prototype software Requirements:3+ years of experience in UX design at an agency or web design shop Bachelor’s degree (preferred in marketing or technical-related major) Up-to-date resume and portfolio Knowledge of Sketch, InVision, Axure Sound like you? To learn more about this opportunity, apply now.
Our client is looking for an experienced creative director to join their team and create a global digital campaign for their CPG client. In this high profile position you’ll drive the creative process from initial development to implementation in order to create dynamic concepts. This will involve working closely with writers, strategists, art directors, programmers and account service people.Skills:A natural leader with creative skills and the ability to make sense of complex information Comfortable presenting and selling creative concepts to large groups Ability to design or write concepts based on input from clients, account service and brand Experience building, mentoring and leading creative teams to create compelling creative concepts Ability to listen and be heard during casual department meetings or high profile creative presentations Qualifications:5+ years of experience as a creative director or associate creative director Bachelor’s degree (preferred in design, marketing or advertising) Up-to-date resume and portfolio showcasing your contribution to global campaign(s) Experience in advertising, marketing or branding is a mustApply now to learn more!
Brand Development Lead
Our client, an internationally recognized CPG brand is seeking a Brand Development lead to join their internal marketing team. This person will be responsible for project management of the brand development of new product launches.Duties and responsibilities include:New product development, working with internal resources including R&D from concept thru commercialization Packaging development, including graphic and structure changes on new and/or existing items, working with internal resources including Design, Tech. Packaging and Purchasing Advertising and Promotion development Consumer research and analysis Provide financial analysis of key corporate initiatives New item launch post-audits Execute regular item margin analyses Develops ROI analyses prior to project launches Leads all aspects of on-going content management of one of more brand/category websites and/or social media sites Contributes to new idea generation in all product categories and department processesEducation and Experience:Bachelor's degree in Marketing (or related field); Master's degree preferred 3+ years experience in brand development and launch Proven track record of successful project leadership Computer literate in a Windows environment (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint at intermediate skill levels) Rapid attainment of capabilities with basic functions of Cognos and Adage 1. Normal office environment and working conditions
Digital Marketing Associate
Our client, a nationally recognized CPG brand, is seeking a Digital Marketing Associate to join their internal marketing team. This person will be responsible for planning, development, execution and measurement of all digital communication and activation efforts for their assigned brand.Responsibilities:Handles all aspects of brands’ digital media programs (including but not limited to social media, influencer efforts, websites, SEO/SEM campaigns, content for e-commerce platforms and digital advertising) on a timely and high-quality basis Plans, gains agreement to and executes social media campaigns and posting schedules Authors copy and project manages image development and acquisition Tracks all agreed performance metrics and reports to management Ensures consistent high-quality and up-to-date websites and content Oversees and project manages influencer selection and content development Recommends and manages approved budgets for digital marketing programs Ensures continuous improvement in digital efforts Participates in authorship and regular review of standard operating and business operating procedures Proactively seeks, evaluates and develops viable new digital marketing opportunities, directly leading vendors through contract and execution stages Solicits and analyzes cost quotations on potential digital communication and activation programs Regularly monitors functionality of digital platforms and websites, and recommends/takes timely corrective and preventive action as needed Performs monitoring and community management tasks on social media platforms, including responding to posts as called for in established standard and business operating procedures Stays attuned to developments in digital marketing and legal environment and uses to ensure organizational awareness of relevant best practices Compiles and analyzes data to evaluate digital and other 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 3+ years of digital and social marketing experience including paid social, web analytics and SEM/SEO in a consumer goods environment Strong understanding of social and native advertising platforms, including but not limited to Facebook Ads Manager, Instagram, etc. Understanding of SEO/SEM platforms (especially Google) and analytic tools (e.g. Google Analytics, Google Trends, Webtrends)
iOS Mobile Developer
We are looking for a Mobile Application Developer for iOS responsible for working with business to understand the scope of work, for collaborating on design of features, for writing and testing code, for triaging and correcting bugs, for building automated tests, for working with our testers to design manual test strategies, and to deal with defects they find.RESPONSIBILITIES:Along with the team, develop and implement mobile applications for iOS mobile devices, including coding, bug fixing, unit testing, UI testing (automated), code review, AppCenter and app store deployment.EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:2 years of mobile application development experience for iOS devices. Familiarity with enterprise programming practices, Agile Experience with both Objective-C and Swift programming Familiarity with consuming RESTful web services, some SQL Familiarity with Git. Good verbal skills. Good social skills for closely working in a group with business, developers, testers, and UI/UX. Does this sound like you, do not hesitate to apply now!
Onward Search is looking for an experienced Graphic Designer to bring a high level of creativity to one of our clients located in the Northern Chicago Suburbs. This is a temporary to hire opportunity.From day one, you’ll contribute to the creation and implementation of graphic designs that translate brand messages for packaging while maximizing current technologies and trends.Skills:Strong design abilities in a variety of areas including line looks, logos, typography, basic structural studies and more Packaging Design Skills Ability to conceptualize ideas into solid designs Ability to independently manage projects Creative department trafficking skillsRequirements:5+ years of design experience Experience with print and digital artwork Packaging Design Experience Strong Illustrator and Photo Shop Skills in a Mac Environment Up-to-date resume and portfolioDo you have the background and the skills? Apply now.
Email Marketing Manager
A nationally recognized e-Commerce organization is seeking a skilled Email Marketing Manager to join their team on a contract basis through the holiday season and potentially beyond. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and executing the Company’s marketing emails to include promotions, triggers, segmentation, revenue, and LTV while developing a sustainable growth model.The key skill sets and attributes required to be successful include:Demonstrated knowledge of Salesforce Marketing Cloud Proven experience managing multiple high volume campaigns Previous ecommerce/retail experienceResponsibilities:Drives the email marketing strategy and execution of campaigns Partners with Creative Team to design email and communication templates, develop images, content, promos, and landing pages for email marketing campaigns Design an outreach strategy that provides constant contact to customers without becoming annoying, overwhelming or boring Manage email and database marketing tools Analyze back-end data of email campaigns and make recommendations for enhancing their effectiveness Develops and executes all the Company’s data-driven email marketing programs to generate leads, cross-sell customers, and nurture prospects Work closely with Manager, Multichannel CRM to implement campaigns and report on campaign success Formulate and execute end-to-end campaign plans to optimize key traffic and revenue metrics including open rates, CTR, engagement, and conversion Manage list segmentation and develop segmentation strategies to increase engagement and to get the right message to the right person at the right time Owns all metrics, including revenue, deliverability, opens, opt-outs, and clicks, and use results to drive future action Continuously optimize mailing strategies to drive higher returns including A/B and multivariate testing of subject lines, message content, images, offers, mailing frequency, segments, etc. Utilize the best email practices to ensure CCPA and other privacy compliance Drives email list growth strategies and execution across multiple channels, serving as email acquisition authority across the organization Prioritizing emails based on revenue potential and overall corporate strategy, as well as resource allocation Work with marketing to support and design prospecting campaignsExperience required:Bachelors’ Degree in eCommerce, Marketing, Advertising, or Business Administration preferred 5 years’ or more experience managing CRM based email marketing campaigns Knowledge of online A/B testing tools a plus: Optimizely, Monetate, or others In-depth experience with Salesforce Marketing Cloud and/or Exact Target Additional experience with Cheetah Mail, Responsys, Bronto, Marketo, or other formal ESP strongly preferred
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!
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!