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Our client, a Fortune 500 organization with HQ downtown Chicago, is seeking someone to join their Business Development team on a contract basis. Responsibilities: Lead commercialization effort for scoping new business opportunities Ensure effective team engagement with the manufacturing location, R&D, supply planning, and engineering Ensure appropriate capacity for new business initiatives and growth plans across product life cycle Develop and recommend alternatives as needed Provide updates to project sponsors and stakeholders as needed on key initiatives, including progress against deliverables, cost management, next steps and needs from sponsors to alleviate hurdles Escalate concerns and issues, report project fact base, define options/trade-offs, and provide team recommendation Lead internal feasibility assessment and business case to support business team’s scoping requests Identify impact across the supply chain with regard to cost of goods sold e.g. route to market, capacity utilization, DIOH, manufacturing efficiency, quality, safety Help develop and assess assigned financial targets, to include the delivery of capital requirements, trial activity and start-up expenses Drive development of preliminary COGS, ensure alignment between category team and operations Engage and support productivity related scoping projects to deliver cost reduction targets Partner with External Manufacturing managers and EM procurement to deliver against scoping activities outside of current capabilities Support Business and Manufacturing Systems initiatives as required, and support the continuous improvement of the commercialization process through collaboration with key stakeholders and best practice sharing Execute major manufacturing cost improvement initiatives through cross functional collaboration and updates to senior leaders Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Operations Management, Food Science, Chemistry, or other related field Minimum 5 years’ experience in Engineering, Integrated Supply Chain, Operations or Research & Development Operations experience strongly preferred Minimum 1 years’ experience in Project Management Minimum 1 years’ experience in Basic Marketing/Finance Principles
Our CPG client with facilities in the far northwestern suburbs is seeking a HR Assistant to join their team on a contract basis. The position will mainly conduct data entry (primarily into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, but not to disregard Microsoft Word or other Microsoft Office applications). Responsibilities: Performs data transaction requests and records all status, transfer, and termination changes into HRIS, payroll, or alternate systems daily Executes all transactions related to human resources activities including but not limited to data entry, filing, HRIS systems, employment inquiries, benefit enrollment and payment initiation, training and development, time-keeping, and password resets Ensures all data is entered systems accurately, completely, and quickly, per service level agreement(s) Responds to all associates in a professional, courteous, timely and efficient manner Collaborates positively with all team members to develop new and improve existing HR and training work processes and procedures Serves as the primary resources for all training needs Run periodic reports from various systems to provide key data to authorized stakeholders Assist with maintaining personnel files in compliance with federal and state regulations Coordinate facility logistics (securing rooms, equipment, set up, refreshments, etc.) Qualifications: Bi-Lingual (Spanish) High School diploma or GED required Experience within a fast-paced environment Must possess excellent problem solving and communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills, adaptability, self-initiative and organizational skills Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
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
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!