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Digital Content Manager
Located in River North, our client is seeking a Digital Content Manager Consultant to oversee the transition into our new Product Information Management system (PIM) and Digital Asset Management System (DAM) in support of a new website launch. Summary of Role: Create and manage all resources required to execute detailed roadmap and project plan for PIM/DAM technology solution to support launch of new website Define and lead execution of process for initial asset collection, review, and qualification for use on new website based on a predetermined set of criteria Define and lead execution of process for initial load of all digital assets into our new Digital Asset Management [DAM] system and Content Management System [CMS] Identify and communicate opportunities for improved Digital Asset Management [DAM] system set-up and design Oversee taxonomy, metadata, tagging and classification of digital assets to effectively manage from creation to publication to archive and to reflect the true needs of the business Identify future state method and process to manage entire digital asset life-cycle, streamlining workflows and organization across all relevant technology solutions and marketing team server Create best practice “how to” guide for new technology solutions, including an outline of where each of our content types will be loaded and managed in future state Qualifications/Must Haves: 3+ years of experience building complex, strategic project plans specific to digital technology solutions Experience managing a digital asset management platform in an enterprise environment Understanding of cataloging, taxonomy, data architecture, and metadata best practices Must be proficient in Mac operating systems Experience working with various types of digital asset file formats (image and video) required, as well as managing end to end content workflows Strong expertise with the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Applications, and knowledge of Drupal/Acquia and Enable a plus Please apply today to talk with a recruiter and learn more!
A Fortune 500 organization with HQ in Chicago is seeking a Production Designer/Analyst to join their team. Job Description: This person will play a critical role in guiding and defining the visual identity and branding for this product. The role is responsible for using design and creative assets to translate content for digital and social media use. This individual will be charged with increasing brand awareness and consumer engagement across the web, social and email programs, and the print publication. Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities: Must have a strong digital and social understanding Apply brand guidelines across multiple platforms – web, email, social, etc. Manage and categorize assets within the digital asset management system (DAM) Communicate brand standards with internal and external production partners Coordinate in-house and vendor photoshoots Be on-site for photoshoots to provide real-time direction Provide direction for the look and feel Manage post-production for assets on web and social Ability to communicate strategies and pitch ideas with key stakeholders Assist in the planning and creative process of new content development Take on complex creative issues and find ways to roll out solutions from concept to execution across multiple platforms Work efficiently under fast-paced deadlines, able to multi-task, able to communicate for minimal rounds of revisions Qualifications, Skills, And Experience: 1-3 years of graphic design experience 1+ years consumer product goods or digital marketing experience preferred, but not necessary Bachelor’s degree Experience with photography and participating in photoshoots, video production is a plus Post-production skills – managing assets and coordinating with stakeholders Expert in Adobe Creative Suite - Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and experience in Excel and PowerPoint Some basic web programming (Sketch software)/web management skills are a plus Strong verbal and written communication skills Highly motivated and high level of accuracy and attention to detail Adaptable and quick learner. Must be able to apply brand style guides creatively Strong creative, organizational, problem-solving and time-management skills Must be able to work on multiple projects at the same time, each with a different deadline Must be able to take projects from start to finish with minimal supervision Apply now to learn more today!
Our client, a highly strategic, data-driven company is looking to grow their UI Design Team. Our prime candidate should have intensive experience working within a variety of digital platforms [Responsive Web and Native Apps], as well as the ability to work within existing style guides to streamline, audit and ensure consistency across all e-commerce ecosystems. Roles and responsibilities: Leverage existing style guides and patterns to create and maintain a holistic design system and pattern library Work closely to support UI Designers, UX Designers, Developers, Engineers, Strategists, Copywriters, and Product Teams to create consistent, clean and organized designs Attention to usability, consistency and WCAG accessibility compliance across all deliverables Help document and disperse updated styles and guidelines Work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented correctly Collaborate effectively with remote teams and partners Develop learnings post-project to grow and innovate the quality of our product Play an active role in leading meetings Direct cross-functional teams on how to create elements and files that work cohesively within our evolving design system Requirements: At least 4 years of experience designing interfaces for cross-platform, multi-device ecosystems Experience in Figma (our primary design tool) Sketch, Zeplin, Adobe Creative Suite, JIRA and Confluence. Proficient in a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (e.g. storytelling, storyboards, mood boards, prototypes, etc) Knowledge of web-based technologies and mobile operating systems and platforms plus their impact on the feasibility of design solutions Strong understanding of atomic design methodologies Apply now to learn more!
Performing Arts Technical Director
Our client, an education institution in the northwest suburbs is seeking an Interim Technical Director for their Performing Arts space. In this role you will oversee the daily logistics and execution of all technical requirements for all Performing Arts Center events and order materials to support technical specifications. You will also be responsible for the building and organizing of the physical components required to make productions aesthetically and functionally effective. Key Responsibilities: Design and execute all set construction for performances managed by the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Recruit, hire, and oversee training of technicians, student assistants, and contractors Manage and supervise all technical associates, including student crews, contractors, and other technical employees for PAC events In collaboration with Production Coordinator and Department Chair, recruit and hire all guest designers and stage managers Order, purchase and maintain all elements of the PAC including lighting, computing equipment, audio, tools, and supplies Maintain the storage and cataloging of all technical elements as well as set pieces, costumes, props and make-up Work with the Production Coordinator to implement and plan all performances Coordinate with the House Manager to implement and organize events and receptions Coordinate with Media Services for video requirements as applicable Collaborate with colleagues on special projects involving the PAC or media productions Responsible for all seating and stage requirements at all PAC locations and special Center offsite facilities Coordinate with faculty and staff to implement outreach activities to the schools in the district to promote work and careers in the Theatre and Arts Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in theater or other allied fine arts area with specific education and experience in set design/construction and lighting design is required 2 + years of experience in set design/construction and lighting design is required
Application Development Manager
We are seeking an Application Development Manager to join our Fortune 500 client located in the Loop. This role is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising all activities related to the design, development, and implementation of information systems and software applications. The Application Development Manager is also responsible for maintaining, supporting, and upgrading existing systems and applications. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Evaluate Proposals for new work in order to identify approach, costs, and make appropriate recommendations. • Ensure development projects meet business requirements and goals including meeting business requirements and systems efficiency requirements. • Develop strategies for improving current system efficiencies and effectiveness and propose projects to improve. • Manage the Development and Deployment of new applications and major enhancements to existing applications. • Manage and provide direction to the application development team in support of business operations. • Provide technical leadership to project managers, architects, and software developers. • Cultivate and enforce functional policies, procedures, and quality assurance best practices. • Build team capacity and capabilities including personnel development, hiring and firing of employees and contractors. • Work cross-functionally within IT, across the business, and with 3rd party partners. • Manages a team of 5-10 people. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: • 5 + years of direct experience in software development management. • Proven experience in overseeing the direction, development, and implementation of software solutions. • Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies. • Proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of best practices to guide his/her development team on issues related to the design, development, and deployment of mission-critical information and software systems. • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language. Apply now to learn more!
The Commercial Banking (CB) marketing team is looking for a bright, talented Sales Engagement Marketing Manager to help our bankers tell our story throughout the client sales journey. You'll join and collaborate with a tight-knit team of marketers, bankers and product specialists to define and deliver key messages to ensure the right content is delivered through the appropriate channels at the right time and to the right audience during the decision making process. The ideal candidate will lead the development and execution of sales materials and tools designed to educate and guide Middle Market decision makers while also positioning Chase as a leader in the middle market space. They will work directly with our content strategy, editorial and creative teams, as well as market intelligence, sales, product and finance to help build and manage a sales enablement marketing plan inclusive of associated sales materials for sales teams to use in one-to-one sales conversations. This role reports directly to Head of Product Marketing. Responsibilities: primary responsibility is planning for content to be used in one to one sales conversations with prospect and clients Develop and manage sales engagement content strategy for our $20-100 Middle Market sales team that aligns with business objectives Source sales content to be used in one-to-one sales conversations including: brand/reputation, thought leadership, product and community impact/local stories Build and manage the content strategy and ensure a streamlined and modern delivery across all tools (e.g. iPads, iPresent and/or future tools) Ensure content is designed for all relevant sales delivery channels Lead the collaboration across functions and stakeholders including: Partner with sales and product to identify key solutions and associated value props and personas, which will be used to develop effective sales content to support the entire sales cycle Partner with the Middle Market Marketing Lead and 20-100 Marketing Manager to understand the segment and industry nuances and tailor messaging accordingly Partner with Client Experience and Market Intelligence to understand other critical factors such as onboarding, client service and the competitive landscape Partner with the Creative and Digital Marketing teams to develop high-impact, engaging, visually appealing content and experiences that help drive effective banker/client conversations Partner with the Content Strategy team to develop and execute a plan to leverage our thought leadership content for banker prospecting and relationship building Partner with cross lob teams to source relevant content for sales conversations Coordinate with market enablement team on distribution and training of new sales materials Define and track KPIs to optimize content usage and performance Ensure all content and programs are managed within budget and on time, optimize return on marketing investments and report on program performance Qualifications: Bachelor degree required Minimum of 5 years of sales enablement experience with proven track record of delivering sales enablement programs and materials Digital product expertise with content measurement and syndication across multi platforms/devices Platform and application background required Track and analyze content performance to optimize campaigns and align to sales leads/goals Responsible for content strategy and alignment with overall Product roadmap to drive awareness and Strong knowledge of sales strategy and delivery channels Experience creating, scaling and distributing sales enablement materials including big-picture series/projects-across platforms, for highly targeted audiences, and using data and analytics to continuously make strategic optimizations Experience implementing storytelling into the sales experience Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills as well as abilities to build collaborative relationships with business stakeholders and to partner effectively with marketing partners Writing, editing experience helpful Marketing project management skills and an understanding of how to manage the priorities of multiple stakeholders in a complex environment, while focusing on delivering results in engagement, leads and sales Ability to lead discovery conversations and/or mini-focus groups with bankers to understand how they message and sell to clients and what tools and messages work best
Graphic Design - Print Production
Our client, a 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. Show extreme attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple projects and meet aggressive timelines. Job 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. Experience: 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 Education: Bachelor’s Degree Preferred Reports To: Art Director Working Location: Gurnee, Illinois Hours: 7:30am to 4:00pm Employment Status: Full-Time Travel Required: up to 10% Company overview: Weiman® is the most recognized, trusted brand in premium surface care and the #1 choice of consumers who value preserving, protecting and beautifying their homes. Weiman products are available nationwide in mass retailers, supermarkets, hardware stores and home improvement centers under the Weiman®, Goo Gone®, Magic®, Natural Magic®, SCI® (Stone Care International), Gonzo® and OOPS!® brands and are known for their quality, convenience and innovation. Weiman Healthcare Solutions is a market leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative products for surgical instrument cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and care. Weiman® offers a full spectrum of the highest quality products for the surgical instrument and environmental cleaning, care and disinfection processes that are critical for infection protection in all types of healthcare facilities. For more information, visit our website at https://weiman.com
E-Commerce Business Analyst
Our client, an international CPG firm with offices in the northern suburbs, is seeking a digitally savvy E-Commerce Business Analyst to join their team. In this role, you are responsible for helping to drive growth of their retail e-commerce business across Amazon and their international marketplaces, Walmart.com, Jet.com, eBay, Home Depot.com, etc. through the day-to-day support of these key accounts. This role will manage all product listings (content, bullets, etc.) to ensure we’re up-to-date and best in class to optimize our sales across the platforms. Additionally, the analyst will monitor competitive threats and pricing across the various retail sites and search out new ideas from products to content listing improvements. Experience and Skill Sets: 1+ year experience in digital marketing/merchandising, ideally in a consumer product environment Digitally-savvy with a passion for e-commerce businesses Familiarity with business and data analytics, including understanding profit margins and ROI Exhibits superb attention to detail Possess strong verbal and written communication skills Brings high-energy attitude and embodies perseverance in daily work Prior experience selling products on Amazon International Marketplaces, Walmart.com, Home Depot.com or EBay a plus Reports To: Retail E-Commerce Business Manager Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required Working Location: Gurnee, Illinois Travel Required: None Employment Status: Full-Time Company Overview: Weiman® is the most recognized, trusted brand in premium surface care and the #1 choice of consumers who value preserving, protecting and beautifying their homes. Weiman products are available nationwide in mass retailers, supermarkets, hardware stores and home improvement centers under the Weiman®, Goo Gone®, Magic®, Gonzo Natural Magic®, SCI® (Stone Care International), Urnex®, Micro-Scientific®, and Five Star® brands and are known for their quality, convenience and innovation. Weiman Healthcare Solutions is a market leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative products for surgical instrument cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and care. Weiman offers a full spectrum of the highest quality products for the surgical instrument and environmental cleaning, care and disinfection processes that are critical for infection protection in all types of healthcare facilities. For more information, visit our website at www.weiman.com
Our client, a CPG firm with offices in the northern suburbs, is seeking a Digital Designer to join their digital marketing team. In this role, you will develop and execute a variety of digital content needs across a portfolio of 8 unique brands. The digital content will consist of digital graphics, infographics, animated and static media advertising, photography, and video. Job Responsibilities: Partner with Brand Managers and Digital Marketing Manager to determine content needs and prioritization for digital brand content across the entire portfolio Create static and animated graphics, infographics, digital advertising media content, photography, packaging imagery, and other digital assets as deemed necessary to fulfill content goals for consumer/professional education and product advertising Lead development and continuous management of creative content calendar and pipeline to feed the digital ecosystem in collaboration with the DMM and BMs Refine project brief process (as needed) with steps to define communication objectives, target audience, content type, and production needs to deliver digital content Develop assets, such as storyboards, as needed to create efficiency and alignment within the creative development process Collaborate with outside agency partners as required to execute digital content with added complexity or resource requirements Update packaging images and other digital content across owned and partner websites to ensure up-to-date content Involvement in packaging design projects as business needs arise Experience and Skill Sets: 1+ years experience in digital content creation and graphic design Graphic Design expertise across a variety of content types and software design programs Proficient with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Animation (video and gif) skills a plus Photography skills a plus Video editing and sound overlay skills a plus Experience collaborating with both internal and external partners on content production Desire to work in a fast-paced, highly dynamic role where content needs will ebb and flow Apply now to learn more about this job today!
Position: Brand Manager Job Description: The Brand Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic business plans for assigned brand(s) and supporting the communication and measurement of Weiman’s corporate sustainability story. The focus will be on executing marketing programs, leading business and competitive analyses, and completing day-to-day business activities. This role will also be the marketing lead for integrating a new natural brand into the existing Weiman business; this will require extensive interaction with sales and supply chain, as well as exceptional attention to detail. The Brand Manager will have P&L responsibility to achieve the brand(s) financial goals and objectives. The position will interface with various departments including Sales, Product Development, Graphic Arts, Research and Development, Supply Chain, and Consumer Affairs. Experience: 4+ years’ experience in brand or product management in a CPG environment. Strong grasp of business analytics, including shipment and consumption reporting across brands and retail accounts, pricing strategy, and ROI evaluations. Proven ability to develop and lead execution of consumer marketing programs, including promotions, digital media, and third-party partnerships Prior responsibility for packaging development and execution, including agency management. Familiarity with new product development processes. Prior experience interfacing with sales teams and/or brokers within the mass, grocery, and DIY channels. Possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to lead a broad cross-functional team Experience with natural brands or sustainability strategies Job Responsibilities: Develop, recommend, and implement strategic business plans for assigned brand(s). P&L ownership to achieve the brand(s) financial goals and objectives. Conduct shipment and consumption reporting and analysis, generating insights and recommendations to drive the business forward. Execute marketing programs and evaluate ROI, providing recommendations for new ideas and adjustments to current strategies. Serve as brand(s) equity owner and ensure consistency across all consumer-facing materials, including all packaging for assigned brand(s). Initiate and manage market research projects to deliver powerful consumer and customer insights to facilitate continued brand growth. Partner with R&D and product development teams to execute line extensions and new product launches. Partner with sales teams to develop customer communication materials for line reviews and other key meetings, and periodically attend as requested. Partner with sales and supply chain teams to integrate a new brand into the existing Weiman business Support the development and execution of the communication plan for the corporate Weiman sustainability story, and help lead a cross-functional team in measuring progress against established sustainability goals. All other duties as assigned. Apply now! Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required (MBA desired) Reports To: Marketing Director Working Location: Gurnee, Illinois Hours: 8am – 5pm Employment Status: Full-Time Travel Required: Approximately 10-20% Company Overview: Weiman® is the most recognized, trusted brand in premium surface care and the #1 choice of consumers who value preserving, protecting and beautifying their homes. Weiman products are available nationwide in mass retailers, supermarkets, hardware stores and home improvement centers under the Weiman®, Goo Gone®, Magic®, Natural Magic®, SCI® (Stone Care International), Gonzo® and OOPS!® brands and are known for their quality, convenience and innovation. Weiman Healthcare Solutions is a market leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative products for surgical instrument cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and care. Weiman® offers a full spectrum of the highest quality products for the surgical instrument and environmental cleaning, care and disinfection processes that are critical for infection protection in all types of healthcare facilities. Visit our website at www.weimanproducts.com.