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Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Manager with a strong background in consumer marketing and project management. Our client, a well-known Financial brand is seeking an individual to come on board for a 6 month extendable contract working out of their Chicago, IL office. Apply today to speak with one of our associates and learn more! The ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously with an attention to detail in a highly cross functional delivery team. She/he will have a strong background in executing multi-channel communications within a similar organization. This candidate will have a talent for getting things done efficiently and quickly under tight deadlines. Responsibilities: Execute customer communications for retail card partnerships seamlessly Manage all aspects of direct-to-consumer communication plan including creative development, legal routings, execution, budget management, and results gathering Plan and execute against strategic recommendations Work collaboratively to guide cross functional teams to ensure timelines and intent are delivered Communicate with key stakeholders to ensure visibility and approvals are gained Support cardholder lifecycle campaign execution Basic Qualifications: At least 4 years managing execution for marketing campaigns or customer communications At least 2 years of experience in direct to consumer marketing At least 1 year experience working with external clients or partners Preferred Qualifications: Financial services experience Retail industry experience a plus Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client is seeking a freelance Art Director who will be responsible for strategizing and designing new packaging graphic concepts. Present and deliver “brand right” designs that are in-line with branding and business strategy. Requirements: 3 to 5 years of graphic design experience Strong eye for "brand right" design CPG Design and Packaging experience is needed and should be present in your portfolio or samples Proven experience in CPG/retail environment Excellent attention to detail, and multi-task Must be able to simultaneously handle multiple projects in fast paced environment Must possess effective communication skills Time management skills Sound like something you are up for? Then hit us up today! We look forward to speaking with you further about this role.
Senior Account Planner
Our client, a well regarded agency in the Loop, is seeking a Senior Account Planner to work on one of their largest clients. In this role you will be responsible for providing insights and guidance for Creatives and others to ensure the communication strategy for the client’s brand has relevance for and resonance with the targeted consumer group. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversees strategy development initiatives for this account Reviews and analyzes qualitative and quantitative research information To develop business-building strategies and ideas, the Associate Director leads planning discussions and collaborations between agency account team members Develops accurate and insightful conclusions from research data and contributes strategy and direction in an impactful, engaging and cogent manner Writes creative briefs providing clear, descriptive and contemporary consumer insights. Helps ensures that the creative product: aligns with the business strategy; communicates clearly; resonates with the target audience In client meetings presents the perspective of multi-cultural consumers with details corroborated by research/ strategy findings Periodically, may be called upon to assist with new business pitches QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in social science, or marketing, or communications required Ten years of relevant work experience in an advertising agency, including at least seven years in account planning Proficiency in analyzing and explaining qualitative and quantitative research methods and results Previous planning experience focused on targeted consumer segments is required, experience with multi-cultural target marketing is highly desired Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office software, particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and have dexterity with data base software and related research tool
Digital Marketing Specialist
Our client, an international ecommerce organization with office by O'Hare, is seeking a Digital Marketing Specialist to join their team on a contract basis. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the efforts to develop, deliver and maintain the Digital Marketing Programs. This includes the development and execution of Digital Marketing planning and programs for email, search engine marketing (SEM), web content, and webinars. This individual will interact with internal personnel and external vendors to drive consensus on Digital Marketing projects. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBLITIES: Collects, coordinates and/or develops content to optimize customer programs and campaigns for email, SEM and web Engages vendors as needed for digital programs (Email Service Provider, SEM, Web and other digital opportunities) to ensure the tools used match the company objectives within budget Support the development of and executes email and web marketing campaigns, including updates to the promotional calendar, segmenting the client file, and targeting offers appropriately Routine email tasks performed include: refresh email contact data monthly (file prep, Access DB, uploading, segmentation rules) send email campaigns based on segmentation and testing plan troubleshoot Email Service Provider (Bronto) rules and campaigns as needed Participates in cross-functional team meetings and promotional calendar reviews. Identifies and communicates promotional content and program plans to necessary teams and vendors to meet business objectives. Uses content tools and tracking elements to create emails, digital ads, and online content. Executes updates to templates using technology for programming in HTML/text format and images as needed. Tests and optimizes target criteria, content, forms, etc. to increase metrics (open, click, lead, and application rates) and exceed expectations. Integrates offline marketing campaigns and targeting with digital programs and other electronic promotions and communications. Coordinates digital marketing, ecommerce and eprocurement messages on company intranet. Organizes website content and coordinates web messages with various stakeholders for timely placement. Facilitate and execute Digital Marketing webinars using “GoToWebinar”. Compiles tracking, analysis, and reporting of the impact of promotional and non-promotional campaigns for digital marketing efforts, including email and webinars. Prepares reporting inputs for Web Promotions and Email programs and participates in quarterly Digital Marketing Programs report outs. OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES: 1+ year of proven email and direct-response marketing experience with a passion for Digital Marketing. Experience executing website content, online promotions, email, SEM/SEO, PLAs, and/or direct response campaigns and programs. Some experience managing external vendors (Bronto, ExactTarget, etc.) Some experience with HTML and image editing software. Exposure and/or experience reporting on financial impacts of digital initiatives. Some experience creating online, email and SEM/SEO campaigns for sales and service operations. Exposure to or an understanding of SEM/SEO concept to implementation for B2B market. Excellent people skills with the ability to communicate effectively and a keen eye for quality control of work Effective time-management skills, able to work individually and as part of a team under tight deadlines with changing priorities Proven success working cross-functionally in a developing and changing environment with shifting priorities Excellent written and oral communication skills with experience presenting to management Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word; knowledge of Access a plus
Our agency client in downtown Chicago is looking to add a Medical Editor to add to our growing team. The Medical Editor be working with the editorial and copyediting support for a variety of teams. Responsibilities: Review material for grammar, spelling, punctuation, correct medical terminology, typos, and formatting Check accuracy of content and AMA style along with any client or brand standards Fact check and link to original sources such as PubMed and AMA Verify correct implementation of client and regulatory changes Requirements: BS/BA English or in a science field 3 to 5 years of work related experience in Medical Editing Agency experience is preferred We are anxious to talk with you about this role! Apply today!
Software Development Test Engineer
Onward search is looking for a Software Development Test Engineer to fill a role for our client. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and competencies to fill the role. Skills: Experience working within a Scrum team and solid understanding Agile principles. Experience with test automation (must have) Solid knowledge Java development with API and RESTful services testing (must have) Experience in any of the automation tools such as Selenium, Cucumber, Protractor , Git, Sonar etc.. Experience in any of the programming languages (must have) Solid database querying knowledge. Preference for MS SQL Server, mySQL Familiarity with a variety of programming styles (e.g. OO, functional) and in-depth knowledge of design patterns Responsibilities: The SDET will be responsible for developing and executing comprehensive suites of automation test plans and test cases, maintaining and adding to existing automation framework, continued evaluation of test cases for inclusion in regression, automation for newly integrated features, and development of toolsets to augment QA and Development testing. The SDET will work closely with Software Engineers in a Scrum team to deliver the highest quality products in a timely and cost-effective manner. Does this sound like you? Apply today! Must be at least 18 years old. Onward Search is a drug-free workplace. Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO
The Business Analyst will gain experience and knowledge of multiple process models of our client. This role will interface with stakeholders, functional and technical subject matter experts, as well as a Project Manager. This is a one year contract role. Responsibilities: Collaborate in a team dynamic creating solutions to support business needs that measure performance and analytics. Provide troubleshooting and backup support to a reporting specialist Lead small to medium sized Projects across KPM’s Facilitate/assist in the discussion of project scopes, business requirements, and resources Deliver weekly Project Status’s and delivering Continuous Improvement Ensure SAP standard reporting is utilized where ever possible Qualifications: MUST HAVE 1-3 Year Alteryx Development & Certification Minimum 2-3 years of experience in Analytics Strong knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office suite (particularly Excel/Access) required Strong collaboration, interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills We would love to hear from you today! Must be at least 18 years old. Onward Search is a drug-free workplace. Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO
Our client, an e-commerce solution company is seeking a Web Designer. This role will be conceptualizing a variety of creative ideas as well as creating visual elements. The Web Designer will be interfacing with the development team to ensure full web site functionality. Responsibilities: Conceptualize ideas with clients, including establishing guidelines, standards and best practices. Test and improve the design of the website by enforcing content standards. Work with a variety of content management systems, include Adobe Experience Manager Communicate design ideas using user flows, process flows, site maps and wireframes. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in related field 3 to 5 years experience Proficiency in design software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other visual design tools Thorough understanding of content management systems, SEO principles and compatibility issues Experience with international web protocols, standards, and technologies. Creative, Collaborative and open to new ideas Excellent communication skills, Bi-lingual Spanish is an added plus Does this sound like you? Apply today! Must be at least 18 years old. Onward Search is a drug-free workplace. Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO
Our client, a nationally recognized brand with offices in the far northern suburbs, is seeking a talent Graphic Designer to join their in house agency. In this role, you will work directly with the creative manager, concept designers and copywriters to create business-to-business marketing print pieces that effectively drive sales and support the brand. The ideal candidate will be passionate about design and driven to make each creative piece they work on shine. Designers are tasked with bringing the brand to life by following brand guidelines and executing creative solutions within their parameters. The ability to translate creative strategies into compelling design treatments is paramount. While collaboration with other designers is always encouraged, the designer in this role will need to manage their workload and understand business priorities. This person will also work closely with the account services team to balance client expectations, requirements and schedules. Beyond print marketing materials, you will also have the opportunity to work on website ads and social media assets. Moving quickly and comfortably between multiple projects is key to this role. Basic Requirements: Associates Degree from a creative/design or a related area. Bachelors Degree strongly preferred. 2+ years of design experience in advertising/marketing. Extensive experience with InDesign, illustrator, Photoshop. LAGO experience a plus. Strong portfolio with examples of projects demonstrating creative thinking and flawless execution. Have strong project managements skills and be able to move quickly and comfortably between multiple projects. Must be motivated, highly organized, flexible during peak workload, detail oriented and have the ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from peers and business partners. Does this sound like you? Apply today! Must be at least 18 years old. Onward Search is a drug-free workplace. Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO