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Senior Account Planner
Our agency client in the Loop is seeking a Senior Account Planner to identify customer insights and help develop a strategy for integrated marketing communications (creative, digital, social and experiential). The client is a leading retailer doing business online and through a national network of brick and mortar stores. The planner will work with a cross-functional team and collaborate with external planning colleagues to convert data into insights and those insights into business-building creative ideas. Responsibilities Bring the consumer to life for both the client and the agency; being the consumer’s champion so that the brand work is seen as authentic and culturally relevant. Interpret cultural and social trends (especially in digital and social spaces) for use as the focal point for briefs that will guide our digital and creative teams. Track and analyze the client’s competitive positioning, using both secondary and primary research (both qualitative and quantitative) Create visually engaging presentations that tell the story drawn from data. Qualifications 3-6 years of account planning experience, preferably with two or more years of experience in African-American consumer marketing; Equally adept at analytical and creative thinking, strong writing skills are critical; Ability to make complex subjects understandable; Experienced in briefing creative teams and presenting effectively to clients at different levels of seniority; Ability to cull and interpret quantitative and qualitative research; Ability to use data to articulate compelling stories and persuasive presentations; Prior retail or quick-service restaurant experience is highly desirable. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
UX Copy Writer
Our Fortune 500 client is seeking a UX Copywriter to join their Digital Innovation team. Key responsibilities include: Serving as dedicated copywriter for digital transformation projects Building out and developing copy for new digital experiences, from complex sites to native apps Overseeing copywriting and editing for a wide range of content, including site navigation, path, cart, and more Adjusting copy strategy according to platform metrics and analytics tool Working with multiple stakeholders, presenting ideas, and aligning on go-forward strategy. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: 3+ years’ experience writing product and marketing copy at an advertising agency or in-house design department for a national audience • Experience with content strategy • Exceptional writing, editing, and verbal skills • A portfolio of samples that show how you balance creative flair with business objectives • Familiarity with app, web, social, and email content media best practices • Demonstrate technical and creative/editorial copywriting skills, and an understanding of the appropriate context and audience for each • Understand the relationship between textual, visual, and experiential elements and how they come together to drive a holistic customer journey • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, primarily Word and Excel Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Global Hospitality Company in downtown Chicago is seeking a Project Manager for an ongoing contract. This role will center around: Supporting the RFP product/vendor selection process for Cloud Technology Call Center product will manage vendor services performing multi-site global deployment of Call Center system preferred experience in managing infrastructure projects and/or deployment of cloud-based telephony products initiating/executing discovery/analysis tasks in preparation for new product deployment Responsibilities: Creates, manages and executes project plans to support the ongoing needs of the IT department. Coordinates resources, establishes deadlines and assigns responsibilities. Tracks the progress of projects and compiles status reports for senior management. Builds working relationships with team members, vendors and other departments involved in the projects. Apply now to learn more!
Our client is looking for an experienced web designer to join their growing team for a month-long project. While creating fresh and dynamic graphics for web properties ranging from websites to landing pages to banners, you’ll work with the web development team to brainstorm ideas for mock-ups. You’ll also design looks for highly engaging web experiences, prepare finished files for programming, develop style guides and comply with existing branding standards. Sound like you? To learn more about this opportunity, apply now. Skills: Design skills that cover all facets of the web Ability to maintain, update and improve various online properties An understanding of web design concepts from a user perspective Exceptional communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team Desire to stay current on web design trends with an eye towards the future of web design Requirements: 2+ years of web design experience Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts, design or a related field Up-to-date resume and portfolio highlighting a refined, higher-end, bold and clean aesthetic Strong typography skills Experience with industry-standard web design software Does this sound like something you can do, don't hesitate to apply!
We are seeking a Project Coordinator for our Fortune 500 client located downtown Chicago. In this onsite role, the ideal candidate will be responsible for program campaign project management, digital content creation (web, email), CMS-style site management, and internal client services for this high-visibility internal program. The Coordinator will be responsible for both active project management / status reporting and executing on key project deliverables throughout each program campaign. The ideal candidate will have strong project management skills, excellent written and verbal communication, and the proven ability to manage multiple projects and provide excellent internal client service in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Participate in program campaign initiation meetings with internal client stakeholders – document client stakeholder needs and considerations and work with Program Lead to turn them into campaign recommendations Create and manage campaign project plans and communication plans tailored to internal client stakeholder needs; set deadlines, assign responsibilities, monitor and analyze progress Create engaging campaign content and materials (examples include campaign landing page, submission form, email invites, internal communication channel content) Configure campaign structure in program’s digital platform, timing, and communications plans based on internal client stakeholder needs and program owner guidance Develop post-campaign materials; synthesize feedback, submissions, and ideas into themes and insights for initiative stakeholders Gather and analyze program feedback; actively identify and suggest opportunities for improvement Create campaign and program reports and presentations as needed EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: 3 + years of relevant work experience, including: Project management Marketing, advertising, or internal communications Client services (internal or external) •Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) • Excellent project management skills; ability to achieve deadlines and manage multiple priorities and communicate status to stakeholders • Solid written and verbal communication skills • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to adapt well to cultures • High attention to detail • Basic web or content management system familiarity • Ability to adapt to evolving responsibilities; open to new learning opportunities
Onward Search has a new opportunity with a big financial client in Chicago, IL. This opportunity is for a Graphic Designer that can start immediately onsite at our client’s office. Our client is looking for an energetic creative graphic designer who is excited about joining a fast-paced B2B marketing organization. If you have solid experience with the development and design of campaigns and programs including digital content, experiential event, and sales collateral material then keep reading and apply today! RESPONSIBILITIES Create engaging and on-brand PowerPoint presentations and other digital graphics Work with internal stakeholders to understand business objectives and create effective marketing collateral Partner with the digital team on the creation of graphics for website and video platforms Produce a variety of marketing collateral using approved brand templates as well as original concepts following CB brand guidelines Uphold and follow style guidelines Proofreading of own materials Organize and maintain creative assets, including logos, image library, working files and more Coordinate print production with print purchasing resources Maintain relationships with external design consultants QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree in design or fine arts preferred Corporate or agency background preferred Must have at least 5 years of Graphic Design and PowerPoint presentation design experience A strong portfolio that showcases presentation design skills (i.e.: dynamic charts, diagrams, clean design aesthetic) Strong project management experience Strong interpersonal and communication/creative presentation skills Detail-oriented and can review his/her work carefully Self-starter with the ability to work independently Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe CC, After Effects, and Acrobat Pro as well as Mac and PC Platforms Does this sound like you? Apply today!
We are seeking a Software Developer to join our client's team downtown Chicago. This role, reporting to the Application Development Manager, is to design, code, test, and analyze software programs and applications. This includes researching, designing, documenting, and modifying software specifications throughout the production lifecycle. The software developer will also analyze and amend software errors in a timely and accurate fashion and provide status reports where required. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with business end-users to determine requirements and propose approaches to address users' needs. Analyze requirements to determine the approach/proposed solution. Design and Build Solutions using relevant programming languages. Thoroughly test solutions using relevant approaches and tools. Work in a team environment to deliver business solutions. Problem solves to address development and production issues. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: 10+ years’ experience working as an application designer and software developer working with enterprise applications. Hands-on software troubleshooting experience. Experience with specific phases of the software development life cycle including requirements gathering, requirements analysis, design, development, and test. Technically proficient. Flexible and adaptable in regards to learning and understanding new technologies. Ability to research software-related issues and products. Highly self-motivated and directed. Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. Technically fluent in programming languages, including C, Java. Knowledge of database design and file management techniques. Knowledge of Service-Oriented Architectures. Knowledge of Web-based Architectures College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science or software engineering, and/or 8+ years equivalent work experience Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Production Artist and Illustrator
Onward Search is looking for an Illustrator and Prodution Artist to join our client on a project basis. You’ll contribute to the creation and implementation of graphic designs that translate brand messages while maximizing current technologies and trends. Skills: Strong design abilities in Illustrator, with a portfolio that demonstrates such Comfort in working in a prodution art capacity, copying design style and relying on brand guidelines. Requirements: 1 or more years of design experience Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Illustrator Experience with industry standard design software on a Mac Up-to-date resume and portfolio Do you have the background and the skills? Apply now.
Infrastructure Project Manager
Our Fortune 500 client downtown Chicago is seeking a Project Manager to join their Infrastructure team. The ideal candidate will have experience as both Engineer and Project Manager and should be familiar with managing outsourced projects as the position will work with external players. This role is for the Infrastructure Project Management team. The IT Infrastructure Project Manager will lead and ensure the execution of infrastructure projects over the next 6 – 12 months. The Infrastructure PMO delivers from Design to Production: applications, new technologies, and processes, for various work streams globally. We are looking for individuals who have worked on Infrastructure rollouts such as Network deployments, DC moves, IP phone rollouts, Server migrations, Large application deployments, and new technology implementations. Experience: Act like an owner - Accountable for the overall success of infrastructure programs Experience in all phases of the project lifecycle from developing scope through implementation and closure. This includes working with Architecture to ensure that the design is following Standards. It also means working with the operational teams to ensure that they can run and support the new solution. Work with various Business workstreams to identify infrastructure, application and technical requirements Maintain IT’s strategy and methodology while working with infrastructure SMEs on delivering short term and long term solutions to Business requirements The ability to work in a fast-paced, end-user focused environment while maintaining a deep level of understanding of the system architecture Troubleshoot various application and infrastructure issues including Business process-related concerns Track monitor and coordinate resolution of risks and issues impacting project deliverables. Accountable for budget and tracking costs through the lifecycle of the project. Responsible for securing funding and cutting the PO’s to purchase resources, hardware, and other elements. Escalate and elevate risks to the program when appropriate Manage cross-functional, multinational, multivendor teams for developing and troubleshooting solutions to business requirements. Must be able to drive vendors and keep work moving. Assures timely delivery of relevant information to the vendors Assures transparent cooperation between the vendors Ensure project framework is documented to support BAU processes and maintained by Vendors Experience and Knowledge: Demonstrated understanding of and influencing of business and IT strategy Previous experience working large complex Infrastructure projects: Desktop upgrades, Voice or Network upgrades, Data Center moves, etc. We have a couple of projects to deliver Microsoft Teams globally. This will require experience training users, rolling out new functionality, and integration with conferencing room phones, screens. Experience with Microsoft Teams and voice integration. Experience training a new user community on Teams. Experience and Understanding of issue deploying teams globally Experience in a ZBB accounting environment helpful Experience implementing Infrastructure projects 3-5 years. Background as an Engineer in Voice, Network, Application Development or Hosting before taking on a PM role. A deep level of understanding of technical infrastructure including Hosting Services, WAN, LAN, Citrix, File Sharing Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client is seeking an experienced Software Developer to be embedded within its QA organization. This resource will be tasked with developing comprehensive test-automation solutions to validate frontend web user-interfaces and backend APIs. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Java, with a solid understanding of object-oriented programming. They will also have a knack for writing clean, readable, and maintainable code. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Use Java and/or Groovy to develop, enhance, and maintain code that is designed to verify the quality of software across all layers (Unit, Service, and UI). Help identify gaps in test coverage and develop quality test code to fill such gaps. Actively participate in code reviews to ensure that object-oriented design best-practices are followed at all times. Proactively work with Product, QA, and Development right from inception through functional validation and launch. Assist with issue triaging and root cause analysis. Take pride and ownership over the quality of the product being shipped. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Hands-on Software Developer with 4-5 years of professional Java development experience. Proven skills in utilizing Junit/TestNG for testing. Firm understanding of Agile Development (Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, etc) Data drove, with strong problem-solving skills with analytical capabilities to be able to support theories/solutions using underlying data. Ability to critique work of self and others constructively. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Enthusiastic and energetic with an inherent curiosity to break code and stress test it! PREFERRED SKILLS: Hands-on experience with Selenium WebDriver and/or Appium. Understanding of CI/CD automation pipelines using Jenkins, and Docker. Familiarity with Linux or UNIX operating systems. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent with a minimum of 4+ years of Java development experience. Does this sound like you? Apply today!