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Technical Project Manager
Our client, a leading provider of wealth management technology solutions, is seeking a Technical Project Manager to join their team in a newly created role. The ideal candidate will own the product and design operations flow for the digital product and design team. Required competencies: 2 + years experience in Project Management within a highly regulated industry (financial services, pharma, insurance, etc) Knowledge of Java and Monday.com Experience working with a Java Development team and off-shore resources Experience with Agile/SCRUM environments This person will need to gather information, collect it and be able to look past that and ask the next question. Must have an intellectual curiosity. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search has a new opportunity with a big client in Wilmington, DE. Our client is looking for a UX Designer that can start immediately onsite. The ideal candidate should be creative and resourceful with strong design and time management skills. If you have strong experience and are eager to thrive in a creative environment, apply right now! RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for all stages of UX design Think strategically while executing with great attention to detail Collaborate with other designers, product managers, and tech engineers to develop innovative, user- friendly, products Provide solutions for critical areas within the user-flow Help define the user model(s) and user interface for new and existing products and features Develop high level and/or detailed storyboards, mockups, and interactive prototypes Gauge the usability of new and existing products and making constructive suggestions for change Concept and develop new and engaging experiences for the user base Work closely with Research to create artifacts that will assist in the discovery process. Employ and socialize Design Thinking principles Collaborate with Research and Product to create materials that effectively convey proposed solutions and research findings QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree in a related field is a major plus Must have at least 7 years of previous related experience as a UX/UI Designer Must have a solid understanding of user-centered design principles Proficiency in HTML and CSS Impeccable visual design skills and technical know-how Expertise in designing for the Web/Digital experiences Experience in creating storyboards, mockups, and prototypes Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search has a new opportunity with a premier client in downtown Chicago. Our client is looking for a UX Designer that can start immediately onsite. The ideal candidate should be creative and resourceful with strong design and time management skills. If you have strong experience and are eager to thrive in a creative environment, apply right now! RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for all stages of UX design Think strategically while executing with great attention to detail Collaborate with other designers, product managers, and tech engineers to develop innovative, user- friendly, products Provide solutions for critical areas within the user-flow Help define the user model(s) and user interface for new and existing products and features Develop high level and/or detailed storyboards, mockups, and interactive prototypes Gauge the usability of new and existing products and making constructive suggestions for change Concept and develop new and engaging experiences for the user base Work closely with Research to create artifacts that will assist in the discovery process. Employ and socialize Design Thinking principles Collaborate with Research and Product to create materials that effectively convey proposed solutions and research findings QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree in a related field is a major plus Must have at least 7 years of previous related experience as a UX/UI Designer Must have a solid understanding of user-centered design principles Proficiency in HTML and CSS Impeccable visual design skills and technical know-how Expertise in designing for the Web/Digital experiences Experience in creating storyboards, mockups, and prototypes Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Digital Marketing Manager
A Fortune 500 organization with offices downtown Chicago is seeking a Digital Marketing Manager to join their team on a year-long contract. This role is responsible for driving and executing effective digital marketing and media strategy for a specific business group. The Digital Marketing Manager develops, implements and organizes online marketing campaigns to acquire new customers, increase revenues, and market share. This individual will also provide corporate digital support, measuring and reporting on brand performance, managing digital agencies and media partnerships and liaising with internal and external stakeholders. Digital channels that this role would touch include: paid search, display ads, app integration, paid social media, website, and email. Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Manage digital marketing programs and strategy for a specific business unit Develop proactive recommendations and action plans in coordination with the teams Plan and execute web content, SEO, SEM, Paid Social strategy Assist in the development of annual marketing plans and budgets, working with Senior Manager, Digital Cluster Program and local agency/platform to provide strategy and recommendations for spend based on market analysis, current performance metrics and best practices Regularly attend property/regional-level sales and revenue management calls to inform digital plans and execution Determine areas of opportunity, making recommendations and implementing efforts to increase website traffic, maximize content consumption and increase booking Oversee online customer acquisition, retention, and conversion marketing programs through enterprise-level partnerships with preferred vendors, software services, tools, and third-party digital platforms Manage vendors directly involved in web-based and interactive strategies, analyzing performance metrics and spearheading action items for current property campaigns Ensure all properties benefit from corporate marketing services and brand-wide media and advertising campaigns Monitor and review website traffic and user behavior with an analytics platform, making timely recommendations as needed on website content, external referrals and paid acquisition efforts to drive conversions Independently analyze site performance, website usage, and campaign effectiveness and provide monthly dashboards and quarterly ownership reports Deliver reporting to key stakeholders, including KPIs, comparative scorecards, summarization of performance and future recommendations and action items Benchmark digital activities against comp sets and peers in the industry; improving digital marketing strategy and tactics to be ahead of the curve EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in communications, advertising, marketing, journalism or related field 3 + years of experience in Digital Marketing, Media or E-Commerce with a minimum of 1 year of experience at the Manager level or above Prior hospitality digital marketing or revenue management experience preferred Highly motivated, goal-oriented, creative, self-starter with exceptional prioritization, time management, and organizational skills, including the ability to effectively and competently handle multiple projects simultaneously and the flexibility and ability to quickly adapt to changes and new technologies Ability to work in a highly matrixed organization Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills A passion for technology and digital media, including knowledge of evolving best practices, web trends, and SEM/SEO/Media Demonstrated knowledge of integrated marketing strategies, audience segmentation and data management skills including list building Must be able to function at a fast pace in a service-oriented environment Proven ability to impact and work with all levels of the organization Build relationships and work effectively with numerous departments at the corporate office Ability to work autonomously in a decision-making capacity on behalf of the digital team and hotel stakeholders Proficiency in tools like Omniture, Word Press, Google Analytics, Facebook Business Manager, Microsoft Office Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onsite Search Specialist
Our client, a disrupter in retail, is seeking an Onsite Search Specialist to join their digital comm team in a newly created role. This team will be taking search through the entire creative landscape, creating a world-class experience for their customer. Principal Responsibilities: Manage ongoing refinements and execution of the roadmap. Develop and manage the onsite Search dashboard and other metrics. Support execution of onsite search strategy, searchable fields, relevancy ranking strategies and business rules (biases, thesaurus, redirects, triggers, etc) Partner closely with internal teams to support search result templates, redirects, biasing, and general search platform support. Partner closely with UX teams in search results layout and optimization of content Research and recommend changes in data enhancements. Fully leverage onsite search platform capabilities to improve relevancy. Support development of search data strategies and approaches. Support integration of onsite search responsibilities with necessary areas such as UX, SEO & PPC. Build onsite search, keyword optimization expertise to deliver the best in class customer experiences. Requirements: Bachelor's Degree, preferably in marketing and/or technology or equivalent work experience 2 - 4 yrs. experience in eCommerce with an emphasis in onsite search optimization 1+ year experience within a retailer Experience in SEM, SEO, and onsite search Proven data analysis skills with a proven detail orientation Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Digital Ad Operations Specialist
Our client, an entertainment company, is seeking a Digital Ad Operations Specialist to join the Global Marketing team. Responsibillities: Serve Digital Ad Operations in a support role related to administration, billing, and policy assessment. Reviewing all Digital IO’s for policy compliance, assisting Ad Operations with rep agreements, and maintaining a list of approved digital vendors and clients with non-standard billing terms. Manage Prisma log-ins for Ad Sales, including managing the addition and deletion of users, as well as troubleshooting access issues Revenue Partnerships Work with finance on monthly reconciliation and billing as part of company rep partnership in Canada Process and track all invoice payments for the Ad Operations teams Insertion Orders Carefully review all digital IO’s for compliance to company policies and in-line with IAB standard terms and conditions Liaison with agencies and internal teams to coordinate changes to terms and conditions Sign Insertion Orders on behalf of the company if in compliance with company policy Billing Terms Track all campaigns whose terms exceed 30 day payment term policy and provide updates on that list to Digital Ad Ops, Finance, and Credit and Collections on a monthly basis Vendor Tracking Working with Vendor Management, will maintain a list of approved digital vendors approved to run on digital platforms. Musts: 3-4 years of work experiences in a related industry experience BA/BS or equivalent work experience Has intermediate knowledge of Ad Sales digital business, inventory knowledge, & operational processes Experience with contract reviews helpful Proven experience with operating independently of highly defined, routine processes while adhering to organizational needs Attention to detail a must Enjoys working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment Has experience and enjoys both working independently and collaboratively with a team Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search has a new opportunity with a great client. This opportunity is for an Art Director that can start immediately onsite at our client’s office in Chicago, IL. Our client is looking for an experienced, innovative and strategic candidate with a proven track record of developing and executing strong creative strategies for big brands. If you are a natural storyteller and live for creating solutions that really make a difference, apply right now! RESPONSIBILITIES -Partner with members of the creative team and business partners to develop and produce effective communications -Manage multiple concurrent jobs -Fill in for the Creative Director, if needed -Demonstrate expert knowledge of advertising and marketing trends and translate business intent into creative strategies and executions that market products effectively -Interpret market research and test results, as well as use findings to focus targeted marketing messages -Take part in presentations QUALIFICATIONS -Bachelor’s degree or military experience -Must have at least 4 years of experience developing creative for digital and traditional marketing channels (5 years preferred) -Must have at least 2 years of experience designing for web, mobile and social (4 preferred) - Previous experience working in either/both client servicing Ad-Agency or in-house creative corporate culture -An impeccable eye for design, compelling imagery and composition -Ability to inspire and drive the development of powerful, concise marketing -Strong creative strategies rooted in consumer insight and marketing objectives -Understanding of the media (print, online, mobile) and its limitations -A knowledge of industry best practices and the ability to identify, address and incorporate emerging trends into strategic development -The ability to navigate through complex processes, client organizations and ambiguity
Our client, a CPG firm in the health and beauty industry is seeking a Promotions Coordinator to join their marketing team. In this role, you will be primarily responsible for promotional and communication programs with consumers, trade customers and healthcare professionals. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Handles all the executional aspects associated with the implementation of each brand’s promotional program (i.e., special packs, coupons, refunds, samples, brochures, premiums, professional efforts, direct mail programs, etc.) on a timely and accurate basis, using Adage and Cognos, as necessary. Assists in package run outs associated with package redesigns, formula changes, etc. Proactively seeks, evaluates and develops viable new promotion opportunities, directly leading efforts with vendors and/or other manufacturers’ brands through contract and execution stages. Develops and oversees tracking of annual brand promotional spending details, including reconciliation of Finance and Marketing spending and budget data on a monthly basis. Solicits and analyzes cost quotations on potential brand-specific sampling, direct mail, market research and new deal initiatives. Manages the interface with coupon and refund distribution and redemption services and provides input to the Executive Assistant, Marketing for monthly refund redemption reports. Leads and executes - as needed - all aspects of assigned brands’ social media and website efforts and serves as backup to Digital Media Associate. For Sales Meetings, provides the development of sell sheets, develops and ensures development of data relevant to these tasks, and coordinates materials distribution. Proof reads copy, trademarks, etc. on all packaging changes and promotional materials. Compiles and analyzes data to evaluate research and promotion 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. 1+ year experience within a marketing team Strong skills in a Windows environment, including Word (intermediate), Excel (intermediate) (intermediate), and Powerpoint (intermediate). Rapid attainment of capabilities with basic functions of Cognos, Adage, Nitro and ORC. Strong interpersonal skills to interact with various levels of internal & external customers.
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 – may including but is not limited to: 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 processes. EDUCATION 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.
Quality Assurance Engineer
A Fortune 500 organization with headquarters downtown Chicago is seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer to join their team for a long term contract. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills • Develop and establish quality assurance measures and testing standards for new development and enhancements. • Communicate test progress, test results, and quality of application changes. • Analyze test results to discover and report out on defects. • Work with business community to plan and execute UAT. • Able to test Front-end & Back-end application and web services • Knowledge of debugging a defect • Work closely with the Product, QA Automation, and Development teams during all phases of the software development lifecycle. • Track multiple test executions simultaneously and synthesize results. • Proactively identify new tools/processes/approaches and continuously strive to find ways to improve the overall testing strategy EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: • At least 5-10 years’ experience testing, API, web apps or other enterprise software. • Experience working in an Agile environment. • Understanding of HTML and CSS • Familiarity with Jira, Confluence, continuous integration and deployment tools like Jenkins and Rundeck PREFERRED SKILLS: • Hands-on experience using modern version control systems like Git and Subversion. • Mobile testing experience in both iOS & Android • Understanding of Agile Development (Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, etc). • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.