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Junior Graphic Designer
Onward Search is seeking a Graphic Designer for a consulting company in the heart of the Chicago Loop. This full-time contract role is responsible for creating banner ads, case studies, marketing materials, presentation templates and print ads. Their ideal candidate will have the following: Degree in graphic design, marketing, advertising, communications, or related degree 1-2 years of graphic design experience with one year of print experience Intermediate level experience with Adobe Creative Suite Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines with excellent attention to detail Outstanding verbal, writing, communications, customer service, and organizational skills Duties will include: Assistance with graphic design, content development, and print production projects Focusing more on print deliverable projects is main duty, but experience with digital is helpful PowerPoint experience is a plus Are you looking for a great opportunity to kickstart your career? Reach out today!
Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for an Art Director, working with one of our preferred financial clients in Chicago, IL. We are looking for a self-motivated, curious, and resourceful individual who is continually searching for a way to enhance their craft and skillset. Ideally, this individual will be a multi-tasker who can take on several projects simultaneously, and equally comfortable handling both conceptual and production-oriented projects. We are currently seeking this applicant for a 6-month extendable contract opportunity. JOB DESCRIPTION: • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or Web Design preferred. • At least 3 years of experience in Sketch App and Adobe Creative Suite CC. (We typically use Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) • At least 2 years of experience in Microsoft Windows Business Applications. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) • At least 2 years of experience in marketing design. • Work well under pressure; effectively handle tight deadlines, unexpected delays, revisions, ad hoc requests and changing priorities • Strong communication skills, someone adept at working in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment. • Ability to multitask, conceptualize, create and work directly with other employees • Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and experience in HTML5 and CSS is a plus but not required.
Senior Digital Marketing Manager
An international trade association is seeking a Senior Digital Marketing Manager. This role will be primarily responsible for all digital marketing aspects related to the associations 18 events held across the continent. The day-to-day activities are varied and involved collaboration with numerous internal stakeholder groups such as Sponsorship, PR, Social Media and Operations. Success in this role will be evaluated by your ability to lead event strategy to new heights leveraging existing and emerging marketing technology. Major Duties / Responsibilities: Accountable for leading the events websites, digital marketing / technology and campaign execution: Websites – content, SEO, design, UX, ecommerce, ads, promotions Planning and implementing comprehensive email marketing campaigns Digital promotions using Drupal and Aquia Lift personalization tools Lead all SEO efforts for event sites in collaboration with various team members Optimize ticket revenue using various marketing automation tools including Marketo, Acquia Lift, Retargeting, etc. Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to optimize digital tactics and meet / exceed KPI ticket revenue goals Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to identify and fill content gaps to enhance site performance and ticket revenue Work with internal staff team to educate the industry on the latest digital trends Responsible for handling customer facing issues that arise with the events Position Requirements / Credentials: BA or BS Required 5-7 years digital marketing experience Experience with retail / event marketing preferred Strong background in all things digital Strong experience with CMS platforms; Drupal CMS a plus Solid proficiency in Google Analytics (certifications preferred) Proven experience working on a high touch consumer brand Love and embrace data – proven love of data Agency experience preferred Experience in using Marketo, Acquia Lift (personalization) and similar digital tools Please apply today for consideration!
Onward Search is currently seeking a Sr. Copywriter for a 3 month extendable contract opportunity working with our client in Chicago, IL. We are looking for a self-motivated, inquisitive, and resourceful individual who is also a strong team player. This person must be capable of balancing multiple jobs, comfortable varying his/her approach to copy, and be able to articulate choices to clients. Apply today to speak with one of our associates to learn more about this exciting career opportunity with one of our top clients! Day to Day Overview: A strong writer and true creative problem solver with the ability to produce original, brand-elevating copy Someone with a range of writing skills to complete assignments, such as writing compelling headlines, to succinct product benefits, to long-form storytelling A big thinker and collaborator. We’re idea people—you should be too A mentor and/or leader of talented teams in a cross-functional environment Ability to receive and manage inputs and feedback from a variety of stakeholders Ability to approach assignments from a customer-centric perspective while also understanding higher-level business and marketing objectives What you’ll do to help make a difference: Possess a positive attitude and readily partner with all types of people. Be just as comfortable with a clever headline as you are with longer copy Have a clear understanding of tone and the ability to quickly adapt your writing style Understand the importance of creative strategy and use it to create powerful work Handle multiple projects at once and meet aggressive deadlines Portfolio Requirements: Must display both creative and strategic thinking and show attention to detail
Digital Content Specialist
Our client located in Downtown Chicago is looking for a Digital Asset Specialist who will assist with the transition into their new Digital Asset Management (DAM) System. This role will be a part of crafting the overall strategy, implementation and required work flows. The ideal candidate will have DAM system solution experience along with strong problem solving, collaboration and communication skills. Primary Responsibilities: Develop digital asset project plant to assist in launch of new website Define and outline asset collection, review and qualification based on criteria Define process for initial load and ongoing management of assets for the DAM and CMS system Oversee tagging and classification of digital assets ensure proper cataloging Create a best practices outline and guide content types and where filed moving forward Experience: 3+ years of experience setting up and managing a DAM platform in an enterprise environment Understanding of cataloging, taxonomy, data architecture and metadata best practices Experience working with various digital asset file formats and workflows Mac Environment Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office Applications – knowledge of Drupal/Acquia and Enable a plus Collaborative, professional work ethic Sound like an opportunity you would love? Apply now to learn more!
Our client, one of the nation's premier associations representing over 150,000 members, is currently seeking a dynamic SEO & Search Strategy Manager to join their marketing team. The ideal candidate will be a data-driven decision-maker, organized, detail and goal-oriented with a strong business acumen to prioritize effectively and solve business challenges through Search and content optimization. In this role, you will be responsible for developing SEO strategy to improve organic content ranking, user engagement and lead execution for the team. Additionally you will drive success through paid search strategy, day-to-day campaign management, optimization, and measurement. Minimum Qualifications: BS/BA 5+ years of search, Digital or integrated media planning and/or related fields Knowledge of information architecture, web usability, audience segmentation, web governance, and web accessibility standards. Experience in search marketing and SEO, development of search strategies, development, management and optimization of SEM campaigns. Understanding of SEO best practices to inform content development and support SEM campaign performance. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communications skills, analytical skills. Knowledge of use of data, content, and technology to influence consumer behavior. Ability to present campaign results to senior leadership, seamlessly balance strategic initiatives and operational functions of the digital team Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (WORD, EXCEL & PowerPoint) Knowledge of Google Ads, Bing Ads, Google Tag Manager, SEO, Google Analytics, and enterprise search platforms Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Global Ecommerce Client in Chicago is seeking a Hybris Developer to join their growing team. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and competencies to fill the role. Skills and Requirements: Experience with Hybris OCC layer. Experience with Hybris upgrades to versions 6.7 and reliability engineering. Experience with Hybris promotions module and performance improvements Strong in Java 8 and above including good understanding of JVM internals. Experience: 5+ Does this sound like you? Apply today!
iOS Lead Engineer
Looking for a Software Engineer Lead with a focus on mobile engineering for a contract to the end of the year + possible extensions. Must have native iOS or Android experience. A Technical Lead is responsible for the overall technical delivery of and ensures the quality of the product for delivery teams on small- and mid-sized projects. You’re hands-on, owning and driving the system design and enforcing best practices, and you work closely with product and test teams to determine overall test coverage and scope, as well as identifying the high-impact and low-cost opportunities for automated testing. What we’d like to see: Experience leading a development team, steering them towards a technical vision, and improving their productivity. Ownership over software architecture decisions for the team - someone who loves facilitating the creation and evolution of the solution design. Prior experience owning and creating client facing documents such as RFPs,presentations, SOWs, and launch/test plans. 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
Senior Software Engineer
Global Ecommerce Client in Chicago is seeking a Sr. Software Engineer to join them on a contract opportunity/long term role. • Lead back-end development efforts in building a robust ecommerce platform within the scrum team. • Rapidly design and implement RESTful API’s using proven design principles by discovering and understanding internal and external sources meeting the scalability, availability and performance requirements. • Design and develop utility functions and cross cutting modules • Technical deep dive’s to solve complex business problems • Develop unit and functional tests for the code developed. • Collaborate with multiple cross functional teams • Work in an Agile/Scrum, test driven development environment. SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE: • Experience in Agile/Scrum environment. • Solid experience with Java, JEE technologies, Spring and related frameworks. • Knowledge of SQL and NoSQL databases • Knowledge in Asynchronous messaging and event driven architectures • Experience in creating unit test cases as well as integration test cases in software • Experience with CI/CD and DevOps tools (Jenkins, Git, Chef etc.) • Experience with containerization/orchestration technologies tools like Docker, Mesos, Kubernetes and Swarm is a plus • 6+ years of experience in building back end systems. • 3+ years of experience in building scalable RESTful API’s. • Has exposure to cloud environment using AWS or Azure or Google Cloud platforms. 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
Manager, eCommerce and Web Content
Our client, a national retailer with multiple websites located in the far western suburbs of Chicago, is seeking a mid to senior level eCommerce manager to join their team. Position summary: The Manager, eCommerce and Web Content will be responsible for driving and owning the strategy for multiple websites and brands. In this role, you will be responsible for digital marketing, data management, brand consistency and user experience for company properties. Additionally, you will be responsible for leading, coaching and mentoring the design, content, and email teams while ensuring proper strategic focus, timely execution, and thorough measurement of programs. This position will collaborate across marketing channels and departments to build growth strategies for the brand. This individual is an expert in all things related to website and channel optimization, brand consistency, website testing strategy, and maintains up to date on SEO, social, and web content best practices. The ideal candidate is a metrics-focused digital marketer with exceptional communication, strategy, and execution skills. You have a keen awareness of the latest marketing trends and merchandising best practices. You have a background working with eCommerce brands or marketplaces and you are analytical with a natural curiosity to test, measure, and iterate in order to drive results. You are organized with exceptional project management skills and a natural cultural leader with a high level of autonomy. Responsibilities Create and execute marketing strategy encompassing digital marketing, data management, brand consistency and user experience for select company properties. Create, implement and analyze the success of marketing campaigns across multiple channels Create new initiatives to increase conversions while developing, reviewing and continuously improving how we test and measure web content to improve conversion rates Analyze site data and user behavior using Omniture and Google Analytics to find new ways to increase conversion, brand awareness, and ROI. Oversee creative direction of brand maintenance and enhancements for online B2B and B2C ECommerce Websites Liaison between departments, communicating our vision and recommendations to a range of internal and external stakeholders. This includes keeping stakeholders informed by compiling, analyzing, and reporting marketing results; forwarding plan projections and updates Communicate and work with internal and external web programmers to improve website functionality, troubleshoot problems and enhance customer experience. This includes coordination of monthly coding deployments across all company brands Expand eCommerce product databases and create valuable content for blogs, social media, and other customer outreach channels Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, communications, or relevant field of study A minimum of 5 years working in eCommerce, focused on direct to consumer marketing within a large organization Thorough knowledge of technical SEO Ability to navigate priorities and drive a coherent plan with demonstrable results in a timely manner Experience with A/B testing (using Optimizely) to increase conversions Technical knowledge including understanding of site flows, wireframing, and Oracle ATG platform Experience with Adobe CC, along with a core understanding of HTML and CSS Demonstrated ability to manage and execute large projects; meet tight deadlines on short notice, and multi-task Strong writing and editing skills and understanding of appropriate grammar, spelling and punctuation rules Must have digital art direction experience Highly analytical, experience managing sales and margin goals SQL experience nice to have but not required 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