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Onward Search is seeking a well-rounded Executive Assistant for a long-term 12-month extendable contract opportunity working out of San Jose, CA. Our client, a well-known e-commerce brand is looking for a talented individual to support several Senior Directors and Directors across marketing divisions. In this role, as an actual member of these teams, these leaders will count on your ability to manage calendars, manages domestic and international travel arrangements + related expenses, assists in meeting scheduling (Outlook experience required); coordinates off-site development and execution while overall assisting the Leaders in their day-to-day activities and team interfacesResponsibilities:This position requires the individual to exercise judgment and initiative, practice a high degree of flexibility, operate effectively in a fast-moving environment and multi-task to get the job done. Calendar management responsibility for internal and external meetings–using insight, decision-making, and prioritization skills with regards to managing action items. Preparing and managing confidential information. Being privy to such sensitive information and a need to maintain a good practice with integrity and diplomacy. Planning/project management skills to coordinate employee/client events. Managing and reconciling expense reports and purchase requisition submissions. Ability to interact comfortably and skillfully with senior level executives within and outside the company, as well as with customers, vendors, and visitors. Resolve time-sensitive issues with a high degree of precision an exhibit strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Credibly and competently interact with other executive assistants and managers within/outside of the company. Proficiently utilize MS Office applications; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Also, in-depth WIKI experience, Google Doc experience, DLManager knowledge, etc. Managing all Executive travel for both domestic and international. Ability to work closely with travel agents, coordinating car service as needed, reserving hotels, etc. Manage All Hands meetings, complex event planning, celebrations, off-sites, etc. This may include working with external caterers, onsite coordinators, Cafe, EAs, etc. Play the role of central resource and contact for information flow within the department. Partner with other group executive administrative assistants to successfully plan and manage events, oversee projects and guide internal and external communications to key stakeholders as necessary.Qualifications:Minimum of 5 years of executive administrative experience. Outstanding planning and organizational skills. Attention to detail. Ability to prioritize, adhere to deadlines and multi-task. Strong Technical skills: proficient in MS Office including Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Excellent communication skills; ability to prioritize, take direction, and work independently on projects. Customer and Team focused attitude is a must! Ability to learn new technology, processes, and change directions quickly. Ability to be effective and efficient in a fast-changing environment. Compassionate. Excellent people skills. Desire and ability to positively influence the culture of the department and the company. Professionalism, attention to detail, and integrity. Possess excellent organizational and communication skills, be comfortable making decisions, and be comfortable working on initiatives that require confidentiality. Sense of humor, desire to have fun. Extremely organized with exceptional follow through.Does this sound like your skill set and experience? Apply today!
Marketing Operations Specialist
Onward Search is currently hiring for a Marketing Operations Specialist! This is a one year contract in Dunwoody with the potential to extend. Benefits available during the contract period.The primary purpose of this position is to plan, distribute, QA and deploy content across digital channels. This includes, but is not limited to, prioritizing, scheduling and deploying content on the web, mobile, app, e-mail, and social channels. Also, the Omni-Channel Operations Specialist will elaborate with relevant campaign managers on the personalized targeting and segmentation strategies for IHG digital channels as well as QA content before launch. Once in the market, the Omni-Channel Marketing Specialist will work with relevant teams to optimize content, fix defects and document relevant processes for testing and deployment.Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Excel. 3+ years’ experience in digital marketing-related area and/or agency. Ability to evaluate and test digital functionality and content according to channel and brand specifications. Experience managing content across a variety of digital channels including web, mobile web, apps, e-mail and social. Knowledge of web/mobile/app standards, browser compatibility issues, and accessibility issues. Excellent communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Must possess superior problem-solving skills combined with team facilitation skill and demonstrated experience leading and developing people. Must be able to prepare and deliver solid presentations to small groups. Responsibilities: In-depth knowledge of digital marketing principles and concepts and demonstrated creative problem-solving ability and demonstrated creative thinking skills as evidenced by prior digital campaigns. Coordinate content throughout the lifecycle, including channel planning, project resources, monitoring progress, QA and execution of marketing content. Serve as liaison for iterative content revisions, consolidating & negotiating feedback from critical stakeholders. Partner with team members to resolve the identified channel or content-related issues. Ensure content compliance with digital brand usage guidelines. Perform quality assurance checks on published content. Manage, document and communicate key processes as it relates to digital operations. Develop and present data-driven recommendations successfully, promote items persuasively, and shape the opinions of others.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Partner Marketing Manager
Onward Search's client, a real estate and development company, is looking for a Partner Marketing Manager to join their team.This person will be reporting to the VP of Experience Design. This role offers a fantastic breadth of experience and the opportunity to build deep product and partnership expertise. In close collaboration with product, brand, retail, engineering, and regional/country marketing teams, you’ll lead business analysis to define co-marketing strategy.Responsibilities:Global Strategy: Lead business analysis, consumer research, and opportunity mapping to inform and develop strategy and budget priorities and secure resources. Co-Marketing Program Development: Partner with product, BD, and global marketing teams to create innovative, scalable partner programs that support our key OKRs (sales, engagement). Creative Magic: Work with creative and web/platform agencies to develop beautiful and highly usable assets, resources, and innovative programs for our products and our partners. Partner Engagement: Build marketer-to-marketer relationships with top partners through email newsletters, notifications, and coordinated partner event presence.Experience:Experience with a proven track record of highly successful B2C and/or B2B marketing leadership. Demonstrated ability to distill data into insights and influence both internal and external partners. Strong project management skills.Does this sound like your skill set and experience? Apply today!
Designer - CPG
Onward Search is seeking a DESIGNER with 5+ years experience for their leading supplement & natural product client. The right candidate will be well-versed in all things digital (web, social, mobile, email) as well as some print (packaging, signage, pop, labeling, event marketing, presentations, advertising, direct mail). The company has been around for over 20 years but is starting a new division, so the environment is very similar to a start-up.Skills and Responsibilities:Conceptualize, plan, design, and produce a wide range of specialized graphic and/or illustrative material email, online banner ads, social media graphics and ads, packaging, printed sales collateral, collateral, direct mail campaigns and more. Experience coordinating the production process including writing up specs and finding appropriate media/materials, solid print/paper understanding, knowledge of production standards for print and knowledge of uploading and digital specs. Create, develop and execute best-in-class concepts that align with the brand vibe and positioning to establish continued innovation on the creative team. Work with marketing and other creative department members to develop brand communication that is aligned with strategy, corporate goals and objectives. Up to date on trends and software. Great with type and color Web design and social media campaigns with working knowledge of web programming languages Able to troubleshoot and solve digital problems quickly Prepress skills needed including working with die lines for packaging Must be ok with production artist functions as well Strong portfolio Mastered Adobe CS5+ Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design required; basic Microsoft Office application knowledge. Excellent command of the English language. Food, beverage, and cosmetics background a plus. BA in graphic design, fine arts or related OR 5-7 years of full-time experience in the graphic design field.Does this sound like your experience and skill set? Apply today! *Onsite preferred. if someone needs flexibility, that is a less attractive option so long as they can devote 100% of their time
Copywriter - CPG
Onward Search is seeking a Copywriter with 5+ years experience for their leading supplement & natural product client. This company has been around for over 20 yrs, but is starting a new division, so the environment is very similar to a start up. The copywriter they seek will be able to connect to their customer base through multiple channels as well as write product descriptions, concepting on brand names, and much more. An advertising background for print and digital is going to work well here who is also a story-teller.SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:Experience with: headline/copy, website blogs, testimonials, naming, brand content, emails, presentations, press releases, flyers, and more. Story-teller who can also write clear, persuasive copy for multiple mediums. Provide concepts and strategic thinking to stakeholders. Social media content reflecting brand (multiple brand) voice. Ensure that copy meets legal and regulatory standards as determined by internal teams. Adhere to style guide and corporate brand strategy. Open to proofing and editing. BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience. 5+ years of experience writing content for digital, print and broadcast channels, agency experience a plus. Specific knowledge in nutritional supplements, condition-based formulas, minerals, botanicals, superfoods, herbs and homeopathic natural medicines preferred. Portfolio of short and long-form content (e.g., content written for the web, whitepapers, and blog postings). Ability to organize, interpret, and express scientific information for a general audience. Superior writing skills, attention to detail, proofreading, and familiarity with basic industry style guide standards a must. Excellent command of grammar. Ability to prioritize tasks, manage deadlines, adapt to changing priorities, and balance short-term needs with long-term strategic initiatives in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment. Solid understanding of SEO concepts preferred.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search's client, a growing boutique creative experiential agency, is looking for a Senior Creative Strategist to join their team for a brief freelance period with the goal of converting to a permanent position. This person will report directly to the Creative Director as a member of the creative team. This role will start on-site in NYC as soon as possible.Responsibilities:Ideate strategic and creative briefs for the agency and it's clients. Deliver briefs and lead brainstorming of agendas for kicking off projects - this will be done in collaboration with the design lead and Creative Director. Lead and contribute to group brainstorming. Partner with the CCO and Creative Director to the concept and develop strategic platforms for large experiential activations across multiple platforms. Responsible for building all experiential proposal and RFP/new business decks. Come up with innovative and practical solutions that are within budget, timing, and on-brief for client objectives. Write clear and concise briefs that bring your creativity to life. Present creative concepts to clients acting as a steward for the work. Develop and nurture new client relationships while continuing to foster those of current clients. Prepare storyboards and feedback on video content that were gathered after an event has been produced. Oversee and nurture a team of junior copywriters.Experience: 5 years of experience in experiential marketing in a strategic position that required creative concepting, brainstorming, and execution. BA or equivalent in the relevant major (advertising, marketing, creative writing). Successful track record of executing successful experiential campaigns. Ability to translate cultural insights into amazing experiential campaigns. Knowledge of the current market and consumer trends. Ability to work in a team environment and can be a team player. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Can manage multiple work streams at once. Proficient in Keynote, Excel, and PowerPoint. Curious and obsessive in your quest to learn new things. You will need your own computer for the freelance portion of this assignment.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Associate Site Merchandiser
Onward Search's client is looking for an Associate Site Merchandising Manager. The ideal candidates should have a background in Site Merchandising for an eCommerce brand. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience to fill the role! Responsibilities and Experience: Partner with site managers & marketing teams to build and execute site experiences for Global & Seasonal pages. Own & uphold digital site build calendar. Assistant Manager is responsible for coordination of all assets required for site build so that site specialists can execute properly. Work with creative producers on asset & page creation. Assistant Manager is responsible for requesting & approving digital creative assets. Partner with marketing teams to align on expected customer journey & messaging hierarchy for Global & Seasonal pages to create accurate wireframes. Assistant managers will be expected to create & clone dashboards for seasonal campaigns through Adobe Analytics. Continuously review metrics to make site optimization to better the customer experience for the user. Assistant managers are expected to QA site builds before providing QA links to all stakeholders for Global & Seasonal pages. Provide expertise and needed training. This includes preparation of content management systems, DAM systems, wireframing, best practices for SEO improvement, and ADA compliance. Assist product teams with site builds that are needed for e2e testing of new modules. Report site issues/bugs through SRS JIRA ticketing.Does this sound like your skill set and experience? Apply today!
Social Media Manager
Our client, financial services and real estate lender, is looking for a Social Media Manager with 3-5+ years of experience.This person will be reporting into the Sr. Director of Publicity. The Social Media Manager will be responsible for establishing and executing a category-defining social presence that connects the brand with our external audiences when and where it makes sense.As the perfect candidate, you will have the right combination of ambition, judgment, creative ideas, and strategic thinking to infuse brand narratives into the marketplace, engage consumers and generate buzz and interest in their product offering. This role will be a key partner to other functions across the organization including, Brand Marketing, Direct and Performance Marketing, Portfolio Management and People.Responsibilities:Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging, and audience and influencer identification. Publish, share and monitor daily content (original text, images, video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages followers to take action. Set up and optimize company pages within each platform to increase the visibility of the company's social content. Create social media calendars that include campaigns, events, themes, product launches and other key programs to increase engagement and drive share of voice. Ensure audience engagement by starting and/or joining trending conversations and sharing high-value content. Update social tracking and listening for use in campaign programs, sales support, and events. Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data, metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information. Collaborate with other departments including, Performance Marketing, PR, IR, People/Recruiting, Regional Managers and Acquisitions, to manage reputation, identify critical issues and coordinate actions. As needed, shoot, edit and/or produce company and brand video assets as an in-house resource or in collaboration with external resource partners.Experience:BS in Communications, Marketing, Business, New Media or Public Relations preferred Experience working in Social Media, Marketing Communications & PR Excellent writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills Demonstrable social networking experience and social tools knowledge Positive attitude, great sense of humor, detail- and customer-oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability You need to know how to write compelling copy in a variety of different styles for the major social media channels, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. You need to be knowledgeable about and keep abreast of the fast-changing world of social and digital media. You must also monitor key competitor social media activities.Does this sound like your skill set and experience? Apply today!
Marketing Project Manager
Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Project Manager with a growing eyewear company! Specific responsibilities will include the following:Responsibilities: Helping to track and facilitate the many projects within our in-house studio, including print, video and digital ads which will run across all critical social and online channels. Managing priorities set by team leads and coordinate efforts to achieve those priorities, on-time, and on budget. Determining project schedules, ensuring compliance of legal and branding elements. Maintaining a project database and documentation. Managing Basecamp tasks and conversations. Project coordination/tracking of jobs via Basecamp, JIRA, and other collaboration tools. Provide a project schedule/calendar to identify when each task will be performed. Assigning creative resources by the project to ensure a balanced and productive workflow. Tracking revisions, reviewing art files, getting necessary elements to vendors/internal teams, calendaring of jobs, deadlines, and resources. Resolve any issues and solve problems throughout the project lifecycle. Collaborate with team leaders to set clear expectations for tasks and deliverables, provide timely feedback, information and direction to internal and external teams while diplomatically managing expectations. Collaborate with team leaders to ensure expectations are managed about scope, progress, schedule, and budget. Maintain file archive/job numbers of all work within the internal system. Communicate creative comments and rationale, approvals, exceptions, and status. Verify audio, video and design specs and ensure compliance. Compile comments from other reviewers and prepare one comprehensive feedback in one communication. Track and report on project milestones and provide status reports to team leads. Seek to clarify or confirm accuracy and understanding of individual's request/message.Experience:5-10 years of relevant experience as a project manager, with a proven ability to effectively meet deliverable expectations and deadlines for marketing deliverables. Strong in digital covering social media, static banners, email, websites, landing pages projects. Previous experience with operational workflows that require managing tracking documentation. Background in project management for any of the following preferred: video production, design or marketing/advertising agency. Able to demonstrated ability to think innovatively connecting the dots when others cannot. Able to organize, summarize, clarify and communicate ideas directly, succinctly and accurately. Pragmatic, Organized and Detailed: Has the tremendous capacity to both think and “do” in a very “hands on” role, adding value at different levels. Independent thinker willing and able to express/support a point of view. Self-motivated and enjoys having multiple projects going at once.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Senior Frontend Developer / Web Producer