Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Associate Creative Director

US-NY-New York
Position Type
Full Time
Requisition ID
2017-126703
Category
Creative & Product Services

Summary

Associate Creative Director

 

The Associate Creative Director performs all tasks related to graphic design in support of Integrated Marketing Services efforts.  Assists the Creative Director and other members of the creative team partnering with account leaders in strategic thinking efforts to define project assignments and develop and execute creative solutions.

 

Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Responsibilities

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC (ASM) is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. ASM services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

 

Position Summary                                                  

The Associate Creative Director performs all tasks related to graphic design in support of Integrated Marketing Services efforts.  Assists the Creative Director and other members of the creative team partnering with account leaders in strategic thinking efforts to define project assignments and develop and execute creative solutions.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

 

Project Management

  • Establish, manage, and maintain the creative direction and goals for specific projects ensuring they fit the Client, brand, and business objectives
  • Manage projects from beginning through completion ensuring all deliverables are met

 Design and Layout

  • Develop and execute creative solutions of the highest standard

 Team Leadership

  • Mentor Jr. team members to assure achievable workload balance, effective challenges for each member’s skill level, and career development
  • Provide guidance to the Creative team relative to the team’s knowledge and understanding of the Client’s business and marketing needs and situations

 Reporting

  • Manage fiscal job budgets and utilization of all team members to prepare  reports as needed

Supervisory Responsibilities

 

Direct Reports

Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

 

Indirect Reports

May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

 

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

 

Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job. 

Travel up to 10%

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Education Level: (Required) High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience

                          (Preferred) Bachelor's Degree  or equivalent experience               

 

Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications, Journalism

 

5+ years of experience in industry

5+ years of experience in consumer products, media, or agency

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Team building Skills
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
  • Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance
  • Ability to make oral presentations
  • Ability to efficiently utilize MAC computers and current fluency in relevant computer programs such as: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Acrobat, and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage)

Environmental & Physical Requirements

 

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.  A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department. 

 

Additional Information Regarding ASM Job Duties and Job Descriptions

 

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. ASM reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law.  ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

                                    

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC. Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

 

Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

 

 

Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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