Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Art Director l Agency

    Job Locations US-CT-Norwalk
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Norwalk
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    CT
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2018-179669
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    Creative & Product Services
  • Summary

    Art Director I Agency

     

    The Art Director’s primary responsibility is to develop creative collateral for Shopper Marketing and Consumer Promotion campaigns by taking a brand concept and turning it into a tangible creative object. Throughout this process, the Art Director is held accountable for maintaining exceptional creative standards across print, collateral, direct mail, ad circulars, and web creative. The Art Director will play an active role in internal and cross-functional brainstorming sessions, so this person must possess a wide range of creative styles and feel comfortable expressing and presenting creative rationale.

    Responsibilities

    The Company 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. The Company 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 Art Director’s primary responsibility is to develop creative collateral for Shopper Marketing and Consumer Promotion campaigns by taking a brand concept and turning it into a tangible creative object. Throughout this process, the Art Director is held accountable for maintaining exceptional creative standards across print, collateral, direct mail, ad circulars, and web creative. The Art Director will play an active role in internal and cross-functional brainstorming sessions, so this person must possess a wide range of creative styles and feel comfortable expressing and presenting creative rationale.

     

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

     

    • Development of creative shopper marketing and consumer promotion materials for agency, Client and New Business initiatives.
    • Maintain the creative direction and expectations for specific projects, ensuring they fit client, brand, retailer, and the overall business objectives, and are cohesive across the entire campaign.
    • Working knowledge of promotional media vendors, as well as the ability to work with a variety of product specifications.
    • Play an active role in strategic brainstorming sessions with Creative and Account leaders offering creative solutions and presenting creative rationale aligned with the client’s/retailer’s objectives.

    Other Requirements:

    Strong understanding and utilization of proper safety techniques and correct use of equipment when appropriate.

     

     

    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 and Driving are essential duties and function of this job 

    Travel up to 10% of time on annualized basis

     

    Minimum QualificationsMinimum QualificationsThe following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

     

    Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree in Advertising orequivalent experience

         

    Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications, Marketing or related field.

    - 3-5 years of experience in similar industry, with at least 1 year of experience in the arena of marketing promotions, and 2 years of consumer products, media and/or agency experience

     

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • Excellent sense of design and layout.
    • Ability to work within a team environment and have the ability to collaborate and express creative rationale Ability to conceptualize and strategize on agency initiatives.
    • Ability to efficiently utilize computer tools (MAC), including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Acrobat and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage) Working knowledge of production, file preparation and formatting.
    • Self-motivated to complete multiple tasks and projects within deadline (manage time effectively)
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Superior attention to detail and follow-through.

    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.  

     

    Additional Information Regarding The Company 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. The Company 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.  The Company 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.

     

    Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes.  Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

    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.

                                        

    The Company 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, the Company 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.

     

    The Company 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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