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Sr Graphic Designer in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Req/Job ID: 975182BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Marketing/Advertising
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

IMX, a creative agency within Sears Holdings Corporation, is seeking proven candidates for a Senior Graphic Designer position in the Hoffman Estates office.

Job Summary:
The Senior Graphic Designer is responsible for the strategic development and design of brand communication elements in a variety of media (e.g. style guides, banner ads, social, in-store signing, circular wraps, ROPs, collateral, POS, in-store flyers, brochures, etc). The Senior Graphic Designer ensures that all created elements are compelling, customer-focused and in alignment with the business strategy and marketing objectives and meet approved visual standards. The Graphic Designer is responsible for the creation of assigned marketing elements from concept to completion and assumes accountability for the implementation of all creative elements to meet agreed upon deadlines. The Senior Graphic Designer is responsible for continually moving marketing communications forward in design, presentation and effectiveness, towards positioning of best in class.

Job Requirements

Main Job Responsibilities
• Constantly measures messaging and execution against Sears and Kmart brand positioning and visual standards
• Assist in establishing creative standards/style guides and formats and ensure adherence to those standards in all produced work
• Creates and develops concepts, presents concepts to Creative Director and management, designs and implements approved concepts through creation of final art
• Ensures that all produced elements are meaningful to the customer, are compelling, are in alignment with the marketing and business strategies and are within budget parameters
• Develops and implements assigned projects within given calendar and time frame; accountable to meet deadlines
• Interfaces with agencies, production vendors, illustrators, photographers as needed to design and implement concepts
• Seeks ways to improve processes/efficiencies and quality of output within functional area
Skill Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in marketing or design
• 2 to 5 years graphic design experience, preferably in retail
Expert in Adobe Creative Suite 5 and above, Excel, Word, Power Point (remove bold italic)
• Graphic Design degree required
• Excellent design typography and photography skills, as proven by portfolio
Copy writing skills a plus (remove bold)
• Strong strategic thinking ability
• Strong knowledge and understanding of targeted advertising and marketing
• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement national programs that adhere to corporate strategies
• Knowledge of print and digital / TV production process and methodologies a plus
• Knowledge of competitors design and visual strategies, graphic trends and styles within the retail industry
• Innovative and creative mindset
• Results driven and a sense of urgency
• Loyalty program experience a plus (optional) remove bold
• Production skills (file preparation and release) and digital design experience and copy-writing skills a plus (remove bold)