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Onward Search is seeking for a well-rounded creative Program Manager to join one their top financial clients in Chicago, IL on a 6-month extendable contract basis. This person lives and breaths creative strategy and works collaboratively while being able to oversee a creative team. If you are passionate about taking the lead on projects and identifying and solving problems, then this might be the right opportunity for you. Apply today to learn more!

Manages one or several creative teams including: Art Directors, Copywriters (both FTE's and contractors). Leads creative strategy development for each assigned line of business. Is self-organized and manages numerous, concurrent projects.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Reviews, provides input and approves strategy briefs.
  • Partners with Brand Strategy and Business Teams to recommend creative testing.
  • Identifies and solves marketing problems from a creative standpoint.
  • Recommends and directs use of outside creative vendors.
  • Leads brainstorming sessions within Brand Marketing as well as other areas of the company. Experience: 4-year degree specializing in Design, Communications, or similar discipline. 10+ years industry experience as a Creative Director. 
  • Portfolio Review: Develops strategy and directs major advertising campaigns including broadcast, print and Web components.
  • Supervises all aspects of the creative process, including managing full-time, freelance and vendors.
  • Demonstrates ability to consistently remain within budget and deliver within deadline. Overcomes adversity and obstacles.
  • Industry Knowledge: Direct Mail and web knowledge within the financial industry highly preferred, or Creative Director position within a Fortune 500 or highly recognized ad agency.
  • Quick to identify, address and incorporate trends into strategic development.
  • Trains and mentors’ members of the creative team.
  • Speaks and manages to industry Best Practices.
  • Comfortably initiates and presents strategic recommendation to VP, CEO levels within any type of organization.
  • Technical Knowledge: Knows capabilities of today’s most commonly used design (print, web and presentation) software.

Does this sound like you? Apply today!

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Disclaimer:

  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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