Design Strategist
Schawk - Battle Creek, MI

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The Strategy team is responsible for partnering with a team of account and creative colleagues to deliver strategic packaging design, brand identity work and new product innovation projects for a major cereal and snacks manufacturer in Battle Creek, MI. Key responsibilities include building the client relationship, identifying consumer insights, articulating design strategy and developing and delivering compelling client presentations. The ideal candidate is a team-player and self-starter who is resourceful, adaptable, has stellar attention to detail and possesses the ability to prioritize, plan and inspire the Account, Creative and Client teams.

Job Responsibilities
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  • Provide strategic oversight for assigned businesses
    · Cultivate and nurture strong Client and agency relationships
    · Partner with Account colleagues to provide proper support and elevation of creative projects
    · Partner with Design Directors to determine and facilitate strategic design approach
    · Develop & deliver compelling client presentations
    · Proactively build knowledge of branding, marketing and design strategies
    · Lead high-level creative projects including generation of estimates, briefs, timelines, etc.
    · Collaborate with other Schawk and Anthem offices on key projects
    · Occasional attendance of qualitative research groups
  • Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Business, Advertising, Communications or related field
    · 5+ years experience in Design, Strategy or related fields
    · Software: Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint / Keynote
    · Knowledge of Design, Marketing and Branding
    · Effective Communicator
    · Team player
    · Proven ability to establish and foster Client relationships, manage process, and steer great creative
    · CPG experience preferred
  • Personal Performance Factors

  • Integrity/Ethics - deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad.
  • Perseverance - targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs.
  • Teamwork - Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.
  • Initiative - Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.

  • About this company
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    Schawk has designs on consumers' products. The company provides digital prepress and other graphic services primarily for consumer...