Brand Design Manager
SOCi Chicago, IL
- Expired: August 31, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.
About Us:SOCi is a leading all-in-one marketing platform built specifically for "next-level" multi-location marketers. Our customers include top brands and influencers like Ace Hardware, Sport Clips, and Anytime Fitness who have the impossible challenge of managing their digital presence across 100s or 1000s of locations. SOCi’s platform makes the impossible, possible by enabling top brands and their locations to strengthen and scale their digital presence across hundreds and thousands of local search and social pages while protecting what matters most, their reputation.Our accolades include:Forbes 2021 America’s Best Startup Employers Inc.
5000 honoree three years in a row for Fastest Growing Companies in AmericaTop 150 rank on the 2021 Financial Times Americas' Fastest Growing CompaniesBrand Design ManagerSOCi is looking for a seasoned Brand Design Manager to join our growing marketing team to help us achieve our next stage of rapid growth. Are you a creative that loves a fast-paced environment that empowers you to make an immediate impact? Are you a design pro in all things digital, with a passion for pushing the status quo?
In this role, you will facilitate complex problem solving while collaborating with marketers, content writers, and product managers to deliver beautiful, world-class work. Additionally, you will build and develop a team (both internal and external design resources) specializing in visual design and content that ties our brand experience to our marketing goals. Being a leader within the marketing team, you will influence creative strategy, collaborate across multiple functions, mentor junior members, and be the design liaison across the company.In this role, you’ll lead design efforts, including the creation and execution of website graphics, long-form report designs, landing pages, branding materials, brand campaigns, videos & motion graphics, event + trade show creative, digital and traditional ads, presentations, social media assets, interactive designs, and more.
Elevating and maintaining SOCi’s brand across multiple platforms and touch points will be a key factor in the work you’re owning. In this hands-on role, you’ll have the opportunity to:Hold a mission-critical role in the company with a high level of executive team exposureAccelerate growth on an award-winning solution and brandIn this role you will:Handle a heavy workload of projects - effectively prioritizing the work and the creation and management of quick, but realistic, timelinesCreate and execute design briefs with the team, own the determination of requirements, and amend final designs to include stakeholder feedback to gain full approvalDrive and execute on creative direction and strategy for our website, paid, owned, and earned marketing channelsCultivate and evangelize an efficient process that maintains core design principles across all visual design, including web pages, digital channels, content, and marketing collateralEnsure quality design standards are maintained and continually elevated - we need to constantly push the boundaries to uplevel our visual brand identityTranslate brand guidelines into a system that ensures consistency across all mediumsWork with internal resources and external creative agencies to ensure cohesiveness across all channelsUse a metrics-driven approach to analyze, build, and evangelize design executionExcellent organizational and process-driven skillsWork as part of a team with the marketing and sales membersYou’ll be a fantastic match for this role if you bring:A portfolio of impressive design work demonstrating a range of work across different mediums. A portfolio link should be submitted with your application.7+ years of relevant experience as in-house creative (heavy in B2B software a plus)1-2 years team management experienceClear understanding of content strategy is a plusIllustration, infographics, and video + motion graphics expertiseExperience art directing external agencies, and keeping large-scale projects on trackA strong ability to translate complex requirements into simple and effective designsProficiency with all design software and technologies (Adobe Suite, Canva)Proficiency with website and landing page software (Unbounce and WordPress)Excellent communication skillsAbility to work methodically and meet deadlinesBachelor's degree or relevant years of work experienceWhy you’ll love it here:We are a fast-growing, award-winning tech company with offices in San Diego and Austin, Texas, and employees across the globe.
We have amazing customers (Anytime Fitness, SportClips, Ace Hardware, Internet Brands, etc) who love our platform. Check us out on G2Crowd, Capterra, or TrustPilot.Everyone is held to the highest standards, but we make sure to have fun, too.Opportunity to make a difference and implement your ideas.Flexible PTO and paid holidays.Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits.Work directly with SOCi executives and advisors.We know that confidence and the imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting stellar candidates. With that in mind, please don’t hesitate to apply — we’d love to hear from you.What's SOCi's culture like?Led by a team of industry experts, SOCi is leading the pack in multi-location marketing.
Our passionate team of SOCialites work at convenient locations in both San Diego, CA and Austin, TX. We offer flexible PTO, comprehensive health & benefits packages and 401k (amongst many other perks). Every new team member is equipped with a MacBook laptop, tech accessories & SOCi swag.
We are a fast-paced, agile environment where thought leadership and input is encouraged. If you are looking for a place where you can come and make a difference in the way enterprise organizations utilize social technology, then SOCi is for you.SOCi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.SummaryLocation: Chicago, IL, United StatesType: Full TimeExperience: Experienced
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