Manager, Signing job in HOFFMAN ESTATES

Company Name:
Sears Holdings
Manager, Signing job in HOFFMAN ESTATES
Requisition ID: 335506BR
Job Function: Social Networking/Community
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
State: Illinois (IL)
State or Province/City: HOFFMAN ESTATES
Post Code: 60179
Post Date: 05/23/2014
Business Unit: eCommerce - Integrated Retail
Store: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp
Effectively plans and executes signage and point-of-sale requests and programs in collaboration with Merchandising, Sales, Corporate Purchases, Creative Services, and outside agencies. Manages projects and initiatives from conception through execution with focus on strategic thinking and detailed project management. Must have strategic understanding of BU initiatives and internal standards and processes. Heavy focus on creative and production processes, development of print production specifications, project estimating, and budget management. Ensures projects are completed on time and within budget.
Job Duties/Responsibilities:
o Provide consultation on creative and production processes within the corporate office and with outside agencies.
o Assist business partners in articulating signing objectives and deliverables through development of creative briefs.
o Assist Director, In-Store Marketing with the development of seasonal and transition annual production calendars and schedules
o Assist Director, In-Store Marketing in building and maintaining a library of commonly used signing elements including sizes, substrates, and associated price matrixes as well as unique fixture requirements
o Maintain a working knowledge of and stay current with emerging trends and new products and services associates with signing and point-of-sale executions to bring new ideas to the team
o Implement post-game analysis on signing production projects
o Create and maintain project schedules on a project-by-project basis
o Oversee and manage product sample coordination by sample coordinator with Merchandising to ensure organization and timely arrival for scheduled photo shoots
o Develop print production specifications for project estimating and budget development
o Manage creative processes from concept through mechanical release including routing of mechanicals and obtaining all necessary approvals on signed projects
o Execute special projects as necessary
Job Requirements:
o Account Management background
o Strong project management and print production skills with the ability to succeed in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
o Detail oriented with aptitude for managing complex business situations
o Coordination of multiple projects simultaneously
o Articulate in both oral and written communications
o Analytical skills with a focus on project budget management
o Advanced proficiency in MS Word and Excel
Preferred Skills:
o Advanced proficiency in MS Project and PowerPoint
o Experience in retail, marketing, or advertising
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