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Opto International Inc

Wood Dale, Illinois - United States
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*This job is located in Wood Dale, IL.

About OPTO

OPTO is a designer and manufacturer of retail fixtures for the retail industry in both domestic and international markets. We believe in relentless communication, we have a passion for growth, and are obsessively focused on helping our clients be successful. At our core, we are a design driven retail fixture manufacturing company. We apply that creative thought process to our customer proposals, product development, and internal operations. The excitement, innovation, and passion from all of our team members allows us to curate the best solutions for any retail environment.
OPTO employs responsive and adaptive people who work hard and as a tight team keeping our company goals constantly in mind. Our design led sales interface is focused on fully understanding and guiding each customer to be successful through the purchase of the correct products for their retail needs. Our in house engineering and product development team gives us the flexibility to quickly react to customer needs and keeps our products innovative and competitive. We have industry leading speed and reliability in execution, which in turn gives our customers the confidence to make us long term business partners.

Job Summary

We are seeking a graphic designer to assist and support our team in the growth of our business. A designer that is full of curiosity, passion, and creative drive that is ready to be part of a collaborative team. On any given day, you may be required to tackle brand strategy, brochure and catalog layouts, digital and print ad campaigns, email design, social media, product launches, video conception, signage and graphics, and more. Your main responsibility is to provide creative graphic design and technical production support for our Marketing, Business Development, and Design teams to help promote our brand, enhance collateral and elevate client proposals. As the brand steward of the organization, your contribution to the process will provide potential and existing customers with great visual content that highlights and enhances the presentation of our product offering.

To excel in this role, you must have strong organizational and communication skills to manage multiple projects with tight timelines and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have excellent people skills and be career-minded, seeking an opportunity to grow professionally while assisting in the overall growth of our company. You will meet regularly with respective marketing team members to discuss departmental goals, timelines and strategies to build a stronger marketing presence in the industry. Occasional travel and weekend work or extended hours may be needed to execute and attend company sponsored tradeshows and conferences.

Key Responsibilities Include:

         •  Translating top level, large scale marketing concepts and initiatives into tangible deliverables.
         •  Appling designs and production layouts as required for print and digital (i.e.: email, web, and social media)
         •  Collaborating on print and digital campaign strategies
         •  Collaborating on and creating assets for social media and other digital channels
         •  Maintaining and developing content for organic social media accounts on a weekly basis
         •  Proper submission of all print and digital deliverables per advertising calendar requirements.
         •  The design and execution of collateral to build brand awareness, drive sales, and promote new product.
         •  Providing production support for collateral as needed by our Design and Business Development teams.
         •  Accurately representing finishes, materials and design details of all product collections
         •  Establishing standards for selecting new print vendors, and maintaining existing relationships
         •  Creating brand and/or lifestyle imagery for use in client presentations, print ads, catalogs, product development promotions, tradeshows, showroom displays, OPTO website, internal communications, emails and social channels
         •  Demonstrating proficiency in email and website layout best practices
         •  Develop strong product line knowledge to match customer need with appropriate marketing messaging.

Technical Skills/Experience

         •  B2B experience preferred (marketing modular product is a plus)
         •  3+ years graphic design experience. (manufacturing experience a plus)
         •  Demonstrable experience producing designs for branding, brochures/catalogs, emails, websites, social media, trade advertising, product launches, internal communications, etc.
         •  Extensive experience managing traditional print and digital design projects
         •  Technically savvy - proficient in Adobe Creative Suite InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. PC experience and Microsoft Office Suite is a must. AutoCAD is a plus, but not required,
         •  Knowledge of, or aptitude to learn, third-party design interfaces (Pardot or other email builder, website, social media, etc.)
         •  Working knowledge of all major social media platforms
         •  Photo/video direction skills
         •  Video editing a plus
         •  Digital asset management skills a must

Personal Skills

         •  Ability to work with and manage external vendor relationships
         •  Ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
         •  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
         •  Ability to manage multiple projects at once and still maintain a sharp eye for detail
         •  Ability to educate, train and assist others
         •  Detail Orientated with the ability to multi task and still maintain a sharp eye for detail
         •  Strong organizational skills
         •  Communicate quickly, clearly, and effectively across multiple departments and managerial levels
         •  Ability to work successfully in a strong team environment
         •  Ability to quickly interpret industry needs and effectively communicate appropriate digital marketing solutions
         •  Demonstrates excellent time management skills and grace under pressure
         •  Possesses a positive attitude and enthusiasm for success and influence other with this attitude
         •  Self-motivated to participate in the growth of our company
         •  Positive attitude and enthusiasm for success and influence others with this attitude
         •  Willingness to jump in and help wherever needed
         •  Willingness to continually learn about the retail industry to help OPTO grow

What we offer:

         •  A passionate, creative, and fun team who is dedicated to the growth of our company
         •  A diverse work experience (from concept to completion) where you can see projects come to life. Starting with the inception of projects in marketing and business development, to the concept and development in the design and engineering teams, all the way to fabrication in our factory and final delivery to our customers.
         •  Competitive salary and benefits package (401K-safe harbor, health care plan for employee, paid time off)
         •  Bonus Incentive program
         •  A diverse work experience (will work on many different types of projects across mediums)

Mental/physical requirements:

This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the employee to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers. Some travel required.
Equal employment opportunity policy:
OPTO is an equal opportunity employer. OPTO prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Accessibility accommodation statement:

OPTO is committed to providing qualified individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their jobs. Additionally, if you (or another applicant of whom you are aware) require assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise seek assistance in the application process, please contact us!