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Monday, March 07, 2016

Epicor Software Corporation - Manager, Graphic Design


Epicor Software drives business growth.
We provide flexible, industry‐specific software designed around the needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 40 years of experience with our customers’ unique operational requirements are built into every solution―in the cloud, hosted, or on premises. With this deep understanding of our customers industries, Epicor solutions manage complexity, increase efficiency, and free up resources to enable our customers to focus on growth.
Role Summary/Purpose:
Whether your background is in digital marketing, creative services, product, partner, or field marketing, Epicor is the place where analytic- and creative-types work together to deliver tall orders on short deadlines. With a globally distributed team, our marketers take pride in representing the Epicor brand among diverse audiences to generate leads and fuel the sales process. Ready to put your expertise to work with a highly visible marketing team that values innovation and results? Make an impact and grow your career at Epicor.
The Manager, Graphic Design is responsible for managing a team of graphic designers to deliver superior projects that adhere to corporate brand deadlines on deadline and with strong attention to detail. In addition to providing tactical oversight and creative direction to a team of designers, this hands-on position will produce designs and serve as the primary developer of corporate and large event PowerPoint templates.
Essential Responsibilities: 
  • Manage a team of graphic designers to deliver superior quality design projects that adhere to corporate brand guidelines, on deadline and with strong attention to detail
  • Apply creative thinking and graphic design skills to develop high-priority traditional and digital designs under tight deadlines
  • With input from internal stakeholders, design and maintain the corporate PowerPoint and produce user friendly presentation templates for large events, including the annual customer conference and annual sales kickoff. Candidates with exceptional PPT skills are highly preferred.
  • Provide tactical oversight and creative direction to design team to take creative projects from conception to fruition with a high degree of accountability in meeting goals and objectives
  • Serve as expert Easy Projects user and work within the Easy Projects system to assign projects to a team of graphic designers, and track them through completion
  • Work with core team and designers to review creative project requests, ensure brand standards are met, and identify and address process gaps that will impact requested projects
  • Manage and maintain accurate creative project reporting, including a weekly report of new, in-progress, and completed projects, and quarterly scorecard updates
  • Utilize strong project management skills to take a wide variety of design projects from conception through completion, on time and within budget
  • With input from internal stakeholders, design and maintain the corporate PowerPoint and produce user friendly presentation templates for large events, including the annual customer conference and annual sales kickoff. Candidates with exceptional PPT skills are highly preferred.
  • Work individually and with designers to develop concepts for websites, mobile and social applications, rich media, print, campaigns, etc.
  • Utilize digital asset management system, content management systems, and other project management systems to drive project traffic from request to approval and file delivery
  • Translate high-level software and technology concepts into reader-friendly copy for traditional and digital media, and edit creative projects for adherence to brand and style guidelines.


Qualifications


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree graphic design or related field, or equivalent
  • In addition to graphic design experience, at least 5 years of creative team management in an agency or corporate environment—B2B and technology brand experience a plus
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate creative concepts effectively and respectfully to diverse audiences
  • Hands-on expertise in the full Adobe Creative Suite; experience with Digital Asset Management systems, Content Management Systems, Salesforce.com, Easy Projects or other project management systems is preferred
  • Superior PowerPoint skills, including design creation, master and template development, style setting, and formatting
  • Extensive project management, creative traffic management, and people management experience, with strong attention to detail relating to prioritization, execution, resourcing, corporate brand guidelines, and deadlines
  • The ability to develop designs that make complex technology understandable and interesting to diverse audiences and various personas while facing multiple tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of integrated marketing and digital disciplines and brand management
  • Team player who thrives in a fluid and deadline-driven environment with moderate supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and proven project management skills
  • Highly proficient with the Microsoft Office suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; SharePoint; OutlookHighly proficient with the Microsoft Office suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; SharePoint; Outlook, etc.
  • Willingness to travel 5%
Epicor Software Corporation is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.