Graphic Designer, Creative Services
The Graphic Designer will provide creative design support for our Smucker portfolio of brands. As a member of the in-house creative team, this role works in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to interpret creative briefs and manage multiple projects from concept through completion. The graphic designer must be knowledgeable and have previous experience developing creative for a variety of cross-channel content with an emphasis and knowledge of the Shopper Marketing space. Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud software and have solid working knowledge of various design tools. This position requires outstanding attention to detail, presentation skills, strong collaboration with copywriters, and the ability to deliver compelling creative daily.
Develop compelling creative for the JM Smucker portfolio of brands; including consumer foods, coffee and pet food and treats following specific brand guidelines and shopper activation strategies. Digital/video experience would be beneficial, but not required.
Collaborate with copywriters, photographers, videographers and other designers closely on project deliverables. Partner with creative team members and internal stakeholders to understand and deliver on business objectives and effectively turn around feedback.
Extend creative executions across a variety of shopper platforms and retail partner requirements
Translate creative briefs, asking clarifying questions to ensure creative fit based on assignment objectives.
Contribute to department operations, tracking jobs and inputs/outputs in department workflow management tool
BA/BS in Graphic Design or similar degree is required
3+ years graphic design experience is required
Proficient knowledge of Adobe Photoshop on the Mac platform is required - Includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Prior agency experience preferred
If available, please provide links or URL featuring on-line portfolio of samples of work
Creative development excellence
Ability to meet fast paced deadlines
Proficiency in other Adobe creative suite programs such as Illustrator, InDesign and Hype3 required, and proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud highly desired
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Self-starter with proven ability to multi-task
Strong sense of urgency
The J. M. Smucker Company (the “Company”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.