Designer job – CDK Global – Hoffman Estates, IL


CDK Global

90 reviews

Hoffman Estates, IL

Stability meets Agility.

With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (NASDAQ: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. CDK Global provides solutions in more than 100 countries, serving more than 27,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.

CDK Global’s solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.

From data scientists to sales and operations experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours – Green light your career .

General Motors. Hyundai. Infiniti. BMW… these are the brands that get wheels turning. And CDK Global is seeking a self-driven Senior Interactive Designer based in Seattle with superior design skills to focus on branded initiatives with the above manufacturers and more. This designer is a key team member in our highly energetic Creative Services team and is a big part of the excellent work we produce for our internal clients and their corporate marketing initiatives. Are you a highly motivated self-starter who can lead projects, manage deadlines, and communicate needs with precision?

Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

This role affords the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects from marketing websites and e-mail marketing campaigns to digital banner ads, print ads, marketing collateral, and more. The Jr. Designer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Print – Concept and design corporate materials and assets needed to support the CDK brand including

    (but not limited to) style guides, event materials, trade shows and assets for other divisions/products within the company.
  • Digital – Concept and design digital assets as needed to support the CDK brand and company initiatives. These could include (but not limited to) digital banners, social media, animations, power points/presentations and video.
  • Vendor/Client Relationships – Be a point of contact with clients and external vendors (print and mailing houses, photographers, agencies, etc.). Responsibilities include (but not limited to) obtaining quotes, sending print-ready files, reviewing proofs, press checks, overseeing production and maintaining relationships. The Jr. Designer will be a point of contact for client questions and also seeking out additional information when questions arise regarding projects.
  • Research – It is important the Jr. Designer role stay current with trends and future design direction. This role should stay connected with industry standards/software as well as current/new design trends in both digital and print media. Findings should be shared with Sr. Designers, CDs and team regularly.

Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or a Design-related field and/or 3+ years of experience in an online marketing team environment or equivalent..
  • Excellent attention to Detail
  • Proven ability to reinterpret creative to align with existing brand standards.
  • Ability to consult with clients and supervisors to evaluate individual project priority, scope and needs
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines
  • Able to work and collaborate well with cross-functional teams, clients, other creatives, vendors and our marketing partners
  • Highly detail oriented and able to multitask
  • A killer portfolio demonstrating relevant experience in user-centric interactive design, print and advertising.
  • Strong “offline” conceptual abilities – sketching, physical mockups and iteration skills.
  • Mad typographic skills
  • Ability to design within established brands, and ensure that marketing materials comply with all brand and style guidelines.
  • Digital illustration skills, particularly involving infographic design.
  • Experienced level knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite.
  • The ability to manage ambiguity, work autonomously and multi-task in an agile environment.
  • Foundational knowledge of HTML and CSS, with an understanding of JavaScript capabilities.
  • Familiarity with WordPress and Drupal CMS systems and the ability to design (not develop) for each platform.
  • No egos, no Prima Donnas but overflowing with Awesome.

CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work. You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well. All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

CDK Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

We believe that diversity in all aspects of business leads to strength.

90 reviews

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