Senior Project Specialist, Creative Services 2017-12-31T00:27:27+00:00

Senior Project Specialist, Creative Services


Deerfield, Illinois
Posted September 19
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to colleenf@thesmartdept.com.

The smartdept. inc. is in need of a contract Senior Project Specialist, Creative Services for a 6 week project at a corporate retailer client in Deerfield, Ill.


What you will do:

  • Manage the creative development, execution, and production workflow for marketing projects.
  • Act as liaison between project initiators/requesters, and the internal creative and production teams and managers.
  • Gather necessary information, including business goals/objectives, design/messaging information, format specifications, timing, and budget.
  • Process, prepare, publishe and communicate timing and actions to meet established deadlines of projects.
  • Remains abreast of job status and keeps all concerned informed of the current status of all jobs in progress with regular frequency.
  • Manage the routing for approval stages of projects, and review proofs during the stages to ensure project objectives have been met and questions/concerns have been
  • Troubleshoots on projects and facilitates resolution on any issues that may jeopardize the timely completion, accuracy and quality of projects.
  • Collects artwork, hard copies and all other related job materials for release to appropriate internal personnel or outside vendor.
  • Leads the team’s more complex creative assignments and mentors other team members.


Experience needed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 5 years of experience doing project management for creative, execution, and production stages of marketing campaigns and projects.
  • Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
  • Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates.
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Office 2003 or later:
    • Word (for example: creating and modifying text styles, numbering and sorting lists, working with sections and columns, formatting tables, and using templates and using diagrams and drawing tools)
    • Excel (for example: formatting text and borders of cells, working with workbooks and worksheets, using range names, referencing cells, sorting, and auto filtering) and
    • PowerPoint (for example: creating presentations, adding and removing slides, entering and formatting text, applying design templates, modifying masters, inserting graphics and objects, creating handouts).
  • Intermediate level experience (for example: adding resources to a project, assigning resources to a task, leveling resources across task, assigning costs to a tasks, tracking percent complete, start, and finish data).

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to colleenf@thesmartdept.com.