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reDEFINE

Insights and Ideation Activator

New York

 

From Ms. Shari Hill, Director of Human Interests, IW Group, Inc.

 

Dear Applicant:

 

For about a year the National Millennial Community has been working with corporations, marketing and public relations agencies, government entities, and non-profit organizations to “change the

conversation” about the millennial generation. But now it is time for us to help redefine the way these organizations communicate and connect with millennials.

Working with IW Group, I have founded a new division that focuses on targeted generational research and creative marketing. The purpose is simple; find the disconnects between industry and younger generations, then use perspective and ingenuity to help reimagine a brand’s role in the lives of young consumers.

 

Please know that building this organization will not be easy! We are starting from the ground up, which means there will be many twists and turns as we navigate our journey. So I am looking for a partner who has the following characteristics and more:

 

•        Knows how and when to lead and when to follow;

•        Understands what it takes to work in a small, start-up environment; and,

•        Believes in broadening our views about diversity, inclusion and engagement.

 

The hiring process will be managed by the H.R. Department of IW Group. After applicants are reviewed and screened, decisions will be made by me in consultation with IW Group leadership.

 

In the following pages you will find the job description for our first open position at reDEFINE. Please read carefully and apply.

 

Sincerely,

 

Eljay Feuerman

 

Attachment

 

Job Title:

Insights & Ideation Activator

 

Classification:

Full-time

 

FLSA:

Enterprise Team:

reDEFINE

 

Supervises:

N/A

 

Reports to:

reDEFINE leadership

 

Date Created:

December 1, 2016

 

Position Summary:

The Insights & Ideation Activator will coordinate research, build insight reports, organize think tank discussions, and manage accounts for reDEFINE, a new initiative launched by IW Group.

 

Essential Functions:

•        Play an essential role on agency accounts.

•        Assist with the creation and execution of reports focusing on consumer insights.

•        Contribute big ideas and creative thinking to accounts.

•        Help manage the account’s project process including secondary research, qualitative reporting, think thank discussions, client presentations, and final deliverables.

•        Assist with the management of program budgets.

•        Engage in and help coordinate client meetings and presentations.

•        Manage and oversee support team.

 

Other Functions:

•        The Insights & Ideation Activator is expected to be engaged in professional and community organizations related to the agency’s and client’s business/industry.

•        Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Job Requirements:

Education:

•        Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Advertising or a related field of study required.

 

Experience:

•        A minimum of one-to-three years of professional work experience (or equivalent) in a related field, preferably in a client or an agency setting.

•        Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•        Must possess good organizational skills, demonstrated initiative, flexibility, sound judgment, and a positive attitude.

•        Must possess the ability to multi-task and effectively manage deadlines.

•        Must be willing and able to travel.

•        Experience managing social and digital-focused projects.

•        Computer knowledge required (MS office/Adobe Suite).

•        Must have excellent client relations/people skills.

•        Must possess basic research skills (use of social listening tools, MRI +/ Simmons, understand and execute basic secondary research practices, understand and execute qualitative/quantitative primary research).

 

Success Factors:

•        Passion for work and service offerings.

•        Work well as part of a team, with a range of people.

•        Cultural awareness and sensitivity.

•        Flexibility.

•        Ability to work under pressure and manage stress efficiently.

•        Highly motivated.

•        Demonstrate sound work ethics.

•        Ability to see other people’s point of view.

•        Handles criticism well.

 

Physical Demands:

•        While performing the responsibilities of this role, the employee is required to talk and hear.

•        The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or

balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

•        These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this role.

 

Working Conditions:

•        While performing the responsibilities of this role, the employee will spend most of the time working indoors, in the IW Group office, client office, or other identified location.

•        This role may require extended work hours (including weekends) to complete certain projects, with or without advance notice.

•        This role may require work outside of the office (i.e., client events) or travel outside of the local work area (i.e., national or international client locations).

•        While performing the responsibilities of this role, the work environment characteristics are representative of the environment employees in this role will encounter.

•        While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,

responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of this role. IW Group is an equal opportunity employer.

 

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to adcareers@iwgroupinc.com

 


 

Hallmark

Regional Market Manager – Central Region

Kansas City, Mo.

 

From Mr. John Ong, Motion Graphic Designer/Video Director, Union Hill Studios, Hallmark Cards, Inc.

 

The Regional Market Manager (RMM) directs the retail execution of all service, marketing and installation activities at the regional level. The RMM is responsible for achieving all scorecard measures through effectively leading a team of full-time and part-time service employees. The RMM supports chain-level relationships through interaction with store, district, regional and other chain management as appropriate. The RMM works in collaboration with the customer team General Manager/Regional Vice President/National Account Manager and/or appropriate chain manager to develop chain relationships and implement products and programs in their respective region geography.

 

The ideal candidate is currently located in the greater Kansas City area.

 

Responsibilities include:

•        Retail Execution: Direct the retail execution of all service, marketing and installation activities for chains/stores in assigned region to meet or exceed all scorecard measures (part-time service/installation budget proficiency, revenue objectives, discards, returns, turnover, etc.).

•        Leading a team: Lead a team of full-time and part-time service employees; approximately 9 direct reports (Territory Managers, Field Installation Manager) and 120 indirect reports (Territory Supervisors, Territory Trainers, Installation Supervisors, Installation Trainers, Retail Merchandisers, etc.) to ensure service execution of all product and programs .Oversee the hiring, training, performance management, recognition/rewards and succession planning for region employees. Ensure full time managers and part time supervisors comply with Hallmark’s policies and procedures outlined in the Part-Time Field Reference Guide including adherence to all state employment laws within district boundaries. Plan/develop/present region sales, operations and training meetings as necessary to ensure effectively trained management team.

•        Resource Management: Manage budgets/resources within guidelines (FT payroll, service budget, installation budget and non-payroll). Communicate to all levels of the organization to set region direction and monitor progress. Work with full time managers and part time supervisors to ensure merchandisers meet established productivity metrics.

•        Chain Relationships:  Maintains current and establishes new relationships through interaction with area vice presidents, regional, district, store and other chain headquarter management as appropriate to strengthen relationships and advance product and program placement.  Support contract renewals (where appropriate) for key chains representing store level service, for chains with headquarters located within region boundaries as requested by the customer team General Manager / Regional Vice President / National Account Manager and / or appropriate chain manager.

 

Requirements:

To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

•        Bachelor’s degree OR 4+ years professional work experience

•        3+ years Mass Channel, drug store, food store, consumer product goods (CPG) vendor or retail experience

•        3+ years people management experience

•        Professional experience using Microsoft Word and Excel

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•        5+ years Mass Channel, drug store, food store, consumer product goods (CPG) vendor or retail experience preferred

•        5+ years people management experience including hiring and training

•        Bachelor’s degree preferred

•        Experience working with mass channel retailers

•        Ability to work independently

•        Strong leadership & people management skills: ability to direct, manage and motivate a large full-time and part-time service team

•        Organizational & time management skills: ability to multi-task and manage multiple, changing priorities

•        Communication skills: ability to communicate effectively (written & verbal)

•        Customer relationship building skills: ability to and experience developing current and new customer relationships

•        Preference will be given to candidates currently living in the market

 

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.

 

In addition to other pre-employment contingency checks, a driver check will also be completed. Individuals with three or more driving-related violations in a 3-year period, and those with a record of any driving-related violation or offense involving drugs or alcohol with the last five years will not be eligible for this position.

 

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.

 

For more information and to apply, visit this link:

http://bit.ly/2gJVfaW

 


 

Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Associate Product Manager

Kansas City, Mo.

 

From Mr. John Ong, Motion Graphic Designer/Video Director, Union Hill Studios, Hallmark Cards, Inc.

 

Make your mark with Hallmark!

 

People rely on us to help them connect and express their emotions through products and services that enrich lives every day.   They trust that we know their needs and that we are focused on innovations that will allow them to enhance their relationships.   Our product marketing team creates and delivers on strategies that deliver on our consumers’ expectations.  The team is comprised of marketing experts who deliver strategic work that directly influences the company’s bottom line. We’re looking for talented marketing professionals who want to help create product lines that will activate consumers and make them fall in love with the Hallmark brand.

 

The Associate Product Manager (APM) will be responsible for developing and managing complete model lines for the Greetings business for e-commerce.  The APM will develop and execute product line strategies and programs.  The APM will be responsible for hitting key product & program deadlines and delivering specific team financial objectives.  The APM must acquire an understanding of the marketplace, specifically consumer insights, retail trends and customer strategies that impact these lines of business.   Additionally, the APM will need to work with cross-functional partners including creative, space & assortment planning, demand and inventory management and customer development.

 

We are passionate about our business.   We have a competitive mindset and “play to win” with our retailers and consumers.   We work with courage and conviction, always seeking to adapt and learn.  It is an exciting time to be in the Greetings business at Hallmark! 

 

Support the ongoing management and execution of Greetings omni-channel business to ensure delivery of sales, profit and performance goals.

 

This role will focus primarily on development of program plans and related model lines in support of online program launches and re-sets, customer special requests, and commercialization of greetings omni-channel strategies.

 

The Associate Product Managers for omni-channel greetings will support our e-commerce strategies for hallmark.com, Amazon, and other new opportunities as they arise.  This role will continuously look for opportunities to increase revenue and efficiency of our omni-channel greetings efforts.

 

Omni-Channel model line development:

•        Develop initial model line recommendations based on data analysis.

•        Use computer based programs such as Excel to manage, manipulate and filter information.

•        Manage and continue to improve online and product data feeds.

•        Translate program level strategies developed by product managers into product offerings.

•        Develop model line summaries and communicate to cross-functional execution partners.

•        Synthesize large volumes of data into useful insights and conclusions.

•        Understand and balance both customer and consumer needs and influence the line to satisfy these needs.

•        Analyze consumer research to enable effective decision-making.

•        Synthesize insights from business and channels to inform growth and optimization strategy and tactics for the omni-channel model line

•        Develop program level tactical marketing plans:

•        Use product/program strategy developed by Product Manager as “guide” to product line development that supports our marketing plans and tactics.

•        Translate product strategy into tactical plans that will provide direction to cross functional partners on “how” to execute strategy.

•        Work with product manager to collaborate with key partners to develop budget estimates for program.  Provide input to financial rationale for overall program.

•        Manage model line and promotional calendar for multiple channels

•        Cross functional team communication and collaboration:

•        Create and deliver effective presentations that condense large amounts of data into audience – appropriate content (inform / gain approval)

•        Represent product marketing in program execution meetings, representing the intent of strategy and helping team solve problems that align with that strategy.

•        Establish credibility while relying on expertise of others.

•        Develop collaborative relationships with cross-functional partners.

•        Enable the cross functional team to fully understand consumer/customer needs and deliverables.

•        Lead effective decision making processes by acquiring appropriate input and making decisions at the customer level when possible.

To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields.  Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.  Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.

 

Basic Qualifications:

•        Bachelor degree OR 4 years professional experience

•        Professional experience working with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

•        Direct or indirect team leadership OR project management experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:

•        Analytics

•        Teamwork

•        Communication

•        Problem solving

•        Plan development

•        Business acumen

•        Results orientation

•        Consumer / Marketing analytics

•        Product Management

•        Integrated Hallmark and Customer activation

•        Program plan development

•        Consumer marketing understanding

•        Consumer activation strategy

•        Inventory management

•        Online analytics

•        Product economics

•        Platform business strategy

•        Integrated business planning

•        Financial/fiscal management

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.

 

To apply, visit:

http://bit.ly/2glHTFZ

 


 

Hallmark Cards, Inc. – Crown Studio

Creative Strategist - Keepsakes Ornament Club

Kansas City, Mo.

 

From Mr. John Ong, Motion Graphic Designer/Video Director, Union Hill Studios, Hallmark Cards, Inc.

 

Do you enjoy telling emotionally compelling stories? Do you have a background in producing videos for advertising or online entertainment? Are you creatively curious and constantly seeking new ways to delight and inspire audiences? Then you may want to join our team in Hallmark Gold Crown, where we’re building new ways to showcase our products and inspire and engage our consumers.

 

The Creative Strategist - KOC Production for the newly formed Crown Studio works collaboratively with scriptwriters, videographers, sound engineers, animators and postproduction editors in the creation of video and/or animation in support of support Keepsakes Ornament Club (KOC) marketing and video on demand initiatives as well as specific Hallmark Gold Crown video requests.

 

Creative Strategist is accountable for developing and setting video content strategies, translating these strategies into compelling stories, and guiding them through production for deployment across Hallmark.com, key social channels, online communities, and Feeln', our Subscription Video on Demand business.

 

This person will partner with internal and external studio production resources for both local and out-of-town projects. This includes collaborating with business partners on initial video and/or animation direction and monitoring and ensuring that projects are on brand and emotionally compelling, while adhering to sound financial planning and decision-making, working within the given budget, and monitoring production shoot schedules to ensure project timelines are met.

 

Incumbent must have producer and video shoot experience, strong storytelling, directing skills, and able to successfully perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Experience with coordinating shoots, managing contracts and sourcing talent is important.

 

Ideal candidate will have strong storytelling, aesthetic discernment, problem-solving, prioritization, and delegation skills. Solid negotiation and relationship skills are also helpful.

 

To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields.  Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.  Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.

 

A link to your demo reel is required! You must submit a link to your website/reel within your application materials to be considered. Our applicant system will not accept .mov or related files.  Accepted file types for a portfolio are PDF, JPG, or JPEG – you can also include a link to a reel of your work on this type of document.  Individual file size limit is 10 MB.  Attachments together should total no more than 20MB in total file size. In addition, you may include a link to your online portfolio as a supplement to the images you upload.

 

Basic Qualifications:

•        Bachelor’s degree or 4 years professional work experience

•        At least 5 years video production experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:

•        A portfolio that shows strong storytelling instincts and creative problem-solving

•        Strong understanding the crafts of design, editorial and the art of telling a compelling story through film

•        Experience with at least one of the following: Avid DS, Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere

•        Familiarity with Video Encoding and Duplication, outputting multiple digital file formats using hardware and software based encoding systems

•        Strong negotiation and relationship skills

 

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.

 

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.

 

To apply, visit:

http://bit.ly/2gJVAKX

 


 

Southern California Edison

2017 Customer Service Summer Internship - Business & Engineering Majors

Irwindale, Rosemead and Tulare, Calif.

 

Job Number:

70002915

 

Description

LIFE. POWERED BY YOU.

 

Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We’re working on smarter grids, cleaner energy and tools to help people manage energy more efficiently.

ABOUT CUSTOMER SERVICE ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Southern California Edison’s Customer Service Organizational Unit shares the responsibility to safely deliver reliable, affordable electricity to our customers. We support this effort by working to meet customer expectations. Customer Service is dedicated to operational excellence and innovative thinking through our workforce in our call center, billing and credit department, outage and demand-side management and other service offerings.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

This position is part of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) University and Campus Relations Internship Program.  The internship is scheduled for the summer of 2017, with an estimated start date of May/June 2017 and an estimated end date of August/September 2017. SCE offers these programs with the belief that learning and development are important parts of building future leaders. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in intern mixers, executive speaker series, site tours, community volunteer events, intern project expo, and cross-company networking.

 

Our internships help students gain real-world experience by placing them in teams within the operating units where they will work on projects that support the strategic initiatives of the business.  Interns are also expected to maintain a safety conscious work environment by following Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

 

There are multiple internship opportunities for students in various majors within the Customer Service (CS) Organizational Unit as indicated below.

 

Business Customer Division (BCD):

BCD of CS is the primary contact for our business customers and serves as their Trusted Energy Advisor by meeting the energy-related needs of the various business, government and agricultural customers we serve in our 50,000 square miles of service territory.  BCD looks ahead to anticipate changes coming to our industry and stays ahead of them by shaping our future through proactive planning.  We will serve our customers better and grow our business by achieving better balance between policy, safety, reliability, and affordability. 

 

We are seeking individuals with business or engineering/technical background who can work on projects that support our customer-base, typically on project management, analysis, data management, system programming, social media, and trouble shooting. 

 

Customer Programs & Services (CP&S):

CP&S is responsible for developing and managing SCE’s Demand Side Management, Customer Experience, and Pricing/Rate programs.  We find, evaluate, and launch smart energy technologies, programs, and tools that shape and aim to improve the way customers use, produce, and store energy in their homes and businesses. We strive to influence customer adoption of energy efficiency, demand response, distributed generation, EV charging, energy management, and pricing/rate programs. 

 

We are seeking innovative, customer-focused individuals who are passionate about contributing to the grid of the future and service excellence.

 

Customer Service Operations Division (CSOD):

CSOD is responsible for administering all CS operations, which includes the Customer Contact Center, Revenue Services Organization, and Project Management organizations.  In CSOD, we are dedicated to safely providing services and support for over 5 million customers, including 24/7 emergency response and billing over $12 million each year.  Our energetic and devoted team is committed to engaging our customers with excellence, passion, and pride. 

 

We are seeking individuals for the Process Improvement/Industrial Engineering Analyst, Operational Research, Vendor Management/Procurement and Business Management functions.

 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

•        Must currently be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Business (Economics/Finance/Accounting, Marketing, Communications), Science, Technology (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information System, Management Information System), Engineering (Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical), Math, or a related field at an accredited institution with a graduation date of December 2017 or later.

•        Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00/4.00 or higher as determined by your current academic institution.

•        Experience using Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; some positions require advanced Microsoft Excel analysis skills and knowledge of Visio and/or Access.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

•        Junior and Senior in current academic preferred.

•        Experience with managing projects/programs.

•        Research and quantitative/qualitative analytical skills.

•        Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.

•        Demonstrated strong customer focus, with the ability to translate and communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience.

•        Demonstrated experience analyzing information, identifying client needs, developing action plans, and presenting recommendations.

•        Demonstrated experience collaborating on cross-functional teams to meet objectives.

•        Demonstrated ability to take initiative and accountability for results, with creative and strategic problem-solving skills.

•        Must demonstrate effective decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation.

•        Must demonstrate strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, and the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities/projects and engage in continuous learning.

•        Demonstrated ability to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

 

Comments:

•        Official transcripts will be verified during the interview process.

•        Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

•        There are 11 internship positions within all three divisions of CS.

 

LIFE. POWERED BY EDISON.

 

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

Southern California Edison is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer of minority, female, protected veteran and individuals with disabilities. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

To apply, visit:

https://sce.taleo.net/careersection/sce_external_campus_career_section/jobdetail.ftl?job=70002915

 

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