Director of Creative Services [JRP-04124]

Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The Texas-based company operates over 150 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at an everyday low cost. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors, please visit academy.com, facebook.com/academy, twitter.com/academy, pinterest.com/academy, and youtube.com/academy.

We are currently seeking to hire a Director of Creative Services. In this role, you will lead the creative development and production processes in an omnichannel retail marketing environment and will be responsible for the execution of branding and creative. The selected candidate will have an extensive track record of success in agency management, business strategy development and for growing and developing talent. You will need to drive the differentiation of the Academy Sports + Outdoors brand and build a forward thinking, progressive approach to creative execution. You must have an entrepreneurial approach to solving brand-building problems, a passion for sporting goods and the outdoors, and the ability to clearly articulate vision and strategy to c-suite stakeholders.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide creative leadership for the Marketing team, including art directors, copywriters, photo/video artists, and production staff

Innovate through the ability to identify and drive trends in the marketplace

Deliver creative that resonates with consumers on a functional and emotional level

Be a thought leader who sees the big picture, and sets the vision for creative tone and brand positioning

Drive the creative and aesthetic direction of marketing campaigns and customer facing initiatives

Liaise with senior management to understand and secure creative for amulti-channel environment as well as drive future concepts for brand creative

Long range planning, budget development and efficient application of resources to deliver outstanding creative

Build and maintain opportunities to maximize efficiency through development of people, process and technology

Set expectations with peer departments and internal customers for department output, and effectively manage process and execution of department workflow to meet those expectations

Lead and participate in creative brainstorming sessions with fellow designers and senior management

Build and maintain key external partners for design and production resources

Oversee and direct photo-shoots and other productions both on one’s own and in conjunction with other team members or external agencies

Learn company policies, procedures and safety rules

Duties may change; associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in Art Design, Marketing, Communication or English

Minimum of 10 years of related work experience

Must have led a creative division for a minimum of 3 years

Ability to build relationships and consensus with multiple stakeholders

Experience with design, creative management for digital and traditional media, visual

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may apply online at: www.academy.com/careers.

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Business Development Manager [JRP-04123]

Brookwoods Group is seeking a true “hunter” for a B2B Direct Hire sales role for our client, a leading international full-service employee screening & certification service provider based in Houston. This is a highly consultative and solution-oriented position dealing with very specialized services targeted to the oil & gas/petrochemical market nationwide. This is not a virtual or home-based position. The selected candidate will be based out of office in North Houston. The compensation includes base salary, commission, EOY targeted bonus, and full benefits.

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience in B2B consultative sales in petrochemical market with a minimum of 4 years with Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years of experience with Associate degree, or 8 years of experience with high school diploma

Posses an acquired book of B2B O&G/petrochemical clients and have current established industry contacts

Proof of generating new business among Fortune 500 clients within the O&G/petrochemical market

Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Salesforce.com

Willing to travel up to 40-50% per month or as needed

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may apply online by visiting http://brookwoods.com/contact/ and using reference number R1503582. Since 1998, Brookwoods Group has provided staffing, recruiting and program management services for marketing & sales, marketing communications and change initiatives. Clients are served mostly through long-term on-site contracts, permanent recruiting, or contract-to-permanent assignments. Brookwoods Group is known for carefully matching great professionals to interesting assignments, resulting in a better experience for everyone.

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Graphic Design Assistant [JRP-04122]

Are you motivated by creating high-impact designs and layouts? Do you have what it takes to collaborate effectively on multiple marketing projects simultaneously? If you value collaborative team efforts and high creative output, The Edge Group may be the place for you.

Edge is a national buying and marketing group for independent distributors and leading manufacturers in the fields of electronics, data communications, and security/CCTV industries. We are seeking to hire a full-time Graphic Design Assistant to work with our marketing and technology team to support our growing member base. The right candidate will work in a first-class office environment and enjoy company benefits including health insurance, paid vacation, and 401K.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Design graphics for a variety of marketing material including brochures, electronic flyers, ads, digital signage, email campaigns, etc.

Collect and edit product images on an ongoing basis. Maintain image library for marketing team use

Assist Marketing Manager with Web site edits and postings

Assist Marketing Manager with quarterly marketing reports for manufacturers

Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring that final products meet or exceed departmental standards for quality and timeliness

Design and edit company PowerPoint presentations in both Prezi, and PowerPoint format

REQUIREMENTS:

Graphic design experience

Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (In-Design, Illustrator, and Photoshop)

Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

Experience with email marketing systems is strongly preferred

Experience managing/updating website content is strongly preferred

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work well under tight deadlines

Work well in a collaborative environment and possess strong interpersonal skills

Provide portfolio of previous work

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit cover letter, resume, and 3 samples of work via email to: jada@edge-group.com.

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Marketing Operations Manager [JRP-04121]

Brookwoods Group is working with a leading Business Software Company, specializing in technology for business enterprises to find a Marketing Operations Manager. This is a mid-level marketing position with great potential for growth and career development. Our client prides themselves in creating software apps that streamline operations, control costs, gain visibility into projects, and reduce company risk. This is a full time position as our employee working under contract at our client’s location. The compensation includes salary and benefits, which is dependent upon your experience.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field

3+ years of marketing analysis experience assessing ROI for various campaigns such as webinars and events

5+ years managing all marketing operations programs

3+ years pulling and analyzing Salesforce.com and Google Analytics data

Advanced proficiency using Excel

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may apply online by visiting http://brookwoods.com/contact/ and using reference number C1503573. Since 1998, Brookwoods Group has provided staffing, recruiting and program management services for marketing & sales, marketing communications and change initiatives. Clients are served mostly through long-term on-site contracts, permanent recruiting, or contract-to-permanent assignments. Brookwoods Group is known for carefully matching great professionals to interesting assignments, resulting in a better experience for everyone.

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