job : eCommerce Art Director, Chicago, IL, Sears, Fulltime
18 Sep 2009 - 3:04am
Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of
companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline
retailer with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail
stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading
home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden,
home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance.
Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a
broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands'
End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and
Covington brands. It also has Martha Stewart Everyday products, which
are offered exclusively in the U.S. by Kmart. We are the nation's
largest provider of home services, with more than 12 million service
calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its
subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.
For more information, visit Sears Holdings' Web site at http://www.searsholdings.com.
The User Experience and Creative Group of Sears is looking for an
Interactive Art Director to join their team. The ideal candidate is a
highly independent self-starter with at least six to eight years of
experience and a great sense of humor. The User Experience and
Creative Group is made up of a motivated group of close-knit
professionals, including developers, information architects, Web
designers and other creative types who work hard every day to provide
an intuitive and innovative experience for the customer that drives
The primary focus of this position is to oversee creative development
and creative execution process for Sears.com, Kmart.com and
MyGofer.com promotional programs. Specifically, needs to interpret
the marketing objectives of each business to efficiently direct web
designers/copywriters and occasionally agencies in developing design
and copy executions, which communicate customer-focused messages to
drive communication and sales. Needs to continually increase the
creative benchmark, setting new standards to elevate creative
executions and enhance the delivery of the Sears voice in the
marketplace. If you like to laugh hard, live life harder, and desire
to work in a dot-com start-up type environment that relies on
collaboration and imagination, then we'd like to talk to you right
away. Okay, there are a few other requirements we're asking for so
take a look at the list below. If you have all, or most, of these
qualifications, we'd like to hear from you right away!
Six to eight years experience in web interface and layout design
A Bachelor's degree (or comparable work experience) and
experience in a web-related environment
Strong design background
Advanced knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator
Intermediate understanding of HTML/CSS, with direct experience
optimizing design concepts around these technologies
Flash experience a plus
Online portfolio that displays an understanding of user-centered
Willingness to work closely with information architects,
copywriters, developers and others to produce a team-driven end
product that leads to a top-notch user experience
Must be able to deliver high quality work consistently and on time
An appreciation for the excellence that the above collaboration
Attention to detail, while also considering the big picture
Excellent communication skills
Self-motivated with positive attitude
Ability to prioritize work Although production work is
occasionally part of the daily responsibilities of this position, the
Art Director will routinely be called upon to lead and create
cutting-edge designs that align with the brand of the site while
enhancing the user experience.
This position will include, but not be limited to, designing
navigation, splash/landing pages and icons.
As a Sears professional, your career path options will be determined
by your performance as well as your desire to advance further within
the Sears organization.
You'll also get some of the best benefits in the industry:
-Medical, Dental and Legal Plans
-Flexible Spending Accounts
-Group Universal Life Insurance
-Long-Term Disability Insurance
-Long-Term Care Insurance
-Business Travel Accident Insurance
-Vacation/Personal and National Holidays
Please Note: Different eligibility rules apply to certain benefits.
Some businesses do not offer all benefits shown.
A comprehensive and competitive benefit program is designed to meet
the needs of our associates and their families. Benefits eligibility
depends on employment classification, location, and other variables.
Benefits offered include:
Medical and Dental Plans
Health Care and Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts
Short and Long-Term Disability
Company Paid and Optional Life Insurance
Business Travel Insurance
Kmart Advantage Rx
ConSern Loans for Education
Sears Holdings Corporation Associate Stock Purchase Plan
401(k) Savings Plan
Vacation Time with Personal Days
An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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