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RILA Seeking Manager, Marketing and Graphic Design
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to reimagine and transform the retail ecosystem - and equip leading retailers to succeed in it.
RILA is seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion for excellence and attention to detail to assist our marketing and graphic design efforts. The successful candidate will be creative, an excellent writer, considers him/herself both a marketer and a graphic designer, and can execute the print marketing projects from copy to completion.
Summary of Position:
The marketing and graphic design manager is responsible for the execution of the brand, visual identity, and marketing collateral for RILA’s conferences and retail operations programs. Under the direction of the VP of Marketing Operations & User Strategy, and in collaboration with the marketing, sales, and content teams, this position will conceptualize, design, and implement the visual assets needed to support RILA’s marketing efforts. The manager will be responsible for the full lifecycle development and execution of print and design projects such as direct mail, visual elements for digital channels, onsite signage, print collateral, etc.
Position is full time (non-exempt) located in our Arlington, Virginia offices (moving to Southwest DC/Navy Yard area in June 2019)
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, marketing, communications, or related field
Minimum of 3 years of experience in branding, print and digital design, and marketing
High proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat, as well as the Microsoft suite of products
Demonstrated ability to convey ideas through imagery and design, and to support the achievement of key marketing and communications goals
Ability to manage multiple complex projects at the same time on a tight deadline
Strong knowledge of print production
Strong writing, copy editing, and project management skills
Working knowledge of HTML helpful
Strong design examples demonstrating range of experience or link to online portfolio must be included with application
Travel to RILA conferences and events may be required.
About Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is a trade association of the largest and fastest growing companies in the retail industry. Its member companies include more than 400 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.4 trillion in annual sales. RILA members operate more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers, have facilities in all 50 states, and provide millions of jobs domestically and worldwide.