Lodge Manufacturing Company
  • 03-Jul-2017 to 03-Aug-2017 (EST)
  • South Pittsburg, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Are you looking for a new and interesting career?  If so, Lodge Manufacturing may be the place for you.  We are the only producer of a full line of US made cast iron cookware and we are growing.  Come join our team!  A successful candidate will enjoy our fast-paced environment.  We have an immediate opening for an entry level Graphic Designer. Please include a link to your online portfolio and/or work samples in the resume section of the application.  

Job SummaryThe Graphic Designer will be responsible for executing and developing strategic communications, across various channels and maintenance of the integrity of the Lodge brand. Additionally, all designers must embrace our strong company culture that embodies a drive for success, ownership of responsibilities and a passion for being the best.

Minimum Requirements: A successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in Design related field (BA or BFA) and equivalent experience (minimum 3-5 years of experience) with a relevant portfolio. Must be a self-starter, highly organized, and able to work well and communicate with all levels in the organization both orally and written. Strong presentation and interpersonal skills. Must be able to multi-task, be highly flexible and able to change directions easily. Must be innovative, and demonstrate critical thinking skills. Must be able to define and solve problems, utilize data and established facts, and execute functional designs and materials. Ability to sketch and visually represent concepts. Ability to give and/or accept critique. Must have advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office as well as computer skills. Must work well in a team and ability to function effectively under pressure and thrive in a deadline driven environment. Must maintain confidentiality.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize and maintain established Brand and logo styling.
  • Work with Marketing teams to develop visual messaging that incorporates marketing/sales/business objectives into various brand communications.
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of all product lines, in order to create effective project plans, strategic solutions and quality content.
  • Work with other teams and outside vendors to provide innovative material/structural/design solutions.
  • Develop an understanding of current technologies including design software, interactive technology and printing techniques.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with cross-functional teams and work successfully with Marketing teams to product deliverables.
  • Design and develop packaging Work with Marketing and Sales teams to determine needs and develop objectives for the packaging or item. Work with Product Development (Marketing) and Packing teams to incorporate these objectives while maintaining/creating efficiencies in design, costs and function.
  • Design and develop new and existing products Work with the Product Development team (Marketing) to make design adjustments, style recommendations, and/or develop the design of a product or feature of a product.
  • Design and develop pricesheets and other sales materials Work with Sales team to determine needs and general usage. Acquire/create photography/graphics to support layout and design.
  • Design web presence Work with Content team (Marketing) to create designs for web and social media pages, that support usability and provide content, while maintaining our brand standards.
  • Design press materials Work with the Content team (Marketing) to determine objectives and needs. Develop materials to support the established objects within budgeted costs.
  • Assist with videos and other media Work with Marketing and Sales teams to determine consumer needs and questions. Work with contracted agency to develop content that fulfills this need.
  • Design and develop other materials Work with relevant teams to develop briefings, brochures, multimedia presentations, promotional products, technical illustrations, photography, advertisements and materials used in packaging, newsletters and other promotions.
  • Present work to clients and solicit feedback. Keep clients informed of progress. Build and maintain strong client relationships.
  • Utilize team members and resources efficiently.
  • Maintain library of collateral currently available, including photography, product profiles, stationery and sales materials, as well as ensure content is up to date.
  • Understand and effectively communicate the function of design elements.
  • Monitor the competitive landscape, market and design trends for insights and innovations that contribute to communications, technique and outcomes.
  • Display the vision and values of the company.
  • Any and all other job related duties as assigned.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lodge Manufacturing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age political affiliation or belief, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law).

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