Senior Graphic Designer
Kitco Metals Inc. - Montréal, QC

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PURPOSE

The Senior Graphic Designer is responsible for ensuring the highest quality of design work, across all media (print, web and multimedia), for the entire company. The Senior Graphic Designer is responsible for delivering a wide range of insightful, compelling, strategically-aligned creative which supports marketing and corporate initiatives and projects for print, web and multimedia. The job involves collaborating with other marketing team members and working with departments across the organization and individuals at all levels.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES – (IF APPLICABLE)
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

- Lead the creation and modification of web and print media, advertising, packaging, tradeshow materials, presentations and other related design projects
- Understand, contribute and deliver on marketing department briefs
- Oversee the entire creative process from idea-driven concepts through to assuring accurate print-ready files and quality assurance
- Ensure the highest quality design work all the time
- Ensure consistency with Kitco Branding
- Ensure compliance with marketing departmental guidelines and strategies
- Contribute artistic direction to the Graphic Design Team
- Ensure deadlines are met for deliverables
- Participate in high-level brainstorming sessions for Corporate projects and Marketing initiatives
- Manage projects within assigned creative budgets
- Work with programmers, developers or other technicians to complete the final product
- May be required to collaborate with external suppliers/printers:
- Establish technical specifications for proper printing quotes; verification of submitted quotes, approval of proofs
- Ensure all policies and procedures, and internal documents are organized and properly filed according to the established naming and filing convention

REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

- Excellent artistic and creative ability are essential
- Strong experience and knowledge of graphic design software including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Indesign and Quark Express
- Experience and knowledge of Web design and UI design
- Knowledge of Dreamweaver and Flash, including using style sheets and templates
- Ability to read, write and modify HTML code to W3C Standards an asset
- Keep up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in graphic and web design
- Proficient with MS Office Suite including PowerPoint
- Knowledge of Windows working environment and file structures
- Strong knowledge with pre-flight procedures and printing processes (ex: offset, digital, foil stamping, gravure, silk-screening, etc.)
- Knowledge of stock photography usage and purchase
- A good understanding of the principles of advertising, marketing and branding
- Ability to receive input and direction
- Ability to manage multiple projects, keeping them all moving forward simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines under pressure
- Strong communication skills with the ability to convey ideas and present concepts effectively and persuasively
- Ability to “think-outside-the-box”
- Ability to plan and anticipate obstacles and be able to negotiate and resolve conflict as necessary
- Accurate proofreading to produce high-quality work
- Ability to be organized and manage time
- Experience leading a team
- Good people-skills and conflict resolution abilities
- Ability to coach and inspire others
- Firm dedication to constant improvement through learning and experiences

TECHNICAL / PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES (EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE)

- At least 10+ years experience in Graphic Design
- At least 5+ years of web and e-commerce platform Graphic Design experience
- Completion of a degree or diploma in Graphic Design from an accredited design school

GENERAL OR PERSONAL COMPETENCIES

- Extremely creative
- Problem solver
- Good communicator
- Excellent inter-personal skills
- Bilingual (English and French)
- Dedicated to constant improvement
- Ability to work with others as part of a team
- High level of energy
- Deeply passionate about your work
- Meticulous
- Ability to learn new software for project tracking and management


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