Black & Veatch Creative Services Manager in Kansas City, Missouri
Creative Services Manager
Black & Veatch delivers design, procurement and construction solutions that help to provide safe drinking water and effective wastewater management to communities worldwide. We serve public and private clients of every size with a strong focus on life cycle economy, efficiency and reliability.
We find innovative solutions to protect water at its source, treat it to the highest standards, and deliver it to homes and businesses. Then we collect and treat wastewater before reintroducing it safely back into the environment.
Responsible for pursuit and proposal graphic design strategy which includes maintaining a database of graphic content to improve proposal quality and graphic pursuit team productivity and efficiency.
Will engage at all levels of the organization to gain insight, visual content, obtain direction and approvals.
•New visuals or competitive advantages utilized in the industry to grow the business.
•Pursuit and Proposal experience preferred and strong visual and process understanding
•B&V brand standards, qualifications and matrixes
•Innovative visual, tools and process to create a competitive advantage.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
First line supervisory position, with responsibility for supervising creative staff.
Understands and communicates the strategy and vision to assigned work group.
Ensures alignment to functional, divisional and company strategies.
Oversees day-to-day operational activities.
Performs complex design, layout, planning and preparation of commercial artwork for application on a wide variety of products, product literature, displays, web applications, presentations, proposals, technical manuals, and similar graphics applications requiring innovative and creative graphics capabilities.
Works from general guidelines utilizing extensive creative skill, artistic conceptualization and judgment regarding composition, media selection, presentation impact, style definitions and the like.
Provides artistic and conceptual guidance to other creative staff.
Organize and maintain our graphics toolboxes within our Knowledge Base of our ProjectWise system
Will manage the graphic professionals and work collaboratively with Water Mkt. Communication and Corporate Communications to ensure brand standards and structure are adhered too.
Will work with Pursuit Strategist and Pursuit Coordinators to lead changes and enhancements in graphic deliverables.
Bachelor’s degree in graphics, design, or a related field; or equivalent experience. 7+ years related experience All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
•Strong graphic and organizational skills, including managerial and problem solving
•Effective planning and organizational skills
•Strong attention to detail
•Knowledge of proposals and pursuits
•InDesign, Adobe Suite
•Knowledge of Water industry a plus
Strong leader and good communicator, quick learner, detail and process oriented, ability to project manage, focused, highly productive
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