Job description

The Mars Agency is an award-winning, independently owned global commerce marketing practice with a growth-for-clients focus. With talent spanning the Americas, Europe and Asia, we create breakthrough, connected commerce solutions by balancing the smartest humanity with the latest technology. The agency’s latest MarTech platform, Marilyn®, is the industry's first and only end-to-end commerce advisor.


We’re looking for a Designer. This person works closely with their assigned team to provide creative recommendations that align with the client’s brand/retailer objectives and budget. Candidates must reside in the Toronto area. Please include your portfolio URL and any passwords required with your resume. Applicants without a portfolio will not be considered.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with Client Leadership, Strategic Planning and Creative teams to develop concepts that meet predetermined objectives and strategies
  • Develop an understanding of the Shopper Marketing discipline
  • Assist Senior Art Director in all aspects of creative execution, from initial concepts through production phase
  • Engage in new business presentations and spec work for potential clients
  • All other duties as assigned by Associate Creative Director

SKILL SETS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of graphic design experience, preferably agency experience in shopper marketing or retailer promotions
  • Mastery of applicable Mac software programs, including Adobe Creative Suite
  • A well-rounded portfolio of client work, demonstrating a strong understanding of client objectives and strategies
  • Self-direction in daily responsibilities and ability to accomplish all tasks without supervision
  • Solution-oriented attitude in addressing day to day challenges of job
  • Effective written and verbal communication internally and with client


The Mars Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, ancestry, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or handicap, HIV, veteran, marital or family status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state and/or federal laws, except where a bonafide occupational qualification applies.


The Mars Agency has developed a wide variety of inclusive benefit plans and policies that address and promote the needs of all employees and their family members, including comprehensive group health plans, a parental leave program that includes paid maternity and paternity benefits for pregnancy, adoption and surrogacy, flexible paid time off, a broad and confidential employee assistance program, ongoing wellness support initiatives, trusted financial health advice and guidance, promotion of education through tuition support and assistance, and a flexible and supportive work environment and culture.


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