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Jobs | Close To My Heart: New Product Development Specialist

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New Product Development Specialist:

Close To My Heart, a leader in the scrapbook and stamp industry is looking for a full-time person to join our team in the fun, fast-paced world of product development! The person in this position will aid in planning, testing, and approving new products. Applicants must be trend-conscious, able to discern color differences, and familiar with basic Excel and Adobe programs. Tasks include researching trends and inspiration, coordinating product testing and developing product standards, organizing samples and ideas, initiating new product packaging as well as communicating between vendors and internal departments.

Applicants should be detail-oriented and be excellent at business communication. Familiarity with the papercrafting industry is a plus.

Responsibilities:

• Initiate product packaging: determine packaging type and size, initiate with MarCom and follow through with edits, and pass final files to vendors

• Coordinate product testing: organize and participate in product testing, involve other employees/art studio, and summarize findings

• Brainstorm: conceptualize and mock up new ideas for products, create inspiration sheets, research potential products, be aware of trends Continue Reading →

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Jobs | Close To My Heart

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Scrapbook Artist
Close To My Heart, a leader in the scrapbook and stamp industry, is looking for a full-time Scrapbook Artist to be a member of our art studio. This position will support the Creative Marketing team through the design and creation of artwork for printed and online collateral, making sure all are on time, on budget, and on strategy. Artwork may include layouts, handmade cards, 3-D items, and home décor.

Qualifications & Responsibilities:
• Create artwork for semi-annual catalogs
• Self starter
• Deadline driven
• Problem solver
• Respond well to feedback
• Remain creative under strict guidelines
• Understand and follow trends both inside/outside of the scrapbooking industry
• Interest in scrapbooking and/or crafting
• Excellent organization skills with attention to detail
• One year experience scrapbooking and stamping preferred, but not required
• Working knowledge of Photoshop is a plus Continue Reading →

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Jobs | Faber-Castell

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Brand Manager, Children’s Art Products – Faber-Castell

Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area

Job Description:

Faber-Castell is a recognized global leader in the premium writing and fine artist materials field for both adults and children, as well as the children’s craft kit industry with the widely acclaimed Creativity for Kids brand of products.  The Faber-Castell U. S. Headquarters is currently seeking the talents of a Brand Manager responsible for creating the strategy and implementing/monitoring the activities related to Faber-Castell’s Children’s Art Products Brand. The overall objective will be to grow sales and market share via conceptualizing, producing, documenting and enforcing the marketing plans of the Faber-Castell Children’s Art Products Brand (4P’s – product, price, promotion and placement).  And grow into a profitable segment within the Faber-Castell brand while remaining consistent with high quality brand image. Continue Reading →

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Jobs | DecoArt

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DecoArt, Inc. inspires those to be creative in hobbies, crafting, art, and home decorating throughout everyday life. We challenge ourselves to build and develop creative uses for our products that drive consumers to try new projects that are both fun and personally rewarding.

We accomplish this as a team — a dynamic group of hard-working and strategic thinkers who accept the constant challenge of developing creative ideas, innovative products, and new ways to satisfy the needs of our trade customers and consumers. We are intelligent, creative, and high-energy individuals who support each other to ensure success through accountability.

Our success has led us to produce a wide variety of paints, finishes, and specialty products that cater to all who have a desire to craft, create, or decorate — and want to have fun while doing it! Our Creative Team develops endless projects and technique uses for our products to inspire and educate in order to achieve our goal of improving people’s lives.

We are actively seeking candidates to apply their creative talents in the areas of:

Sales

  • Chief Sales Officer
    Through developed leadership and sales excellence, the Chief Sales Officer will drive the Sales organization in formulating and executing the strategies and delivering the positive sales volume and gross profit in accordance with the strategic objectives of the organization. Continue Reading →
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Jobs | Scrapbook Artist – Close To My Heart

Looking for a new gig? Direct sales company Close To My Heart has shared with Scrapbook Update that they have the following position available at their Pleasant Grove, Utah headquarters:

Scrapbook Artist

Close To My Heart, a leader in the scrapbook and stamp industry, is looking for a full-time Scrapbook Artist to be a member of our art studio. This position will support the Creative Marketing team through the design and creation of artwork for printed and online collateral, making sure all are on time, on budget, and on strategy. Artwork may include layouts, handmade cards, 3-D items, and home décor.

Qualifications & Responsibilities:
• Create artwork for semi-annual catalog
• Self starter
• Deadline driven
• Problem solver
• Respond well to feedback
• Remain creative under strict guidelines
• Understand and follow trends both inside/outside of the scrapbooking industry
• Interest in scrapbooking and/or crafting
• Excellent organization skills with attention to detail
• One year experience scrapbooking and stamping preferred, but not required
• Working knowledge of Photoshop is a plus
Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs. Continue Reading →

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Jobs | Close To My Heart

Close To My Heart, a direct sales company based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, has several positions currently posted for hiring:

Marketing Communication Specialist

Close To My Heart, a leader in the scrapbook and stamp industry, is looking for a Marketing Communication Specialist (MarCom) to be a part of our Marketing team. This position will support the marketing team through the project management of printed and online tasks, making sure all are on time, on budget, and on strategy, as well as help define, articulate (verbal and written), and manage the strategic messaging platforms of the company. We are located in Pleasant Grove, Utah. This is a full-time, in-house position.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with internal clients to initiate all projects. Initiations include objectives, audience, unique selling propositions, supporting points, look and feel requirements, specifications, budget, timeline, milestones, and final deliverable.
  • Write marketing and strategic copy for the web and print collateral pieces while being a project team leader in the communications area to produce all written messaging for the company and partner with management team to craft branding strategies/product naming conventions, product packaging position, etc.
  • Work closely with a cross-functional team of designers, writers, instructional technologists, purchasing, product development, in-house clients, and management.
  • Deliver web-specific products and projects to include e-commerce and promotional/campaign pieces; manage a corporate website, public and authenticated site, various HTML newsletters, online surveys, image archives, and replicated website offering for the sales field.
  • Deliver print-specific pieces including training manuals, marketing publications, brochures, postcards, catalogs, advertisements, how-to publications, product packaging, banners, event collateral, and web items.
  • This position requires independent motivation and strong creative and fact-finding abilities. The position will require personal productivity.
  • The position also requires significant team interaction and leadership abilities, include strength in tact, persuasion, problem-solving, listening, customer service, and follow-though. Continue Reading →
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