Project / Design Manager Job at SpeedPro, Downers Grove, IL

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  • SpeedPro
  • Downers Grove, IL

Job Description

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • 401k & Company Match
  • Profit Sharing / Monthly Bonus
  • Additional training/development opportunities
This Project / Design Manager role needs your attention to detail and artistic side to shine through, and for your expertise to help bring our clients' inspirations to life.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Role consists of roughly 70% project management and 30% design management, including graphic design
  • Create estimates and enter orders and communicate internally and externally with each project.
  • Manage the backlog and work with the production team to maintain a viable work schedule, including installations.
  • For prospective customers, understand their needs and expectations, and build estimate (s) and/or options for review.
  • Effectively utilize our CoreBridge system - estimating (proper material, sizing, etc), order entry, monitoring lead times and order flow, updating material costing as needed, invoicing, etc.
  • Execute follow-up calls to existing customers to ensure their satisfaction with experiences, and to promote further work opportunities.
  • Become adept at aligning the proper products and materials to each customer application. Weigh various options in considering the costs vs. benefits for both the customer and the production process.
  • Assist in purchasing the required materials and follow up when required.
  • Assist with marketing efforts to support business objectives - email marketing, social media posts, and updates to our website.
  • Develop and implement marketing initiatives aimed at targeted customers/prospects - email, mail, social media, etc.
  • Design digital artwork for various outputs on large format equipment for a wide variety of graphic and sign products we produce
  • Provide proofs to clients for their orders and make revisions when needed
  • Inspect and prepare your designs as well as client-supplied files for the printing process
  • Organize and prioritize daily workflow of jobs for design, proofing, and file preparation for output
  • Responsible for properly labeling, organizing, and maintaining digital job files for production
Required Skills:
  • 5+ years of experience in Customer Service and/or Graphic Design
  • Degree in General Studies/Graphic Design/Graphic Communication preferred, but not required
  • Good knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly skillset in Illustrator and Photoshop applications
  • Strong communication skills and proven work experience with customers
  • High degree of an attention to detail
  • Must be skilled at effective multi-tasking.
  • Applicants should have a good understanding of vector and raster graphics
  • Strong understanding of color, typography, and composition
  • Has the ability to design a variety of collateral ranging from logos, vehicle wraps, signage, murals, and other print collateral


Compensation: $60,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year

Working at SpeedPro and in the large-format printing industry, gives you a chance to be creative. You will be hands-on, in the field, solving problems and meeting clients to make custom solutions every day. As a national brand, specializing in a variety of printed products, SpeedPro takes great pride in partnering with our long-term, satisfied clients. Our goal is to be considered an extension of each client's marketing team, and we collaborate with partners to determine the right solution for you and your business's end customer.

At SpeedPro, we value the relationship between our clients and their customers and deliver quality work on time, every time. With a nationwide network of more than 130 studios, the same standard for excellence in printing, timeliness, and customer service is guaranteed. This is why we have an exceptional net promoter score with our clients of 96.

Working at an independently owned and operated SpeedPro studio sets you up for a bright future. Studio employees experience a fast-paced work environment with new challenges and rewarding opportunities every day. If you are looking for a monotonous desk job, this is not the right job for you.

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