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Graphic Design Specialist

Company: Spire Energy
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Date: Sep 3, 2022

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Company overview:

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It's a simple idea, but one that's at the heart of our business. We're dedicated to understanding our customers' needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That's why we're always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire culture to life:

* We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
* We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated. We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
* We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
* We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire's business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire's success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.

By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.

Job summary:

The Graphic Designer Specialist produces high-quality, on-brand print designs that advances Spire's culture and drives company growth. The ideal candidate possesses a mix of both creative and technical skills, works quickly and thrives in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, agile environment. Humility, teamwork and collaboration are core behaviors needed to excel in this position.

Duties and responsibilities:

* Design print collateral, apparel and branded merchandise that achieves a strategic communications or marketing objective, including but not limited to brochures, fliers, folders, posters, signage, direct mail, publications, stationery and invitations
* Translate complex concepts and information into simplified, compelling visuals and designs, including icons, illustrations and infographics
* Work collaboratively with cross-functional team members, including creative services manager, copywriters, account managers, and internal business partners
* Design and format PowerPoint presentations for internal and external audiences
* Manage all elements of print production, including production specs, cost estimates, production schedules and vendor communication
* Package and preflight files for production according to established standards and specifications
* Make various formats of approved designs production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production
* Conduct press checks, as needed
* Uphold and champion the visual identity guidelines and standards
* Remain up to date on technical knowledge and industry best practices for design and print production
* Build strong relationships with team members and external suppliers to best meet company goals

Essential characteristics and competencies:

* Ability to demonstrate the core and job category competencies: customer-focused, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, initiative, problem solving and quality
* Ability to lead by example in support of the company's essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual's unique skills and perspectives

Supervisory responsibilities:

* None

Required and preferred education (certifications, licenses, etc.):

* Bachelor's degree in graphic design or related field

Required competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities:

* A minimum of 5 years of graphic design experience in a creative in-house or agency environment
* A minimum of 2 years of print production experience
* Ability to demonstrate the core and job category competencies: customer-focused, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, initiative, problem solving and quality
* Ability to lead by example in support of the company's essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual's unique skills and perspectives
* Strong online portfolio, demonstrating a high level of visual design, illustration, photography and typography skills across a variety of print and digital mediums
* In-depth knowledge and expertise using Adobe Creative Suite, with the willingness and ability
* To adopt new tools as required
* Strong production management skills with understanding of print production processes and terminology
* Experience with presentation design using Microsoft PowerPoint
* Excellent communication and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, communicate progress and meet demanding deadlines, while seeing the big picture and understanding the interdependencies
* Exceptional project management skills with the ability to effectively manage multiple print production projects
* Ability to work quickly and through multiple iterations while maintaining strong attention to detail and timeliness
* Strong interpersonal skills with a relentless focus on teamwork and having a positive, caring attitude
* Strong listening, problem-solving and decision-making skills

Physical demands, environment and schedule:

* Work is performed in a shared, open-office environment
* Evening and weekend hours may be necessary in order to meet critical project deadlines

Posting requirements:

* We accept online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Spire Inc., and its subsidiaries are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Job Location: St Louis

Job Segment: Business Process, Project Manager, Technology, Management

Keywords: Spire Energy, St. Louis , Graphic Design Specialist, Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Saint Louis, Missouri

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