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Edward Jones (501+ Employees, 7% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

3% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 7% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $0 Venture Funding

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Opportunity Overview

Are you passionate about executing creative strategies that influence business outcomes? Do you love utilizing your creativity and deep brand expertise to deliver results? Does the idea of partnering with other creatives externally and internally inspire you? This could be the role you’ve been looking for!

The Client Strategies Group (CSG) at Edward Jones is focused on developing a profound understanding of prospective and current clients’ needs, in order to create an unparalleled experience. Leveraging these critical insights, we implement tailored solutions and enhance our products in ways that enable clients to achieve their financial goals.

From branding and communication to the actual stocks, bonds and mutual funds offered, your work will have a significant impact not only within the CSG division but firm-wide. Working in this collaborative and fast-paced environment, you will be challenged to bring fresh perspectives that allow us to continually exceed client expectations in an ever-evolving landscape.

As part of Edward Jones’ internal agency, you will drive concept and visual execution of the firm’s internal and external communications and campaigns. In this senior-level role, your expertise in visual design and strategy will be applied across various media and channels. This role will work with creative leadership to understand business challenges related to creative work and brand voice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Investor, Client and Firm Communications – Create visual designs including advertising, print collateral, infographics as well as social media and digital marketing.
  • Building the Brand – Responsible for creating materials/graphics that build the firm’s brand locally and across North America. Reinforce consistent application of brand standards for all communications across a variety of internal and external channels.
  • Consultation – Provide recommendations and develop visual solutions that achieve business objectives or communicate complex concepts in alignment with brand standards.
  • Agency Partnerships – Identify and manage relationships with external design agencies. In collaboration with subject matter experts, lead development of creative strategy for marketing executions across the firm’s agency relationships.
  • Client and Prospective Client Touchpoints – Adhere to and reinforce application of the brand on all touchpoints between branch offices and millions of investors and clients through various medias.
  • External Environment – Create branded impressions for external environments such as firm headquarter locations, branch locations, sports venues, national sponsorships, museums/monuments and other structural facilities.
  • Photo Shoots – Plan and execute large scale professional photo shoots to build proprietary lib
  • Bachelors degree in Marketing, Graphic or Visual Design or related field (advanced degree preferred).
  • Minimum 7 years of graphic design experience with demonstrated success in brand stewardship through digital, print, video and/or interactive design.
  • Technical Skills – Expertise in digital, interactive and/or print design with proficiency in others. In-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Understanding of technologies such as HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Understanding of video design elements.
  • Brand – Understand and advocate for the visual brand. Ability to create deliverables that support business initiatives and drive desired action.
  • Communication – Strong communication skills with ability to express creative approach and strategic thinking. Confidently present design rationale and decisions to deliver upon business objectives. Ability to effectively present creative throughout organization including leadership.
  • Insights – Understanding of, and ability to, integrate client and audience insights into visual representations of the brand.
  • Innovative thinking – As media, technology and channels evolve, the ability to provide innovative solutions to challenges or identify opportunities to enhance the brand is critical. Familiarity with design thinking methodologies, and product and concepting for user research is preferred.
  • Project leadership – Ability to execute and/or lead multiple projects with competing deadlines.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Marketing, Graphic or Visual Design or related field (advanced degree preferred).
  • Minimum 7 years of graphic design experience with demonstrated success in brand stewardship through digital, print, video and/or interactive design.
  • Technical Skills – Expertise in digital, interactive and/or print design with proficiency in others. In-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Understanding of technologies such as HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Understanding of video design elements.
  • Brand – Understand and advocate for the visual brand. Ability to create deliverables that support business initiatives and drive desired action.
  • Communication – Strong communication skills with ability to express creative approach and strategic thinking. Confidently present design rationale and decisions to deliver upon business objectives. Ability to effectively present creative throughout organization including leadership.
  • Insights – Understanding of, and ability to, integrate client and audience insights into visual representations of the brand.
  • Innovative thinking – As media, technology and channels evolve, the ability to provide innovative solutions to challenges or identify opportunities to enhance the brand is critical. Familiarity with design thinking methodologies, and product and concepting for user research is preferred.
  • Project leadership – Ability to execute and/or lead multiple projects with competing deadlines.

Company Description

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team’s ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.

Awards and Accolades

  • FORTUNE 2020 – Edward Jones was named No. 7 on the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list.
    • From FORTUNE ©2020 FORTUNE Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Fortune Media IP Limited and are used under license. FORTUNE and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward Jones Investments.
  • Edward Jones Ranked No. 6 of the 100 best workplaces for millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine.
  • 2020 Corporate Equality Index – Edward Jones joins the ranks of 680 major U.S businesses that received top marks in the HRC Foundations 18th Annual Scorecard on LBGTQ Workplace Equality
  • Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 25 on Training magazine’s 2020 Training Top 125 list – the highest ranking among the financial-services industry!
  • Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm ranked No. 5 on the list of 50 companies, up two spots from last year.
    • The Best Workplaces for Parents list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Edward Jones ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 list, the firm’s 20th appearance on the list. The firm also was ranked the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance and the No. 6 Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Position Schedule

Full-Time

Posting Location

Missouri, St. Louis

Home-based Associate?

Yes

Position Type

Home Office

EEO Statement

Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Colorado Salary Information

At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visit our career site to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:

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