T. Rowe Price Presentation Production Designer in Baltimore, Maryland
Our mission as a leading investment management firm is to help our clients achieve their long-term financial goals. We believe our associates are the key to this mission and we are always looking for talented individuals who share our commitment to our client’s success.If you’re looking for challenging work experiences and the ability to learn in a collaborative culture, we invite you to explore the opportunities available at T. Rowe Price.
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Production Designer is responsible for completing marketing, sales and client materials, utilizing comprehensive design and production knowledge focused on technical design solutions and strategies. Serves as part of a production servicing organization, providing client, sales and marketing collateral for internal business partners as well as clients/prospects in a timely manner with the highest level of quality, compliance and brand awareness. Executes on the end-to-end production and distribution process for completing repeatable standardized client, sales and marketing materials utilized internally and externally of the organization as well as strategic ad-hoc production design requests for specified business unit(s). Consults and collaborates with internal partners at all levels in the organization in order to share best practices and deliver optimal creative deliverables and production solutions. Uses in-depth knowledge to interact with assets, data and/or content providers and collaborate with Shared Services teams. Participates in training less tenured staff and contributes to special projects and process improvement initiatives.
Facilitates client meetings and provides conceptual design support, technical expertise, production guidance and instruction for the execution of marketing and communication projects. Project manages work for self as necessary. Partners and consults with Internal Agency creative resources other internal support groups or outside vendors on the technical production of print and multimedia projects on behalf of the firm. Responsible for end-to-end creative-design production and distribution of repeatable standardized client, sales and marketing materials as well as ad-hoc investment and prospect requests that are required by the specified business unit(s). Effectively applies print production, graphic design industry knowledge and experience to work independently on print/digital projects and maintaining brand standards by utilizing a variety of software products. Workflow involves the negotiation, establishment and management of deadline dependencies to meet deadlines through coordination of data and content providers throughout the supply chain. Consults with internal customers at all levels of the organization on deliverables and is able to independently meet customer quality, print and digital expectations and deadlines. Compiles existing components and create exhibits to produce high-quality deliverables. Manages asset inventory using department’s technology platforms and procedures. Ensures quality and integrity of deliverable and adherence to regulatory and product-appropriate guidelines. Secures in-depth quality review of data and content for relevance and consistency to ensure consistent corporate branding, regulatory compliance, data and content accuracy and validation of customer requirements. Provides task management and quality review for assigned projects and workflows. Manages various ad hoc projects, participates in training and operational resolution tasks. Identifies, escalates, and may resolve unusual requests, issues, and trends, in a timely manner. Shows professional maturity and can act as a trusted representative for Marketing Services with business partners.
Effectively applies advanced multimedia production and graphic design knowledge, and experience to consult with internal clients and support groups to concept, design and produce advanced marketing and communication solutions in print, online or mobile. Responsible for procurement and interpretation of investment data to be used within investment staff materials and continually works with internal business partners to gain advanced knowledge of the firm’s business practices. Identifies production design errors and seeks a timely resolution; directs content and data providers as needed. Develops in-depth knowledge and comprehension of investment strategies, data, statistics, business and product line(s) and individual customer requirements for the firm’s marketing collateral. Provides technical expertise, production guidance and instruction of marketing and communication projects aligned to business strategies and goals.
Serves as a back-up to their peers, representing the Internal Agency in cross-departmental initiatives across the firm.
Trains and educates new associates and consultants, support group team members and business partners. Actively participates in self-development by setting goals and objectives and proactively training on new technologies, products, procedures and industry trends as required.
High school diploma/equivalent and 2 years related work experience, or
Associate degree and 1 year related work experience, or
Advanced skillset and knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite software and Microsoft Office Tools
Demonstrate strong knowledge of composition, typography, principles of publication and web/mobile layout and design
Demonstrate strong design and conceptualizing skills with the ability to communicate and present those design solutions in a group or team setting
Experience working with and managing outside vendors and printers; experience on press checks with a solid understanding of the 4 color and digital printing process
Proven ability to provide design direction and project management for print and online/mobile design projects as well as mentor new team members
Proven ability to understand strategic departmental and team goals and coordinate actions and objectives towards those goals
Demonstrate independent decision-making on high profile projects and/or initiatives on behalf of Production Design based on extensive understanding of vision and resource capabilities
Understand the needs of multiple internal and external clients
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Proven ability to effectively and comfortably communicate, facilitate discussions, and collaborate and negotiate with various levels of the organization
Analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to manage multiple deadlines and remain calm under pressure of stringent deadlines and unpredictable work volumes
Understanding of institutional data and asset retention requirements
Displays business savvy and professionalism
Self-motivated and enthusiastic requiring minimal supervision, responsible, possessing excellent time management and organizational skills with high attention to detail and quality
Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years design and multimedia production
Project management skills and experience in a high volume of design and production projects in a fast paced, on-demand environment
Experience as a Design Specialist
Strong analytical skills
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to influence at all levels of the organization (Portfolio Managers, Portfolio Specialists, Sales Managers)
Familiarity with data and implementation of data
Interpersonal skills necessary to support relationship with various groups who are critical to this position's success
Self-motivated and enthusiastic
Ability to lead peers and projects
T. Rowe Price is an Equal Opportunity EmployerT. Rowe Price is an asset management firm focused on delivering global investment management excellence and retirement services that investors can rely on–now, and over the long term.