Benchmark International
  • 12-Jan-2018 to 13-Mar-2018 (EST)
  • Central Department - Marketing
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, 401K with match


Job Solicitation

Benchmark International, a leading financial services firm, is expanding its global marketing team with the addition of an experienced Graphic Designer who will assist with strategic marketing initiatives for our offices across three continents. This position will report directly to the Director of Digital and be located at our Tampa, Florida headquarters. The designer's skill level must be proven in both print and digital media. Benchmark International is looking for someone who can take direction from written and spoken ideas and convert them seamlessly into images, layouts, and other designs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Deliver quality design solutions that engage target audiences
  • Create various forms of visual advertisements which includes print, in-store displays, digital and online advertising
  • Manage time to meet project deadlines without sacrificing quality
  • Create and maintain files for all creative assets and resources
  • Develop and design standard corporate advertising materials for internal groups and external agencies, for trade and business magazine advertisements, market periodicals, product catalogs, and web design.
  • Prioritize tasks and projects according to business's needs and turn-around time
  • Develop concepts for marketing materials including forms, brochures, flyers, direct mail, print ads, presentations, billboards, and other items as needed
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, clearly communicate creative ideas, and collaborate with internal teams.
  • Apply basic concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform routine tasks
  • Design and lay out unique marketing materials that represent Benchmark International's brand in a positive and professional way
  • Ensure all designs comply with Benchmark International's branding standards
  • Design engaging graphics for various social media platforms
  • Conceive and develop information graphics (e.g., charts, diagrams, photo composites, icons, and visualized data) for print, exhibit, or screen 
  • Edit original and stock photos for use in marketing material
  • Develop graphics, illustrations, and visual images for interactions related to the digital and inbound marketing experience
  • Produce flowcharts, wireframes, templates, and infographics
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously and manage workflow in a fast-paced environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

As our Graphic Designer, you must be a highly energetic and passionate individual with a positive and highly motivated 'can do' attitude. You must have the strong desire and ambition to succeed in this demanding but rewarding industry. Please submit a digital portfolio along with your resume when applying.

Specific qualifications for our Graphic Designer position include:

  • Demonstrated portfolio of graphic design work
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010 (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Ability to design in various styles, and manipulate and retouch photographs
  • Ability to define functionality, and produce flowcharts, wireframes and PowerPoint/Word templates
  • A refined modern design sensibility with passion and enthusiasm for design and creative flair
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and direction in a progressive work environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high-level of creativity using graphics (such as photos, graphs, charts, etc.) to improve communication.
  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and love challenges
  • Strong experience with image editing and compression, file correction, and optimization techniques
  • An understanding of typography and design composition
  • A cooperative and detailed oriented personality
  • Dedication to a high level of organization, including clear external and internal file management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic coding skills (HTML/CSS)
  • Experience publishing in web site platforms like Wordpress
  • Knowledge and understanding of other software in Adobe's Creative Cloud: After Effects, Premier, Dreamweaver, Flash, etc
  • Video and GIF animation experience

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art Design, Graphic Design, Marketing or related discipline

Benefits

The position of Graphic Designer will lead you to excellent career prospects.  You will be joining the central support organization, which serves the business both domestically and internationally.  Your work will appear in the world's leading business and financial publications and websites and will be seen all across the world. We value and appreciate your hard work and professional dedication and will reward you with a competitive compensation package including salary, medical, dental, life, and 401K with match. Your overall package to be determined based on your qualifications. Relocation is not available.

Company Overview

Benchmark International is one of the world's leading merger and acquisitions specialists in the sale of mid market companies. With offices throughout the world, we are in touch with all the major acquirers and consolidators who are constantly seeking both on and off market opportunities across all sectors. The enterprise value of our transactions falls broadly within the $2 million to $300 million range, with most being between $5 million and $20 million. Our unique and dynamic international offering presents our clients with unparalleled global coverage, allowing them access through our exclusive databases and business intelligence facilities to both international markets and local representation.

Our client base consists almost entirely of owners actively involved in businesses they founded decades earlier. At times, multiple family members are involved. Our clients seek either an opportunity to exit their business or the means to ensure its continued future growth.  They look to our company to find both an acquirer with the right fit and a transaction that provides maximum value and the correct structure. As a result of the dynamics of this market, our bespoke process has been developed specifically to handle not only the business aspects of these transactions but also their personal and emotional components. 

We handle clients in any industry but a disproportionate share of the Tampa office's closings has involved companies involved in the healthcare and software developers' sectors. Closings have increased year-over-year with over 100 closings company-wide last year and the Tampa office crossing 30 in 2017 for the first time.

Benchmark International began in the United Kingdom over a decade ago. Our Tampa headquarters opened in 2013 and continues to grow as our domestic client base and international buyer-contacts expand. We expanded into Texas January 2016. 2017 brought office openings in South Africa, Ireland and the United Kingdom. A new Nashville office will open in January 2018.

We offer our clients a unique business proposition that has resonated well with the US market as it has with markets in other countries. Recognizing that the US M&A markets are the most robust in the world, particularly in this coveted middle-market range, we are planning to expand our US presence in the coming years. Coming onboard now presents you the opportunity to ride this wave of growth. Benchmark International promotes from within, and we look forward to bringing you onboard as the next generation of Benchmark International's leaders.

Unfortunately, Benchmark International is not in a position to sponsor visas for candidates in its US offices at this time.

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