Visual Assets Manager in Independence, OH at Kichler

Date Posted: 1/22/2020

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Job Description

Job Description

The Visual Assets Manager is a key role within the Creative Services Team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for setting the creative direction and executing all photography and video across all channels and areas of business.  In this role, you will work to develop and execute creative visual solutions that align with project objectives.  Collaboration and communication is key, as you will be working with internal partners and stakeholders to understand project needs and translate those needs into creative executions with external agencies, freelancers, and studios.  The ideal candidate is meticulously organized, has an eye for detail, and a passion for delivering impactful high-quality creative.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead the development, project management, art direction, execution, and asset management of all photography, video & CGI needs for brand content and Kichler product portfolio across all channels (brand, dealer, e-commerce, retail and wholesale)
  • Manage relationships with studios, agencies, retouchers, editors, stylists and freelancers to deliver high-quality visual assets that are used across various mediums including the Kichler website, social media, merchandising, literature, packaging, trade shows and events, and customer distribution
  • Collaborate with Brand/Digital Marketing, Channel Marketing, Product Management and other internal departments to receive input to develop and provide asset solutions, ensure alignment on creative intent with key stakeholders and ensure project budgets and timelines are maintained
  • Manage internal and external teams, including direct reports, and provide ongoing coaching and development as needed
  • Develop and maintain visual asset brand and creative guidelines to capture brand essence and ensure consistency across all visual assets and evolve as needed
  • Oversee maintenance of assets in digital asset management system, ensuring assets are added and activated in a timely matter and metadata fields and folder hierarchy are aligned with business needs


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Communications or Marketing from an accredited college or university
  • Excellent project management skills; ability to manage and prioritize large project workload
  • Ability to work within tight, and often changing, timelines while managing competing priorities
  • Minimum 5-years of experience in a visual creative role, art direction or overseeing creative executions
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Possess an understanding of Adobe Creative suite, Microsoft Office, and project management software
  • Photoshoots may require indoor or outdoor locations outside of normal working hours depending on project needs
  • Ability and willingness to travel to locations and / or studios up to 40% of the time
  • Portfolio required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with managing CGI & motion graphics projects strongly desired

Why Kichler?

Kichler is a leader in interior and exterior decorative lighting, landscape lighting and ceiling fans. Kichler products are available through authorized independent lighting showrooms, electrical distributors, procurement companies, irrigation distributors and select e-retailers.

What we offer you as a Kichler employee:

  • Competitive salary, Paid vacation 
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance 
  • Available 401(k) program with generous company match (no waiting period, 100% vested)
  • Company-paid Life insurance and STD/LTD disability coverage 
  • Onsite cafeteria and work-out facility
  • Location: Adjacent to Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Employee discount purchase program (MASCO partners)
  • Company events including Night at the Indians, Holiday party, Breakfast with Santa, Summer Picnic

The Kichler brand encompasses more than 3,000 products, including chandelierswall sconcesbath lightingceiling fansunder-cabinet lightinglandscape lightinglamps and accessories. A leader in energy-efficient technology, Kichler's line of Design Pro LED fixtures feature several winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow Award, sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Lighting Association.

  • Please note this position is NOT open for external recruitment and any inquires will not illicit a response from our HR department.
  • Shift

    Full or Part Time

    Full time

    Kichler Lighting (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

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