Art Van Furniture DIRECTOR - ADVERTISING in Warren, Michigan

Job Description

Art Van Furniture, the Mid-West’s largest and fastest growing furniture and mattress retailer is seeking an experienced advertising professional to manage print and digital production, work flow and staff for the Advertising department.

Reporting to the Vice President of Advertising, this position oversees pre-press, photography and production schedules. The successful candidate will also coordinate print media purchasing, placement, and print vendors. Other duties include:

  • Manages advertising projects from inception to completion

  • Coordinates advertising resources and print programs.

  • Communicates advertising programs to both stores and vendors

  • Manages and develops projects to support AVF departments print needs

  • Handles sourcing and negotiating for all printed materials for stores (signs, banners, tags, handouts), advertising and corporate use.

  • Develops production schedules based on team objectives; communicates production schedules.

  • Reviews and evaluates production schedules. Ensures projects are on time and within budget.

  • Coordinates advertising resources with internal and external sources; develops relationships to ensure maximum exposure in all marketplaces.

  • Directs print media purchase and placement for newspaper, magazine and direct mail.

  • Directs print vendors and coordinate advertising print programs. Review advertising materials for accuracy

  • Oversees pre-press and photography activities; create and maintain print production schedules and processes; and photo standards including digital and print to maximize departmental goals and web production processes

  • Collaborates with the Merchandising department and executive management on development and execution of promotional calendars and sale event details.

  • Executes list procurement from outside vendors and Art Van customer database