Cara Operations

  • Production Artist and Designer - 3 Month Contract

    Recipe Unlimited Corporation (formerly Cara Operations Limited) is Canada’s leading full service restaurant company. Home to such iconic brands as Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, Montana’s, Kelsey’s, Milestones, Pubs, Bier Markt, East Side Mario’s, Landing Group, New York Fries, St-Hubert, State and Main, Elephant and Castle and Original Joe’s. With this diverse portfolio of restaurants our Home Office Associates have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of some of the most popular, well-loved brands in Canada. Variety isn’t the only thing we offer – along with competitive compensation, we operate in a fast paced and energetic environment where effective team work and self-motivation to work independently are harmonious traits.    We are currently growing our Digital Marketing Department in house and are looking to add a new Production Artist and Designer to our team here in Vaughan ON. This is a 3 month contract position with a good likelihood of becoming permament.   Reporting to the Sr Design Manager, this person would work on creating content and managing the creative for our Digital menu boards through the use of a CMS and will also support production for Harvey’s and eight national restaurant brands! You should have strong design skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and analytical to help drive the creative strategy of the Digital Menu Boards on Swiss and Harvey’s . You should also be process-oriented self-starter, and they must stay up to date with new production techniques and trends through research and education.   Major Responsibilities - Managing digital menu boards (Swiss/Harvey’s) through a CMS - Able to analyze results and make adjustments to increase conversion - Work with the brand teams from conception to completion. This includes following our existing briefing process, gathering assets, ideating new ideas and delivering approved assets on time. - Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production - Provide image retouching, clipping paths and additional image manipulation - Package and pre flight files for release to printers or media partners - Create designs that are consistent with our brand guidelines including look, feel and tone - Present work to brand leaders and with confidence and clarity - Work closely with brand teams Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - 2-4 years’ of full-time graphic design experience working in an agency or corporate role - Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) and bonus points for 3D software and animation skills - Able to research best practices in digital menu boards and strategize to increase conversion - Knowledge of web design process and best practices, including image optimization, responsive design, basic HTML and CSS - Knowledgeable of all sizes and aspect ratios for web - Intermediate typography and illustration skills - Ability to take on multiple projects from start to finish with minimal supervision - Attention to detail - Analytical skills  Personality - You love food - You pride yourself on impeccable visual design, relentless attention to detail, and always push yourself to be very process-driven - You successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and can handle a fast-paced work environment with deadlines, new challenges, and changing priorities - You are a creative leader, are passionate about sound design and typography - You are self-motivated, innovative, possess strong organizational and time-management skills, and have a problem-solving attitude. - You are a team player and want to join the fastest growing team at a growing company! Why Join Recipe? - You’d be joining a close-knit, innovative team - We offer a competitive salary, with a lucrative bonus plan and best-in-class benefits - We have one of the coolest offices you’ll find (gym, cafeteria, unlimited coffee!) - You will be working on some of Canada’s oldest, most well-known brands!   Recipe/Cara offers a great open office work environment for our Associates in Vaughan with a subsidized Bistro on site, gym faciliites on site and a 20% discount to most of our restaurants. Our Full Time Associates are also eligible for Group Benefits and matching RRSP program.     As part of our accessibility commitment, We are committed to providing an accessible environment for all of our customers, employees, and job applicants, and will make available to any selected applicants accommodations and/or accessible formats should he/she require.    We thank all candidates for their interest in opportunities with us however, only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls or emails please.   At this time, we do not require assistance from recruitment agencies. Any candidates submitted via staffing and employment agencies will not be considered.  
    Brand
    Home Office
    Job ID
    2018-5348
    Primary Location
    CA-ON-Vaughan
    Job Type
    Contract
    Career Level
    Experienced
    Years of Experience
    2
    Posted Date
    7/24/2018
    Job Industry
    Advertising and Marketing, Computer Software, Consumer Products
  • Overview

    Recipe Unlimited Corporation (formerly Cara Operations Limited) is Canada’s leading full service restaurant company. Home to such iconic brands as Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, Montana’s, Kelsey’s, Milestones, Pubs, Bier Markt, East Side Mario’s, Landing Group, New York Fries, St-Hubert, State and Main, Elephant and Castle and Original Joe’s. With this diverse portfolio of restaurants our Home Office Associates have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of some of the most popular, well-loved brands in Canada. Variety isn’t the only thing we offer – along with competitive compensation, we operate in a fast paced and energetic environment where effective team work and self-motivation to work independently are harmonious traits. 

     

    We are currently growing our Digital Marketing Department in house and are looking to add a new Production Artist and Designer to our team here in Vaughan ON. This is a 3 month contract position with a good likelihood of becoming permament.

     

    Reporting to the Sr Design Manager, this person would work on creating content and managing the creative for our Digital menu boards through the use of a CMS and will also support production for Harvey’s and eight national restaurant brands! You should have strong design skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and analytical to help drive the creative strategy of the Digital Menu Boards on Swiss and Harvey’s . You should also be process-oriented self-starter, and they must stay up to date with new production techniques and trends through research and education.

     

    Major Responsibilities

    • Managing digital menu boards (Swiss/Harvey’s) through a CMS
    • Able to analyze results and make adjustments to increase conversion
    • Work with the brand teams from conception to completion. This includes following our existing briefing process, gathering assets, ideating new ideas and delivering approved assets on time.
    • Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production
    • Provide image retouching, clipping paths and additional image manipulation
    • Package and pre flight files for release to printers or media partners
    • Create designs that are consistent with our brand guidelines including look, feel and tone
    • Present work to brand leaders and with confidence and clarity
    • Work closely with brand teams

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • 2-4 years’ of full-time graphic design experience working in an agency or corporate role
    • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) and bonus points for 3D software and animation skills
    • Able to research best practices in digital menu boards and strategize to increase conversion
    • Knowledge of web design process and best practices, including image optimization, responsive design, basic HTML and CSS
    • Knowledgeable of all sizes and aspect ratios for web
    • Intermediate typography and illustration skills
    • Ability to take on multiple projects from start to finish with minimal supervision
    • Attention to detail
    • Analytical skills

     Personality

    • You love food
    • You pride yourself on impeccable visual design, relentless attention to detail, and always push yourself to be very process-driven
    • You successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and can handle a fast-paced work environment with deadlines, new challenges, and changing priorities
    • You are a creative leader, are passionate about sound design and typography
    • You are self-motivated, innovative, possess strong organizational and time-management skills, and have a problem-solving attitude.
    • You are a team player and want to join the fastest growing team at a growing company!

    Why Join Recipe?

    • You’d be joining a close-knit, innovative team
    • We offer a competitive salary, with a lucrative bonus plan and best-in-class benefits
    • We have one of the coolest offices you’ll find (gym, cafeteria, unlimited coffee!)
    • You will be working on some of Canada’s oldest, most well-known brands!

     

    Recipe/Cara offers a great open office work environment for our Associates in Vaughan with a subsidized Bistro on site, gym faciliites on site and a 20% discount to most of our restaurants. Our Full Time Associates are also eligible for Group Benefits and matching RRSP program.  

     

    As part of our accessibility commitment, We are committed to providing an accessible environment for all of our customers, employees, and job applicants, and will make available to any selected applicants accommodations and/or accessible formats should he/she require. 

     

    We thank all candidates for their interest in opportunities with us however, only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls or emails please.

     

    At this time, we do not require assistance from recruitment agencies. Any candidates submitted via staffing and employment agencies will not be considered.

     

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