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Brand Project Manager - 6 Month Contract

| Chicago

About Camelot Illinois

Camelot Illinois was selected by the State of Illinois to be the private manager for the Illinois Lottery. The company is restoring transparency, integrity and responsibility to the Illinois Lottery. In partnership with the State, Camelot Illinois operates a modern lottery that truly benefits the people of Illinois. The company’s innovative approach places consumers and social responsibility at its core, providing funding for schools, capital projects and special causes. Camelot Illinois is committed to building an organization with the strength and experience to grow the lottery and reinforce its rightful position as a force for good.

Camelot Illinois is a subsidiary of Camelot Lottery Solutions, a leading technology and professional services provider to lotteries around the world. Camelot Lottery Solutions’s portfolio of work includes the Irish National Lottery, Loterie Romande, the California State Lottery, the Kentucky Lottery, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, among others.

Our affiliate, Camelot UK, has operated the UK National Lottery since 1994. Camelot UK has an unrivaled track record for success, helping the UK National Lottery deliver over $80 billion to winners and $46 billion to good causes to date.

About the Team:

Camelot Illinois is launching a brand refresh that will restore pride, trust and excitement in playing the Illinois Lottery. We will remind the people of Illinois that the Illinois Lottery is delivering fun games, creating winners and supporting good causes. The Brand team will lead the development of brand guidelines and the roll-out of the updated platform across all consumer facing touch points and internal assets.

Position Overview:

The Brand Project Manager will be brought on for 6-7 months as a contractor to assist with the launch of the Illinois Lottery brand refresh overseeing the update of internal and consumer facing assets. This role will play a critical part in achieving the first phase of the brand vision. This individual will work cross-functionally with Brand Management, Consumer Marketing, Digital, PR, Corporate Affairs teams, technical development teams and external agency partners to ensure executional success. Responsibilities will include management of project teams and agency partners providing clear direction to ensure timely completion of work streams against key objectives. This will be accomplished through the development and management of timelines to meet critical deadlines.

Requirements

Responsibilities

This individual will help guide the coordination of the brand refresh, ensuring exceptional collaboration and communication across functional teams for on-time delivery of work streams with maximum efficiency.

  • Lead tactical internal and agency project teams to ensure that feedback and approvals are provided in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with the marketing, retail and digital teams, as well as the in-house studio, creative agency and technical providers to secure deliverables, including but not limited to website, email, POS, experiential and campaign production estimates/schedules.
  • Effectively communicate and manage expectations of internal and external stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle; oversee communication as it applies to the project
  • Deliver regular status reports to management and teams
  • Ensure stakeholders understand the critical issues, risks and decisions that they and senior leaders need to make to progress timelines and project completion.
  • Identify challenges and surface them to relevant parties to ensure they are addressed and solved for Assist with budget management.
  • Review brand guideline details across assets as part of the proofing and approval processes.
  • Demonstrates professional maturity and a genuine desire and passion for the Lottery business

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on Business, Marketing, Communications, Journalism or a related field
  • 3 year minimum experience in the marketing industry (client-side and/or media/creative agency environment preferred)
  • Exposure to creative development with a base understanding of the process from creative brief to finished advertising
  • Adept at managing timelines and ensuring compliance by all key stakeholders
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and perform in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to grasp concepts quickly and work out complex situations
  • Ability to lead and operate in ambiguity
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills, proofreading and editing skills
  • Fosters open, honest and direct communication while maintaining sensitivity to confidential information
  • Demonstrates professional maturity and a genuine desire and passion for the Lottery business

    Benefits

    WHY WORK FOR US

    We’re a creative group of people at Camelot Illinois, passionate about our work. We are not interested in formality or too much hierarchy. We like to bring the best ideas forward as quickly as possible. We’re proud that we provide a lively and challenging environment for our teams to try new ideas and achieve their potential. If this sounds like a company you would thrive in, get in touch!

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    Location

    Chicago’s official downtown. From shopping on State Street to wandering one of the country's largest art museums, the Loop has something for everyone.
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    An Insider's view of Camelot Illinois

    What are some social events your company does?

    Managing the Illinois Lottery takes a lot of hard work but we have a great People team that find things to let us unwind and encourages us to find fun too. We have weekly happy hours, on-site weekly yoga, team building events, department engagement events, sports leagues, and annual parties! We even have a knitting club now!

    Will

    Commercial Financial Analyst

    What projects are you most excited about?

    My time at Camelot has been very rewarding as I had the opportunity to be a part of our new website and app's launch this past year. I'm most excited about now working on how we can improve our digital experiences for our players. I really enjoy the collaborative nature of the Digital team as we all work together really well to achieve our goals.

    Sean

    Digital Content Manager

    What are some things you learned at the company?

    Some of the things I have learned during my time here at Camelot is how to own and take charge of my career. Since I have started, I have been provided with the best tools and resources to achieve optimal career success. I have also learned the importance of learning and collaborating with others.

    Natassia

    Camelot Business Associate

    What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

    People win the Lottery every day. From a return on the price of the ticket to $1,000 to $200 million, every dollar makes a positive impact on winners lives, and, in return, to the citizens of the state. We are working to restore faith in the Illinois Lottery and reassure Illinoisans that players do win.

    Wendy Abrams

    Senior Director of Corporate Affairs

    What are Camelot Illinois Perks + Benefits

    Camelot Illinois Benefits Overview

    We offer a broad range of employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, access to training, Student Loan Repayment Benefit, Personal Discounts Program, Employee Assistance Program, and much more. We also offer regular team-building activities with people that love having fun, quarterly opportunities to connect with the community, social outings, & great work/life balance. We all have flexible hours, 26 days PTO, 6 weeks paid parental leave, 10 paid holidays, & 2 paid volunteer days.

    Culture
    Volunteer in local community
    Friends outside of work
    Eat lunch together
    Open door policy
    Team owned deliverables
    Team based strategic planning
    Group brainstorming sessions
    Open office floor plan
    Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
    Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    Camelot IL offers both FSA & HSA which helps employees cover out-of-pocket expenses with pre-tax contributions.
    Disability Insurance
    Camelot IL's disability insurance benefits is 60% of an employee's annual salary up to a $5,000 maximum monthly payout. Employees also have the option to purchase extra coverage.
    Dental Benefits
    Camelot's dental plan covers 100% of the costs of preventative care.
    Vision Benefits
    Camelot's vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams after a $10 copay. $180 for frames and $150 for contacts every year.
    Health Insurance Benefits
    Life Insurance
    Camelot IL offers employer-paid life insurance to all full-time employees with 2x an employee's annual salary.
    Onsite Gym
    Free onsite gym, divvy bike membership, yoga classes, meditation workshops, & in-house chair massages.
    Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
    401(K) Matching
    Camelot's 401(k) retirement plan matches 100% of an employee's contributions up to 4% of their annual salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
    Performance Bonus
    Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
    Generous Parental Leave
    Family is of the greatest importance and we want our employees to have adequate time off to care for and bond with a newborn, newly adopted or newly placed child. Camelot IL offers 6 weeks of time off
    Family Medical Leave
    Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
    Company sponsored family events
    Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
    Vacation & Time Off Benefits
    Generous PTO
    At Camelot IL, we recognize the importance of time off from work to relax, spend time with family, enjoy leisure activities, take care of yourself when you are sick, etc. We provide generous PTO.
    Paid Volunteer Time
    Camelot Illinois is committed to supporting our communities and provides employees 2 paid days per calendar year to volunteer at the nonprofit organization of their choice.
    Paid Holidays
    Perks & Discounts
    Casual Dress
    We call our dress code “Dress For Your Day,” which means you choose the attire that fits your schedule, environment, location, and personal brand.
    Commuter Benefits
    Qualified Transportation Accounts - QTAs allow employees to set aside pre-tax funds used for eligible transit and parking expenses related to commuting to work.
    Company Outings
    Recreational Clubs
    Professional Development Benefits
    Job Training & Conferences
    Camelot IL offers a wide range of training programs to all employees, including, eLearning, onsite training courses to enhance job-related skills and access to job-related conferences and seminars.
    Lunch and learns
    Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
    Cross functional training encouraged
    Promote from within
    Paid industry certifications

    Additional Perks + Benefits

    Free onsite gym + divvy bike membership, immediately vested in 401k with 4% match, Student Loan Repayment benefit, Camelot Champions & Game Changer staff awards, a rotational program for recent grads, engagement portal for pre-boarders, robust onboarding program + large L&D budget

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