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Graphic Designer (Term -18 months)

Winnipeg, MB · Art/Media/Design
Status: Regular Full Time Term (18 months)

Your creative edge and eye for detail makes you a fantastic candidate for the role of Graphic Designer at The North West Company (NWC). In your role you support the conceptualization and design of customer-driven communications, internal/external marketing programs, and events in support of NWC initiatives through all communication channels.

Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

The North West Company is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out northwest.ca for more information.

Your Role:
  • Create design solutions for marketing communication print materials, digital (website, social, mobile), corporate communications, and branding materials;
  • Recommend visual and written communication requirements in support of selling events, store openings/renovations, sponsorships. Align with Procurement and Marketing calendars;
  • Adhere to company branding standards, ensuring effectiveness and consistency in all designs;
  • Participate in project planning events and reviews to understand creative design needs;
  • Work closely with Creative Team and Manager, Creative Services to ensure effective execution of all programs.
Desired Skills & Experience:
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in computer-aided graphic design.
  • Post-secondary education in an advertising arts program or a combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency with industry standards production software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
  • After Effects, Microsoft suite an asset.
  • Creative and strong typography and layout skills.
  • Proven organizational, planning, and prioritizing skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks, and assignments.
  • Ability to work independently and a highly collaborative team player.
  • Well-developed project management skills are required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Location:      Gibraltar House, 77 Main Street, Winnipeg MB
Reports To:   Manager, Creative Services

We create a collaborative and constructive culture by:

Being Enterprising • Committing to our Customer • Working with Passion • Leading and Developing Others • Demonstrating Respect and Inclusivity • Building Trust
The North West Company is committed to inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from all candidates including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, and persons with disabilities.

A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This is an active job opening for a position that is currently available and we are actively seeking to fill.

For Internal Applicants Only:

Salary Grade: C0R007

Note:  All employees must have a minimum of one year of service in their current position prior to applying for other positions unless authorized by their current manager. Prior to applying, an internal employee also MUST obtain a written endorsement email from their current Manager or Manager – once – removed and provide this to the recruitment team before they can be considered for opportunities. This opportunity adheres to the Corporate job posting guidelines.


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