Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Technical Writer

    Job Locations US-WA-Issaquah
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(8/5/2019 1:25 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-225897
    # of Openings
    1
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)
  • Summary

    Techncial Writer

     

    Club Demonstration Services (CDS) has been the in-store marketing provider for Costco for 31 years. Our strategic alliance with Costco and CPGs has driven sales and connected brands to Costco members in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. The strategic alliance reinforces Costco’s strategy of driving sales by educating members through a sensory experience and product trials.

    We are looking for a great technical writing professional who is customer-focused and driven to innovate as we build and transform how we make content and documentation available to our employees and to our customers. This individual will partner with internal teams to develop, write and edit a variety of technical documents, including procedural manuals, instructional guides and online content. With this career opportunity, you will leverage your skills and technical writing experiences to help build and maintain solutions in a growing organization!

     

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Prepare and/or maintain documentation pertaining to standard operating procedures and technical guides.
    • Translate business process and procedures into end user documentation.
    • Write easy-to-understand user interface text, online help and developer guides
    • Assist in the production of electronic documentation in addition to hard copy manuals.
    • Design corporate templates for standardization across platforms and media.
    • Partner with instructional designers to develop supporting technical guides for training programs
    • Use photographs, drawings, diagrams, animation, and charts that increase users’ understanding
    • Provides the editorial and graphics expertise in liaison work with printers, graphic designers, webmasters, typesetters, photo composers, binders, etc. Creates or edits graphics using standard desktop software
    • Revise, edit, and maintain instructional guides and technical documentation in both hard copy and online formats
    • Develop a thorough understanding of the audience and required documentation by partnering with internal and external subject matter experts
    • Research and build knowledge about products, services, technology, or concepts to be documented
    • Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Job Requirements:

    • 3-5 years of experience in Technical Writing (within CPG industry, preferred)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in: English, Journalism, Communications or technical discipline
    • Excellent Written & Verbal Communication Skills
    • Well Organized, Detail Oriented, & Able to Handle Fast Paced Work Environment
    • Ability to Work Independently & Prioritize with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
    • Ability to Gather Data, Compile Information, & Prepare Reports

    Responsibilities

    The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

     

    Job Duty

     

    Technical Writing, Desktop Publishing, Photo Editing, Illustrations, Diagrams 

    ·         Writing easy-to-understand user interface text, online help and developer guides

    ·         Assist in the production of electronic documentation in addition to hard copy manuals

    ·         Design corporate templates for standardization across platforms and media

    ·         Partner with instructional designers to develop supporting technical guides for training programs

    ·         Use photographs, drawings, diagrams, animation, and charts that increase users’ understanding

    ·         Provides the editorial and graphics expertise in liaison work with printers, graphic designers, webmasters, typesetters, photo composers, binders, etc. Creates or edits graphics using standard desktop software

     

    Reading, Proofing, Editing 

    ·         Revise, edit, and maintain instructional guides and technical documentation in both hard copy and online formats

    ·         Reviews document formatting. Ensures style, tone, margins, spacing, and page layout are appropriate and in-keeping established standards.

     

    Meetings, Research, Other

    ·         Develop a thorough understanding of the audience and required documentation by partnering with internal and external subject matter experts

    ·         Research and build knowledge about products, services, technology, or concepts to be documented

     

    Supervisory Responsibilities

     

    Direct Reports

    - This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

     

    Indirect Reports

    - Does not have direct reports, but may delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

     

    Travel and/or Driving Requirements

     

    - Travel and Driving are essential duties and function of this job 

    - Travel up to     10     %

     

    Minimum Qualifications

     

    The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

    Education Level: (Required):    Bachelor's Degree           or equivalent experience

                                       

          (Preferred):           Choose an item.  Or equivalent experience                      

     

    Field of Study/Area of Experience: English, Journalism, Communications or technical discipline

    3-5 Years of experience in Technical Writing

     

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

     

    Excellent Written & Verbal Communication Skills

    Ability to Understand & Follow specific Instructions & Procedures

    Well Organized, Detail Oriented, & able to Handle Fast Paced Work Environment

    Ability to Work Independently & Prioritize with minimal supervision, in order to Meet Deadlines

    Ability to Work Effectively with Management

    Ability to Gather Data, Compile Information, & Prepare Reports

    Research & Analysing Skills

     

    Environmental & Physical Requirements

     

    Office / Sedentary Requirements

    Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically, requires the abilty to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may require the ability to lift up to 10lbs.

     

    Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions

     

    Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law.  The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

     

    Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes.  Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

    Important Information

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

     

    The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

     

    The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws including Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinances.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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