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Senior Art Buyer

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits that we subsidize dramatically! Medical, dental and vision benefits are available to you after just 30 days and after 90 days you are free to participate in our 401k plan! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Our client is a major bank in NYC. They have asked for our assistance in identifying 2 ART BUYERS (1 junior & 1 senior) for a long term engagement, 03/04/2013 to 09/01/2014 .

Period: 03/04/2013 to 09/01/2014
pay rate $42.00-$47.00.

You will work Monday-Friday during normal business hours on-site in NYC. There is no opportunity to work remote. There is no opportunity of this becoming a perm position.

Senior Art Buyer
Job Description:
Coordinates the research, acquisition, production, presentation, negotiation, copyright management, purchasing and tracking of images for advertising, collateral and acquisition materials. This includes research and management of outside vendors such as photographers, fine artists, illustrators and stock image sources.

Responsibilities:
• Work with other disciplines in the Bank to develop visual strategies and concepts to meet the company's acquisition and retention goals.
• Manage the creation of artwork (primarily photography & illustration) to provide visual solutions for materials.
• Research, source, and identify appropriate artists to be commissioned by agency.
• Provide comprehensive project management including job specification, budget parameters and communication of timelines for crucial deadlines.
• Produce internal and external photo shoots and manage budget, props, location, etc.
• Assist in the management of the image library.
• Track copyright information, vendor information and licensing parameters for all images.
• Perform bi-yearly analysis and reporting of vendor usage.
• Analyze and report monthly spend for top-line vendors. Provide cost packaging and savings recommendations through analysis.
• Act as vendor partner and maintain solid relationships to maintain record of litigation avoidance through situational management and negotiation.
• Maintain an awareness of visual trends.
• Assist in training and guiding the Art Buyers as needed.
• Assist in providing Art Buying Education as needed.
• Adhere to established processes to ensure compliance on all jobs.
• Remain flexible and share common goals with non-creative functions in the Agency.
• Resolve conflicts within teams with grace and patience.

Required Skills:
• 7 - 10 years Art Buying work experience.
• Minimum of Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience required.
• Proficient in copyright law, negotiation and visual communication.
• Strong working knowledge of financial advertising.
• Demonstrated excellent leadership, organizational, communication and presentation skills.
• Team oriented.
• Ability to lead and influence in a cross-functional fast-paced team environment.
• Able to handle direction and criticism.
• Extensive experience in client and vendor relations, along with negotiating skills and budget management
• Computer proficiency including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FileMaker, Mac and PC platforms.

Qualifications
(1) 7 - 10 years Art Buying work experience
(2) Computer proficiency including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FileMaker, Mac and PC platforms
(3) Proficient in copyright law, negotiation and visual communication
(4) Strong working knowledge of financial advertising
(5) Extensive experience in client and vendor relations, along with negotiating skills and budget management.

*** CLIENT NOT WILLING TO CONSIDER PRODUCTION ARTISTS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS OR ART DIRECTORS. CLIENT REQUIRES ONLY ART BUYERS APPLY**** THIS IS NOT A CREATIVE POSITION

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