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Crate & Barrel Producer - CGI in Chicago, Illinois

With over 130 store and warehouse locations and more than 7,500 associates across the U.S. and Canada, Crate and Barrel is a dynamic and growing multi-channel furniture and housewares retailer. So we can continue to help others love how they live in moments that matter, the iconic brand is looking for a driven and passionate professional to raise the bar and join our eCommerce department as a Producer (CGI), located in our Northbrook, IL corporate office.

The Producer, CGI is accountable for the organization and management of CGI asset modeling from merchandise definition to deployment in applications that support our Design Services (3D Room Planner), eCommerce Augmented Reality (AR) and other interactive 3D initiatives. The Producer acts as the central point of contact for all participating internal and external vendor teams. Primarily, the Producer is responsible for maintaining a budget and executing plans for 3D modeling, maintaining lists of all active and new 3D assets, and coordinating 3D vendor assignments. In order to make sure accuracy of 3D modeling is maintained at a high level, the Producer also maintains a high knowledge of our seasonal products and provides quality and accuracy checks, partnering with merchandising, CGI Art Directors and CGI Artists.

  • Track and manage CGI modeling budget for WebGL-based assets.

  • Oversee upfront planning for CGI assets (3d models and textures) for Crate and Barrel, Crate and Kids and CB2 eCommerce and Design Services.

  • Establish and execute on 3D modeling timelines and schedules.

  • Create, manage and maintain spreadsheets used to track CGI assets, vendor assignments (work orders) and quality assurance (QA) approval.

  • Manage complete asset list of existing and needed CGI models and textures.

  • Create 3D modeling work orders and assignments for internal and external CGI artists.

  • Provide support information (reference photography, dimensions, and physical texture swatches) to produce accurate 3D representations of our products.

  • Responsible for management of 3D modeling vendors and budgets.

  • Create and manage bi-weekly reports that inform CGI stakeholder teams of seasonal modeling status.

  • Act as the liaison between internal merchandising, store operations/Central Design Services (CDST), CGI Artists and external 3D modeling teams.

  • Attend and collaborate in Merchandising meetings to cultivate a strong understanding of seasonal product assortment to determine CGI assets needed to satisfy 3D room planning merchandising direction.

  • Collaborate with internal CGI Senior Artists and CGI Artists to cultivate 3D vendor talent.

  • Establish, research, and implement best in class operating standards for 3D modeling.

Required Skills

  • 3+ years experience with Industry knowledge of 3D modeling production practices and studio operations

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field a plus

  • Experience collaborating directly with 3D modeling artists

  • Past experience with negotiation and management of vendor relationships

  • Prior knowledge of Crate and Barrel, Crate and Kids and CB2 products and seasonal product assortments

  • Ability to skillfully utilize Google Platform (Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Slides), Basecamp, Microsoft Office Suite, AS400 and Virtual Ticket systems

  • 3D modeling industry production knowledge

  • Ability to direct the execution of 3D modeling with fiscal and creative accountability

  • Excellent communication skills, good reading and written language skills (English), basic math, strong organizational skills to manage input from cross functional teams

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Multi-tasking skills, detail-oriented, strong interpersonal/negotiation skills, problem-solving skills, demonstrated leadership skills

  • Promote a strong sense of teamwork by working together safely, effectively, respectfully and efficiently with all associates

  • Routinely identifies improvement opportunities and takes initiative to proactively address

  • Good written and verbal language skills (English)

The job description and other aspects of the job listed on this job posting should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an associate in this job. Associates are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as “the Company”. The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US.

State / City Compliance: The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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