Photo Studio Coordinator


About Us:

Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.

Position Details

Photo Studio Coordinator
Northern Illinois
Minooka, IL

Primary Function:

The Photo Studio Coordinator is a merchandise handling coordinator and stylist located in the Minooka Photo Studio. This role uses software to check in and track products through the photography production process. Additionally, this role works closely with the Photographers preparing product to shoot. Products are unpacked, cleaned, prepped, assembled, properly sorted, and styled to meet style guide requirements. Products need to be carefully repackaged prior to send back to stock.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for styling in a range of different categories for e-commerce photography. Productivity focused, with good merchandise coordination and able to manage multiple tasks. 
  • Prepare stock and ensure product is styled consistently with established style guides, so that minimal postproduction retouching work is needed. 
  • Self-starter, strict attention to detail and a high level of organizational skills are required to keep product and SKU relationship maintained. 
  • Assemble, disassemble, and prepare products in efficient and effective manner to keep productivity high in the photography studio. 
  • Open packaging so that the product can be repackaged as new when completed. 
  • Ensure products are cleaned to remove surface dust, fingerprints, and other imperfections prior to shooting. 
  • Maintain production area in a neat and orderly condition 
  • Assist in editing/retouching of shot images as needed using a PC. 
  • Flag team when resources need to shift to meet deadlines and work with teammates to rebalance the workloads. 
  • Inspire and support team members, accept personal responsibility for the project deliverables. 
  • Self-driven and able to easily communicate creative ideas and collaborate in a team environment.

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • 1 to 3 years experience 
  • Must be able to train quickly, follow procedure and exhibit the task management skills necessary to meet or exceed style guide standards 
  • Strict attention to detail with a high level of organizational skills 
  • 2+ years’ proficient experience with Microsoft Windows, Excel, SharePoint and PowerPoint. 
  • Very comfortable with technology (PC) and willing to learn 
  • Mechanical understanding of using basic hand tools such as screwdrivers, mallets and drills; comfortable with assembling product 
  • Familiarity with photography/visual arts required. Knowledge to trends and emerging brands
  • Photoshop skills a plus.

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