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Our Expertise

What We Do & How We Do It

Our partners trust us to do things right.

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Here at Niven, we combine over 40 years of retail experience with a forward-looking, innovative spirit to deliver strategically successful solutions. 

 

Niven stands out as a leading force in delivering creative solutions across the spectrum of retail display development.  With an unwavering commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as experts in each facet of the process. 

From the initial stages of brainstorming and ideation, the creative team showcases an unmatched ability to conceive innovative and strategic concepts that captivate customers.  Niven's skilled operations team meticulously brings these concepts to life, employing cutting-edge techniques and manufacturing.  

 

In every aspect of the process, Niven Marketing's creative prowess, technical expertise, and unwavering commitment set us apart as an industry leader.

The Whole Process Under One Roof.

Our full-service approach can go from concept to store floor.  From initial strategy and design through engineering and prototyping and on to production, installation, and maintenance, we believe that understanding and managing our projects through every stage provides the most efficient ways to successfully 

launch your programs.

We've dedicated spaces at our office to every area of our discipline.  From break-out areas in each department to Aisle 5, a large space designated to experience full-sized programs, train installers, and make prototype refinements to deliver the best solutions to our partners, our office is tailored to the best processes to get your retail solutions up and running.

  • 3D Designer
    We are a collaborative creative team in search of a confident Retail 3D Designer who is eager to innovate, contribute, and influence our solutions daily. We are a team dedicated to changing the future of retail experiences and design, and seeking new teammates that are as enthusiastic as we are to help clients discover their potential. And, for the candidate, we offer the opportunity for creative professional growth, development, and contributing with a collaborative team in a positive, supportive culture.  The Retail 3D Designer will strengthen Niven’s innovation portfolio, develop creative concepts for retail display challenges, and work collaboratively with teammates across creative disciplines. As a direct report to the Creative Director, the 3D Designer will spend their time participating in idea generation, concept sketching, design refinement, 3D solution renderings, collaborating with engineering team, and working with the model shop to produce prototypes. Our ideal candidate looks like this…. • Must be an enthusiastic and creative fit in our culture: willing to support and collaborate with teammates within and outside the creative department • Has a degree from an Industrial or Product Design program • Is inquisitive, unafraid to ask questions, and eager to take risks  • Has excellent sketching and visual communication skills  • Has experience with 3D rendering tools (Rhino, Pro/E or SolidWorks) • Work in a pro-active capacity, taking initiative in all phases of the job • Experience in and familiarity with Converting equipment and processes including scoring, machine capabilities/limitations, spec sheets and drawings • Knowledge of various paperboard stocks, corrugation, packaging film, POP displays, label stocks and printing processes • A basic understanding of the corrugated manufacturing process and CAD, Artios CAD, Adobe Illustrator and/or TOPPS. Experience in PhotoShop is preferred. • Thrives with fast-paced challenges and manages time and details well • Always willing to learn something new  Niven, a premiere shopper-marketing company, offers solution-based, strategic retail merchandising services and solutions. We are a collaborative, employee-owned company that caters to agencies, brand marketers, and retailers alike. Clientele includes many major retailers and renown brands. Niven was founded in 1979 and is currently headquartered in Carol Stream, IL. We are an employee-owned company with a strong legacy of creativity and innovation. We offer a great variety of benefits and perks to our employees, including: great health care options, dental, vision, employee assistance program, pet insurance, and generous and flexible paid time off. We understand the challenges of working safely through these difficult times and offer flexible work scheduling. We are an equal opportunity employer.
  • Corrugate Designer
    We are a collaborative creative team in search of a confident Corrugate Display Designer who is eager to innovate, contribute, and influence our solutions daily. We are a team dedicated to changing the future of retail experiences and design, and seeking new teammates that are as enthusiastic as we are to help clients discover their potential. And, for the candidate, we offer the opportunity for creative professional growth, development, and contributing with a collaborative team in a positive, supportive culture.  The Retail 3D Designer will strengthen Niven’s innovation portfolio, develop creative concepts for retail display challenges, and work collaboratively with teammates across creative disciplines. As a direct report to the Creative Director, the 3D Designer will spend their time participating in idea generation, concept sketching, design refinement, 3D solution renderings, presentation layouts, CAD development and documentation for manufacturing. Experience in and knowledge of engineering principals is a tremendous plus. Our ideal candidate looks like this…. • Must be an enthusiastic and creative fit in our culture: willing to support and collaborate with teammates within and outside the creative department • Has a degree from an Industrial or Product Design program • Is inquisitive, unafraid to ask questions, and eager to take risks  • Has excellent sketching and visual communication skills  • Has experience with 3D rendering tools (Rhino, Pro/E or SolidWorks) • Interested in learning and applying the intricacies of the retail environment in design and shopper engagement • Thrives with fast-paced challenges and manages time and details well • Always willing to learn something new  Niven, a premiere shopper-marketing company, offers solution-based, strategic retail merchandising services and solutions. We are a collaborative, employee-owned company that caters to agencies, brand marketers, and retailers alike. Clientele includes many major retailers and renown brands. Niven was founded in 1979 and is currently headquartered in Carol Stream, IL. We are an employee-owned company with a strong legacy of creativity and innovation. We offer a great variety of benefits and perks to our employees, including: great health care options, dental, vision, employee assistance program, pet insurance, and generous and flexible paid time off. We understand the challenges of working safely through these difficult times and offer flexible work scheduling. We are an equal opportunity employer.
  • Sales Account Executive
    We are currently seeking a highly motivated and results-driven Sales Account Executive to join our dynamic team. As a Sales Account Executive, you will be responsible for driving sales and growing our client base by building strong relationships and providing innovative display solutions. You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients, from retail stores to trade shows, and contribute to the overall success of our organization. Responsibilities Actively prospect and generate leads to identify new business opportunities related primarily to permanent displays along with temporary displays and Niven’s suite of services Develop and maintain strong relationships with existing clients to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty, and drive revenue on a year-over-year basis Collaborate with the design and production teams to create customized display solutions that meet client needs and specifications Present and demonstrate our display products to potential clients, highlighting key features and benefits Negotiate and close sales contracts, ensuring profitability and adherence to company pricing policies Track and manage sales activities, including preparing sales forecasts, sales reports, and analyzing market trends Stay up to date with industry trends, market conditions, and competitors to identify opportunities and challenges Achieve agreed-upon sales quotas Lead a project through the entire sales lifecycle by building long-lasting client relationships and collaborating with both key internal and external stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes. Requirements Previous experience in Visual Merchandising / POP / Fixture Industry Proven track record of identifying, developing, and closing new business opportunities within Fortune 1000 companies. History of selling customized end-to-end program solutions (design, production, co-packing, warehousing, fulfillment, etc.) Experience negotiating and closing large contractual agreements within complex organizations across varying departments (C-Suite, Procurement, Marketing). Strong negotiation and closing skills, with the ability to identify and respond to client needs effectively Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate the value proposition of our display solutions and build long-term client relationships Ability to work independently and manage multiple client accounts simultaneously Strong listening, evaluating, and problem-solving skills. Ability to develop alternative solutions when needed to meet deadlines and budgets. Previous experience with Salesforce or similar CRM tools preferred Flexible to travel for client meetings, industry events, and trade shows as required Niven, a premiere shopper-marketing company, offers solution-based, strategic retail merchandising services and solutions. We are a collaborative, employee-owned company that caters to agencies, brand marketers, and retailers alike. Our clientele includes many major retailers and renowned brands. Niven was founded in 1979 and is currently headquartered in Carol Stream, IL. Niven has a strong legacy of creativity and innovation. We offer a great variety of benefits and perks to our employees, including great health care options, dental, vision, employee assistance program, pet insurance, and generous and flexible paid time off. We understand the challenges of working safely through these difficult times and offer flexible work scheduling.
  • Account Executive
    We are currently seeking a highly motivated and results-driven Permanent Display Sales Account Executive to join our dynamic team. As a Permanent Display Sales Account Executive, you will be responsible for driving sales and growing our client base by building strong relationships and providing innovative display solutions. You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients, from retail stores to trade shows, and contribute to the overall success of our organization. Responsibilities: • Actively prospect and generate leads to identify new business opportunities related primarily to permanent displays along with temporary displays and Niven’s suite of services. • Develop and maintain strong relationships with existing clients to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty, and drive revenue on a year-over-year basis. • Collaborate with the design and production teams to create customized display solutions that meet client needs and specifications. • Present and demonstrate our display products to potential clients, highlighting key features and benefits. • Negotiate and close sales contracts, ensuring profitability and adherence to company pricing policies. • Track and manage sales activities, including preparing sales forecasts, sales reports, and analyzing market trends. • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, market conditions, and competitors to identify opportunities and challenges. • Achieve agreed-upon sales quotas. • Lead a project through the entire sales lifecycle by building long-lasting client relationships and collaborating with both key internal and external stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes. Qualifications: • Previous experience in Visual Merchandising / POP / Fixture Industry. • Proven track record of identifying, developing, and closing new business opportunities within Fortune 1000 companies. • History of selling customized end-to-end program solutions (design, production, co-packing, warehousing, fulfilment, etc.). • Experience negotiating and closing large contractual agreements within complex organizations across varying departments (C-Suite, Procurement, and Marketing). • Strong negotiation and closing skills, with the ability to identify and respond to client needs effectively. • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate the value proposition of our display solutions and build long-term client relationships. • Ability to work independently and manage multiple client accounts simultaneously. • Strong listening, evaluating, and problem-solving skills. Ability to develop alternative solutions when needed to meet deadlines and budgets. • Previous experience with Salesforce or similar CRM tools preferred. • Flexible to travel for client meetings, industry events, and trade shows as required. Base Salary commensurate with experience, plus commission. Niven, a premiere shopper-marketing company, offers solution-based, strategic retail merchandising services and solutions. We are a collaborative, employee-owned company that caters to agencies, brand marketers, and retailers alike. Our clientele includes many major retailers and renowned brands. Niven was founded in 1979 and is currently headquartered in Carol Stream, IL. Niven has a strong legacy of creativity and innovation. We offer a great variety of benefits and perks to our employees, including great health care options, dental, vision, employee assistance program, pet insurance, and generous and flexible paid time off. We understand the challenges of working safely through these difficult times and offer flexible work scheduling.
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