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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tastefully Simple, Inc. - Director, Marketing

When’s the last time you actually looked forward to going to work?​ If you want a career that’s both challenging and fun, check out Tastefully Simple, Inc.​! We offer the growth and stability of an Inc.​ 500 Hall of Fame company, plus a positive, team-oriented culture which has resulted in Tastefully Simple being named in the top 5%​ of employers for team member satisfaction.​  (Yes, you can be successful and have fun!) Currently, we have the following opportunities available at our headquarters in beautiful Alexandria, Minnesota:
Director, Marketing
We want to hear from you if you have:
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing or related field; master's degree preferred
  • Ten years experience in marketing  role
  • Five years experience in developing, leading and executing marketing programs
  • Three years experience in senior leadership
  • Three years experience in packaged goods marketing and branding
  • Three years experience in developing internet marketing strategies, with expertise in e-commerce and web analytics
  • Three years experience in market segmentation
  • Experience in public relations
  • Experience in web and viral marketing strategy development preferred
  • Experience working within a company with revenues of $100 million or greater
Critical Performance Areas include:
  • Create tactics and project plans to execute strategic marketing initiatives; guard Tastefully Simple's brand and ensure quality
  • Lead marketing projects and programs; ensure timely and superior completion
  • Provide leadership to Marketing Team members
  • Drive Internet marketing strategies
  • Serve as a business sponsor on critical Tastefully Simple projects
To apply and for additional information, please view our website under “Employment Opportunities” in the “Who We Are” section.​ 
We will gladly accept all resumes until the position is filled.​

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Nexus - Corporate Communications Manager

Nexus—a national nonprofit organization that designs and operates a wide range of treatment programs for children and adolescents who exhibit severe emotional and behavioral problems—is seeking a Corporate Communications Manager to provide leadership, coordination and expertise in the areas of communications, public relations, and corporate development.​ The corporate office is located in Golden Valley, Minnesota.​

Responsibilities include assisting in managing, leading and coordinating a site-wide communications team, insuring a consistent Nexus brand identity by controlling the content, layout and overall quality of all materials directed both internally and externally, providing graphic design assistance as requested, maintaining and updating our website and intranet and providing public relations leadership and support.​

Qualified applicants will possess a BA/​BS in communications or closely related field plus a minimum of 5 years experience utilizing a broad spectrum of communication skills, including writing, graphic design, developing print and electronic media, managing a website and intranet site and public relations.​ Successful candidate must be a self-starter possessing excellent software skills associated with graphic design and intranet site management including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and SharePoint.​

For immediate consideration, apply on line at http://www.​nexus.​jobs

You may also call 763-551-8640 and request that an Employment Profile be mailed to you.​  Resumes are NOT accepted.​  To be considered for this position, you must also submit three non-returnable writing/​design samples with summaries (without resume attached), in addition to completing the Employment Profile form.​ Mail or email samples (including your name, e-mail and home address and telephone number) to:
4050 Olson Memorial Highway, Suite 450
Minneapolis, MN 55422
RE: Communications Manager

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Marketing Manager – Continental Airlines Vacations

About the Job

MLT Vacations is one of the largest providers of leisure vacation packages in the United States and manages multiple vacation brands, including Continental Airlines Vacations®.​
MLT is currently seeking a creative and enthusiastic marketing manager with media, advertising and marketing experience to plan, develop and implement consumer and trade based marketing plans for our Continental Airlines Vacations products.​ If you are looking for more than just another job, find the travel industry exciting and enjoy working as part of a team for a solution oriented company, then MLT Vacations has a perfect opportunity for you.​

  • Utilize internal and external resources to build relationships, research, identify and develop marketing opportunities.​
  • Collaborate to develop, communicate and evaluate Continental Airlines Vacations marketing plans, objectives, and strategies and develop and implement campaigns and promotions to support those plans.​
  • Research, develop and implement consumer and trade based marketing tactics to increase sales effectiveness and generate revenue in strategic markets.​
  • Work with Continental Airlines Marketing to effectively target OnePass database members with Continental Airlines Vacations messages.​
  • Work with internal departments (including but not limited to Partnership Marketing, Product Development, Content Management, Sales, Pricing & Inventory Management, Creative Media Group, E-Technology, Public Relations) to ensure effective execution of marketing tactics.​
  • Source applicable non-media business contacts in focus markets to propose and secure reciprocal marketing opportunities.​
  • Negotiate, manage and maintain contracts with a variety of partners.​
  • Research and resolve trip winner related issues, including customer inquiries and/​or partner concerns.​
  • Generate and analyze data pertaining to assigned responsibilities; develop recommendations and report on them, based on the findings.​
  • Comply with all corporate and departmental policies/​procedures and applicable governmental regulations.​
  • Attend and participate in meetings that pertain to assigned responsibilities.​
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned, which may include cross-utilization within the department or with other departments.​
  • Coordinate meetings and events between MLT Vacations Management and partners.​ Prepare and occasionally deliver presentations for management regarding MLT Vacations origins, key partners, special products and performance updates.​
  • Domestic and/​or international travel to fulfill assigned responsibilities.​
  • Represent MLT Vacations at marketing related and company functions.​
  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required.​
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or equivalent work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.​
  • Two years of marketing and/​or travel industry experience.​
  • Knowledge of marketing, advertising and media methods required.​
  • Knowledge of MLT Vacations’ programs, policies and procedures preferred.​
  • Strong PC skills including MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Internet and Outlook preferred.​
  • Must demonstrate strong English language grammar and writing skills.​
  • Strong mathematical aptitude required.​
  • Must be able to effectively and professionally communicate with management, staff and customers as well as demonstrate sound judgment/​reasoning skills.​
  • Ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple projects/​deadlines simultaneously.​
  • Must possess strong organizational and analytical skills.​
Another reason to work for MLT Vacations?​ GREAT BENEFITS!
Unlimited reduced rate worldwide travel.​ Health, dental, and life insurance, 401(k), bonus opportunities, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, PTO/​paid time off, casual environment and more!
Local applicants only please
Submit your salary requirements along with resume