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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Senior Director/Managing Supervisor Padilla Speer Beardsley

Job Description

Are you a savvy senior PR practitioner who can hit the ground running? If so, we have an opportunity you should consider. Our New York office, located in Midtown Manhattan, needs a director with experience working in an agency on high visibility consumer and business-to-business accounts. Must have managed and grown existing accounts. To be successful you need, strategic and tactical sales, cross-selling and counseling skills. Candidate must have a successful track record of retaining, managing individuals and teams as well as budgets. Job requires excellent oral and written communications skills, strong affinity for business development and experience with senior-level counseling. Some travel required. To be considered you must have over four years of experience in a senior level public relations position and/ or 9-12 years total agency or equivalent corporate, marketing communications or public relations experience.

Padilla Speer Beardsley is a mid-size, independent firm; rated one of the top 20 public relations firms to work for (2008 Holmes Report), an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers generous benefits to employees. This is a great opportunity to become an employee-owner, not just an agency employee.


Needs over four years experience in a senior level PR position and/or 9-12 years total agency or equivalent corporate, marketing communications or PR experience.

This person in this position will spend the majority his/her time managing and growing existing accounts and the NY office. The position requires account management, strategic and tactical, sales, cross-selling and counseling skills across a broad client and revenue base. Candidate must be able to retain and grow accounts, manage individuals and teams as well as manage budgets, have exceptional client relationship skills, writing and editing skills, team and account management skills, oversee quality control of work product and client growth.

Company Description

Padilla Speer Beardsley is an employee-owned, multi-specialty communications firm with headquarters in Minneapolis and an office in New York City. It is a founding partner of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a consortium of more than 100 independently owned partner offices in more than 90 cities on six continents. Padilla also is a founder of Lumin Collaborative LLC, an intellectual collaborative dedicated to developing next-generation communications solutions.

Additional Information

  • Applicants with recommendations are preferred.
  • Referrals through network preferred.
  • Local candidates only, no relocation (Greater New York City Area).
Job ID: 698965

Monday, June 22, 2009

UnitedHealth Group - Corporate Communications Senior Writer

UnitedHealthcare is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.

When you work with UnitedHealthcare, what you do matters. It's that simple…and it's that challenging.

In providing consumer-oriented health benefit plans to millions of people, our goal is to create higher quality care, lower costs and greater access to health care. Join us and you will be empowered to achieve new levels of excellence and make a profound and personal impact as you contribute to new innovations in a vital and complex system.

Position Description:
Corporate Communications Senior Writer for UnitedHealth Group will work with corporate communications leads to help plan, write, edit and execute communications programs of every variety both internal and external. He/She will develop plans and create opportunities to communicate with and build relationships with external partners, and internal partners, including the businesses, government affairs and others. Supporting the communications needs of corporate leadership and the senior executives of the six business units will be a priority.

Regardless of your role at UnitedHealthcare, the support you feel all around you will enable you to do what you do with energy, integrity, and confidence. So take the first step in what is sure to be a fast paced and highly diversified career.

  • [8-10+] years experience in strategic communications with excellent writing and editorial skills
  • Subject matter expert on any or all of the following: health care benefits and services industry, corporate finance, medical policy, media relations, crisis communications
  • Speech writing experience a plus
  • Experience implementing brand support, reputation enhancement, day-to-day public/media relations support and internal employee communications campaigns
  • Experience producing strategic communications plans to support the goals of the organization
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple communications requests simultaneously
  • Ability to provide strategic counsel
  • Ability to offer constructive feedback to improve communications
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects with internal and external partners
  • Work collaboratively across business segments
  • Undergraduate degree Journalism, Mass Communications, English, or closely related field
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Health Care Market Research Director - UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealth Group is an innovative leader in the health and well-being industry, serving more than 55 million Americans. Through our family of companies, we contribute outstanding clinical insight with consumer-friendly services and advanced technology to help people achieve optimal health.

UnitedHealthcare provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services to individuals, public sector employers and businesses of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. The company organizes access to quality, affordable health care services on behalf of more than 26 million individual consumers, contracting directly with approximately 590,000 physicians and care professionals and more than 4,900 hospitals to offer them broad, convenient access to services nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company

The Health Care Market Research Director offices in Edina, MN and reports to the Vice President - Market Intelligence.

This Market Research Director is responsible for the daily management of UnitedHealthcare's primary market research initiatives associated with customer satisfaction, loyalty surveys, new product concept testing, website usability studies, advertising development, plus other ad hoc research.    The position will work closely with internal constituents to ensure an appropriate research methodology is developed and executed to provide meaningful, process-driven results.  This position will collect and transform data into purposeful information for automating decisions that meet business goals and achieve measurable competitive advantage.

  • Manage a professional staff.
  • Set team direction, resolves problems and provides project guidance.
  • Develop departmental plans and priorities to address business and operational challenges.
  • Influence and provide input to budget forecasts and planning activities.
  • Manage vendor relationships.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership of a B2B client side market research team.
  • Proven experience managing a client side market research department.
  • Working knowledge of predictive analytics software.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Additional Information:
  • Travel Percentage: 10%

Polaris - Corporate Marketing Manager


Develop innovative and highly effective retail selling processes to build retail selling capability of the North American dealership network.​ This will be done in conjunction with the product division marketing managers and with field sales management.​ Oversee voice of customer efforts for On-Road & Snowmobile divisions, event planning for all product divisions, and external relations.​

1. Lead retail selling process improvement at dealership level
    •  Lead implementation of Retail Improvement Process (RIP) within Max Velocity Program business model
      • Traffic and closing metric benchmarking with industry partner Traffic Log Pro
      • Sales closing rate improvement with industry partner Dealership University
      • Lead best practice research and development for pipeline of retail selling improvements (i.​e.​ contact management follow-up, demonstrations, etc.​)
      • Partner with field sales team for implementation of best practices
    • Lead development and implementation of effective retail selling tools
      • Lead development of next generation tools (i.​e.​ internet sales, F&I process, etc.​)
      • Lead web based marketing efforts including lead generation & conversion with Hot Prospects
      • Lead efforts to effectively capture dealer salesperson’s heart & mind.​ Specifically, lead My Polaris Rewards and Top gun initiatives, as well as develop future initiatives
      • Coordinate go-to-market strategy and execution for division created retail selling tools (i.​e.​ on-line product training, comparative DVDs, silent salesmen POP, etc.​)
    2. Management of marketing agency relationships, including contract negotiations
    3.​ Ensure effective voice of customer work for On-Road & Snowmobile divisions
    4.​ Oversee event planning and implementation for all product divisions, and external relations
    5.​ Coach and develop staff of corporate marketing, market research, event management, and external relations personnel


    1.​ Bachelor degree in a related field required.​ MBA desired.​
    2. ​ Minimum of eight years marketing experience in one or more sophisticated consumer marketing environments, ideally some of which will include an independent dealer channel and employee management
    3.​ A track record of increasingly responsible positions and solid marketing results is required
    4.​ Experience in multiple consumer businesses or industries are highly desired


    Dynamic, high-pressure environment in a standard office setting.​ Travel required.​

     Apply online

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009

    Marketing Consultant - Health Dimensions Group

    About the Job
    Relevant Work Experience
    2+​ to 5 Years
    Education Level
    Bachelor's Degree
    Career Level
    Experienced (Non-Manager)
    Health Dimensions Group, a nationwide health care management and consulting company, seeks a positive and energetic marketing consultant to join our corporate team! This position will provide our clients with direct consulting services in the areas of sales, marketing, public relations, and referral development; develop and coordinate referral plans, community relations, occupancy improvement, reporting standards, policies and procedures, and marketing plan creation and implementation at HDG-managed skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities; and provide training and coaching to admissions and marketing directors.​

    The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3–5 years of consulting experience in a long-term care, assisted living, and/​or senior housing environment; excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficiency with MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and the ability to facilitate complex problem solving.​ This position requires the ability to travel approximately 50%​ of the time.​ We offer a competitive salary and benefit package.​

    Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter including salary requirements to:

    Brandy Hill

    Human Resources Coordinator

    Health Dimensions Group

    7101 Northland Circle, Suite 110

    Minneapolis, MN 55428

    Phone: 763-537-5700

    Fax: 763-537-9200



    Friday, June 05, 2009

    Communication Specialist - CB Richard Ellis Inc.

    Want to feel like you're on top of the world? That's where you'll be when you join CB Richard Ellis. As the leader in commercial REAL ESTATE services, we've established the global standard in providing clients with the most comprehensive service offerings and highest level of client service. And we've built that reputation with people like you. For a century now, CB Richard Ellis has sought out the best talent to sustain and grow the organization. Today, we're looking for people with great ideas and fresh perspectives to establish a foundation of excellence for the next 100 years. If that sounds appealing to you, put yourself at the top of our list.

    Communication Specialist

    Perform a variety of specialized & complex tasks in support of the customized business requirements of a brokerage tenant representation team. Requirements include: writing/editing, market/customer research, public relations, marketing/graphics/media, business reporting, database management and standard administrative functions. Personal knowledge and experience involving fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of real estate, communications and public/media relations will be necessary to meet the requirements of the clients.

    Coordinates the development and production of marketing proposals, collateral materials, marketing plans, client database, and client memorial books. Creates maps and tour books.

    Writes and edits internal and external communications, for specified areas and regions, such as newsletters, mailers, proposals and presentations.

    • Assists in creating business-planning templates for sales professionals.
    • Assists team in all aspects of new business development, to include prospect research and database upkeep.
    • Manages all aspects of CB Richard Ellis Inc. proprietary contact management system (TRAC).
    • Facilitates team meetings, lunches and conference calls.
    • Acts as primary administrative team member and provides back up administrative support when necessary to other brokers.
    • Other duties may be assigned.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university in Marketing or Real Estate, preferably with focus on Communications, and a minimum of three to five years of related experience and/or training.


    • Individual must have 3-5 year real estate experience and or 3-5 years of experience teaming w/ sales professionals in a similar type capacity. 
    • Individual will work in fast paced environment, which will require ability to handle multiple assignments and multiple deadlines at one time.
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a group.
    • Must be proactive and show initiative with new ideas and on existing assignments.
    • Superior attention to details and the ability to articulate policy both in written and verbal form.
    • Must be able to support corporate policies and procedures.
    • Excellent organizational ability. 
    • Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite, PhotoShop, Scanning software (Adobe), intermediate InDesign skills. Grammar and spelling proficiency. 
    • Must have an understanding of marketing strategies and methods. Should have a general working knowledge of professional services involved in advertising and public relations.

    Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience

    Job Location: Minneapolis, MN

    Job Number: 4828

    Company URL:

    Company Profile:
    CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world's largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2007 revenue). With over 29,000 employees, the Company serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices worldwide (excluding affiliate offices). CB Richard Ellis offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. CB Richard Ellis is the only commercial real estate services company named one of the 50 "best in class" companies by BusinessWeek, and was also named one of the 100 fastest growing companies by Fortune. Please visit our Web site at .

    CB Richard Ellis executes strategic, integrated and comprehensive commercial real estate brokerage services for tenants/occupiers, property owner and narrowly focused vertical industries in the office, industrial and retail sectors. Clients make informed real estate decisions underwritten by world-class and industry leading proprietary market research, analytical and consultative services. The Brokerage division draws frequently and seamlessly from other CB Richard Ellis services to provide clients what they need functionally anywhere in the world.