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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Harris Companies - Marketing / Communications Specialist

Harris Companies, a Minnesota Corporation headquartered in St.​ Paul, is both a locally owned and an employee-owned organization with 34 shareholders.​ Harris believes an organization that is both locally and employee owned is more focused on your long-term satisfaction.​ It is one of the key points that we feel distinguishes Harris in the marketplace.​

Proudly, Harris Companies has become one of the largest and most trusted mechanical contractors in the industry.​  With offices in 5 strategically located states and 2 key sites in Canada, Harris's market sector includes health care, data centers, nuclear facility, public venues, among other industrial and commercial customers.​

Harris Companies provides service in Plumbing, Process Piping, HVAC, Refrigeration, Controls, Service, Bundled Energy Solutions, Specialty Fabrication, Pre-Construction Services, Special Projects, Engineering, Safety, Healthcare Certification, GeoExchange Systems, Exhaust Air Heat Recovery, Solar Heat Collection, Free Heating and Cooling, Radiant Floor Heating, Energy Efficient Lights, EMS Controls, and Sustainability/​LEED Certification.​

(FLSA – Exempt)

Coordinate and implement marketing communication projects with responsibilities that include public relations, special events, advertising, and creating company brand awareness.​  Organize and prepare proposals, presentations, brochures, project data sheets, resumes, or other promotional products.​  Manage the research and development of content for publications.​

1.​            Interface with proposal authors to help define the scope of each section and key issues to be addressed.​  Establish and ensure deadlines for timely completion of review process and proposals.​
2.​            Prepare proposals including typing, project data sheets, resumes, organization charts, specs, photos, reproduction, binding, delivery, etc.​
3.​            Track all proposals/​bids and develop a proposal history data base.​
4.​            Organize and prepare graphics, brochures, advertising and provide enhancements to support the company’s business development efforts.​  Monitor Harris Companies website.​
5.​            Respond to client inquiries about company capabilities and resources.​  Maintain pre-qualification library.​
6.​            Write material for designs and develop the layout of informational material such as newsletters, bulletins, pamphlets, directories and posters.​
7.​            Initiate, develop and maintain media relationships for disseminating information.​
8.​            Gather, prepare and distribute information about the company to the media and directly to the public.​  Research and write news releases.​
9.​            Maintain and organize extensive files of material used for company informational purposes, including photographs, project data sheets, resumes, maps, news clippings, and statistical graphs.​  Maintain graphic library.​
10.​        Design and develop PowerPoint presentations
11.​        Plan and coordinate special events.​  Assist with program selection, select sites, design and distribute invitations.​  Set-up and attend Trade Shows.​
12.​        Maintain customer database.​ 
13.​        Assist other personnel as necessary with preparing correspondence, contacting clients, setting up meetings, etc.​
14.​        Perform additional assignments as requested by Management staff.​ 

Bachelors of Arts degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Advertising, English, or related field from an accredited college/​university required.​  Minimum of three to five years experience in producing proposals, marketing/​sales literature and capability documents.​  Strong technical writing and editing skills.​  Excellent organizational skills, and effective verbal and written communication skills essential.​  Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and working knowledge of design applications.​


An individual who will represent Harris Companies in a professional and polished manner.​  A dependable person who is ready to accept the challenge whenever a crisis or task presents itself.​
Full-time position with competitive salary & benefits.​ Harris Companies is an EEO/​AAP Employer.​