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Friday, June 30, 2017

Horizontal Integration - Marketing Communications

Summary:  Ideal candidate will have experience with; Digital and email marketing as well as Digital Collateral experience. Requires a senior-level content marketing manager with experience managing various marketing projects from strategy through implementation. Specifically, this role will be responsible for email newsletter content and for continuing project management of new digital collateral and an upcoming release. This role requires a smart, organized and flexible person who enjoys working with internal business partners and external agencies and performs well in a structured, regulatory environment. This position will report to the Sr. Director, Content Marketing.

Responsibilities: 
- Drive project plans for e-newsletters and other marketing content
- Continue managing new digital collateral project
- Ensure that assigned marketing content adheres to compliance standards
- Plan content updates for next release of digital collateral
- Work with cross-functional business partners
- Ensure established best practices are utilized
- Edit content and align feedback from key stakeholders
- Coordinate review and approval processes
- Manage schedules to meet deadlines

Required: 
- 5+ years related experience in content development, marketing communications, or project management
- Strong ability to manage multiple projects (create and drive project plans, timelines and processes)
- Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Digital and email marketing experience
- Self-motivated; able to work with limited supervision, attention to detail
- Ability to interact with people at all levels across the organization and with external partners
- Strong Microsoft Office skills
- Familiarity with the financial services industry
Horizontal Integration seeks to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law. Horizontal Integration is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer providing a Drug Free Workplace.

Apply now.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Waterous - Marketing Coordinator

Brief Description:
The Marketing Coordinator position is responsible for curating the Waterous social media sites, working with our web site, creating marketing campaigns based on inbound data, maintaining and utilizing HubSpot inbound marketing software, and interfacing with Waterous media outlets.  The Marketing Coordinator reports to the Marketing and Communications Manager and assists with ongoing marketing projects.
Key Tasks:
Social Media
  1. Assess the social media markets for Waterous.
  2. Enhance social media sites using paid boosts.
  3. Create data, monitor data and forward items to the appropriate personnel.
  4. Keep social media sites current and relevant.
 Waterous Web Site
  1. Provide necessary updates to Waterous web site using Magento software.
  2. Integrate Hubspot Inbound marketing with web site.
  3. Make suggestions on how to make the Waterous web site a better sales and marketing tool.
Inbound Marketing (HubSpot)
  1. Create marketing campaigns to gather inbound marketing leads.
  2. Integrate CRM with inbound marketing leads.
Other Tasks: 
  • Analyze data from e-blasts using CRM for lead generation
  • Work with print and media outlets for ad placements and media buys
  • Assist in the development of sales materials for OEM Sales Managers
  • Assist in ad and video creations
  • Assist in product launches, product naming and product releases
  • Assist in tradeshow preparation
 Education / Experience:
  • Four-year degree in marketing or related field
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in marketing
  • Experienced in Social Media
  • Experienced in web site software (Magento)
  • Experienced in marketing automation programs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
Compensation and Benefits:
Waterous Company offers a competitive compensation including a quarterly incentive and a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life, vacation, 401K, tuition reimbursement, STD/LTD, AD&D and more.

Brief Company Description:
Waterous Company has over 131 years of instilling confidence and trust within firefighters the world over.  Waterous manufactures the most innovative pumps and apparatus for the fire service industry.  Pumps and firefighting apparatus are crucial components to the longstanding tradition of saving lives and protecting citizens; and like the citizens who count on firefighters to protect their community, firefighters depend on their fire pump manufacturer to provide trustworthy, high-powered equipment that performs in top shape at a moment's notice. It's a responsibility Waterous is honored to accept and deliver.  Visit us at www.waterousco.com  to learn more.

UnitedHealth Group - Social Media Manager

Position Description

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)

As a Social Media Manager you will be integral in growing our Social Consumer Care capability. This important position will be concentrating on building a broader presence across the enterprise for Social Consumer Care and deepening its strategic value.

You will take a leadership role in strategic elements of the capability including playbooks, reporting and listening. You will be required to partner will different stakeholders to meet a variety of existing and new business requirements.

The expectation of the position would be to help build and drive the idea of a Social Consumer Care Center of Excellence model across the enterprise.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage the day -  to -  day support of frontline teams (this could include guidance on specific interactions, platform assistance through to reporting needs)
  • Helping to develop a content strategy (with the broader business) to meet the needs of Consumer Care through Social
  • Develop value add reporting for both operations leaders and product owners which could be shared up to an executive leadership level
  • Develop and deploy a consumer care listening and continuous improvement program to drive actionable insights from our customers and beyond
  • Lead Location Based Intelligence pilot program with applicable LOBs
  • Support multiple lines of business / clients with specific Social needs
  • Be the primary contact for our technology vendor
  • Apply business acumen to analyze the Social activity and identify any improvement opportunities
  • Support the Social Consumer Care Director in building the Optum Social Consumer Care Strategy



Requirements

To be considered for this position, applicants need to meet the qualifications listed in this posting.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Social Management tools
  • 3 -  5 years working with social media (either in a marketing or customer care capacity)
  • 2+ years of experience in business analysis
  • 3+ years of experience within a matrix organization
  • 2+ years of developing executive ready reports / presentations
  • Ability to communicate analysis including trends and opportunities to clients and the business in writing and verbally
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Sprinklr products
  • Social customer care experience
  • Operations experience
  • Project management experience
  • Healthcare experience
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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


Job Keywords: Social Media Manager, Social Media, Sprinklr, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sunrise Banks - Marketing Manager

We are looking for an amazing, innovative, data-driven, self-starter manager to lead the marketing functions of our team. We are a fast paced, always changing bank who's primary role is to do good in the community. Every day at Sunrise brings new challenges and opportunities to think outside the box. Our culture thrives on innovators, big thinkers, and people who love the fear and excitement of it all. If you are thriving at a start-up or an agency but want to make a positive impact on the community and want to work with the coolest people, send us your resume.


POSITION SUMMARY
Assists in the development of marketing strategies and manages and executes those strategies, along with develop programs which directly support the bank and organization-wide goals established in the Strategic Plan and/or communicated by the Chief Brand Officer. Manages marketing messages to ensure brand consistency across all marketing avenues, including social media. Builds relationships with local partners to identify possible marketing sponsorship opportunities to grow the banks presence in both a traditional and non-traditional way. The marketing manager is also responsible for managing the marketing GL and tracking, along with development of the marketing metrics program. Assists the Chief Brand Officer with CX, PR and other related responsibilities.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Marketing Management
  • Corporate Branding
  • Marketing Research & Analysis
  • Public Relations
  • LMA (Lead, Manage, Accountable) & 10x Leadership
  • Banking Compliance


Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing
  • Minimum of five (5) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prior bank marketing experience desired
  • Minimum of two (2) years in a supervisory/management role.

Communication Skills
  • Superior writing skills and the ability to proof read and edit bank marketing products, brochures, ads and other correspondence to identify errors in content, spelling and grammar.
  • Ability to write reports, ad copy and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak professionally and effectively with customers and employees of the organization.

Analytical Skills
  • Ability to analyze information and produce appropriate reports.
  • Knowledge of standard marketing metrics for financial institutions.
  • Basic accounting and reconciliation skills preferred.

Technical Skills
  • Strong skill set in the use of the following software applications:Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to create graphs and charts using Excel required.
  • Expertise and strong knowledge in the use and maintenance of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media desired.
  • Experience with Salesforce.com, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop), Fiserv Director and Viewpoint preferred.

Work Environment
  • The working environment is typical for an office and does not require exposure to difficult or hazardous conditions.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest - Junior Event Coordinator

You lead the team that makes magic happen. Your proven experience and respectful guidance enable a motivated, diverse team to transform blank spaces into perfect event settings, with safe efficiency. You have a knack for remembering the littlest details, ensuring Banquet Event Orders and Catering preparations are followed without fail. And your flexible good nature takes last minute change and the unexpected in stride. You are recognized by Sales, fellow departments, and a growing client list as the “go-to” for banquet services. If you want to realize your potential, the Jr. Event Coordinator position with Interstate, may be a great opportunity for you.
As Banquet Supervisor, you will
  • Create an environment where motivated people want to join, learn, do their best, and advance. Oversee a diverse team of motivated Banquet staff by modeling the way, by training, empowering, and coaching throughout the employment lifecycle.
  • Oversee banquet and food and beverage setup according to Banquet Event Orders to ensure optimal guest experience.
  • Do your part to ensure sales and financial goals are achieved. Accurately calculate and prepare daily gratuities and payroll for prompt reporting to the Controller. Contribute meaningfully to the budget process.
  • Step up in the absence of the Banquet Manager, meet with clients to review banquet orders and changes. Use your experience to problem solve issues, and calculate and review banquet checks for accuracy, before graciously presenting for client signature and payment.
  • Do your part to ensure guest comfort and associate safety. Monitor and manage banquet facilities and equipment, for health, safety and asset protection.
Fundamentals
A high school education or equivalent is required, with one full year experience in a related position. The ability to learn how to operate a computer, business equipment and software is required. Effective written and verbal English communications is also required. This position requires full mobility, occasional lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying up to 50 pounds.

Apply now.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Modern Promos - Account Supervisor

Modern Promos is a rapidly growing nationwide, full-service experiential and brand activation agency servicing both agencies (public relations, advertising and marketing) and brands.

If you're highly motivated to pursue a career in the advertising, public relations or marketing agency world, submit your information to us right away!

For more information regarding Modern Promos, visit our website at www.ModernPromos.com
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
Modern Promos is actively seeking ambitious, energetic and experienced Account Supervisors to grow and retain our client’s and Modern Promos business. This position oversees a portfolio of accounts or client segment and facilitates collaboration and innovation within their team and internal departments throughout all stages of development and execution. Develop and evolve vision and account plans while developing key partnerships to drive sustainable financial growth and forging strong relationships with clients.
+RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Oversees a portfolio of small accounts or collection of multiple business units for a larger client in.
  • Plays influential role in sustaining account growth, diversification and profitability.
  • Accountable for managing client relationship health, client satisfaction, and sustained year-over-year client retention for his/her designated clients.
  • Key strategic business partner, advisor and relationship lead for senior and manager-level clients in her/his account portfolio.
  • Leads efforts to qualify, assess and focus new business and new project opportunities. Participates in new business pitches for the Office, as necessary (for both existing and prospective clients).
  • Plays an influential role during the strategic planning of all new projects or engagements.
  • Uses data to provide a sharp marketing perspective and adds strategic value at every step of the creative process.
  • Serves as a key catalyst for his/her accounts. Inspires and challenges our internal teams to deliver best-in-class strategy and creative ideas for our clients.
  • Supervises, develops, trains and manages performance reviews of Client Services direct reports.
  • Partners and collaborates with all department and capability peers, execs and working teams to create smart, innovative, marketing programs and creative work that delivers results.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Demonstrates a sharp knowledge of, and thoughtful POV on, the principles of marketing, advertising, product / service innovation and media.
  • A strong aptitude for the role and impact of experiential and brand activation marketing including trade shows, street teams, shopper marketing, experiences, etc. Passionate and curious, of emerging trends in social, mobile, product and service innovation, media and tech and “consumer experiences”
  • Exposure to a diverse mix of industry category verticals a plus. Has a long history of forging strong relationships with clients
  • Solid experience in multi-channel, integrated work that demonstrates his/her versatility as a marketer and business leader.
  • Experience leading data-driven and performance-driven marketing programs. A knowledge and appreciation for how to apply data and analytics to the business.
  • Can direct, craft and deliver a strategic and persuasive presentation.
  • At times, will execute job duties of direct reports ranging from staffing and recruiting to activation coordination and logistics.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Proven working experience in Account Management, Business Development, Operations or a relevant role - Experiential, Event, Shopper, Out-of-Home, Public Relations Market knowledge A PLUS
  • Highly motivated to pursue a career in a marketing agency or PR/event planning firm environment.
  • Intermediate computer knowledge/experience with Google Drive/G Suite.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding proprietary client and field staffer information.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy, attention to details, and adherence to company policies and procedures.
  • Creative thinking, strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication is a must
  • Experience in customer support is a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Management, Public Relations, Communications, Hospitality Management, or other related majors.
POSITIONS TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:
Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the “core” work hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM but expect to have “wacky” schedule of random nights and weekends.

TRAVEL
Position will work from Edina, MN. Some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected dependent on client needs.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Full-Time Employees at Modern Promos, will be provided with an employee benefit package and the opportunity to be part of a rapidly expanding, industry leading and fun company!
  • Competitive compensation plus commission
  • Vacation/PTO
  • Company Google Chromebook
  • 401K
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • And much more!
You can learn more about Modern Promos by visiting our website: www.ModernPromos.com

Monday, June 19, 2017

Mall of America - Fashion PR Internship

External Description
PURPOSE: Responsible for assisting the Public Relations department in promoting Mall of America and working closely with the Mall of America Trend Specialist + Fashion PR program. Candidates should have strong interest in fashion and style as well as strong writing and communication skills. Experience in fashion, trends and retail is preferred. Must be able to confidently work and communicate clearly with a variety of personalities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Work closely with the Mall of America trend specialist to style featured outfits for media segments.
  • Work closely with Mall retailers to pull and return merchandise for media segments
  • Escort trend specialist to local TV and radio stations for media interviews and segments
  • Securely transport materials needed for media interviews and segments from the Mall of America (or another specified site) to various locations in the Twin Cities metro area
  • Research and advise Mall of America on upcoming fashion and entertainment trends for media segments and Mall of America blog
  • Assist with media segment planning
  • Book models for media segments
  • Assist in coordinating and writing blog posts for Mall of America blog
  • Maintain the safety and cleanliness of the facility
  • Answer guest's questions and provide assistance when needed
  • Escort media crews throughout Mall of America
  • Assist Mall of America public relations department in any other areas of need


PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
  • Strong interest in fashion, trends and pop culture
  • Pursuing a degree in public relations, journalism or fashion
  • Extraordinary verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of computer and word processing applications
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Assertive with a "can do" attitude and able to work independently as well as be a team player
Apply now.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Jostens - Social Media Strategist


As our Social Media Strategist you will support the Jostens’ Brand & Enterprise Marketing organization, which counsels, plans and implements communication strategies and programs to support company objectives and business growth. You will be responsible for partnering with marketing, digital and communication team members to develop the strategy and executing the integration of social media channels to actively engage consumers with the Jostens brand and products. The Social Media Strategist is responsible for content creation, delivering regular analytics, and driving strong campaign engagement performance.

Strategic planning and implementation of social media campaigns and programs
• Manage and grow social channels (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) focusing on customer engagement and driving incremental sales
• Create social strategy, manage social media campaigns and execute day-to-day activities
• Recommend, organize and develop social media infrastructure to be leveraged across the organization
• Develop social media engagement metrics that provide a clear sense of value for social initiatives and define ROI
• Monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs
• Utilize analytic tools to publish content, track, analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results
• Regularly share feedback and insights gained from social media monitoring to help team members integrate learnings into their business areas in a timely fashion
• Work with internal teams (Digital, Communications, Marketing, Creative, IT, Sales and Customer Service) to drive content and ensure Social Media aligns with overall company objectives
• Act as a thought partner and advocate for social media throughout the company
• Monitor, identify, interpret and capitalize on social media trends
• Stay informed and provide recommendations on emerging social media platforms, tools and technologies

Partner with marketing, sales and business leads to create dynamic, impactful content that introduces prospects to Jostens, reinforces relationship with existing customers and stimulates social sharing and recommendations of Jostens content, products and services

Partner with marketing team to drive the integration of social media initiatives across all channels
Partner with customer service and sales to provide targeted customer support and feedback via social networks


Qualifications


2 or more years’ experience in social media and demonstrated passion for the social media space
Proficiency in MS Office suite, as well as key Social Media Platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube (samples required)
Proven success implementing social strategies and creating multi-channel campaigns
Strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills who can also communicate creatively and in an engaging manner.
Proactive attitude with a commitment to providing premium customer service
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to work efficiently on multiple projects with tight deadlines
Ability to work 

and with cross functional teams to develop consensus within diverse groups
Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced, changing environment
Knowledge of Facebook application and tab development and basic HTML coding preferred
Motivated, results oriented and committed to providing outstanding customer experiences.

Preferred: Basic understanding of Google Analytics, or other web analytical tools. Basic understanding of Photoshop and InDesign.

Celebrating 120 years of business, Jostens has been a part of local communities, working with K-12 schools, colleges and universities, teams and affiliation groups. Representatives from Jostens touch thousands of schools and groups every day, working to make a difference with products and services that recognize accomplishments and help people tell their stories. These products, along with resources for educators, yearbook curriculum and services to help motivate and inspire like Jostens Renaissance® and Commitment to Graduate (C2G) are all designed to contribute to a positive and rewarding school experience. As a household name and leading brand in our market, we are passionate about being the most trusted partner in celebrating moments that matter.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

UnitedHealth Group - Social Media Analyst

Position Description:

This isn't packaged goods. It's a bigger challenge than that. Here you're making a difference in people's lives, starting with your own. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

UnitedHealth Group is seeking a Social Media Analyst. In this role, you will be responsible for providing actionable insights from social media and other digital channels. You will provide real - time trend and threat monitoring. Additionally, you will provide listening and analysis for campaigns and events. You are an excellent communicator who can make data easy to understand and highlight opportunities to act. You have experience working in a fast - paced agile environment, have strong project management skills, and will be able to build relationships while working in a global, geographically disbursed organization.

The Social Media Analyst is an active and critical part of the enterprise’s Digital Monitoring, Reporting and Analytics Team and helps promote and protect UnitedHealth Group’s image and reputation, mitigate risk, support organizational goals, and assist with reporting for stakeholders across the enterprise. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the digital and social media space.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan, lead, and conduct digital research for brand, industry, and trend analysis.
  • Provide analysis and reporting for social media and multi - channel marketing campaigns.
  • Provide real - time social media monitoring as part of our 24 / 7 global coverage to: Identify conversations that the enterprise should join or sustain, help Corporate Communications and business segments understand why it’s important to participate in associated engagements; Identify, size and scope potential risks, vulnerabilities, incidents, issues and situations that may lead to adverse digital and social media exposure; Detect potential crisis events and follow the enterprise’s social media crisis plan; Escalate issues, as necessary, to specific individuals / teams across the enterprise.
  • Gather data and identify insights for digital/social media measurement reports. Ability to distill large quantities of data into clear and concise insights.
  • Create and deliver data - driven presentations, reports, and dashboards that visually represent results and inform stakeholders about issues and areas of concern.
  • Develop custom reporting templates and dashboards based on business partner requirements.
  • Stay current on emerging social media tools, technologies, trends and developments.
  • Guide others in selecting metrics and measurement goals to drive business impact.
  • Assist in training and mentoring new team members how to properly use enterprise monitoring and analysis tools.


Requirements

To be considered for this position, applicants need to meet the qualifications listed in this posting.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher)
  • 2+ years of experience in social media monitoring, insight and data analysis
  • 2+ years of experience establishing / managing search terms and working with enterprise social media monitoring tools such as Sysomos, Sprinklr, or Brandwatch
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience building dashboards using Tableau
  • 2+ years of experience with web analytics using Adobe Sitecatalyst
  • Experience working as part of a global, geographically distributed team
Soft Skills:
  • Highly self - directed and resourceful to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical and metrics - based information to non - technical audiences.
UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.

Already Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.

Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high - performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant and built for speed.

Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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


Apply now.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Forterra - Marketing Manager

Forterra is a leading manufacturer of pipe and products in the U.S. and Eastern Canada for a variety of water-related infrastructure applications including water transmission, distribution and drainage. The company generated pro forma net sales of $1.7 billion in 2015.  Based in Irving, Texas, Forterra employs more than 6,000 people and operates more than 110 facilities, with products available throughout the U.S. and Eastern Canada. 

Bio Clean, a Forterra Company, is currently recruiting a full-time Marketing Manager at the Maple Grove location. Reporting to the National Sales Director, the Marketing Manager will collaborate with the Bio Clean senior management team to develop and lead the implementation of a marketing strategy for the business.  This position will be responsible for managing the Bio Clean’s marketing program. Incumbent will also work with members of the sales team and Forterra Corporate to build brand awareness and improve communications with customers with the goal of enhancing, expanding and sustainably grow sales revenues.

Essential Functions:
    • In conjunction with the National Sales Director, Forterra Corporate and members of the sales team, develop the marketing strategy and marketing plan designed to support Bio Clean goals, objectives and growth targets as defined in the Bio Clean Performance Contract.
    • Prepare and manage overall marketing budget.
    • Monitor, track and report industry and competitor trends to the management team.
    • Research and analyze customer feedback and insights.
    • Develop and execute promotional campaigns and related materials through advertising, public relations, web, e-mail, social media and direct mail channels.
    • Develop and manage the library of sales materials, including brochures, sell sheets, case studies, product animations, videos and photographic images.
    • Manage relationships with media to ensure the most effective messaging and positioning of the organization.
    • Monitor communications, brand usage and ensure consistent usage across all publicly circulated materials to ensure that all outward facing aspects of Bio Clean’s business meet Forterra branding objectives.
    • Organize the company's participation in tradeshows, exhibitions, conferences and seminars that have been approved by the National Sales Director or Regional Sales Director including securing exhibition space, planning booth layout, promotional campaigns and promotional materials to leverage the event while remaining within budget.
    • Report on the event and how well the key campaign was leveraged.
    • In conjunction with other team, members create and maintain current, complete and accurate lead, contact and campaign records within CRM system.
    • Assist as needed in training employees and sales channel partners to ensure they are familiar with and fully conversant with the company’s marketing materials, sales tools and their application.
    • Update and maintain the company’s CRM. Report on marketing metrics monthly. Review dashboards and reports on a regular basis and assess progress against the targets.
    • Support the Product Management and Product Development team to ensure that the product development and product enhancement programs are market led.
    • Actively support and adhere to the company’s health & safety, quality and environmental compliance programs.
    • Performs special projects or assignments as directed.
Qualifications/ Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of three-five years sales or marketing experience in a related role in water, construction or related industry.
  • Minimum of three plus years’ supervisory and/or leadership experience.
  • Solid understanding of marketing fundamentals such as market needs, structure and drivers is essential.
  • Excellent relationship and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with a variety of people and personalities.
  • Creative thinker.
  • Strong technical writing abilities. Excellent written and verbal communications skills along with strong presentation skills.
  • Solid business acumen.
  • Self-motivated, fast learner, shows initiative, willing to seek out information to achieve goals.
  • Able to apply effective time management and self-management skills.
  • Possess thorough, organized and detail-oriented approach to work.
  • Proficient computer skills in desktop publishing, graphic design, multimedia marketing software along with Microsoft office products (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook)
  • Familiar with CRM systems such as QuickBase.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license and ability to travel over 25-30 percent of the time
Employees are critical to our overall success. We are dedicated to investing in their future to maintain long-term relationships for lasting commitments. We offer a comprehensive package of compensation and benefits programs that include medical, dental, Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), flex spending, life insurance, short and long-term disability, a vision plan, vacation and ten holidays.
Forterra is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity. M/F/D/V – Forterra is a Drug Free Workplace.

Apply now.

Cargill - Truvia Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at www.cargill.com.

Description

 
Purpose of this position:

The Truvia® Social Media & Marketing Coordinator will work closely with the marketing team to manage all Truvia® US and Canada social media channels. The Truvia® Community Manager will work with internal and external partners (customer service, sales/marketing and agency partners) to ensure the brand’s marketing efforts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest are executed with precision. Tasks include, but are not limited to, representing the brand on social media, providing customer service, contributing to content creation, data analysis and reporting, publishing content, channel monitoring, project management and assisting with website-related tasks.

Core Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing creative feedback / approval based on brand guidelines, securing approvals from management, legal and regulatory, and managing program timelines. 


Key Responsibilites:


30% Interact with consumer questions and feedback online and foster growth of Truvia® social communities (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest).

30% Contribute to content development (written or graphic), strategy, website management and performance analysis.

20% Manage projects, social media calendars, response matrix or other deliverables related to social media activity. 

10% Assist with other digital marketing related activity as needed. 
 
10% Execute administrative tasks as required for the Truvia marketing team with duties that include processing invoices, scheduling meetings, arranging sample shipments and booking travel.

Qualifications

 
Minimum Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree
1+ year professional business experience or equivalent:
Planning or creating social media content and conversations on behalf of a brand or organization.
Proven leadership skills, expert project management skills, and high attention to detail.
Proven experience creating, editing, and/or curating high-quality written or graphic content for the web, social media, and traditional marketing channels.
Ability to provide analysis and recommendations on social media strategies and content based on past performance, consumer insights, and other data.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
Strong sense of urgency, with the ability to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt to a dynamic work environment.
Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
Strong collaboration skills; ability to effectively work with diverse group of people and disciplines.
Microsoft Office Suite experience: proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Ability to travel as needed.


Preferred Qualifications:


BA in Marketing, Communications, English, Creative Writing, Journalism, Visual Arts, Graphic Design, or similar.
Strong creative writer with ability to think strategically.
Experience managing creative partners to develop creative content.
Experience monitoring social channels and addressing issues and questions.
Comfortable with using data to communicate results and refine strategies.
Proven ability to manage projects and multiple priorities, with emphasis on completing work on time and within budget.
Strong collaborator; able to quickly track down answers for community questions and work with a diverse team to plan and execute social media plans.
Comfortable with duties that expand their job description.
Basic understanding and interest in commercial business endeavors (consumer purchase behavior, new product development, product profitability, customer influence).
Interested in food and working in a corporate environment.
 Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
 

Friday, June 09, 2017

Hennepin County - Communications Specialist, Principal


The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include:
  • Provide strategic communication and public relations consulting services; generate ideas and help determine the best communication strategy and solution.
  • Develop and implement communication plans; evaluate communication plan results, prepare reports, and make recommendations for future efforts.
  • Craft communication plans, key messages and communication approaches for various topics and audiences; ensure communication is in accordance with county policy guidelines.
  • Write, edit, prepare and produce a variety of public information/communication messages, distribute via appropriate internal and external communication channels.
  • Identify gaps in communications, develop/recommend strategies, implement solutions, and present results to management.
  • Manage the brand that is used on all communications; ensure consistency in messaging.
  • Determine presentation materials and coach managers for presentations, public meetings and media interviews.
  • Provide communication assistance during emergencies; collaborate with other agencies on local, statewide, regional and national emergencies.
Best Qualified Candidates will have:
  • One of the following:
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in journalism, English, communications, mass communications, marketing, media studies, graphic design, photojournalism, telecommunications, visual communications, public administration or a closely-related field and three years or more of related professional experience reporting or media relations.
    • Two years of college and five years or more of related professional experience reporting or media relations.
    • Note: Experience can be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
  • Experience:
    • Working in a large organizations (1,500 or more staff), the public sector, government, and/or human services.
    • Developing and executing communication plans involving earned and paid media.
    • Writing news and feature stories.
    • Editing content.
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships within all levels of the organization including a proven track record of excellent leadership skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple assignments and tasks.
  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to communicate effectively with subject-matter experts, writers, editors, designers, photographers, and videographers.
  • Ability to:
    • Work well under the pressure of deadlines, sometimes outside regular business hours.
    • Synthesize large amounts of information into manageable, well-written content.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to bring work samples and complete a background check.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.


Your future. Made here.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

City of Edina - Communications Intern I or II


The City of Edina is accepting applications for an intern to assist in the Communications & Technology Services Department during the 2017/2018 school year.  The intern will write newsletter articles and press releases, take photographs for various publications and the website, support video production, assist with website maintenance, work on special projects and handle miscellaneous administrative and clerical duties.
 Qualifications:
Requirements include strong interpersonal skills; major in communications or related field; junior or senior coursework in communications, public relations, marketing or journalism; and experience with Microsoft software.  Experience in graphic design, website design or video production a plus.

 Supplemental Information:
This position will work a minimum of 16 hours per week, with availability to work up to 40 hours per week from August or September 2017 to May or June of 2018.


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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

MARCOMM Inc - Event Manager

The Event Manager will help build our brand and strengthen our culture through effective planning, and execution of both internal and customer-facing events. This role includes ample room for collaboration on strategy, creativity and making a BIG impact to internal stakeholders, the bottom line and, above all, our customers!

Overview:
The Event Manager will develop objectives and strategies for the overall effectiveness and execution of marketing events, such as trade shows and/or customer related events. You will manage and execute projects and marketing plans intended to maximize company exposure and produce sales leads. Determine show participation and calendar of events. Work with internal/external resources to obtain needed materials and services. Determine selection and training of staff. Direct exhibit design program including production. Negotiate contracts and manages relationships with outside vendors. Prepare ROI evaluations of events

Events include, but are not limited to industry related national tradeshows, sales meetings, focus groups, internal meetings and special corporate events.
Roles/Responsibilities:
  • Manage the planning, logistics and execution of all details for national industry tradeshows, internal and external meetings and events.
  • Sourcing: Hotel selection, event venues
  • Contract negotiations: Hotel rooms/meeting space, food and beverage selections, arrangements for audio visual service, transportation, etc.
  • Vendor management and staffing.
  • Partnering with internal stakeholder to lead the planning meetings/calls & deliverable updates
  • Manage budget reporting, including budget tracking, invoices, reconciliation of programs, contracts, and permits, all team briefings/debriefings, metrics tracking.
Experience/Skills:
  • 5+ years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility within the events industry. 
  • Bachelor's Degree or relevant applicable experience 
  • Proven ability to effectively negotiate deadlines and deliverables, and manage complex timelines, particularly among cross-functional groups. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organization skills. 
  • Demonstrate strong strategic, analytical and creative problem-solving abilities. 
  • Can successfully negotiate and manage 3rd party relationships 
  • Demonstrates budget and financial management with every project assigned. 
  • Demonstrates decisiveness when needed and embodies grace under pressure. 
  • Thrives on collaboration, problem solving and accomplishing shared goals in a team environment. 
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, including the ability to comfortably articulate oneself to decision makers at a variety of levels. 
  • Ability to effectively lead cross-functional teams to achieve project goals and deliverables. 
  • Able to work independently, requiring little direction 
  • Proven ability to work in a rigorous, fast-moving work environment 
MARCOMM Inc. is headquartered in the Minneapolis. The types of Marketing, Interactive, Tech. and Creative jobs we offer are dynamic, fun and always fast paced. Our employment package is "best-in-class" because we're committed to hiring the brightest, most qualified talent available. Learn more at: www.marcommdept.com

Monday, June 05, 2017

Exponent PR - Content Developer - Health

The content developer account executive collaboratively researches and develops content for multiple communications vehicles and platforms, applying knowledge and understanding of audiences, industries, legal and regulatory requirements, products and processes to provide relevant, valuable information.
Responsibilities:
  • Research, write and edit copy for feature articles, brochures, audiovisual presentations, websites, sales materials, white papers, meeting/roundtable proceedings, conference messaging, videos, training modules, newsletters/enewsletters, eblasts, social media and other communications vehicles for clients
  • Ensure messaging is consistent with brand positioning and tone
  • Manage/provide reference materials and claims documents as required by client protocol and regulatory requirements
  • Routinely review industry journals, trade publications and online information; share relevant articles and competitive information with colleagues
  • Understand and follow client and industry style guides
  • Follow work through the development and production process to ensure high-quality, flawless, strategic execution
  • Engage in individual learning and industry activities to gain additional content and audience understanding and to learn client businesses
Required Skills:
  • Experience translating medical/scientific data into compelling marketing messages for medical professionals and/or patients
  • Works well in a collaborative environment, considerate of others
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to persuade, present and champion concepts and content within teams and with clients as needed
  • Confident and resourceful, with the ability to effectively address problems and challenges
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Excellent research and interviewing skills, able to identify and apply useful data and other information to content development needs
  • Superior grasp of grammar, spelling, punctuation, headline writing, story structure and other mechanics
Qualified Skills:
  • Understanding of best practices in technical and medical writing, video development, website content and social media as required
About Exponent:

Exponent Public Relations is a modern agency that creates belief in its clients' brands. The agency's belief-building approach has earned national recognition, including The Holmes Report’s 2015 Boutique PR Agency of the Year. Clients include Blu Dot, CHS, Cenex Convenience Stores, Duluth Trading Company, DuPont, Florida’s Natural, Granular, Grain Belt, Medtronic, the Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association, the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, Ruiz Foods, Wells Enterprises and WinField. Exponent is the public relations partner of Colle+McVoy and a member of the MDC Partners Public Relations Network. For more information, visit ExponentPR.com, Facebook.com/ExponentPR or follow on Twitter at @exponentpr.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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