Director, Marketing

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Overview

Good people, working with good people, for our common good.

Sound good?

KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about "good" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!

Primary Responsibilities

The Director of Marketing will report directly to KeHE’s Vice President of Marketing and oversee the KeHE’s communications, feedback initiatives and self-funded marketing solutions. As with all leadership positions at KeHE, the successful candidate’s actions are expected to be consistent with KeHE’s Mission, Vision and Values. 

Essential Functions

  • Communications, Social Media & Public Relations:
    • Develop and measure enhanced brand positioning via a high-level, dynamic content strategy.
    • Spearhead the execution of brand deployment across all platforms and with all champions.
    • Lead content team and deliver a plan to grow web traffic and followers by 5,000 followers or 125% per year.
      • Including for KeHE Shows, KeHE’s Annual Golf Outing fundraiser, and all external industry tradeshows.
      • Develop and refine KeHE’s Event App and oversee implementation:
        • Internal and External Communications (including email marketing and website management)
        • Relationship management
        • Show floor experiences.
        • Enhancing the experience of the attendee
        • Creating reports and summary dashboards
    • Social Media Strategy & Monetization
      • Diversify Content from dynamic content strategy.
      • Oversee and analyze execution of paid social media strategy​.
      • Align with strategic priorities to direct team to pitch ideas, write and post ideas for blog​.
      • ​Share content with enterprise to get broader buy-in​.
  • Feedback initiatives:
    • Conduct the biannual surveys deriving applicable analytics for presentation to internal teams.
    • Create and develop the retailer list and supporting elements for the Retailer Advisory Council and bi-annual business review meetings including substantive meeting agendas and presentation decks.
  • Self-funded Solutions:
    • Manage KeHE’s Digital Marketing Platform to ensure retailers have an ease of use and order and suppliers are interested in participating; ultimately creating a platform that can be used to have up to 50 virtual shows per year and have increasing other income revenue opportunities.
      • Exceed top and bottom-line sales budgets.
      • Develop new Digital Marketing Platform Ideas for promotions (ex: truck load, local lovelies, late breaking deals, digitize EBM initiative, Auction-style promotions)
      • Road-mapping the development of the Digital Marketing Platform for the next 3 years.
      • Oversee the Architecture Manager develop the CRM or customer management tool with IT with clean and usable data to implement decision-worthy data by FY22 Q2.
  • Assist Vice President of Marketing with annual and monthly budget and interlock processes.
  • Assist Creative Director with various tasks and tasks assigned by Vice President of Marketing
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, or related field of study.
  • 10+ years of related experience.

Qualifications / Additional Skills / Aptitude:

  • Microsoft Office expertise required, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including some weekends.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 30%.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills at all organizational levels.
  • Proficiency in conducting effective meetings and making concise presentations.
  • Strong negotiating, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates effective project management skills with the ability for prioritization to achieve and maintain goals/deadlines.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be collaborative in work across multiple teams.
  • Demonstrate the ability to present material in a polished and articulate manner with strong presentation skills.
  • Effective communication skills with people at all organizational levels.
  • A high attention to detail including deadlines and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and thinking skills.
  • Ability to manage large volumes of data and learn new skills.
  • Effective listening skills.
  • Lives according to KeHE’s Values: We Serve to Make Lives Better®
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Location

Easy commute off of I-88 | Walking distance to variety of cuisine options | LA Fitness in the complex (where you get a major discount) | ample parking

An Insider's view of KeHE Distributors

What’s the vibe like in the office?

KeHE is the perfect blend of hard work and diverse culture while maintaining a vibe that is fun and collaborative. It's not just a group of professionals paid to do the work, but instead everyone is part of a team working towards a common goal.

Moe Khan

Sr. Software Automation Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As the Manager of UI/UX Design, we work alongside & collaborate daily with engineers, product managers, and KeHE stakeholders to advocate UX & consistency across applications. The most exciting part about working for KeHE, besides the great people, is innovation - leading us to deliver high quality digital solutions transforming the food industry.

Ashley Plumb

User Experience Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Engineering isn't just about writing code. Understanding the needs of our users and translating those needs into a better product is a huge part of our day-to-day. Writing clean, performant code is fun and exciting, but if we don't deliver a functional product to our users at the end of the day, none of that matters.

Daniel

Lead Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

This year, the IT department at KeHE held their inaugural hackathon. It gave us the opportunity to collaborate and strengthen friendships in the spirit of friendly competition, as well as work with new and emerging technology. I cannot wait to see what is in store for next year’s hackathon!

Anthony Gacek

Software Engineer

What are KeHE Distributors Perks + Benefits

KeHE Distributors Benefits Overview

We are proud of our comprehensive benefits package - one that protects our employees and their families. Some benefits are provided automatically at no cost. Other benefits are available by choice. The benefits we offer are an important part of our total rewards which includes pay, benefits, and long-term career growth. Unique to being an employee-owned company, our team members are eligible to receive shares in the company through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. For our tech teams, remote work will continue to be an option.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
What is an ESOP? An ESOP is a retirement plan known as an “employee stock ownership” plan. Under this type of Plan, the Company makes contributions into employees’ accounts.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Through KeHE's Flexible Spending Account option, employees can set aside pre-tax dollars towards child care expenses.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Gym discounts nationwide.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $2500 annually for continuing education.
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications
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