Marketing Communications Associate Manager – (Maternity Leave Contract role 12-18 months) at Pampered Chef

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Purpose:

The Marketing Communications Associate Manager – (Maternity Leave Contract role12-18 months) will be a member of the Pampered Chef Canada Home Office team and is responsible for managing the strategic development, planning and implementation of marketing communication programs to achieve Promotions, Programs and Sales Objectives for the Canadian market.
To maintain brand identity and drive program results, this position will manage corporate communications, marketing communications, digital media and field consultant events for Canada leveraging programs and assets created by the Global marketing team.
This position requires a high level of leadership, coordination and cooperation with cross-functional teams. Partnering with the Business Development team in Canada and both the Field Communications and Consumer Communications teams is key in developing communication that supports the respective Marketing, Product and Field initiatives. It is essential that program results are tracked and monitored and aligned with budgets.
Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and work with cross-functional global teams to launch consultant and consumer marketing and communication plans that support global programs, projects and new solutions.
• Adhere to company branding, including colours, font choices, and overall brand voice when addressing various audiences
• Contribute to strategy, make recommendations and changes for Canada when appropriate, and create/request/review deliverables as required in collaboration with the global teams.
• Develop the communication strategy and deliverables for in-country events & conferences, and contribute to creating the required collateral.
• Craft compelling positioning and messaging narratives across different marketing touchpoints (including social media) to support solutions and drive consultant engagement.
• Work with global consumer team in a timely manner to convey marketing initiatives via social media and email marketing campaigns
• Coordinate / execute Marketing project submissions (including measurements) for all Canadian programs, online elements weekly, monthly, seasonally to support strategy and KPIs.
• Develop detailed national project plans and initiatives, including communication plan and collateral development, and contribute to the creation of required collateral.
• Accountable for executing all communication with excellence in a timely manner.
• Manage the charitable program in Canada, in terms of communication, collateral updates, and ensuring all assets are up to date for the current campaign

Skills you’ll need:

Required:
• BA/BS in Business, Marketing or related field of business.
• Minimum 3 years related marketing experience
• Minimum 2 years direct sales experience desired; but not required.
• Excellent written, verbal and presentation communications skills required
• Ability to copywrite and craft compelling stories for both internal and external use
• Strategic thinking orientation
• Strong customer service orientation
• Strong leadership, mentoring and teaching abilities required.
• Ability to work independently; self-starter
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects within specified timeframe.
• Entrepreneurial minded
• Online expertise/confidence, online marketing experience a must
• Social media savvy – Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest
• Familiarity with multimedia and online video solutions such as YouTube and Vimeo
• Proficiency in a PC environment with Microsoft Office tools – Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Outlook email; Adobe acrobat.

Nice to have:
• Salesforce and project management software experience an asset
• video filming and editing skills using Easy Movie Maker
• good understanding of and ability to code basic HTML
• basic graphic design
• Passion for food/recipes an added bonus

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

We get to mix it up! PC has offices in Addison and in downtown Chicago.

What are Pampered Chef Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Pampered Chef hosts Help Whip Cancer fundraisers with the American Cancer Society and is a proud partner with Feeding America's Round-Up from the Heart Program raising more than $26 million since 1991
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our FUN Committee plans monthly events from game nights, happy hours, Halloween contests, and summer BBQs.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker, and 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Darts.
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Pampered Chef hosts occasional Lunch and Learns for employees.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers, and then making it happen—our entrepreneurial employees are the key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting-edge technology, and small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged.
We are a learning focused environment—we want you to learn from us, and we expect to learn from you and what you’re passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brainpower.

We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball, and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here!

We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance, on-site fitness center, comfy chairs, on-site cafeteria, and dry cleaning valet service.

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