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Marketing Partnerships Associate

| Chicago

Are you hungry for opportunity and eager to learn? Are you seeking the chance to join a dynamic and growing Marketing team? FTD Companies, the leading floral and gifting consumer business located in downtown Chicago is seeking a marketing professional to develop, implement, track, and optimize B2C Affiliate Marketing programs. As the Marketing Partnerships Associate, you will assist the Marketing Partnerships Manager in: planning, executing, and optimizing marketing campaigns; building internal and external relationships; and developing and implementing strategies designed to drive revenue growth across the enterprise. Your function will have a primary focus on the tactical implementation for multiple Affiliate programs, each with a member base of at least 200 partners.

What you will contribute:

  • Relationship Management -- Develop new and existing partner relationships by relaying asset deliverables in a timely fashion, clearly communicating campaign expectations between respective teams, and providing program updates as needed
  • Strategic and Creative Thinking -- Utilize performance and financial data to identify campaign strengths, opportunities, and patterns, and provide inventive workarounds to key issues
  • Project Management -- Assist the planning, scheduling and execution of marketing programs on time, on target and on budget through tactical logistics and implementation. Includes front- and back-end promotional setup across several brands, month-end financial accruals, billing and account reconciliations, and creative deliverables.
  • Business Development -- Assist team members with brainstorming sessions, creative requests, and data compilation required to earn new business
  • Program Ownership -- Take full responsibility for the planning of brand- and holiday-specific promotions, discounts, imagery, and messaging.
  • Internal Operations & Communications:
  • Preparation of daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly status reports
  • Creation and management of process flow documents
  • Work across cross-functional teams to reinforce collaboration and ensure business goals are met or exceeded
  • Build strong internal relationships to reinforce positive team perception
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What we offer:

  • Come enjoy all the benefits of working for a publicly traded company (stock purchase plan, flexible hours and a healthy vacation plan)
  • Be a part of the blending of cultures across multiple cities and three continents and play a role in helping to craft our future
  • Looking for career opportunities? Those that have a positive impact, with a positive approach, have a very bright future as we change, grow, expand and explore new and exciting opportunities for our global customer base
  • Although during peak season this role requires some overtime, during off-peak, we offer our employees Summer hours, where you can take half day Fridays

What we seek:

  • You have a Bachelor's Degree. Marketing or Business-related field preferred but not required
  • You hold 1-2 years of work experience in marketing, digital client services, or related e-commerce field; Affiliate Marketing is a bonus
  • You have Impeccable written and oral presentation skills
  • You demonstrate the ability to communicate with a variety of partners and personalities due to your strong interpersonal skills
  • You have excellent project management and organization skills, including executing projects from start to finish with minimal oversight in a deadline-driven environment
  • You can assist with strategic planning and lead tactical implementation of promotions
  • You have the ability to take initiative and ownership of partnership programs and relationships
  • Your experiences in web analytics; Adobe Omniture experience a plus
  • Your fundamental knowledge of SEM, SEO, display, and/or mass media is a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office, with particular focus on Excel
  • You have experience operating multiple Content Management Systems preferred
  • Working knowledge of CJ Affiliate or related Affiliate network platform(s) a plus
  • Occasional evening hours required, particularly during peak holiday periods.
  • Some domestic travel (~10%) for industry events and partner meetings
  • Candidate must be willing to undergo background checks

Come join our team and be part of our exciting transformation. At FTD you will have a broader impact on the overall growth of the business. Consider joining one of the few companies outside of Silicon Valley able to offer development of a high-traffic e-commerce platform receiving upwards of 40K customer purchases an hour.

Give FTD a look! This position will be based in our Chicago, Illinois location. We are a very open and inviting company - join our family!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

In the heart of the Loop! We also have an office in Downers Grove, IL.

What are FTD Companies Perks + Benefits

FTD Companies Benefits Overview

FTD is dedicated to you and your family. We work hard to provide a wide range of competitive and affordable health care benefits that reflect your changing needs. Our goal is to empower you with the resources and flexibility you need to live well, be well. The benefits you elect will start the first day of the month following date of hire.
Our benefits offerings include medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, a company contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA), Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), life, accident and disability insurance, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. We are committed to providing fair compensation to all of our employees, including performance-based compensation incentives for many of our positions.
FTD Companies, Inc. is a premier floral and gifting company. We offer very generous employee discounts on our diversified portfolio of brands such as ProFlowers, ProPlants, Shari’s Berries, Sincerely, etc.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
If you are eligible for benefits, you can enroll in an FSA regardless of whether or not you are enrolled in FTD’s medical plan.
Disability Insurance
FTD offers short and long term disability at no cost to you. The disability benefits will replace up to 67% of your weekly base income up to $2,500/week for STD and up to $10,000/month for LTD.
Dental Benefits
FTD offers two great dental plans through Aetna. A Dental HMO with co-pays where you choose your Primary Care Dentist and a Dental PPO which has benefits in and out of network.
Vision Benefits
FTD offers vision coverage through Eye Med which offers a broad network of nationwide providers to choose from to meet your vision needs. Retailers such as LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, , and JCP
Health Insurance Benefits
FTD offers three medical plans through Aetna to choose from including one EPO where you choose a Primary Care Physician and two PPO High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP)
Life Insurance
For employee coverage of 2x base salary up to $600,000. *Per IRS regulations, the cost FTD pays for coverage above a certain level is considered “imputed income,” and is included on your W-2.
Wellness Programs
We know how important wellness is to your overall success. The FTD Wellness program is here to help you identify and achieve your health and wellness goals.
Onsite Gym
Our One North Dearborn location offers an onsite state-of-the-art fitness center, cycle center and bike room.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Discretionary match of 50% on the first 6% of your of pre-tax or post tax deferral. To maximize the employer match, you will need to contribute 6%. Vesting is at 25% each year
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) provides employees with an opportunity to share in our growth and to purchase shares of our common stock without payment of brokerage costs, at a 15% discount.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Depending on the department and role, FTD offers some scheduling flexibility. We also offer summer hours so that our team members can enjoy extended weekends and fun in the sun with family and friends
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Care for yourself or a family member who is seriously ill, to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to attend to the affairs of a family member who is called to active duty in the military.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year and allows employees to take time off for vacation, personal responsibilities and sick time.
Paid Holidays
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
FTD allows employees to wear casual workplace attire every day, not just Fridays!
Free Daily Meals
During FTD’s peak season such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas FTD often provides lunch to thank employees for their hard work (along with the occasional just because lunch).
Pet Friendly
At some locations, employees can bring their dogs to work.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $2,500 after one year of employment
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