VP of Marketing at Cooler Screens

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Cooler Screens was founded on the core idea that consumers deserve a far better experience than what is available today in bricks-and-mortar retail. We call this concept “CX” and it guides all that we do.  We have begun the CX journey by bringing what consumers love about shopping on-line to the frozen and refrigerated food aisle. 


Cooler Screens is re-imagining the business of brick-and-mortar retail for retailers and brands.  We are transforming retail cooler surfaces into IoT enabled screens that deliver new marketing opportunities and smart merchandising for the ultimate shopper experience. Cooler Screens is building the world’s first and largest in-store digital media and edge computing platform at the retail point-of-sale. 


Cooler Screens is powered by proprietary innovation and a global network of industry-leading partners.  Global technology, CPG, and retail leaders have partnered with Cooler Screens to be part of this important and rapidly growing industry initiative.   We are backed and led by some of the most prominent Silicon Valley and Chicago leaders, advisers, and investors.   


As the VP of Marketing, you are reporting directly to the CEO and are a part of the leadership team.  You will be responsible for developing the strategy and implementing and executing all marketing, communications and B2B and consumer value proposition activities across the company.  Importantly, as a leader of one of the fastest-growing startups in the country, you will contribute to the strategic direction of the company.   


You are a visionary, high-energy marketing leader that has the ability and flexibility to bring strategy, inspiration, innovation, execution, and thought leadership together to succeed in the role. 


Who You Are: 

  • Experience working with digital media and agency companies 

  • Experience in technology and media industry marketing and thought leadership 

  • Experience leading marketing of technology products and brands at different life stages (start-up, scaling, established) 

  • A strong understanding and experience in consumer (CPG) and retail  

  • You have a proven track record when it comes to building national marketing plans that consistently deliver both short-term and long-term business results, including meeting volume, share and profit goals 

  • Liaising with product on product roadmap and consumer impact on products 

  • Planning, implementing and overseeing all marketing, communications and B2B value messaging and reporting  

  • Experience enabling sales teams on developing and aligning on key-value prop (B2B and Consumer) as well as corporate messaging   

  • Growing and developing a small and highly skilled in-house marketing team 

  • Leader of marketing communications across the company and industry and running trade activities   

  • Flexible entrepreneur who is comfortable with ambiguity and pressure of startup environment 

  • You are a mission-driven, results-oriented marketing leader with a passion for communicating to consumers, businesses and partners at scale, and a proven ability to bring a highly innovative approach to marketing research, messaging and positioning 

  • Contributor to new business development initiatives 

  • Innovative leader who consistently understands the future needs of the customer and the organization 


What You Need to Succeed 

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in digital media with demonstrated success of business growth 

  • Experience with the marketing and sales of technology and digital media companies 

  • Experience in consumer and retail industry 

  • Experience leveraging data and marketing analytics to provide insights and make recommendations to reach customer and channel partners in new ways to improve sales, profitability and marketing ROI 

  • Demonstrated successful track record shaping and launching new products and user experiences through actionable insights and recommendations 

  • Digitally native 

  • Manage and develop relationships with key agency partners to develop programs and content.  Co-develop additional partnership opportunities 

  • Coordinate the activity of internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely implementation of marketing programs and plans 

  • Build, further develop, and leverage relationships with industry media to evangelize the Cooler Screens brand, mission, and movement in the market 

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with demonstrable ability to analyze and distill data (including market and user behavior) into actionable insights and relevant product features 

  • Demonstrated strength in conceptual strategy and execution while still maintaining a roll-up-your-sleeves management style 

  • Be able to manage a ton of exciting work in a fast-paced environment with a make it happen attitude 

  • Outstanding communications, presentation, and leadership skills 


Cooler Perks    

For the right candidate, we have a competitive compensation and ownership package with an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, paid time off, and many other perks.  Come join our fast-growing team.  You can be based in Chicago or possibly elsewhere. 


We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, native origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.  

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We’re on Michigan and Wacker—in the heart of the city—near an abundance of lunch spots, shops, public transit, and striking river views.

What are Cooler Screens Perks + Benefits

Cooler Screens Benefits Overview

As a regular employee of the Company, you will be eligible to participate in a number of Company-sponsored benefits. The benefits package currently includes 4-weeks of Paid Time Off annually accrued per pay period, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, FSA, dependent FSA, HSA, commuter, 529 college savings, and 401(k). As we continue to grow, we are constantly reviewing our benefits and finding ways to enhance the Employee Experience at Cooler Screens.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Cooler Screens offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast every Tuesday. You will also get free lunch every other Friday.
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also offer a 529 College Savings that offers you insight on how to invest your money for your child’s college expenses and further helps you save for retirement!

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