R.A. Wylan & Co. Inc.,
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Marketing Manager

Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $60,000.00 - $100,000.00
Date: 5/15/2018
Job ID: 02596056
Job Description

Our client is an innovator, developer and manufacturer of specialty ingredients for the food industry. Many of their flavors are healthy: Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Organic, Low Sodium, Kosher, and Halal etc.

Company is extremely fast-growing! Have grown by 5X in the last 10 years.

 Location/Travel

  • Office based in downtown Chicago. Travel: 6X per year for 1-3 nights at a time for trade events.

Responsibilities:

Three main focus areas for this person are:

  1. To support sales with forecasting, market trend information etc.
  2. To “refresh” the brand through the development of creative marketing pieces such as power point presentations for sales reps to use, sell sheets and simple brochures for trade show hand-outs, etc. Will also be responsible for web content, digital presence, but that is less important for now
  3. Participate in the innovative products team, which is the team of chef/product developers who research food trends, by travelling to new locations to stay on top of food trends and create innovate products to address those trends. 

Requirements:

Ideal: Sr. Marketing Specialist out of a food ingredient manufacturer with experience in creating fresh marketing pieces and managing digital marketing. Ideal person will have a passion for food and a great positive, proactive attitude to fit within a positive, family-like culture.

Also, looking for:

  • “Doers”. Very proactive energetic disposition
  • Person should be promotable to take on the growth of the marketing department.
  • Curious, open to learning. Example: If he/she doesn’t know an aspect of the job, will he/she be willing to take a class at the company’s expense?
  • Will consider someone out of other ingredients-nutraceutical, personal care, pharmaceutical, etc. but must come from chemicals or ingredient sales to even be considered.