Marketing Communications Specialist - MWE and South Regions

Job title: Marketing Communications Specialist - MWE and South Regions
Sub title: Full Time
Duties and Responsibilities

* Works with Midwest, East, and South Regional Sales Reps, All Product Managers, and the Creative Lead / Designer to project manage (budget, plan, and execute): 
- National print ads
- Regional print ads
- Radio ads
- Sales one-sheets (Information Bulletins)
- Product trade show banners
- Product branded gifts (product launches)
- Sweepstakes
- Product-specific ad hoc requests
- EBlasts / Email marketing
* Management of product and department budgets
* Facilitate annual or bi-annual meetings with PMs to discuss product positioning, strategy, and plan (including budget) for upcoming projects
* Maintain relationships with vendors, negotiate media buys for ad space (all regions)
* Collaborate with fellow marketing specialist on label book, ads, budgets, and other projects that require group effort
* Tracking of campaign metrics to gauge effectiveness
* Maintain organization in SharePoint and Q Drive for: 
- Product plans / schedule, budget, photos, logos, presentations, IBs, etc.

Required Skills / Attributes

* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and achieve important deadlines on your own
* As well as the ability to work well within a team environment where collaboration is critical
* Strong organizational / time management / prioritization skills
* Strong communication skills (written and oral)
* Strong interpersonal / relationship building skills - ability to work with a wide range of personality types
* Not adverse to handling conflict
* Solid work ethic

Experience / Education Required

* Bachelor's degree in Communication, Project Management, Marketing, or similar OR 5 years' experience in marketing, project management, or similar
* Agriculture experience a plus
* Adobe Creative Suite experience a plus

**Must be legally authorized to work in United States**

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