Marketing Manager Position

Position Title:                       

Marketing Manager

 

Responsible To:                   

Executive Director


Overview:                             

The Illinois Pork Producers Association is looking for a full-time Marketing Manager who can execute a variety of marketing related programs designed to foster pork consumption and pork production, overall consumer image/education enhancement

Qualifications:

  • College degree with experience in marketing/communications, graphic design experience desired
  • Evidence of effective communication skills, budget planning and the ability to relate with a variety of stakeholders, including, producers, agribusiness professionals, influencers, retail professionals, media, staff, and the public
  • Evidence of the ability to develop creative programs and services that meet the needs of producers and members
  • A working knowledge of agriculture and the agribusiness industry
  • Willingness to travel

 

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Leads efforts and programs designed to foster pork consumption and pork production, overall image/education             enhancement, including international and domestic marketing
  • Develops and designs promotional/consumer education materials, annual budgets, and grant proposals  
  • Coordinates and participates in consumer education activities and cooking demonstrations
  • Assists in updating the association website
  • Coordinates promotional/image enhancement activities
  • Oversees all marketing partnerships including Chicago and statewide based programs
  • Works cooperatively with our national organizations on the development and implementation of demand enhancement activities
  • Creates promotional/communications materials and designs of brochures and ads

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assists Executive Director in special areas of work where needed and designated
  • Assists in the operation of the Illinois State Fair Pork Patio
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of the Illinois Pork Expo
  • Works with the members of the Marketing Committee, and the Board of Directors to communicate our messages properly to our members and the public
  • Maintains good relations with the agriculture community and with the agricultural news media
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Executive Director

 

Work Environment:

The position is located in Springfield, Illinois. In-state and some occasional out-of-state travel will be required.

Work Hours:
This is a full time, salaried position. Traditional work hours with flexibility will apply. There will also be some evening or weekend commitments with advance notification

Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience. Vacation, holiday package, 401(k) plan, and benefits offered

 

How to Apply:
Email cover letter, resume, 3-5 work samples of marketing efforts/design elements, salary requirement and two professional references to Jennifer Tirey, Executive Director, at jennifer@ilpork.com

 

 

Deadline to Apply:

September 24, 2021

Questions:

Contact Jennifer Tirey at jennifer@ilpork.com