Associate Manager - Field Marketing

TDS Fiber

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Metrocom/TDS) is a leading provider of fiber internet service. With more than 50 years of experience, the growing communications company is building and deploying new, fiber optic networks in neighborhoods across the country to deliver up to 1 Gigabit internet speeds to homes and up to 10 Gigabit internet speeds to businesses. In addition, TDS provides innovative TV entertainment and advanced phone services. Visit to learn more.

TDS provides communications services for nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities in the United States. The company employs more than 2,800 people nationwide and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS Inc.), a Fortune 1000® company [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. companies employ 9,400 people and have approximately six million connections nationwide through business units: U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, TDS Metrocom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit or for more information.

Position Details

Associate Manager - Field Marketing
Northeast Wisconsin
Appleton, WI

As the Associate Manager - Field Marketing (AM), you will be responsible for partnering with Consumer and Commercial Marketing to develop and deliver brand awareness and achieve sales/revenue targets within strategic markets. You will target consumer initiatives through the engagement of local marketing events and community development efforts within assigned markets. You will identify potential community involvement initiatives that elevate and enhance the TDS brand while creating a positive selling environment that supports the generation of sales opportunities for both commercial and consumer products. You will be responsible for developing in-market strategic partnerships with key community influencers, Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) property management/owners, and developers/realtors, as well as leveraging the partnerships to enable further product penetration of television/video products and internet/broadband services to customers in this important segment.

As the Associate Manager - Field Marketing (AM), you will deliver integrated marketing programs to enhance TDS’s products/services and participation. You will be responsible for identifying public relations opportunities and competitive threats in the communities TDS serves. You will act as an in-market resource for local marketing related activities. You will work across departments to communicate all local marketing related activities and create awareness of any opportunities that may support revenue generating sales. In addition, you will provide support in these key markets for the Commercial Marketing team through local marketing program involvement and/ or communicating activities that support their initiatives. 


Local Market Support

  • Work directly with Consumer Marketing and local company personnel to provide direct conduit to community-related activities and provide feedback and perceptions related to products and services. 
  • Provide local support for marketing strategies including customer demonstration events, open houses, customer appreciation, and other public events to generate sales. 
  • Develop partnerships with MDU owners and/or property managers to gain referral agreements and marketing opportunities; develop business relationships with Home Owners Associations and real estate agents or developers for marketing agreements and/or specialized marketing programs. 
  • Develop contacts/relationships with local Chambers of Commerce, town administrators and other community business groups and leaders. 
  • Create opportunities with marketing events/partnerships to support our Commercial Sales team with a chance to engage customers or potential customers. Tactically integrate Commercial Marketing, creating an avenue to support action (referral generation, campaign support, local market activities). 
  • Support Commercial Sales efforts with TDS marketing merchandising aides, promotional products, strategic integration into marketing programs and introductions to key partnerships that offer potential sales revenue. 
  • Partner with Consumer, Commercial and Customer Experience marketing to understand all customers and how TDS targets each area with the right tools and tactics to drive overall business sales and growth. 

Product Support and Competitive Information

  • Monitor and identify competitive threats and opportunities. 
  • Collect competitive data and funnel to consumer and commercial product management/development support teams. 
  • Provide competitor offering/pricing and supply comparisons to products and services. 
  • Act as a conduit for the Consumer and Commercial Sales Teams to Product Management/Development with input on potential product and service modification and developments feedback. 
  • Assist with Aid to Construction (ATC) communicating with potential customers on costs associated with having service built in area. 
  • Carry out other activities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) -OR- 4+ years professional work experience. 
  • 4+ years marketing experience. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. 

Other Qualifications:

  • Excellent presentation skills. 
  • Experience with evaluating sponsorship proposals and negotiating marketing contracts. 
  • Must be able to travel locally 40%-50% of the time in assigned local territory. 
  • Background and/or working knowledge in customer service, marketing, management and/or sales. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

This is a full-time, salaried, benefited position.

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