Director of Marketing

Hamacher Resource Group, Inc.

In 2020, Hamacher Resource Group will celebrate 40 years in business! Our mission has been to dynamically shape the experience of consumers wherever they shop by improving results across the retail supply chain. Our services target these main areas: assortment planning and placement, retail execution strategy, fixture coordination, item database management, brand marketing, and analytics. Our clients include consumer packaged goods manufacturers, chain and independent drugstores, food, mass, convenience, and online retailers, retail technology providers and healthcare distributors. We take great pride that the Hamacher name is well known and respected in the industry. We have earned the trust and confidence of our customers by assuring the uncompromised quality of our services and products. And we could not do this without our staff of over 50 dedicated employees, our average tenure is 13 years. When we say that we are a family-oriented company that values our employees, it’s not just words. We protect our unique culture by investing in our most valuable asset – our employees. When our clients visit us for the first time, they tell us they feel “something special” in our atmosphere – the smiling, friendly employees, the obvious respect we have for one another, and the professionalism we demonstrate in our actions – just to name a few.

Position Details

Director of Marketing
Southeast Wisconsin
Waukesha, WI

Are you an experienced marketing manager looking for your next challenge? We are looking for a marketing professional with an insatiable drive for success who is eager and capable of helping us achieve our goals to grow the business to the next level of revenue and market share.

Reporting to the President, the Marketing Director is responsible for managing the Marketing Communications staff of six in the development and execution of all company and client-related marketing, advertising and promotional activities.

  • Provide President with timely status reports of all department and project activities
  • Participate in client meetings
  • Coordinate internal and external consulting activities
  • Recommend marketing messaging and corporate communications including writing and designing presentations, advertising, article submissions and other forms of internal and external communication
  • Establish and maintain corporate design and communications standards
  • Oversee print production
  • Prepare annual marketing plans
  • Recommend the overall marketing communications budget, media buying, and material development
  • Participate in strategy development with the President
  • Execute promotional campaigns on-time, under tight deadline pressure while staying within budget
  • Ensure effective, branded marketing communications including the company website, print communication, and advertising
  • In cooperation with the business development team, oversee team activities related to identifying new collateral materials needed, driving content, and securing resources for a range of sales and customer support vehicles including datasheets, success stories, brochures, customer newsletters, and product guides

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Business knowledge: ethics and integrity, innovation, and vision
  • Communication: approachability, developing direct reports, informing, leadership presence, and listening
  • Leadership: motivating others, personal accountability, strategic skills, trust and respect
  • Sales Support: customer focus, influencing, negotiating, and presentation skills
  • Strong, effective communicator
  • Highly developed, demonstrated teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated ability to increase productivity and continuously improve methods, approaches, and departmental contribution
  • Possess a commitment to continuous learning
  • Experience in internet and social media strategy with a demonstrated track record
  • Ability to lead in an environment of frequent change and time constraints
  • Experience and skill with the tools of the trade in marketing communications including PR, written communication, website development and maintenance, market research and product branding
  • Graphic design experience
  • In-depth understanding of marketing vehicles including direct mail, print collateral, advertising, electronic media, and sales tools
  • Self-motivated, self-starter, goal-oriented, high enthusiasm
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Multi-tasking ability, under pressure and tight deadlines

Required Education and Experience:

  • BS/BA degree, in marketing, business administration, or communications. 
  • Six years of marketing communications and/or agency experience
  • Experience with retail or consumer packaged goods desired but not required
  • InDesign or other graphics software; Acrobat; Microsoft Office Suite 

We offer a great work-life balance and a robust benefit package including medical, dental, vision coverage; company-paid short term and long term disability; company-paid employee, spousal and dependent life insurance; employee-paid additional life insurance for self, spouse and/or dependent(s); 401K and profit sharing; voluntary accident or critical care insurance, voluntary LegalShield/Identify Theft protection plans, flexible work schedule; business casual attire Monday - Thursday, casual on Fridays; generous PTO plan, fitness facility in office, standing desks, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Top Workplace - three years in a row!

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

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