Marketing & Design Coordinator – Spices Business Unit

Sauer Brands

Why Sauer Brands?

Strong History, Solid Future.

Founded in 1887, Sauer Brands Inc. has been at the forefront in its industry. Today, we offer an exceptional suite of products to consist of mayonnaise, pourable salad dressings, condiments, sauces, spices, extracts and flavorings. Our celebrated products consist of Duke’s Mayonnaise, Spice Hunter and Sauer Brands.

Overall Goal of Position:

Ensure that communications of all our brands remain relevant to consumers and that all design and creative initiatives support the brand promise and OurRecipe@SauerBrands.

What are we making?

  • A safer, stronger, more sustainable Sauer Brands that forges a prosperous future for our families

Why are we making it?

  • To excite and delight our customers with inspired flavors

How do we make it? With:

  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Executional Excellence
  • Teamwork

Where are we going? / What does our “product look like?

  • One of the most respected food companies on the planet, known for our passion, expertise relentless pursuit of excellence.

Position Details

Marketing & Design Coordinator – Spices Business Unit
Northern Illinois
Elk Grove Village, IL

The Marketing & Design Coordinator will be responsible for working in conjunction with the Director of Marketing and Creative Design Specialist to develop relevant brand communications for consumers and our sales organization, and uphold brand integrity so that all design and creative supports the brand promise. Additionally, the Marketing & Design Coordinator assists in communication with external vendors relevant to Marketing and/or Creative Development. Assists in planning and managing the execution against all planned field and marketing strategies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Creative Development and Management

  • Use Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator to create marketing/packaging materials 
  • Identify content gaps and support content development, including marketing collateral, webinars, and blogs 
  • Create content and copy for website, PR, creative 
  • Maintain a portfolio of products, packaging & product attributes. 
  • Ensure consistency in branding and messaging across the portfolio 
  • Manage multiple projects at any one time; relating to product and packaging enhancements, communications (internal and external), on and off-line marketing, working across cross-functional teams to deliver results. 
  • Manage, update, edit and take care of: all product and company collateral, i.e. website, Sell Sheets, Coupons and social media assets 
  • Update Web Page Content 
  • Coordinate the design of promotional material and distribute in online and offline channels 
  • Advertise our company and products/services on various media

Marketing Develop and Implementation

  • Support trade show and event execution 
  • Marketing and consumer research 
  • Contribute to marketing projects with a proactive-can do attitude 
  • Help sales, marketing and leadership teams on various projects 
  • Review product descriptions for SEO value 
  • Back-end support in order to assist in achieving all monthly, quarterly, and annual sales goals 
  • Promote our products and services during events

Communication and Review Efforts

  • Review product images for accuracy 
  • Gather customer feedback to inform sales and product teams 
  • Other duties as needed / assigned

Performance Standards (the criteria that will be used to evaluate performance):

Ideas – fresh thinking to elevate brand perceptions, relevance and engagement

Brand success in target markets

KPI support/alignment/attainment

What you do and how you act (Be yourself!)

  • Comfort in your own voice
  • Personal Effectiveness - meeting timelines and productivity requirements (quantity and quality of work)
  • Personal interaction, communication and teamwork with internal and external parties, consistent with company values and guiding principles

What We Are Looking For:

Personal Characteristics:

  • Fun, outgoing, energetic, and results oriented personality 
  • Detail oriented 
  • Desire to learn and share knowledge about the industry as well as from peers 
  • Dependable team player with positive attitude 
  • Passion for marketing brands 
  • Constant desire to develop themselves in their career 
  • Passion/interest in Food and CPG Entrepreneurial drive and the desire to “build a business”
  • Overall confidence in one's abilities and comfortable communicating the facts 
  • Smart, creative and inquisitive 
  • Integrity - Does the right thing even when no one is looking 
  • Disciplined approach, and accountable for KPIs 
  • No excuses mindset 
  • Personal values that mesh with SBI values

Performance History:

  • Documented history of making improvements in assigned work area/responsibilities 
  • Stellar references based on contributions and performance

Demonstrated proficiency in the following Skills:

  • Typography and Design Layout 
  • Brand Building 
  • Communication and Team Building 
  • Organization and time management 
  • Ability to work and thrive under time constraints and prioritize responsibilities. 
  • Working collaboratively with other functional disciplines to drive company goals

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years marketing/design experience 
  • BS/BA degree in Marketing, preferably Business, Marketing and/or Design 
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite


  • Based in Chicago, IL. Some travel may be required (5% - 10%)

What Is In It For You?

Our company acknowledges talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages and outstanding advancement opportunities.

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