Marketing Co-Op Specialist

Crescent Electric

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Crescent is transforming and we are on a missionto power the communities we serve through teamwork and relentless customer focus. We have a visionof uncompromising teamwork committed to becoming the industry leader for our employees, suppliers, and shareholders. At Crescent, you will have the opportunity to develop professionally, grow personally and have the flexibility to balance your life's priorities. Let's serve together. Let's power our communities together. Let's become THE industry leaders...together.

Position Details

Marketing Co-Op Specialist
Northern Illinois
Elk Grove Village, IL

As a Marketing Co-Op Specialist at Crescent Electric, you will provide support to the Supplier Partnership Department for the distribution and reconciliation of CO-OP/Business Development Funds. In this role, you will maintain, monitor, report, and communicate on the status of co-op funding to both internal personnel and to external vendors.

What You'll Do:

  • Work alongside the Marketing Co-Op Manager to effectively utilize CO-OP/Market Development Funds. 
  • Responsible for providing all accounting duties for CO-OP/Market Development Funds for the Sales Promotion Manager. 
  • Maintain data entry records of manufacturer funds, update manufacturer contacts, and correspond with Crescent® locations about funds available. 
  • Review CO-OP/Market Development Fund claim documentation for accuracy and discrepancies, bill manufacturers in a timely manner, correspond with manufacturer CO-OP/Market Development Fund contact to receive payments and reconcile past due payments. 
  • Reconcile CO-OP/Market Development Fund accounts monthly and at year-end internally and externally with manufacturers. 
  • Manage the Supplier Relations Management (SRM) database by updating, monitoring and maintain all vendor and rep agency contacts. 
  • Manage the Supplier Partnership Intranet site with the following: department contacts, promotions, NPIs, counter merchandising, trainings, and supplier partnership newsletter. 
  • Build surveys, collect results, and analyze questionnaires in Survey Monkey alongside of the Marketing CO-OP Manager. 
  • Assist the Marketing Co-op Manager in collecting content, writing, and editing the quarterly Supplier Partnership newsletter. 
  • Assist with Vendor reporting, and presentations as needed and required by team.

What You'll Have:

  • Computer familiarity and Internet skills including use of emails, messaging, and information gathering. Knowledge of Microsoft Office specifically Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Acrobat Reader. 
  • A friendly demeanor, a good work ethic, and flexibility with occasional routine changes. 
  • Ability to operate under pressure, to manage multiple projects, and to meet short and long-range deadlines. 
  • Ability to independently prioritize projects and recommend the most efficient techniques to get the project completed. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate mail room needs orally and/or in writing to internal and external customers, upper-level management, vendors, etc. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate CO-OP/Market Development Fund status orally and/or in writing to internal and external customers, upper-level management, vendors, etc.

Total Rewards and Benefits:

Crescent Electric's compensation package includes an array of top-tier benefit options, including:

  • Eligibility for health, and dental, vision coverage, 401(k) plan, and flexible spending accounts, subject to plan terms. 
  • Eligibility for company-paid benefits such as life insurance, short-term disability, long-term care, and Employee Assistance Program, subject to applicable waiting periods. 
  • Excused Absence time off and Paid Time Off (PTO). 
  • Company-paid holidays. 
  • Other benefits for which you may be eligible includes supplemental life insurance, hospital indemnity, and accident and critical illness benefits with cancer coverage.
  • Eligibility: Employees are eligible for health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of employment. Employees who are 21 years of age or older will be automatically enrolled in the company’s 401(k) plan once they achieve 90 days of employment.

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