Marketing Communications Manager

Miller Manufacturing Company

Miller Manufacturing Company is a market-leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of farm, ranch, and pet products which are sold under the brand names of Little Giant®, Hot-Shot®, Springer Magrath®, Double-Tuf®, Pet Lodge™, and API®. At the core of Miller’s values is our commitment to American manufacturing, with most of our products designed, manufactured, and distributed here in the United States.

Miller Manufacturing started as a family-owned business in 1941 and today is owned and operated by Frandsen Corporation of North Branch, MN. Miller Manufacturing’s catalog features over 1,000 products which are sold through a large network of farm and animal health supply distributors in the United States and over 30 countries around the world.

Miller has remained focused on its core channel in the farm and ranch market since 1941 while continuing to provide innovative products alongside time-tested solutions to a broad range of customers. As a one-stop shop for companies looking for a full breadth of product for the farm and ranch consumer, Miller continues to manufacture quality, cost-competitive products to our customers.

Position Details

Marketing Communications Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Eagan, MN

Miller Manufacturing Company, a market-leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of farm, ranch, and pet products, is searching for a Marketing Communications Manager to join our team in Eagan, Minnesota.

The Marketing Communications Manager creates, implements and oversees communications strategies, plans, and programs that effectively describe and promote the organization and its products. This includes areas such as print and online advertising, digital marketing, content development, public relations, marketing collateral and packaging, marketing budget development and cost tracking.

This role provides supervision and direction to staff and outside resources. The Marketing Communications Manager oversees the brand vision and execution for consumer brands, developing brand positioning strategies based on market desired business outcomes and leveraging business knowledge and strategic thinking to direct the interpretation and use of information to improve business decisions and strategies.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Create and implement communications plans designed to drive brand awareness, increase market share/sales and employee retention 
  • Management of website and social media outlets to meet communication plan and business objectives 
  • Oversight of brand vision and execution for consumer brands 
  • Establish sound and effective strategic partnerships with required outsource support resources to meet organizational needs and growth goals 
  • Manage communications team member(s) with responsibility for coaching, performance management, mentoring, and providing feedback as well as career development guidance 
  • Create videos to support training and corporate communication needs

To be successful as the Marketing Communications Manager, you must have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Communications, or a related field and five or more years of relevant and increasingly responsible marketing experience 
  • Experience with Farm and Fleet chains, animal health and farm supply distributors, national hardware chains, and pet supply distributors are preferred 
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint 
  • This position requires a highly organized, self-motivated individual with a solid understanding of marketing and promotional concepts who can manage multiple projects responsibly, is detail-orientated, able to problem solve and works well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment 
  • Capable of maintaining effective relationships with many internal departments in collaborative team environment 
  • Positive, proactive approach to job management, with a sense of urgency to situations and events that require quick response or turnaround 
  • Willingness to travel as needed

Pre-employment Drug Screening and background checks are required

Generous Benefit Packages:

  • High-deductible health plan with 100% preventive services (in network) 
  • 100% coverage for preventive prescription medications 
  • Flexible spending account 
  • Life, accident, and disability insurance options 
  • Dental and vision plan options 
  • 401(k) and profit sharing 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Additional benefits may apply to specific companies 

Available to qualified full-time employees.

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