Marketing Communications Specialist - Contract

Milk Specialties Global

About Us:

Milk Specialties Global is comprised of three business units that share a singular focus: to create specialty proteins designed to optimize health and nutrition. But what really sets us apart is the passion and dedication of our people. Each day, we collectively explore new, innovative ways to enhance product performance and value.

Milk Specialties Global Human Nutrition is a customized protein ingredient provider serving the rapidly growing Sports Nutrition and Weight Loss segment of the food and beverage industry. From their state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities across the Midwest and California, and corporate headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, the group offers a broad portfolio of value-added whey proteins, milk proteins, hydrolysates and specialty proteins.

Milk Specialties Global Animal Nutrition offers a spectrum of specialty dairy ingredients used in the formulation and processing of animal nutrition products, as well as a comprehensive line of milk replacers, ration supplements and rumen-inert fats. The group uses a combination of leading-edge research, precision processes and industry expertise to deliver consistently superior products. Research and manufacturing operations are located in New Holstein, Adell and Boscobel, Wisconsin, and Paris, Illinois with corporate headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Milk Specialties International Group exports basic and high performance nutritional ingredients to a number of international markets, including Asia where there is growing demand for dairy proteins and carbohydrates. The group operates out of the Milk Specialties corporate headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Position Details

Marketing Communications Specialist - Contract
Twin Cities Metro
Eden Prairie, MN

Milk Specialties Global, an industry-leading dairy protein ingredient manufacturer is seeking a Marketing Communications Specialist contract employee to join the Company December 2019 – March 2020. As the Marketing Communications Specialist, this individual will be responsible for a diverse range of marketing, graphic design, communication, social media and event planning tasks. This person must be creative, skilled with adobe software, highly organized, and possess the ability to manage multiple projects at once while meeting deadlines. This role demands excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with an eye for detail.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative and driven innovator who values cross functional collaboration and will develop and successfully execute custom marketing strategies to spread the ingredient company brand. This position reports to the Sr. Marketing Manager and is located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Management of the day-to-day coordination and execution of marketing and sales programs through internal and external communications, social media, event planning, sales and marketing materials, email marketing, website management, and more. 
  • Design and produce creative materials (print and web) within company brand that is targeted to the channel and audiences. Such materials include, but are not limited to: brochures, sell sheets, job flyers, power point presentations, advertisements, event graphics, email newsletters, social media and website. 
  • Manage trade show process supporting both Ingredients and Animal Nutrition Sales Teams 
  • Create, review, edit and format marketing collateral to ensure brand consistency 
  • Use Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Spark, Premier PRO), Microsoft Suite, SharePoint, CRM Marketing Portal (HubSpot), Canva and trade show website portals to support day-to-day marketing needs. 
  • Maintain Editorial Calendar to support social media strategic content 
  • Write and release press releases, as needed 
  • Work closely with cross-functional partners to support strategic initiatives 
  • Maintain updates to Company Website and Blog 
  • Gain working knowledge of general marketing communication and will be expected to research, learn, implement and expand on marketing initiatives where needed.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of relative experience. 
  • Illustrator, PowerPoint, Word and Excel experience required, with knowledge in Photoshop, Spark and Premiere Pro as a plus. 
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication and organizational skills. 
  • College degree or specialization in marketing and/or communications, a plus. 
  • Experience with WordPress/website management, a plus. 
  • Experience with HubSpot or another CRM, a plus. 
  • Understanding of social media and digital marketing best practices. 
  • Ability to effectively design and write copy for campaigns. 
  • Ability to think critically about problems, troubleshoot and solve problems independently. 
  • Strong time management and multi-tasking skills needed and must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Exhibit strong communication skills with a can-do, positive attitude and a strong desire to get things done.

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