Marketing Programs Senior Manager

National Co+op Grocers


National Co+op Grocers (NCG), founded in 1999, is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States. We represent 147 food co-ops operating over 200 stores in 38 states with combined annual sales over $2.1 billion and over 1.3 million consumer-owners. NCG helps unify natural food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately offer more value to natural food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere. By providing a variety of purchasing, management, development, marketing and other services, our co-ops are able to gain many of the advantages large grocery chains enjoy, while still reflecting the unique qualities of their local communities.

Position Details

Marketing Programs Senior Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Saint Paul, MN

Are you a seasoned marketing and communications professional with a passion for supporting socially responsible, independent and community-owned businesses?

National Co+op Grocers (NCG) is a member-owned business service cooperative providing a variety of services to 147 retail food co-ops in 38 states. NCG helps unify food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and offer more value to food co-op shoppers everywhere.

We are seeking an energetic, self-directed and experienced individual with the ability to develop and execute strong marketing and communications plans. This position will work with a wide range of stakeholders to help increase member and consumer awareness, understanding, and engagement with NCG and retail food co-ops.

This is an ideal position for a self-motivated and experienced candidate who is well-versed in using marketing and communications techniques to achieve positive impacts and who is committed to the success of retail food co-ops, their owners and shoppers, and their communities.

This position will be based in NCG's St. Paul, MN office, and requires up to 10% business travel. Relocation assistance is available for this opportunity!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute marketing and communications plan and budget. 
  • Create and maintain programs, services and campaigns for NCG co-ops. 
  • Create and maintain consumer promotional/educational materials and support products. 
  • Provide marketing and graphic design oversight for multi-faceted, cross-functional projects, from concept through design, on an ongoing basis. 
  • Manage and provide marketing support to ensure content of NCG websites and social media spaces are current and useful. 
  • Participate in planning and presentation of marketing trainings and program updates at NCG meetings and events. 
  • Manage team of four (two direct reports) in the areas of graphic design and web development including interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business communications, or business administration preferred; and/or a minimum of five years progressively responsible marketing experience including budget management. 
  • Minimum of 3 years' supervisory experience. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of effective marketing and communications techniques. 
  • Demonstrated ability to plan for, carry out and provide support for projects with minimal supervision. 
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated strong project management and organizational skills. 
  • Familiarity with natural foods and consumer cooperatives a plus. 
  • Familiarity with Excel and Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

Our team members are our most-valued asset; we offer a generous salary and benefits package including 4 weeks PTO at hire, medical, dental, vision, company paid Life/ Disability/ Long Term Care insurance, HSA/FSA with company contribution, a matching 401K plan with profit sharing and much more.

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