Marketing Specialist – Corporate Communications

Shorr Packaging Corporation


Shorr Packaging Corporation is one of the largest independent packaging distribution firms in the nation. Our goal for over 100 years remains true to this day – to be a customer-focused, wholesale packaging company with the people, services and equipment to handle any request from boxes and materials to industrial packaging equipment repair.We identify opportunities to take cost out of packaging and put value in.

We have experienced significant growth and unparalleled customer service year after year. The company has provided business solutions through quality packaging systems, products, and technical service for more than 100 years.As an employee-owned company since 1984, every member of the Shorr Packaging team is committed to the company's success.Today, Shorr has employee owners in branch locations across the U.S. and represent premier manufacturers like 3M, Sealed Air, and Lantech.

The solution to our success is our people, both our customers and our employee owners.

Position Details

Marketing Specialist – Corporate Communications
Northern Illinois
Aurora, IL

Position Summary:

Shorr Packaging has an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Communications Marketing Specialist to lead our corporate communication and branding program.Reporting the VP of Marketing, the Corporate Communications Specialist develops strategic and tactical communications plans and content designed to capitalize on market opportunities and generate demand. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, resourceful, and have impeccable communication & leadership skills.


What you’ll work on:

  • Ensure that the content being generated to support marketing efforts across Shorr’s organization is strong, consistent and reflects the brand. 
  • Collaborate with an extensive team of subject matter experts (SMEs) to curate ideas and write/drive development of impactful content 
  • Continually research, explore and recommend new and enhanced communications engagement platforms and strategies to improve the company's communications engagement with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Develop collateral, blogs, email, web copy, case studies, video scripts, webinars and other content that drive audience engagement, SEO relevance and brand excellence 
  • Work with web team to upload content to site as required 
  • Execute projects in Wrike with cross-functional team members, provide timely responses and updates to ensure on-time delivery 
  • Execute newsletter and other product promotion assets 
  • Develop content library and usage model for extended leverage of carefully created and curated content

You will aspire to our core values:

  • Serving our customers is our first responsibility. 
  • Our second responsibility is to each other. We provide a team environment and opportunities for personal growth. 
  • Our third responsibility is to our employee-owners. Our business must make a sound profit to fuel growth and security for our organization and team members.

What you'll bring to Shorr Packaging:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, business, or related field with at least 6+ years of marketing communications/writing experience required 
  • Demonstrated experience supporting content development, writing, and editing projects 
  • Demonstrated team player who thrives in a challenging and fast-paced environment where prioritizing and multi-tasking are the norm 
  • Strong writer and marketing strategist that can collaborate with product marketers to translate technical jargon into stories and assets that drive business value for our prospects and customers 
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills are mandatory 
  • Ability to proactively set priorities and manage workflow to ensure efficient, timely and accurate completion of responsibilities; ability to keep multiple projects in process simultaneously 
  • Must be comfortable working with executives, presenting event-related plans and reports 
  • Self-motivated; not afraid to ask questions; able to take initiative, anticipate needs, work independently, and carry projects through completion 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Must be customer-driven and able to interface with both internal and external clients including leadership 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, Salesforce Experience is a plus 
  • Experience working with Project Management Tools 
  • Able and willing to travel domestically up to 10% of the time

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