Sr. Marketing Specialist

Core Creative

Core Creative is a full-service, integrated branding agency with a passion for helping people live healthier, more purposeful lives. Ranked as a top 10 agency in the City of Milwaukee, we provide a supportive and fast-paced atmosphere with an amazing, family-like culture. We not only value our clients, but we also place our employees just as high on the priority list. We’ve been recognized as one of Milwaukee’s best places to work by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as the Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee.

Core Creative Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Position Details

Sr. Marketing Specialist
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Do you enjoy being part of a team that listens, inspires, and collaborates together to produce incredible solutions and results? Would you describe yourself as an excellent communicator, strategic thinker and a persuasive extrovert? If this sounds like you, then we might be your perfect fit. We are looking for a Senior Marketing Specialist who can help lead select clients for Core Creative. This position offers an opportunity to lead, learn and ultimately provide a path for growth.

The Senior Marketing Specialist’s lead responsibility is to build and maintain the relationship between the agency and the client. He/she serves as the client advocate within the agency, as well as the lead communicator with the internal and external client teams. He/she interfaces with various agency departments/team members to move projects through on behalf of the client, working closely with the project manager to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages and sets all client touchpoints, serving as the main point of contact for client. 
  • Develops integrated marketing communications plans and proposals with the planner/strategist and category strategists (i.e. media, digital, PR/social). 
  • Keeps apprised of progress of clients’ projects through production and project manager or other relevant personnel. 
  • Provides strategic counsel and proactive thought leadership to our clients along with the planner/strategist. 
  • Organizes, clarifies and relays client communication with internal teams and directs as such. 
  • Effectively presents, sells and defends all agency work/proposals to clients; supports other client engagement team members in these functions. 
  • Keeps apprised of clients’ brands/products/services/marketing developments. Provides ongoing reporting and updates on measures, budgets and other key communications for clients. 
  • Assists in preparing client invoices and manages client budgets. Regularly checks for and responds promptly to all client communications. 
  • Works project timing and budgets with all relevant agency personnel. 
  • Actively seeks additional projects/new business from client contacts.

Job Measures:

  • Client touchpoints and satisfaction
  • Organic Sales
  • Proposal development and presenting
  • Client reporting and billing management
  • Thought leadership

Required Skills:

  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing 
  • Must be well-organized and self-motivated 
  • Demonstrate excellent people skills and the ability to work with a wide range of personalities 
  • Working under tight deadlines 
  • Handle pressure well 
  • Ability to manage a wide variety of tasks at one time with a strong emphasis on leadership 
  • Understand and drive strategic conversations 
  • Provide leadership with internal teams on projects and key deliverables 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field required. 
  • 7+ years of experience in the field – agency experience preferred. 
  • Healthcare experience (either client-side or agency) is highly preferred, given our agency focus on health.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of stitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Vacation/Personal Time: 11 days per year 
  • Holidays: 12 days per year 
  • Sick time (including pets): 6 days per year 
  • 55% health insurance premium coverage and partial deductible reimbursement 
  • 100% dental, life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance 
  • Access to vision and short-term disability insurance coverage 
  • FSA/HRA 
  • 401(k) employer contributions 
  • Profit-sharing 
  • Continuing education fund 
  • Technology reimbursement 
  • Home office stipend 
  • Parking 
  • Paid FMLA leave

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