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Director of Marketing & Communications

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Blue Marble Biomaterials Seattle, WA and Missoula, MT
United States

Position Opening: Director of Marketing & Communications

Blue Marble Biomaterials, a clean technology company based out of Seattle, Washington and Missoula, Montana, is looking for an experienced sales, marketing, and communications director who is passionate about natural products and sustainability. The company is part of the specialty chemical sector, selling natural and sustainable ingredients to consumer packaged good manufacturers, flavoring and fragrance manufacturers, and global distributors. We are a young company with a promising future. This is a great opportunity for somebody who wants to bring their experience to build innovative and successful sales programs. Our team is fast-paced and brings their A-game 100% of the time; if you can keep up with us, we want you on our team.

This position reports directly to the Chief Business Officer and will manage several staff and interns. Because the company is based out of both Seattle and Missoula, candidates must have a flexible travel schedule. Candidates out of Seattle may travel up to one week per month, candidates out of Missoula will travel less.

Sales & Marketing Responsibilities - 65% of time

• Act as the team lead for all website updates including the implementation and maintenance of the e-commerce web portal.
• Manage and implement all sales planning activity with Chief Business Officer. This includes:

  • Acting as the team lead for trade-show strategy, implementation, and trade-show sales campaigns
  • Designing and leading effective print and online advertising campaigns;
  • Designing and leading special offer campaigns, lead generation campaigns, and customer loyalty programs and;
  • Measuring the success of sales initiatives and programs.

• Maintain brand consistency across all mediums including written materials, images, videos, presentations, and social media.
• Manage the internal market analysis database. This includes managing research interns, report outputs, and IT consultants to update database functionality.
• Make recommendations on product pricing based on information and analysis from the market analysis database.
• Coordinate closely between the Science Team and the Sales Team to make sure that updates on product specifications, applications, and advantages are clearly communicated in all mediums.

Communications Responsibilities - 30% of time

• Act as point of contact for all media inquiries and conduct interviews when necessary.
• Maintain relationships with members of the media through regular outreach and news pitches.
• Manage all news releases. This includes drafting all communiqués and press releases for executive review, releasing press releases on the newswire, and forwarding press releases to reporter contacts.
• Work with our PR agency to maximize exposure to press.
• Act as the team lead for the company blog in order to keep a regular editorial schedule.
• Screen all public communications for confidential information.
• Implement op-ed strategy by drafting and pitching stories to target authors.
• Work with staff to keep all official documents updated, including the business plan and executive summary, and other internal documents.

Administrative Responsibilities - 5% of time

• Oversee the marketing & communications budget to ensure all communications and marketing projects stay within projected expenses.
• Report weekly activities to the Chief Business Officer.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in sales, marketing, chemistry, communications, or other related fields. MBA preferred.
• 2+ years of sales and marketing experience.
• Experience in media and communications management.
• 1+ years of experience in a management position.

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please include “Director of Marketing and Communications” in the subject line.

Location

Blue Marble Biomaterials Seattle, WA and Missoula, MT
United States