Marketing Assistant

MarketingHybrid Remote, Mississauga, Ontario


ACCO Brands

Description

Position at ACCO Brands

Achieve. Create. Collaborate. Organize.

Essential brands. Innovative products. Smart investment. Winning team. This is what you will find at ACCO Brands. We are passionate about building a culture that is committed to the success of our employees. If you are looking for an organization that offers rewarding opportunities and is dedicated to team orientation, learning and development, and flourishes with success, we invite you to be a part of building our company for the future.

ACCO Brands is seeking a talented and dynamic Marketing Assistant for our Mississauga, Ontario location.  As part of the Marketing team, the Marketing Assistant supports the Senior Director of Marketing in the development and execution of marketing plans that will lead to the achievement of both annual and longer-term strategic and financial objectives.

Responsibilities:   

  • Supporting the Marketing team in moving forward the growth agenda of the business units
  • Assist in the development and execution of annual business plan to achieve assigned revenue goals
  • Assist with the development of new products from conception to sell thru. This includes working the creative team to develop artwork and packaging, maintaining product specs, determining the pricing strategy and finalizing product samples with our vendors
  • Assisting with product introductions and management of the product life cycle to optimize the profitability of assigned categories
  • Assist in development of merchandising solutions to drive increased distribution and sales of ACCO products in new and under-developed channels
  • Maintain a strong understanding of target customer, purchase drivers, and emerging trends/ fashion designs
  • Assist in maintaining relevant and in-depth knowledge of competitive environment and market trends, sharing knowledge with Sales to help identify customer opportunities
  • Assist in development of A+ content to accelerate digital marketing metrics and goals
  • Track and analyse POS data and shipments on a regular basis to monitor performance of key lines and propose any product life cycle actions
  • Assist in providing product expertise and training to the Sales and Customer Service teams
  • Assist in the execution of other business unit projects as required

Qualifications:

  • Diploma or degree in Commerce, with a specialization in Marketing preferred
  • 1-2 years of Marketing experience considered an asset, ideally with product development experience
  • Strong leadership potential within a cross-functional, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Exceptional time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate persuasively and present in front of large and small groups
  • Strong results orientation – ability to overcome obstacles to achieve goals with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and Microsoft Office programs. Intermediate experience with SAP, Illustrator and Photoshop

About Us

You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.

If you have touched a PowerA® gaming controller, a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of nearly $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth.  We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

Apply and build your future with ACCO Brands.

More information about ACCO Brands, the Home of Great Brands Built by Great People, can be found at www.accobrands.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer

At ACCO Brands, we are committed to providing an environment of fairness and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, physical and mental disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. ACCO Brands believes that a diverse and inclusive work environment is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

AODA

Accommodation for applicants with disabilities will be provided in all parts of the recruiting process as required under the ACCO Brands Canada AODA policy.  Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance.

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