Marketing Director, Integrated Content and Media

Marketing Support Centre, Vaughan


Longo’s is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where Team Members have a place to grow and pursue excellence, have the latitude to take ownership of their careers and the support and encouragement necessary to be the best they can throughout their career. We are a Canadian, family operated food retailer which has grown and prospered since 1956. Our Team Members are dedicated to exceeding Guest expectations by offering the best food experience to every customer, every time. It is through such commitment that Longo’s now operates over 36 stores within the GTA along with Grocery Gateway; our online grocery delivery service, is celebrating over 65 years of business and is continuing to grow!  

Do you have a passion for Marketing?


Do you have experience as a Marketing Director, Integrated Content and Media?


Why not join us?

Position:              Marketing Director, Integrated Content and Media


Job Overview:


The Marketing Director will be responsible for elevating Brand communications at all touchpoints, including responsibility for brand planning, mass communications, media, PR, in-store creative, magazine execution and the operational function of the advertising and communication departments. The Director establishes strategic advertising and communications goals and objectives; develops and recommends communications, and implements cost effective, efficient processes aligned with strong budget management.


Team Leadership:

Overall responsibility for performance of direct reports and distribution of responsibilities.

  • Upholds and models Longo’s values of Honesty, Trustworthiness and Mutual Respect in all actions and behaviours.
  • Sets the overall direction/goals for team in line with the organization’s Genuine Merchant Business Strategy.
  • Determines advertising and communication indirect report requirements, implement changes if required.

Advertising and communications strategic development:

  • Balance long term goals with short term business needs.
  • Develop strategic, integrated advertising plans, goals and objectives (mass, print, digital, in store).
  • Develop strategic, integrated communications plans, goals and objectives (public relations, sponsorships, community events).
  • Implements strategies in alignment with Longo’s Genuine Merchant business strategy to achieve growth objectives
  • Establishes and realigns advertising and communication policies and procedures to drive process improvement and efficiencies. 

Develop recommendations, reporting grounded in data and insight that leads to powerful storytelling:

  • Develop advertising business case (radio, direct mail, magazine production, in store communication; print and digital) with creative to bring it to life.
  • Develop communication/sponsorship business case (i.e. PR, sponsorships, donations).
  • Develop and control on-going management of the advertising and communications components of marketing budget.

Direct advertising and communications reporting and metrics capabilities, diagnosing data to deliver Guest-centric advertising and communication messaging:

  • Evaluate, interpret and benchmark consumer and industry insights.
  • Anticipate consumer purchase and communication preferences.
  • Analyze advertising and communication effectiveness and decide appropriate adjustments.
  • Develop standard reporting and metrics.

Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:

  • Post secondary degree in business, marketing, communications, MBA an asset.
  • 10+ years of progressively senior marketing/communication experience, retail experience an asset.
  • 5 years minimum leading and supervising a marketing team.
  • Successful track record in anticipating, developing and executing advertising and communication strategies.
  • Strong knowledge of public relations strategy development, media measurement and evaluation.
  • Experience managing regional and targeted campaigns - print, POS, Web, digital, direct mail etc.
  • Strong knowledge of creative goal setting, leadership and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of media measurement, placement and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of graphic applications such as InDesign, Adobe Illustrator.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed (in-part) in a standard office environment with participation in meetings and conference calls.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and changing priorities.
  • Travel to various stores in the GTA required. 
  • Work conditions include occasional periods of moderate physical effort.


Longo’s is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities throughout the recruitment process and, upon request, will work with qualified job applicants to provide suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability.


Note: A qualified job applicant with a disability is one who possesses the required skills, education, experience and training and who can, with reasonable accommodation, perform the essential functions of the position applied for.


If you require accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Coordinator at:

Email: [email protected]