Marketing Manager (R8985)

Marketing Eden Prairie, Minnesota North Mankato, Minnesota Beaverton, Oregon Phoenix, Arizona Lansing, Michigan Fridley, Minnesota


Position at Curtis 1000 Inc.

Your Leadership.
Our Power.
Unlimited Potential.

Taylor Corporation has big plans for the future and we need talented leaders to get us there. We power the world’s leading brands ― and our employees’ careers ― by unlocking potential everywhere we see it. If you love to lead, are open to new ideas and inspire the best in others, we should talk. We’re passionate about our work, we believe there is always a better way, and we’re looking for professionals like you.

Want to be part of something powerful? It’s time to look at Taylor.

Your Opportunity: Taylor Corporation is looking for a dynamic Marketing Manager motivated to bring their best to the team and bring out the best in the team. You’ll join a team of strategic thinkers, data miners, designers, and creative storytellers to propel growth for Taylor’s Commercial Print & Visual Communications Group and external clients. As part of a newly formed and growing team, you will be responsible for developing and growing relationships, fostering smart business process development, and to meeting and exceeding growth goals.

The position involves direct interaction with both internal and external clients where you’ll get the opportunity to solve complex design and marketing challenges with imaginative approaches and solutions.

Key Capabilities include:

Client Management

  • Oversight of day-to-day agency performance and client relationships
  • Proactive assessment of client needs & leadership in marketing support to achieve ambitious growth goals
  • Assess and recommend tactics and strategies for building efficiencies, streamlining and enhancing the value of the team to the client
  • A drive for continual learning to position you as a subject matter expert in your clients’ field with regard to products & services, competitive landscape and market trends
  • The ability to win clients with compelling presentations in partnership with marketing leaders

Team Leadership

  • Serve as a champion of the marketing and creative services team, pulling together integrated activities and stewarding them from discovery to execution
  • Excellent communication skills: engaged listener; ability to manage across a matrixed organization with multiple stakeholders; an inspiring attitude; strong writer; capable of building compelling presentations and presenting to groups of varying sizes and experience levels
  • Experience leading, influencing and unifying cross-functional teams, peers, and partners
  • Lead collaborative efforts to create unified services, communications, and marketing materials to add value to the client
  • Interest in advertising, design, creativity, advertising, branding, and culture
  • Support team to grow strategically, tactically, and interpersonally
  • Individual contributor that can quickly grow into managing others on a growing team
  • Confident communicator and presenter

Process Improvement & Project Management

  • Contribute ideas for developing and improving process and workflows for best practices
  • Build and manage project scopes, plans, and budgets to maximize efficacy of resources
  • Ability to manage up and across a large organization with multiple initiatives and projects
  • Consistently accountable for delivering on-time and on-budget

Your Responsibilities:

  • Create presentations for meetings and reports, proposals, pitches, new business responses, and project deliverables
  • Participate in internal and external client meetings to provide project updates, share thought leadership, problem-solve, and take ownership of tasks that propel progress and contribute to continual improvement and growth
  • Develop marketing plans, craft value propositions, and create best in class communication sharing programs (infrastructure and content)
  • Evaluate and contribute ideas to marketing and creative deliverables
  • Work with team to ensure project feasibility, budget, and overall program needs
  • Manage projects and maintain organization of files and records for optimal efficiency
  • Balance multiple projects in a fast-paced, lean environment
  • Develop marketing solutions with brand consistency and executional excellence
  • Successfully develop and execute programs utilizing both direct resources as well as matrix resources while leveraging marketing funds with a focus on greatest business impact
  • Continually grow your understanding and knowledge of company philosophy, products, and processes

You Must Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or a related field
  • 7+ years collective experience in the marketing, agency, and/or printing industry
  • Strategic-thinking balanced with ability to make decisions and recommend actionable strategies
  • Skilled in the creative and production processes and is a good evaluator of creative and marketing solutions
  • Clear, concise oral and written communicator
  • Proven track record of developing strong client relationships and hitting key client success measures in sales or in profitability
  • The capacity for timely response to feedback from clients and leaders
  • Have a reliably calm disposition when under pressure
  • Expert proficiency and experience with primary Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google applications (Docs, Slides, and Sheets)
  • Experienced in using project management tools (Workfront, Asana, etc.)
  • Ability to laugh and have fun

We Would Prefer:

  • Proficiency in Creative Suite applications (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop)
  • Interest in understanding production materials and methodologies as well as printing, manufacturing, and fabrication processes

Here is how we are going to keep you safe in the workplace:

Our focus continues to be on our employees and their wellbeing, and we have taken steps to ensure your safety in all our facilities.  The following are workplace safety guidelines in each of our Taylor locations:

  • Work from home in accordance with CDC and state guidelines
  • Masks are provided and required in all our facilities
  • Employees will maintain at least 6 feet of distance whenever possible
  • We have hand sanitizer and soap & water readily available
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection of high traffic areas
  • Communication & Action Plans if one of our employees shows symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19

About Taylor Corporation

One of the top five graphics communications companies in North America, Taylor’s family of companies provide a diverse set of products, services and technologies addressing the toughest communication challenges. For 45 years, Taylor has been a premier provider of powerful and innovative products, services and expertise for individuals, businesses and distributors large and small. Our 12,000+ employees spanning more than 25 states and nine countries work diligently to create the interactive, printing and marketing solutions that have helped build some of the world’s more recognizable brands. Everything we do begins with identifying the unique priorities and needs of our customers and creating one-of-a-kind solutions. We offer a full range of benefits to power our employees’ potential including: health, dental, vision and life insurance; a 401(k) plan; paid time off (PTO) and holiday pay, and more.

Taylor Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.