• Marketing Specialist

    Job Locations US-WI-Manitowoc
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  • Company Overview


    Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

    Leading to better.

    Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

    Leading to better, together. 

    Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

    • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
    • Empowering our people
    • Promoting diverse thinking
    • Investing in innovation
    • Acting on sustainability
    • Embracing our differences

    Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.



    Description and Responsibilities

    • Create impactful, targeted and strategic presentations for the sales team to utilize. Mainly PowerPoint, however, some powerful images and literature may be necessary. Descriptive writing essential.
      • Research and profile current and prospective customers.
      • Qualify and identify new leads by sales territory via product type or market segment.
      • Maintain sales literature and fulfill literature requests.
    • Must be able to research, compile and make predictions of trends in foodservice, restaurant, and consumer goods.
      • Track blogs, magazines, online media, industry news, etc.
      • Utilize paid database services such as Mintel, Datassential, Technomic, etc.
    • Work with sales, marketing, and culinary team to suggest new flavors to be created.
      • Track sales applications of current flavors to predict trends and establish strongest potential markets for flavors, smokes and grills.
      • Create materials and message for specific new products.
    • Create overall company marketing message.
      • Maintain website for content changes.
      • Work with marketing team to develop press release program to magazines in the food, meat and foodservice segments.
      • Position product lines with current trends.
      • Create quarterly “Food Mood”.
      • Create eblasts, product announcements, special invites, etc.
    • Coordinate activities with Culinary and R&D.
      • Maintain product samples (bacon, lunch meat, etc.) database.
      • Attend tastings of product demos or new flavor creation.
    • Assist in managing the marketing budget and directing activities to initiate planned strategies addressing both long and short term positioning of key category segments.
    • Perform day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork and emails.
    • Essential functions included in this section are not limited only to the tasks and responsibilities listed.


    Additional Responsibilities (Non-Essential Functions)

    • Coordiantes with internal sales assistants when necessary.
    • Become knowledgeable in salesforce and maximizer.
    • Be able to enter sample requests and track sample requests.


    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, graphic arts or relevant subject.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Excellent attention to details and accuracy.
    • Professional level of organization.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Qualifications

    • Should have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook. Basic graphic design software such as InDesign, Publisher and Photoshop. Internet-based website administrative tool preferred.
    • Superior writing and grammar skills.
    • Photography experience a plus.
    • Interest in cooking, smoking meats, eating meat, creating recipes, dining a plus. Food and meat tasting done regularly. Flavor mapping of products will be taught.
    • Willingness to work long hours when required with some weekend work necessary.

    Working Relationships Required with Others

    • Willingness to cooperate and be a part of the sales and marketing team. Expected to attend general sales meetings and functions both day and evening when held in Manitowoc.
    • Will work closely with Marketing Manager and Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Account Managers as well as Sales Assistants, Sales Administrative Assistant, Research and Development and Culinary teams.


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