Branch Marketing Manager

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Purpose

As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand. STIHL is seeking a highly motivated, passionate Branch Marketing Manager to join our Northwest STIHL Team!

 

This individual will develop, implement and manage Branch marketing activities. They will plan, organize and implement various marketing communications as specified by the branch. They will also manage related functions including marketing communications budgets, advertising and ancillary programs and production requirements. Additionally, they will research, propose, negotiate and implement new or revised communications programs designed to increase brand, product, promotion and dealer awareness across the territory among appropriate target audiences.

 

Position highlights include: 

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Extensive Benefits, such as health insurance effective within one month of start, multiple bonus opportunities, relocation assistance, 401(k) with company match and PENSION!

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establishes, in conjunction with Director, Branch Operations, marketing goals to ensure share of market and profitability of products, spare parts and accessories sales.
  • Develops and executes marketing programs and plans, both short and long range, to ensure the achievement of preceding goals.
  • Participates in overall branch management through providing counsel and input to Director.
  • Recommends overall strategies and develops plans to implement strategies.
  • Makes recommendations relative to budget allocations by specific media type and application.
  • Participates in department budget development process and regularly monitors and analyzes department progress vs. plans and budget, industry developments, and company communications.
  • Plans and oversees the branch's advertising and promotion activities, including print, electronic, and digital outlets.
  • Communicates with outside advertising agencies and corporate marketing communications personnel regarding ongoing campaigns.
  • Works with writers and artists and oversees copywriting, design, layout, media planning and production of promotional materials.
  • Works with assigned manager (Director, Sales or Dealer Development) to produce and distribute dealer marketing and communications programs.
  • May create and produce certain materials; other materials will be created and produced by outside sources.
  • Evaluates market reactions to advertising programs; communicates with management about conditions and changes to ensure the timely adjustment of marketing and communications strategy and plans to meet changing market or competitive conditions.
  • Uses available market research in evaluation and planning process; may conduct market research when appropriate or necessary.
  • Supervises ancillary programs, including but not limited to, dealer database and dealer locator, Marketing Advantage Program (MAP) and iCademy® participation.
  • May supervise administrative support necessary for the effective operation of the branch advertising and marketing functions.
  • Answers procedural questions and trains support staff.
  • Responsible for developing, updating, and supervising the printing of the “Dealer Support Manual.”
  • Develops sales and product training programs for dealers.
  • In certain branches, may supervise and participate in the retail display development and installation activities for STIHL products, parts and accessories at dealer locations.
  • Plans and coordinates dealer advertising sell in meetings and collaborates with assigned manager regarding regional trade show support strategies.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as needed.

Specifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10+ years related experience preferred.
  • Performs work under minimal supervision.
  • Handles complex issues and problems, and refers only the most complex issues to higher-level staff.
  • Basic Microsoft software knowledge, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Office.
  • Desktop publishing knowledge, including Adobe—Photo Shop/In Design, preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Must be comfortable developing and delivering presentations.
  • Basic SAP experience preferred.
  • Must be able to travel 5+ consecutive days per month by road and/or air.


Nearest Major Market: Tacoma
Nearest Secondary Market: Seattle