Marketing Assistant

Being a leading global animal health company and owners of the Absorbine® brand of equine products and The Missing Link® brand of pet products, W.F. Young, Inc is looking to hire critical roles which will support the rapid growth the company is experiencing and help drive new business and innovation as we plan for our 130th year in business.

We are focused on our commitment of enhancing the lives of companion animals and livestock by creating the highest quality and most innovative health and wellness products. Our vision for innovation is to create new, unique, and original product concepts that honors our founders’ pioneering spirit, celebrates our passion to find a better way to care for animals, pursues our vision to be the most trusted animal care products in the world, continuously drives our business forward, and results in organically growing our product line to serve unmet needs in the marketplace, while staying true to our mission to enhance the health and wellness of animals around the globe. We are passionate about our C.A.R.E Values and we believe a caring culture empowers creativity, continuous improvement, and speed to market to foster break-through innovations.

The W.F. Young team is seeking a Marketing Assistant who can jump in and help make things happen for some of the best animal health brands in the world. This role will support the marketing team with duties such as coordinating packaging and merchandising displays, to creating sales and marketing materials, and helping with events and sponsorship activities.  This role reports directly to the Vice President of Marketing.

The ideal candidate must have an interest in helping animals, be happy wearing multiple hats, be a team-player, and have strong organization skills, the ability to figure things out, positive energy, a “how can I help” mindset, and a good sense of humor.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the development and implementation of marketing initiatives to expand awareness, grow sales, and build loyalty for the company’s brands
  • Coordinates the design and proofing process for product labeling, packaging, and merchandising displays
  • Coordinates production of product photography including mock-ups and final photography for products, including organizing in-studio photo shoots or using creative agency partners
  • Coordinates the production of marketing and sales materials (catalogs, sell sheets, product training decks, marketing presentations, trade show materials, coupons)
  • Updates product photography and product descriptions to ensure that correct product images (with most current packaging and labeling) and descriptions are maintained in all communications and sales channels
  • Helps coordinate marketing projects between the team and agency partners (scheduling meetings, taking/sending minutes, creating task lists, posting files for review, sending edits to agency partners, finalizing art, coordinating production)
  • Coordinates consumer tradeshows (reserving space, ordering materials, designing the booth, shipping materials, coordinating staff coverage)
  • Supports public relations activities including press inquiries, donation requests, and sponsorship activities
  • Helps organize marketing assets (images, videos, POP, advertisements) via Salsify
  • Assists with photo and video shoots (shipping materials, shot lists, location support)
  • Manages the scheduling of key marketing team meetings (sending invites, reserving space, sending agendas, planning materials)

 

Key  Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in a marketing environment
  • Experience working in a consumer-packaged goods environment is a plus
  • Proficient skills with Microsoft Office; including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus; or a willingness to learn
  • Exceptional attention to detail and proof-reading capabilities
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong management and problem-solving abilities
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or Graphic Design preferred or equivalent marketing experience

What can we offer you for all your hard work? 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage with Wellness Reward Program & Reimbursement Programs
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Company Paid STD/LTD
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Long Term Care Insurance
  • 401(k) – with company match
  • Paid Time Off Programs

 

COVID-19 considerations:

We are currently practicing a hybrid work environment and taking the utmost precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19

 

The information contained in this job description reflects the duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the Marketing Assistant and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work that may be assigned to you by your director or that may be inherent in the position.

Email resumes to: bverteramo@wfyoung.com using subject line “Marketing Assistant”