Marketing Assistant

Kolcraft Enterprises    Chicago, IL
Job Description


Position Title: Marketing Assistant

Department: Marketing

Level: Entry-level

Reporting to: Director of Marketing

Internal Relationships: VP of Marketing

Marketing Teams

New Product Development

Sales and Customer Service

Position Objective:

The Marketing Assistant’s role is to successfully assist the marketing team with various tasks such as event planning, collateral development, product information and set-up, marketing research, sales programs, product development, graphic design, and consumer/customer support. Candidates should be able to multitask, have strong communication skills and business knowledge. Marketing and sales awareness and experience is required.

The Marketing Assistant will be expected to assist with and deliver marketing information in a timely manner on behalf of the marketing department, and should help provide recommendations on product, collateral and sales information. Strong written and verbal communication is a must, as well as strong planning and organizational skills. This candidate will liaison between the Marketing, Sales and Product Development teams. Travel is required.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate both local and national marketing events. Manage the shipping of products, promotional items, signage, etc. for all events and locations, as well as assist with schedule planning and fulfillment of promotional events/contests. Attend most events as the main brand/company representative. Provide post-event recommendations
  • Work with social and digital team to support strategies for all event marketing, giveaways, etc.
  • Coordinate and schedule all photo shoot logistics, including model schedules, samples, locations, wardrobe, props, image usage agreements, model compensation, etc.
  • Assist with on-site and/or online marketing research. Manage all communications, recruitment, and compensation of participants
  • Coordinate review/sampling/giveaway/product research programs. Manage selection of participants, shipping and tracking, as well as all communication and follow-up activities.
  • Assist with competitor reviews, including in-store and online
  • Review and provide suggestions for select marketing materials, new product concepts, and sales materials across a wide range of product categories
  • Suggest tactics to the marketing team for ways to improve products, promotions, collateral, packaging and other marketing activities
  • Preparation of showroom and/or ship samples for customer presentations. This may include ensuring the presence of required samples, batteries, POPs, packing, unpacking, and re-assembling of product
  • Additional responsibilities as required
  • Out-of-state travel required
  • Required qualifications:

    Bachelor’s Degree; Proficient in MS Office

    Preferred qualifications:

    Event planning

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $36,000.00 to $42,000.00 /year


  • marketing/event planning: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)
  • Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Commuting/travel assistance
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

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