Sales and Marketing Assistant

Chewters Chocolates - Annacis, BC (30+ days ago)

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At Chewters Chocolates, We Make People Happy by Making Great Chocolate! The Sales and Marketing Assistant will be the key support role managing the day-to-day administrative operations of the Sales and Marketing teams.

A leading manufacturer of premium chocolates, Chewters Chocolates is a fast paced, innovative, quality driven organization where employees are recognized as our biggest asset. Here’s why you should join our team:

  • We make great chocolate
  • Be part of a fun and energetic team who is constantly innovating in process and product
  • You will constantly learn and develop in your position
  • Receive a competitive compensation package
  • Employer paid group MSP, Extended health and Dental plan
  • You will even receive an employee discount on great chocolate!

Reporting to the Chief Growth Officer, your key responsibilities will include:

Sales:

  • Key sales support role working as a liaison between distributors, brokers and Chewters Chocolates.
  • Preparation of sales presentations, proposals, and reports on an ongoing basis.
  • Understanding product codes and creating price lists as and when needed
  • Registration of products on GS1
  • Manage sample requests
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports
  • Trade show coordination and follow-up on leads identified
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with key partners
  • Prepare and participate in regular sales meetings

Marketing:

  • Working closely with the Creative Director to ensure online and traditional communications efficiently flow through a variety of digital marketing, web, and social media platforms to promote the brand.
  • Areas of responsibility may include but are not limited to CMS, community engagement, copy writing,email marketing, digital project management, SEO, analytics and reporting.
  • Coordination of promotional materials and marketing programs to retailers and distributors.

Administrative:

  • Support the team with general administrative duties including café management and reception coverage, as and when required.
  • Attends meetings, takes minutes, and prepares action sheets to track delegated items.
  • Works closely with the Sales Order Coordinator providing support during vacation/absences, etc..

Qualifications:

  • At least 4 -5 years of experience in a sales support role preferably, in the retail industry
  • Previous experience in a food manufacturing industry is a definite asset
  • Excellent English verbal and written skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with a high degree of initiative and flexibility
  • Highly proficient in the MS Office suite of products; knowledge of Adobe suite of products is preferred.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms is preferred
  • Working knowledge in relevant marketing software and products is highly preferred.
  • Goal-oriented self-starter who is driven to succeed.
  • Critical and creative thinker with the ability to challenge conventional solutions and thinks out of the box
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Confident building and maintaining relationships at different levels in the organization.
  • Ability to adapt to the rapidly changing demands of the department.
  • Diploma or certificate in business, or retail management preferred
  • Flexible to work extended hours, weekends etc. as needed
  • Valid BC driver’s'1 license is required; ability to travel by car to the USA and back is required
  • Passion to learn more about our chocolates and how they are made!

Working Conditions:

  • Able to sit and stand in an office setting and also walk around on the production floor
  • Must wear protective clothing, such as coats, hair nets and safety shoes when on the production floor
  • Exposure to machinery sounds and loud noise levels
  • Able to push, pull, bend and lift in an office setting
  • **Chewters work environment contains food allergens**

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Sales: 4 years (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Required)
  • French (Preferred)