Marketing Manager

Richardson Executive Search - Edmonton, AB (13 months ago)

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We are looking for an enthusiastic Marketing Manager to join a world-class, wear parts manufacturing and distribution company based in Edmonton. Reporting to the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, the Marketing Manager will be responsible for creating and executing the marketing strategy and building the resources and team required to deliver the results. This is a newly created position, so we need someone that is comfortable as a leader who can work at both the tactical and strategic level while providing direction to the department and the organization as a whole. This is great opportunity for someone looking to grow their career.


Black Cat Wear Parts is a global manufacturer and distributor of high quality wear parts to the construction, mining, and road maintenance industries. They operate multiple production facilities in North America and China, distributing their industry leading products worldwide. Products include items such as Grader Blades, Excavator Cutting Edges, Loader Cutting Edges, Dozer Cutting Edges and End Bits, Teeth and Adapters, Snow Plow Blades, Mining Grader Blades and numerous other complimentary wear parts for a broad range of applications.

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Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Support the sales team to develop, maintain, and execute an annual category plan.
  • Create marketing material for the sales and marketing team for internal and external campaigns such as brochures, catalogue designs, website development, etc.
  • Create and prepare an inventory of all products and parts to ensure they are part of the sales and marketing campaign.
  • Develop reports and presentations on findings, create graphics to illustrate important information and translate complex findings and materials into easy-to-understand text.
  • Develop and execute marketing initiatives to appeal to target audience using appropriate channels such as email, social media and traditional media.
  • Brainstorm with team members to develop creative ideas for promotional events and campaigns and liaise with third-party vendors to execute successful events.
  • Develop means of measuring effectiveness of marketing and promotional campaigns, including advertising and communications strategies.
  • Educate management about research findings and discuss proposals for branding and promoting products.
  • Report on category performance including sales and margin performance, variance analysis, sales forecast(s), sales trends, and plans to achieve budget.
  • Contribute to unit forecasting and inventory management effectiveness.
  • Develop, administer, and report on category promotions and manage annual promotional plan for assigned category.
  • Document vendor programs, product offerings, pricing, incentives, payment terms, etc.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce with a major in Marketing or mix of related marketing experience preferred.
  • Strong user of Adobe Illustrator or any additional graphic design software.
  • Thorough understanding of marketing elements (including traditional and digital marketing such as SEO/social media etc.) and market research methods.
  • Experience creating brochures and catalogues as it relates to products, promotion and pricing would be an asset.
  • Ability to propose, refine and sell ideas/programs to leaders within the company.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking abilities with a focused attention to detail.


Job Type: Permanent