Sr. Customer Marketing Specialist

Grayslake, IL

Posted: 08/27/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 382.18KO Pay Rate: 85,000

Sr. Customer Marketing Specialist

The incumbent should have experience within B2B marketing and knowledge of the food and beverage market.  The role requires an individual who is a great storyteller and loves to connect the dots to increase brand equity.  Expertise in creative presentations and ability to synthesize food and beverage trends into consumer insights is critical.  This, coupled with the ability to translate them into creative and engaging customer workshops is paramount to success.

  • Understanding of the market and key customer needs and trends through analysis of customer brands / products, growth rates, market shares, new product introductions and competitive landscape
  • Part of a team to develop new insights and solutions for customers and the market. Work with Marketing Director in the identification of potential gaps through in-depth analysis in assigned categories
  • Develop relationships with Sales, Business Development and R&D/Application team members to assist in planning, coordinating and executing customer visit marketing activities
  • Attend assigned conferences / tradeshows to anticipate industry trends
  • Development of creative promotions, materials and content, clearly positioning company as leaders in Art, Science, and Insights
  • Knowledge of and translation of flavor technologies and technical expertise into innovation messages
  • Thought leadership and execution of communication internally to the sales and technical teams
  • Assists with longer-term strategic initiatives
  • Assists with development, production and distribution of promotional and collateral materials to support sales and marketing initiatives

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O'Sullivan at

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  • 3-5+ years Marketing experience in a B2B environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Food Marketing or related degree
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) – Intermediate to Advance
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and the aptitude to learn and understand technical and scientific subject matter
  • Proficiency in databases such as Globaldata, IRI, Mintel, Technomic, and Euromonitor
  • Excellent collaboration and influencing skills to work in a team environment
  • Ability to excel in a dynamic, changing and evolving environment
  • Excellent written, storytelling communication, presentation and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with different function
  • High level of energy, enthusiasm and positivity
  • Strong organizational, prioritization and time management skills
  • Highly self-motivated individual
  • Must come from the food and beverage industry

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O'Sullivan at

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Kristine O'Sullivan
Sr. Partner

The Food and Beverage Division specializes in the placement of technical professionals in the food and beverage industry from entry level to executive level candidates. I have a talented group of recruiters who specifically source Technical Sales Professionals, Scientists, Regulatory Affairs, Scientific Affairs, Executive Technical professionals, Quality Assurance, Product Development, Technical Service, Nutrition, Analytical and Corporate Chefs. We work on both a contingent basis for professional level searches and retained search for executive level searches. CPS, Inc. has been in the talent recruitment business for 40+ years and we recruit nationwide.

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