Position Description

Marketing & External Communications Coordinator
Location Corporate Headquarters - Birmingham, AL
Business Segment COR
# of openings 1
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Marketing & External Communications Coordinator

FLSA Classification

Non-Exempt

Reports to

Director Customer Strategy & Marketing

Date

August 9, 2021

Job Description 

Summary/objective

Buffalo Rock is an award-winning Pepsi and Keurig Dr. Pepper bottler founded in Birmingham, AL more than 120 years ago. Buffalo Rock manages the best non-alcoholic beverage portfolio in the country, which includes several beloved global and regional brands. The Marketing & External Communications Coordinator is a key member of the Customer Strategy, Marketing & Brand team and is responsible for executing corporate sponsorships, marketing campaigns and external communications.  This position requires sponsorship (music, sports or events), advertising or public relations experience, an understanding of affinity marketing relationships and a customer service mindset

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Essential functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Execute corporate sponsorships and build brand awareness of Buffalo Rock’s portfolio by implementing strategic marketing plans to support business development, partnerships, and our business model.
  • Manage, secure and fulfill ticket assets for corporate and franchise customers.
  • Assist in executing marketing campaigns including overseeing the distribution of print and digital assets and maintaining calendars, while efficiently utilizing financial resources, adhering to brand guidelines, and ensuring timely delivery.
  • Track sponsorship objectives, marketing platforms, spending, and activation efforts to ensure relationships are meeting both company and brand objectives.
  • Draft event plans, post-event surveys, and/or recaps.
  • Coordination with partnership contacts, venues, vendors, and/or contractors, guiding their efficacy and ensuring timely delivery of communications and assets
  • Develop social media strategy and content for company-owned brands (e.g. Buffalo Rock Ginger Ale, Grapico, SunFresh Lemonade, etc.). 
  • Assist with community outreach and giving.
  • Manage external communications, including drafting press releases and coordinating with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work to understand the business with a genuine curiosity and builds relationships as a marketing communications expert.
  • Research of new, innovative, and/or enhanced opportunities in events and experiences that deliver value to the brand and leads to brand activation; seek updates to aid the overall event experience for consumers and customers. 
  • Functions as a strong team member with other members of the Customer Strategy, Marketing and Brand Department by performing other duties as assigned including but not limited to other projects, programs and events as directed by Supervisor.
  • Excellent project management skills and experience creating plans, meeting agendas and other collaboration tools preferred.
  • Must have the ability to plan, organize, implement, complete, and evaluate effectiveness of marketing campaign elements.
  • Must have the ability to juggle multiple projects at a time and prioritize effectively. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with extensive knowledge of AP style.
  • Must have a solid understanding of effective sponsorship, marketing and social media strategies.
  • Must have a strong attention-to-detail, self-directed initiative, resourcefulness, and drive for innovation.
  • Must have an exceptional time, resource management, and organizational skills.
  • Must have a calm appearance under pressure.
  • Readiness to work outside fixed business hours if necessary (e.g. mornings, evenings, and weekends)
  • Must have a sense of humor and capacity to succeed in a fast-paced, dynamic organization.
  • Must be a team player with leadership potential. 
  • Must have the ability and desire to interact with employees at all levels.
  • Responsible for continuous self-improvement through the knowledge and use of all Buffalo Rock provided training, either web-based, in-house, or any other provided method. Must successfully complete assigned training curriculum, including but not limited to online and/or facilitated training.

 

Competencies

 

Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.  

Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.  

Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.  

Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.  

Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.  

Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.  

Creative - Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea.  

Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.  

Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.  

Strategic Planning - Ability to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which the long-range goals can be achieved.  

Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.  

Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.  

Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.  

Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.  

 

Supervisory responsibilities

 None

 

Work environment

 Generally, inside office and outside meetings and events.  

 

Physical demands 

Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth) 

Sense of Sound - Hearing is required for a total day. 

Sense of Touch 

Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Slip Resistant Shoes, Safety Vest and Glasses, and Ear Plugs. 

 

Travel required

  20% out of town travel required

Required education and experience

  •  Bachelor's Degree (four-year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Public Relations, Advertising, Communications, Sports Marketing, Marketing, Business Administration or Event Planning Required
  •  Must have at least 2+ years in a sponsorship, advertising, marketing, or public relations position required.
  •  Advanced experience in/application of Microsoft Office 365 products is required including, but not limited to: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, One Drive, etc.
  • Must have a valid Drivers License with a good driving record.

 

Affirmative Action/EEO statement

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

 

 

Signatures

 

Employee signature below indicates the employee's understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.

 

Candidate/Employee Partner______________________________________     Date__________________

 

Interviewer__________________________________________  Date______________________

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate

 

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