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Marketing and Communications Manager (ProPartners Financial)


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Job Title: Marketing and Communications Manager (ProPartners Financial)
Location: Saint Paul, MN, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Compeer Financial
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Finance, Banking, Insurance and Real Estate
Career Type: Marketing/Branding
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Up to US$0.00 per year
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Who We Are:
ProPartners Financial (PPF) is the largest provider of credit programs for the direct sellers of crop inputs and seed in the United States. With access to strong and stable funding through the Farm Credit System, the highest-rated ag lender in the country, PPF provides solid financing options for agribusinesses selling directly to producers to finance crop input and seed purchases. PPF has operations centers located in St. Paul, MN, and Bloomington, IL, and is proud to provide custom, private-label programs to many of the largest retailers in the ag retail space today.

ProPartners Financial is a part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions and specialized service organizations. The Farm Credit System provides loans, leases, and related services to farmers, ranchers, rural homeowners, aquatic producers, timber harvesters, agribusinesses, and agricultural and rural utility cooperatives and has more than $320 billion in assets. Please note that the recruiting and hiring process is coordinated by the human resources department at Compeer Financial, one of our owners.

Position Overview:
This position develops and executes integrated communication plans and tactics that support the organization"s business strategy. Works with subject matter experts in all areas of ProPartners and collaborates to identify key objectives and initiatives to inform and engage target audiences within and outside of the organization.

We are seeking an entrepreneurial spirit mind set, who"s excited to work in a fast growing, nimble organization where identifying gaps, finding solutions and receiving ideas is necessary for success. This individual will be responsible for all marketing and communication efforts for the organization.

Essential Functions:

* Develops integrated communications plans for internal and external audiences and supports them through implementation. Primary tasks include conducting research, identifying goals and objectives, developing key messages, outlining strategy and tactics and setting evaluation methods.
* Leads collaboration committee and cross-functional meetings to identify communication needs and opportunities, and solidify key messages, tactics and timelines.
* Serves as a project manager to ensure communication initiatives are completed on time and as planned.
* Executes communication tactics including developing talking points, writing and recording content, newsletters, presentations, and speeches. Coordinates meetings, events and webinars related to specific communication initiatives (internal announcements, team updates, etc.).
* Monitors initiatives and evaluates for efficacy. Provides reports and updates to key stakeholders, including team leaders and Executive Leadership team.
* Provides clear communications on complex issues and topics.
* Actively pursues new and innovative ways to communicate with various audiences, including written materials, training internal and external clients and onboarding.
* Promotes ag advocacy through telling client success stories.
* Manages communication content of the intranet, collaborating with internal teams to address all communication needs.
* Collaborates with internal stakeholders and subject matter experts to identify communication needs, target audiences, objectives and messaging.
* Partners with marketing peers to maximize results, utilizing in-house expertise to further communication efforts.
* Establishes and works to strengthen internal and external relationships to help further the communication objectives.
* Works with agencies as needed to obtain insights and accomplish communication objectives.

Minimum Qualifications & Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Bachelor"s degree in communications, journalism, English, marketing or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
* 5+ years of communications, advertising, graphic design, marketing or other applicable experience. Experience in agriculture or finance industry preferred.
* Thorough knowledge of communication strategy and planning. Interest in emerging communication trends and techniques.
* Strong written and verbal communications skills, including writing, editing and proofreading.
* Strong presentation skills for one-one-one or group presentations, with the ability to translate technical information into non-technical terms.
* Ability to adhere to communication guidelines and best practices.
* Experience with digital communication, including photography, video production and social media.
* Ability to handle multiple projects at once and consistently meet deadlines.
* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within all levels of the organization.
* Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with internal and external partners.
* Ability to work independently, self-starter, highly creative.
* Advanced skills in using Microsoft technologies including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite.
* Organizational, analytical and decision-making skills.
* Ability to adapt writing copy to various audiences, purposes or media.




Why join our team?

* Amazing team members who are passionate about serving agriculture and rural America.
* Investment in our team members" education, growth and development.
* Engagement in our communities through giving back and volunteerism.
* Flexible, collaborative and dynamic work environment.
* Great benefits:

* Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
* 401K (3% Compeer contribution & up to an additional 6% match)
* Paid time off (vacation, sick leave, holidays, volunteer time)

How do I apply?
Qualified candidates, please apply online at www.compeer.com/careers.

Compeer Financial is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Post Date: 09/23/20
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