Senior Marketing & Design Specialist – Remote

Vallen is an industry leader in delivering flexible supply chain solutions and services along with a comprehensive range of maintenance, repair, operating, production, safety, and electrical products to meet the growing supply needs of customers in facilities across North America and around the world. Vallen is headquartered in Belmont, NC and is a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, part of the global Sonepar family.

Job summary:
Vallen’s Senior Marketing & Design Specialist is an integral part of the Vallen marketing organization. The Senior Marketing Specialist will be working in a multifunctional team including sales, sales enablement, product marketing, events, brand marketing and digital. The candidate will lead creative direction for sales collateral, promotion materials, emails, web pages and support the design needs of the Vallen sales team. The ideal candidate will not only have strong knowledge of graphic design programs but will also enjoy being engaged in all a range of marketing initiatives

Responsibilities:
The essential job duties of the Senior Marketing & Design Specialist may be inclusive of one or more of the following functional areas of work:
Graphic design
• Conceptualize and create engaging visual designs for a variety of marketing assets and sales initiatives such as event and sales collateral, logos, web content pages, miscellaneous training documents and more
• Assists Sales and Sales Enablement Team with customized marketing design requests (one-pagers, emails, brochures, etc)
• Provide the communications team with design support
General marketing
• Coordinate joint marketing with supplier’s activities such as email campaigns, digital and print advertising, webinars, and other partnership activity
• Develop compelling sales collateral to reinforce Vallen’s leadership position as a solution provider
• Work directly with key sales leaders to support Strategic asset development (i.e sell-sheets, newsletters)
• Coordinate advertising campaigns and themes for digital, print and tradeshows. Works with subject matter experts to develop content for marketing assets such as but not limited to white papers, sales collateral, and related materials
• Provide insights and creative direction for Vallen brand on all platforms (web, print, events, etc)
• Research relevant industrial trends and gathers competitive market, competitor, and customer information and gather into report
• All other miscellaneous marketing support
Sales support
• Be a reliable Sales support resource to manage development and distribution of marketing collateral, sell sheets, etc
• Partner with sales leaders to understand industry needs, align on priorities, and deliver customized marketing programs and campaigns for sales growth
• Define and track key success metrics for all marketing programs and supplier initiatives and drive data-driven prioritization decisions

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of applicable experience
• Must Have Strong skills in design programs, including proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat)
• Prior experience planning and executing tradeshows and events at/or under budget is a plus
• Proficiency with MS-Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Strong communication skills to collaborate with suppliers and other members of marketing and sales teams; work cross-functionally with all other departments as needed

Work environment and physical demands:
• Reasonable accommodations will be evaluated and may be implemented to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of this position
• This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, etc
• The work environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc
• Long periods of time working on a computer and performing repetitive key-boarding activities
• Long periods of time performing work over the phone and participating in group conference calls
• Frequently required to sit and/or stand
• May be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

Benefits:
401K Plan, Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, and a definitive career path.