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Mgr, Marketing Communication

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Vallarta Supermarkets Inc. - Sylmar, CA

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Manager, Marketing Communications & Design Classification: Exempt Reports To: Director of Marketing Communications JOB SUMMARY JOB DESCRIPTION The Manager, Marketing Communications & Design will be responsible for all in-store communications from concept to production and delivery. This manager will have one graphic designer as a direct report (and potentially others as the department grows) as well as outside agency and print production resources. GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES • Create, in collaboration with internal and external resources, Vallarta’s brand standards and graphics guide • Develop departmental signage solutions for each of Vallarta’s merchandising categories (Meat, Seafood, Produce, Grocery, Floral, Front End, etc.) • Identify and establish relationships with the appropriate agency and vendor partners to help grow the business • Be a steward of the brand and consumer communications collaborator / thought leader for other departments within Vallarta, especially merchandising • Oversee and execute all internal and external communications including print advertisements, online advertisements, emails, member messages and communications, social media channels and more • Adhere to deadlines and produces projects/assignments in a timely fashion • Work collaboratively with marketing team members, designers, product teams, developers, and database admins • Perform other duties and special projects required by the organization KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: • Solid understanding of consumer communications principles and practice. • Project management skills. • Ability to work on multiple projects with tight timelines but remain detail oriented. • Ability to lead the organization on design but remain open to input and mandated changes • Solid written and verbal communications • Financial Scope- Working knowledge of the budget and tracking to ensure efficiency • Experienced in developing and executing a marketing design, and has an advanced understanding of what makes content engaging and successful across platforms and audiences • Demonstrates curiosity; keeps up with the evolving landscape of available tools, technologies and resources • Is motivated and driven, and collaborates well with Creatives, Project Managers, Business Owners and Executives to solve complex problems with simple solutions • Has a passion for cultivating relationships, managing and mentoring creatives, and can use that rapport to align teams around a vision • Solid understanding of local market creative and cultures • Has experience managing and hiring a team of creatives and takes pride in mentoring design talent • Strong command of visual and communication design principles • Passionate about graphic design, typography, photography, motion and illustration • Proven history of developing and implementing strategic marketing/communications plans with clearly articulated goals and impact metrics • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently


REQUIRED EDUCATON AND EXPERIENCE • Degree in Marketing, Business or Retail • Demonstrated track record of managing consumer communications projects in either an agency or retail environment • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in Business to Consumer marketing (retail preferred) • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and projects at once • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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PHYSICAL DEMANDS • Travel – likely limited • Flexibility with hours (Weekends, Evenings) and comfort with travel (Domestic)