MARKETING DIRECTOR

Ricca at its core is an industry leading culinary & laundry design firm, committed to thought leadership in the foodservice industry. Beyond delivering successful projects, Ricca is made up of the “best and the brightest” in the industry in “creating what’s next”. We are looking for a Marketing Director who is committed to developing and leading all business development efforts, and possesses the following traits:

  • Burning sense of obligation and a sense of urgency

  • Personal integrity

  • Desire to inspire, mentor and coach

  • Urgency to learn and make connections in our industry

CORE FUNCTIONS

  • Burning sense of obligation and a sense of urgency

  • Lead all business development efforts nationwide and internationally

  • Develop and maintain content strategy to support companywide goals and initiatives

  • Maintain brand standards both internally and externally

  • Manage and support a creative marketing team

  • Develop strategies and provide creative direction for all marketing campaigns

  • Expand company marketing practices and communicate those to the entire organization

  • Build, maintain and foster client relationships

  • Oversee marketing team in generating proposals under tight deadlines

  • Create qualifications and proposal packages for clients

  • Follow up on qualification and proposal submittals

  • Develop teaming opportunities with clients

  • Support Principals and design studios in targeted markets

  • Assist in preparing team members for interview presentations  

  • Oversee photograph inventory and purchase usage rights for project photography

  • Write targeted content pieces for markets and clients

  • Manage and direct efforts on the company website, social media outlets and blog

  • Lead conference strategy and participate in conference attendance throughout the year

  • Work directly with external media outlets for press releases, featured articles, award submissions, interviews and other various public relations/media needs

  • Maintain editorial control on all marketing and public relations collateral that is released on behalf of the company

  • Direct the sales funnel process through tracking new project opportunities, proposal writing and project fees, appropriate follow-up, and awareness of acceptance rates

  • Maintain reporting system to track and determine success of marketing efforts for submission and approval from the executive team 

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILL & ABILITIES

  • Excellent communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills

  • Experience and proven ability to manage the marketing department and team

  • Understanding and commitment to superior customer care

  • Self-starter with a positive attitude and eagerness to learn the industry

  • Ability to work under pressure with high attention to detail

  • Outstanding organizational skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities to meet strict deadlines

  • Work well in a team setting and with a wide range of personalities

  • Possess a high level of professionalism necessary for daily communication with executives

  • 5+ years’ experience in marketing, communications or public relations

  • 2+ years’ experience in a corporate management role

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, or a related field

  • Demonstrated experience in creating successful marketing and public relations collateral

  • Strong knowledge MS Office applications, client relationship management (CRM) systems

  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) a strong plus

  • Experience in the AEC industry preferred

  • Ability and availability to travel periodically

To apply, please send a resume/cover letter to Tarah Schroeder; tschroeder@ricca.com

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