Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Poindexter Job Listing 6/24


Current Openings:
Senior Marketing Communications Specialist
Marketing Manager
Social Media Content Strategist
Associate Creative Director
Media Planner
Graphic Designer



SENIOR MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (PRODUCTS AND SERVICES)
POSITION SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Responsible for product marketing communications strategy, development and execution. Responsible for planning, creating and implementing marketing and customer communications programs and vehicles.  
Utilizes creative and analytical thinking skills to recommend and produce communications materials for a variety of internal and external audiences as needed in the Corporate & Customer Communications department.
Effectiveness is measured by meeting communications objectives, as defined for specific projects and initiatives, on-time and on-budget and according to communications industry best practices.
Contacts are company-wide and at nearly all levels, plus external contacts with suppliers, and various production providers.
     
POSITION COMPETENCIES
·       Client-service mentality and ability -- Strong ability and confidence level with anticipating and identifying business partner needs, forming recommendations, and articulating these recommendations as a communications counselor to internal clients. Excellent written and verbal communication, coordination, and presentation skills. Keeps abreast of communications best practices in order to effectively interpret business needs and provide strategic counsel to internal clients.
·       Make strategic marketing communications recommendations for promoting COMPANY products and services, including product launch strategies, driving enrollments and contributing to meeting sales targets. Write and edit product and service collateral.
·       Understanding of content marketing strategy and execution. Develop and execute projects and related content that support overall brand positioning and messaging for the products and services, but being mindful of how individual product plans need to tie into overall corporate initiatives. Strong experience in this area preferred.
·       Clear understanding of how to utilize segmentation information for marketing communications strategies and tactics.
·       Stay current on information and trends within industry and marketing communications industry with a focus on up-to-date best practices.
·       Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team. Work cooperatively with key team members, clients and vendors.
·       Excellent project management skills.
·       Excellent communication, written and verbal skills, including confidentiality
·       Flexibility and ability to operate in a sometimes ambiguous and rapidly evolving environment.
·       Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and familiar with Desktop Publishing and presentation software. Experience with CRM, CMS and EMS systems preferred, including Eloqua.
·       Outstanding time management and organizational skills required.
·       Proven ability to work independently and make progress while keeping supervisor appropriately informed and consulted.
·       Must demonstrate interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate and influence internal partners.



RESULTS EXPECTED
·       Develop strategic marketing communications plans that include clear objectives, strategies, tactics, timelines and budgets. Ability to obtain buy-in from various internal stakeholders on such plans. Ability to execute upon commitments from plans.
·       Develop, write and produce customer communication materials including: bill inserts, bill messages, newsletters and newsletter articles, inter and intranet information, brochures, point-of-purchase displays, trade show materials, and any other communications vehicles required.
·       Manage all projects within budgets and timelines.  Meet all deadlines.
·       Proficiently write for internal and external communications. Provide proofreading and editing assistance as required. 
·       Maximize marketing communications resources and obtain efficient production of materials. Work with and direct consultants, vendors and advertising agencies as needed.
·       Manage a variety of customer communications vehicles, as assigned. Identify opportunities to enhance and improve customer communications vehicles and make recommendations to Manager Customer Communications.
·       Other communications responsibilities as needed and assigned.

REQUIREMENTS
·       Bachelors degree in Mass Communications, Marketing or related discipline.
·       5-7 years experience within a marketing communications or corporate communications department or as a writer or account executive at an advertising or public relations agency preferred.
·       Experience managing multiple direct reports preferred.
·       Strong writing and editing skills.
·       Developed verbal and presentation skills.
·       Knowledge and experience of external communication practices.
·       Effective people skills, communication (oral and written) and project management also are essential.  
·       Off-hours commitments and availability will be necessary at times.





Associate Creative Director-Ad Agency

Olathe Area
Job Summary:
The Associate Creative Director (ACD) is responsible for leading the creative and content development of one of the agency’s client-centric teams.  The ACD oversees creative team members, helping them with strategic and creative content creation, from conception to production.  The ACD also ensures concepts are on strategy, and creative executions meet quality and brand standards. ACD will also be responsible for doing hands-on concepting and design work.

Key Responsibility:             Responsible for managing marketing, advertising and promotional programs for the organization. Takes steps to enhance and measure programs to support the development of the brand through various goals and objectives.

Essential Duties:
·      Plan marketing and branding objectives.
·      Support sales organization with brand and advertising activities.
·      Prepare marketing strategies alongside other company executives and staff.
·      Analyze market trends and recommend changes to marketing and business development strategies based on analysis and feedback.
·      Manage project budgets.
·      Oversee creation and delivery of press releases, advertisements, and other marketing materials.
·      Design print ads and publications.
·      Ensure brand messages are consistent.
·      Gather and analyze customer insight.
·      Nurture and enrich all external perceptions of the company and growth of market share.
·      Deepen relationships with all media to ensure the most effective messaging and positioning of the organization.
·      Take calculated risks based on data-driven analytics.
  • Create and manage marketing materials and content for use on web, in print, email, for in-store point-of-purchase, and through digital media.
  • Regular and consistent review of all materials to ensure all messages and releases are consistent with and support the overall tone, direction and brand of company
  • Manage and maintain project calendar of all assigned marketing deliverables
  • Weekly presentation of progress reports at production and marketing meetings; reporting on key milestones and informing team of any obstacles along the way
  • Develop value-added pieces for website that help the radio listeners, clients, and prospects learn more about various investment and retirement planning topics 

Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to break down complex topics to make them entertaining and simple to understand
  • Confidence and knowledge to speak up when needed to alert and inform others of issues
  • A understanding of the financial markets and the issues that face the individual investor
  • An understanding of what is needed to engage clients and prospects in the world of financial services and investments
  • Exceptional eye for detail and consistency
  • Organized self-starter; completes work with minimal supervision
  • Strong work ethic, attendance, and timeliness on tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to accept new challenges
  • Thorough and detailed in completing tasks
  • Reliable, responsible and dependable; always fulfilling position obligations
  • Enterprise and judgment; takes initiative, recognizes needs and acts on them, keeps manager and others apprised on projects, workload, demands and new initiatives
  • Ability and willingness to manage multiple projects
  • A strong understanding of social media and how it is used for marketing purposes and to communicate to clients and prospects
  • Proficiency with both Mac and PC Computers and related word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and creative software

Required Experience and Education:
  • 7-10 years marketing experience
  • 3-5 years project management experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing a plus
  • Past marketing experience within financial services a plus
  • Proven history of managing deliverables and creation of content


Media Buyer and Planner wanted-must have Direct Response exp in TV, cable spot as well as traditional.

Act as the primary media expert for assigned clients and client service team.
Development of strategic media plans and recommendations for client assignments which include recommendations for testing daypart mix, networks, spot length, markets and creative.
Work with multiple sources of analytics to be able to provide post-analysis of buys that include campaign results and buy recaps as well as optimization recommendations.
Ensure that schedules are placed correctly and within budget; monitoring clearance daily when necessary.
Write POVs for media opportunities and sponsorships; evaluate and recommend to client when appropriate.
Research media trends for use in planning and presentation to internal teams.
Present media recommendations as part of an integrated strategy to clients or internal teams.
SPECIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum 4 plus years Media Planning experience, with concentration in National Cable, Spot TV and Spot Radio (direct response experience a plus).
Strong understanding of the media planning process.
Understanding of traditional and digital media.
Strong analytical skills.
Organized, analytical, self-starter, clear and concise business writer and detail-oriented.
Must have excellent communication skills including presenting in front of groups.
Experienced PowerPoint and Excel user.
Bachelor’s degree preferred in related field.




Graphic Designer

Location: Olathe, KS
Job Summary:
Working in conjunction with Creative Directors and Art Directors, the Graphic Designer assist and collaborate, to conceptualize, develop, design, execute, produce and prep art final art. They constantly strive to create communications that align with Agency goal of creating advocates for our clients’ specialty brands. Additionally, Graphic Designers are expected to act as guardians of our client partners’ consistent and equitable brand communication.



If interested and qualified please send resume to bill@poindexterrecruiting.com along with salary history and reasons for leaving last positions.

Thank you!!!






CANDIDATES PLEASE SEND YOU RESUME WITH SALARY HISTORY AND REASONS FOR LEAVING LAST FEW ROLES. MUST HAVE REFERENCES OF PAST SUPERVISORS. ALL INFO IS CONFIDENTIAL
SEND RESUME IF QUALIFIED TO bill@poindexterrecruiting.com          913 220 1213



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SENIOR MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST


Senior Marketing Communications Specialist (Products and Services)
POSITION SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Responsible for product marketing communications strategy, development and execution. Responsible for planning, creating and implementing marketing and customer communications programs and vehicles.  
Utilizes creative and analytical thinking skills to recommend and produce communications materials for a variety of internal and external audiences as needed in the Corporate & Customer Communications department.
Effectiveness is measured by meeting communications objectives, as defined for specific projects and initiatives, on-time and on-budget and according to communications industry best practices.
Contacts are company-wide and at nearly all levels, plus external contacts with suppliers, and various production providers.
     
POSITION COMPETENCIES
·       Client-service mentality and ability -- Strong ability and confidence level with anticipating and identifying business partner needs, forming recommendations, and articulating these recommendations as a communications counselor to internal clients. Excellent written and verbal communication, coordination, and presentation skills. Keeps abreast of communications best practices in order to effectively interpret business needs and provide strategic counsel to internal clients.
·       Make strategic marketing communications recommendations for promoting COMPANY products and services, including product launch strategies, driving enrollments and contributing to meeting sales targets. Write and edit product and service collateral.
·       Understanding of content marketing strategy and execution. Develop and execute projects and related content that support overall brand positioning and messaging for the products and services, but being mindful of how individual product plans need to tie into overall corporate initiatives. Strong experience in this area preferred.
·       Clear understanding of how to utilize segmentation information for marketing communications strategies and tactics.
·       Stay current on information and trends within industry and marketing communications industry with a focus on up-to-date best practices.
·       Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team. Work cooperatively with key team members, clients and vendors.
·       Excellent project management skills.
·       Excellent communication, written and verbal skills, including confidentiality
·       Flexibility and ability to operate in a sometimes ambiguous and rapidly evolving environment.
·       Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and familiar with Desktop Publishing and presentation software. Experience with CRM, CMS and EMS systems preferred, including Eloqua.
·       Outstanding time management and organizational skills required.
·       Proven ability to work independently and make progress while keeping supervisor appropriately informed and consulted.
·       Must demonstrate interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate and influence internal partners.



RESULTS EXPECTED
·       Develop strategic marketing communications plans that include clear objectives, strategies, tactics, timelines and budgets. Ability to obtain buy-in from various internal stakeholders on such plans. Ability to execute upon commitments from plans.
·       Develop, write and produce customer communication materials including: bill inserts, bill messages, newsletters and newsletter articles, inter and intranet information, brochures, point-of-purchase displays, trade show materials, and any other communications vehicles required.
·       Manage all projects within budgets and timelines.  Meet all deadlines.
·       Proficiently write for internal and external communications. Provide proofreading and editing assistance as required. 
·       Maximize marketing communications resources and obtain efficient production of materials. Work with and direct consultants, vendors and advertising agencies as needed.
·       Manage a variety of customer communications vehicles, as assigned. Identify opportunities to enhance and improve customer communications vehicles and make recommendations to Manager Customer Communications.
·       Other communications responsibilities as needed and assigned.

REQUIREMENTS
·       Bachelors degree in Mass Communications, Marketing or related discipline.
·       5-7 years experience within a marketing communications or corporate communications department or as a writer or account executive at an advertising or public relations agency preferred.
·       Experience managing multiple direct reports preferred.
·       Strong writing and editing skills.
·       Developed verbal and presentation skills.
·       Knowledge and experience of external communication practices.
·       Experience in industry is preferred but not mandatory.
·       Effective people skills, communication (oral and written) and project management also are essential. 
·       Off-hours commitments and availability will be necessary at times.

 

 Of qualified and interested please send resume to bill@poindexterrecruiting.com

Thursday, May 14, 2015

What companies are saying about Poindexter Recruiting

This a from a few of our clients:

We were referred to Bill by another business owner in the Kansas City area. From the beginning, I found Bill to be attentive, professional and willing to meet the demands I place on a recruiter. He did an outstanding job of keeping both us, as the employer, and the candidates informed on the status of the recruitment process. He took my calls during the day and the evening hours. The quality of candidates he sourced and sent our way was outstanding. He clearly understood what we were looking for and our unique culture. I would and will recommend Bill to other HR professionals.
Lisa Kist, SPHR
Director, Human Resources
Robbie
fantastic flexibles


" Bill not only has the connections to find the right type of talent for my needs, he always provides several candidates with a range of talents within the needs that I have stated. He has never wasted my time. As a small company, my staff wears many hats, and finding talent with multi-functioning skill sets is challenging. Bill has always exceeded my expectations." April Allenbrand, Marketing Manager, PBI Gordon

"I have worked with many "headhunters" during my career -- but I've never worked with anyone that I felt deserved their fee any more than Bill Poindexter.  He listens.  He asks the right questions.  He doesn't waste my time with candidates that won't work for me.  He is responsive, professional, considerate -- and a man that I will work with time and time again.  If you care about the above, you should work with him too."
Teri Rogers, President and CEO



If you are interested in our services please contact Bill at 913 220 1213 or bill@poindexterrecruiting.com

Thank you!

Bill Poindexter, President
Poindexter Recruiting Executive Search Firm

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Media Buyer and Planner wanted

Must have Direct Response Exp and TV. For Ad Agency in KC area. If qualified send your resume to bill@poindexterrecruiting.com

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Why use a recruiter

A private "Headhunter" like me is a good friend to have. We are like sports agents in that we are seeking the TOP people in their field, just like the agent is seeking the BEST athletes.

So, for us to work together, I need a solid work history, great professional appearance and attitude, communication between us, and listening to my advice and following it.

I will in return, if I can, help you find a great gig, now or in the future.

First step for you, reach out to me with your resume, salary history, and reasons for leaving past gigs...I need this to see if your are a fit for my clients.

Send resume to bill@poindexterrecruiting.com

Thank you

Bill Poindexter, CEO

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Congrats to Jen for her new gig with Robbie Fantastic Flexibles!

"Bill is very professional, respectful and has a top notch reputation in his field. Throughout my journey, I found him to be extremely positive, responsive and trustworthy. I always believed he had my best interests at heart. He truly cares about helping you be successful.  His role was pivotal in preparing me for each and every interview. I always felt informed and knew where I stood. I appreciate his sense of urgency and the fact that he works tirelessly to find the right "fit" for both his candidates and their potential employers. I highly endorse Bill Poindexter. " - Jen B, October 2014 

Congrats to you Jen! I am excited to be the one to help both you and Robbie!!!

What's next in the market? If you are interested in using my service please reach out and let's chat!

Bill 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What are people saying about Poindexter Recruiting?

"Bill helped with my career search in late 2012. Bill & I had great and consistent communication throughout the process. He matched up my capabilities and long-term goals with several excellent opportunities. Thanks to Bill’s introduction, I found a great company to work with in the career track I was looking for. I’ve worked with other recruiters on the hiring side, but Bill will be my first call to recruit candidates in the future." RL

"Bill reached out to me with an Account Management position that was a perfect fit for my skill set and a great opportunity to grow in my career. He worked with me during each step of the hiring process and sincerely listened and gave me the confidence to take the position. I'm in my new role and couldn't be happier! I would highly recommend his services to anyone!" Tara S.


"Bill helped with my career search just after my graduation from college. I was very impressed by his consistent communication throughout the job search and interview process, as he really made me feel like I had someone on my side. (Which is something that every new grad needs.) Because of my great experience with Bill, I would recommend him to anyone. He knows his business and is a great person to have on your side." Lauren F.


Bill
"Bill helped to move my career forward! After working at an advertising agency in Denver and then another in Kansas City, I was ready for a client side position. Bill opened the doors to unique positions that I had not considered. He matched up my capabilities, long-term goals and found opportunities for me to explore. Thanks to Bill, I found a great company to work for!" Liz C.


Call Bill at 913 220 1213
or email bill@poindexterrecruiting.com