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IDEX Marketing Communications Specialist in Lake Bluff, Illinois

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses at https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/ around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

This full-time, salaried team member will report directly to the Director of Marketing and will be based out of the Liquid Controls (LC) headquarters in Lake Bluff, IL.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate highly creative aptitude with lateral thinking tendencies and possess the ability to organize and manage many concurrent tasks and projects effectively to meet established deadlines or schedules. Resourcefulness is another primary skill set that will lead to success in this role. The ability to locate and utilize outside resources and/or tools to move at a faster pace while delivering high quality output will be essential.

Minimum requirements of BS in Marketing, Business, Graphic Design, Journalism or related major, and/or 3+ years of experience managing a similar role in B2B or B2C environment.

Responsibilities:

Create, manage, and distribute creative marketing content and materials to support global product commercial strategy and product roadmaps, including:

  • Creative

  • Website editing (experience in modular website editing such as Drupal a plus)

  • Ads (traditional print, and digital)

  • Product brochures

  • PowerPoint presentations

  • Social media campaigns

  • Video creation (explainer videos, YouTube, etc.)

  • Newsletters

  • Technical

  • Product manuals (creative layout and publishing)

  • Quick start guides (design and publishing)

  • Technical guides, bulletins

  • Tactical

  • Social media management / reporting

  • Website updates / maintenance

  • Google ads management / reporting

  • Newsletters and eblasts to channel partners / customers

Trade show planning, coordination, and execution for Liquid Controls

  • Creative

  • Booth design, displays, and layout

  • Creative & cutting edge promotional strategies / messaging

  • Coordination with show planners on promotional opportunities

  • Technical

  • Coordination between commercial and technical teams to get appropriate hardware, software, and demos necessary to convey the full promotional message.

  • Tactical

  • Manage the Trade Show Planner tool to ensure all show details are updated and communicated to each exhibitor who plans to attend each show.

  • Manage all show planning and logistics:

  • Register, select booth location, pay fees, exhibitor badges, manage marketing opportunities

  • Order Furniture, displays, electrical, carpet, booth hardware, etc

  • Arrange promotional items: Brochures, promotional gifts

  • Work with commercial team to manage hotel bookings for show attendees per their preferences

  • Work with Service team to arrange shipping of all items being shipped to the show.

Internal Marketing Communications Support

  • Support Liquid Controls internal HR and Commercial communication activities, training, and general internal branding

  • Business papers (letter heads, PPTs, business cards, etc)

  • Internal communications

  • Promotional items

  • Brochures

  • Sales tools

  • Brand style guides / management / enforcement

Strong aptitudes required:

  • Adobe Creative Suite - InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

  • Microsoft office - PowerPoint, Excel, Word

  • Innate ability to see our business from the customer’s and end-user’s point of view and ability to visually communicate our value according their needs.

Strong aptitudes desired:

  • Social networks - LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter

  • Desktop publishing tools

  • Website editing tools such as Drupal or similar website platform

  • Project management / task management tools

  • Social network management tools (Hootsuite, etc.)

  • Google suite of tools (Drive, Adwords, YouTube, etc.)

Strong aptitudes a plus:

  • Android / iOS app dashboard management

  • UX design & implementation on industrial or consumer devices

  • Microsoft PowerBI

  • Help and Manual web-help software

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.

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