Marketing and Communication Specialist in Hickory, NC at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

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Job Description

Marketing and Communication Specialist opportunity! Apply now!

Apex Life Sciences is searching for a creative and organized Marketing Specialist to join the team at one of our largest Material Science client. The Marketing Specialist is a part of the Marketing organization and is responsible for executing key projects, as assigned by the Campaigns and its programs across the region. 

This person collaborates with internal stakeholders as PLM, Market Development, Sales and other Marketing groups within the Marketing organization to execute the marketing plan initiatives. 

Compensation and Benefits: 50k base

As a contract employee of Apex, you’d be eligible for Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; Short Term Disability; Hospitalization Coverage; Direct Deposit; Weekly Pay Periods; Training and Development Programs; Corporate Discounts/Perks and our Referral Program.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Execution of key strategic marketing programs/projects including collateral, website, e-mail/nurture campaigns, trade show campaigns, commercialization and all other marketing related activities under your assigned program to achieve marketing plan objectives. 
  • Collaborate with Regional Segment Marketing Managers to ensure messaging, promotion and external communication initiatives are consistent with goals. 
  • Support Team on projects to ensure performance and efficiency on time and on budget. 
  • Support development of segment marketing plans. 
  • Support sales and marketing in to input new leads and contacts in SFDC 
  • Maintain positive internal relationships with other departments (marketing services, lead automation, Programs, etc.). 
  • Maintain proficiency with special emphasis on, marketing automation software, and project management software. 
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of Corning Optical Communications’ solutions, their applications and major markets. 
  • Communicate with internal and external customers and a myriad of external agencies, vendors and partners 
  • Work with internal stakeholders, Communications and Marketing Services teams to ensure that messaging, promotions and external communication initiatives are consistent 
  • Understand and apply Corning brand guidelines 
  • Coordinate content creation, translations and customization of Marketing materials between agencies and different stakeholders 
  • Participate in monthly global communication calls to share best practices and ensure alignment of global collateral needs. 

Performance Metrics 

  • Ability to see projects through from conception through completion in alignment with the integrated marketing plans. 
  • Ability to execute on time, on budget and with the assigned resources the projects she owns 
  • Growth of revenue and efficiency driven by the projects executed 
    • Number of impressions 
    • Clicks and overall conversion rate 
    • Fast track target 
  • Meet Marketing Specialist SLA 
    • Activities planned vs completed 
  • Brand awareness in executed projects 
    • Number of placements and reach 
    • Internal/external assessment of launch quality
  • Embracement of Ikaizen program to meet individual’s goal 

Key Competencies 

  • BS/BA or equivalent degree or experience 
  • 5 years' of marketing experience and basic knowledge of COC solutions 
  • Demonstrated expert project management skills
    • Proven organizational and time management skills 
  • Track record of managing projects. 
    • Proven organizational and time management skills 
    • Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done 
    • Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal 
    • Uses resources effectively and efficiently 
    • Arranges information and files in a useful manner 
  • Peer Relationships/Collaboration 
    • Proven interpersonal skills 
    • Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all 
    • Can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups 
    • Team Player 
    • Multicultural oriented and respectful 
  • Customer Focus 
    • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers 
    • Makes decision with customer in mind 
    • Establishes and maintain positive and effective relationships 
  • Must possess strong initiative and resiliency 
    • Dealing with Ambiguity 
    • Can effectively cope with change 
    • Can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture 
    • Can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty 
    • Can take ownership of tasks assigned to him/her 
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently and operate under minimal supervision 
  • Proficient in and Microsoft Office 

Desired Competencies 

  • In-depth knowledge of COC products 
  • Experience with distribution channels and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) 
  • Marketing automation tools: Marketo 
  • English language is a must; Spanish and Portuguese languages are a plus (US/CAN Team) 
  • Understanding of key Telecommunications applications: Data Center, FTTx, Local Area Network, HFC (Hybrid Fiber-Coax) and Wireless 
  • Understanding of the ILEC (Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers), Competitive Carrier, and MSO (Multiple System Operators) segments 
  • Understanding of vertical segments

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.