Brand Marketing Associate, Retail

Location Union, NJ (Hybrid)
Starts ASAP after interview
Duration 40hrs/week through 11/30/22
Status Freelance
Rate DOE
Our client, a well-known retail company, is currently seeking a freelance Brand Marketing Associate with influencer, brand marketing and PR experience, ideally within the retail space.

Please note, this is a 40hr/week opportunity. The client is open to considering remote candidates but ideally you will be able to work onsite 3 days per week near Union, NJ.

The Brand Marketing Associate will be responsible for driving omni-channel marketing strategies and brand campaigns that create awareness, engagement and preference for the brand.

- Working with the Brand Manager, develop, execute and measure integrated brand marketing campaigns and media strategies that puts the customer first
- Create and align the business to a customer-inspired, data-driven marketing strategy and plan that drives the transformation of the brand
- Execute communication strategies that support brand priorities, products, campaigns, events, supplier partners, providers, and corporate initiatives such as: loyalty, registry, seasonal moments
- Provide thought leadership to identify new, innovative and digital-first ways to connect brands to all relevant customer segments
- Work seamlessly with agency and internal/external partners including PR, creative, influencer and social teams
- Work tightly with public relations by helping to manage the relationship with an external agency for earned media brand awareness, press mentions, and brand engagement
- Lead external influencer partners for influencer marketing strategy; goal setting and success criteria for evergreen and product/campaign-specific executions; includes vetting influencers and celebrities for brand alignment
- Manage brief, feedback, and creative development process in partnership with creative teams, external agencies and internal partners on key brand initiatives
- Help drive and execute a digital-first content strategy and calendar for the brand to ensure focus on big business bets and relevancy during seasonal and cultural moments
- Ensure brand consistency across all touchpoints (QA all assets for marketing priorities & accuracy; ensure brand consistency across channels)

- 3-5+ years experience in brand marketing / communications with proven results and a Bachelor's Degree in business, marketing, communications, public relations or a related field working with or across multiple marketing channels
- Experience working with and managing internal/external creative/media agencies
- Strong understanding of social media, influencer marketing, partnerships and public relations
- Deeply familiar with how best to leverage influencers and working with an agency to help brief and select the right influencers to fit the strategy
- Strong attention to detail, resourceful and a creative problem solver
- A sense of urgency, matching retail speed to progress the work and interact cross functionally with multiple teams
- Have strong thought leadership skills coupled with excellent collaboration
- Thorough understanding of digital strategy, social platforms, and content creation
- Strong written and verbal presentation skills
- Aptitude for thinking analytically, with a results-driven mindset to assess the success of marketing efforts
- Keen awareness of process and what needs to happen to effectively manage many moving parts of equal importance under tight deadlines
- Passionate self-starter, decisive and able to move with speed to implement ideas
- Excellent judgment and decision-making skills
- Strong creativity and drive for testing new ideas

The ideal candidate can think both creatively and analytically and understands the value of relationship-building to drive results. Must possess a keen marketing / consumer curiosity and excellent attention to detail. The role will report to the Sr. Manager Brand Marketing.

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