Social Media and Marketing Intern 2018

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This is a part time, very flexible, unpaid internship working between 15-20 hours per week for 12-14 weeks.  It is a great opportunity to gain valuable industry experience, in your field of interest, while you are building your resume.

If you are motivated, looking to be challenged and ready to take initiative to learn and grow in your career, then this is the role for you.  Once you have accomplished greatness, we will be more than happy to furnish letters of recommendation, as well as complete paperwork for required credit hours.

Who You Are:

  • Passion for marketing and social media
  • Up to date on social trends and innovative media
  • Self starter able to learn new skills quickly 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and take initiative
  • Completed or working towards a college degree, preferably in a related field (eg. Social Media, English, Communications, Marketing, Digital Media, Graphic Design or Public Relations)
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus

What You Will Learn (Includes but is not limited to):

Learn tasks to market and publicize product(s) including:

  • Assist in day-to-day social media initiatives including developing, editing and publishing creative content for all Aspen brands across targeted social media channels (Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram)
  • Brainstorm and pitch social media initiatives and campaigns
  • Identify partnership opportunities and maintain/grow relationships with industry thought leaders
  • Write, edit, and distribute press releases
  • Oversee print editorial submissions based on editorial calendar

If you are interested, please submit your resume and creative submissions here:

 

Consumer Goods Sourcing Lead

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

We’re looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to join our new product development sourcing team. This is a key position bridging our US design team and overseas suppliers.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead and manage the new product development sourcing process for procurement to achieve company new product introduction goals.
  • Communicate between the product development(PD)department & all suppliers overseas (primarily in China) on a daily
  • Proofread design files with a thorough understanding and communicate with suppliers in advance with potential confusing points on any new material, process or any other
  • As the bridge between PD and overseas suppliers must be a proactive thinker and problem solver, bring outstanding issues to the table for solutions to all development and production issues such as cost, quality, delivery
  • Be familiar with product construction and raw material to support specific product category (i.e. chrome, ceramic, clothing, plush toys etc.)
  • Set up new SKUs and UPC bar code for all new products;
  • Negotiate new product cost, quality standard and delivery time with suppliers;
  • Manage supplier sampling process from design file to prototype to initial production;
  • Responsible for setting up final new product confirmation recaps with vendor info, product specs, packaging, final price, lead time, potential quality issues for the purchasing group to issue purchase orders;
  • Maintain new product data information as it pertains to development status, costs, duty rate, etc.
  • Work with outside product safety testing labs to conduct product testing under guidelines;
  • Conduct QC on all incoming shipments, apply quality assurance methodologies and communicate with suppliers on all quality issues;
  • Adhere to PD and sourcing department’s due dates for new product launch calendar and drive results in managing NPD critical path issues;
  • Flexible work hours to support live calls with overseas suppliers on a regular basis

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Importing/exporting, manufacturing, product sourcing or purchasing and must have a track record of increased responsibilities over the years;
  • Detail oriented and well organized for complex projects, ability to multi task and have strong follow up skills;
  • Both results and process driven;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain balance between meeting deadlines in dynamic environment and providing accurate information;
  • Must be a team player with strong work ethics and interpersonal skills

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • Must be fluent in English; fluent in Chinese Mandarin and be able to read Chinese is strongly preferred;

  • Advanced level Micro-soft Office applications use preferred (Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point.)

 

B2B eCommerce National Account Manager

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The B2B e-Commerce Account Manager is responsible for developing, managing and growing key online accounts through profitable sales of The Aspen Brands wholesale product lines. The Account Manager’s focus will be on executing the sales plan for growing existing accounts such as Target.com, BedBathandBeyond.com, Wayfair.com, Kohls.com, Nordstrom.com, etc., as well as establishing new accounts and opportunities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Own the full e-commerce sales cycle from lead to close; 
  • Identify business opportunities based on knowledge of customers, markets, and products; 
  • Analyze sales, trend, traffic, margin, etc to propose business ideas and create strategies;
  • Drive sales through data analytics, optimizing content and marketing promotion & campaigns;
  • Lead periodic site reviews to identify opportunities (category sorting, optimizing attributes, updating photos/videos, enriching product detail pages) to deliver a better user experience and drive revenue;
  • Manage online product assortment, pricing, and reviews with vendor managers;
  • Work proactively with inventory, operations, and marketing team to create and execute channel marketing strategy to drive sales;
  • Expert knowledge of partner platform/portal needed to maintain and support partner backend operations via vendor portals;
  • Apply best practices across all accounts as much as applicable;
  • Work with accounts to develop quarterly and annual marketing / promotional calendars; 
  • Pursue in-store opportunities based on online success;

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • 15-20% travel required
  • Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills, including the ability to deliver effective sales presentations, negotiate and resolve customer concerns in a professional manner
  • Time management /Multi-tasking skills and willingness to accommodate dynamic business environment for new assignments
  • Ability to learn, create, and adapt to ever changing e-Commerce activities;
  • Excellent integrity and maturity, and a constructive approach to challenges;
  • Proven track records of achieving excellence, taking on more responsibilities and growing sales;
  • Takes initiative and brings impeccable follow-up skills, bring projects from idea to completion;
  • Team player and a self-starter with roll-up-your-sleeves attitude;
  • Demonstrated business acumen of marketing, supply chain, IT practices, and trade management; 
  • Experience identifying and developing new customer opportunities and relationships;
  • Experience building solid relationship with key e-tailer accounts;
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks with strong decision making and problem solving skills; 
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to lead and manage cross functionally; to successfully execute to achieve internal and external targets; 

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) is required; at least three to five years experience working with eCommerce accounts and B2B portals such as Commerce Hub, Amazon Vendor Central in consumer goods industry (other industries will be considered)

COMPUTER SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

Strong skills in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with excellent Excel skills required. Experience using a CRM

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires the ability to work sitting at a computer work station for much of the day in an office environment.

LOCATION:

The position is based in the company’s headquarters in Duluth, GA

Local candidates only

 
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