Marketing Director (Chicago area)

Exempt/Nonexempt:     Exempt, FT


Retail – Property

Exempt Classification:  Marketing

Reports to:

General Manager

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

We are seeking a dynamic Marketing Director for The Promenade Bolingbrook to join the management team.  The Marketing Director is responsible for working with the property management team to oversee the shopping center’s advertising, event management, social media, tenant outreach and public relations efforts as well as strategic oversight of the Center Brand in a manner that is consistent with Ownership’s vision of the property.


Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:


The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:


·         Creates and manages the annual strategic marketing plan marketing budget and subsequent monthly reforecasts to track spending. Prepares monthly reports to track the ROI of marketing activities such as PR, social media, events/promotions and sales.

·         Designs and implements special events and promotions including working with local groups and businesses to plan community events for the property. 

·         Responsible for the development and execution of the property’s brand identity via advertising.  In conjunction with an advertising agency, design and implement all print, digital and on-site collateral in service to the brand.

·         Handles all PR efforts including writing press releases, pitching media and responding to crisis management, in conjunction with a local PR firm as needed.

·         Implements and oversees promotional activities to drive engagement, participation and/or sales activity.

·         Develops, manages and executes digital and social media initiatives including annual social media plan to include curating fresh content, images, promotions and analysis/reporting

·         Oversees billing and invoice approval and payment in the Avid system.

·         Establishes and maintains positive alliances with tenants.  Holds regular tenant meetings, calls and in-person meetings with tenants to understand their sales performance.

·         Other duties as assigned


Core Skills and Characteristics:

  • Basic understanding of the various areas of marketing and familiarity with common marketing practices and principles

  • Strong writing and editing/proofing skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and effectively and establish priorities

  • Strong organizational, project and time management skills and the ability to work and learn independently and in a team situation

  • Demonstrate impeccable attention to detail

  • Skilled communicator with good verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills; consistently communicates on project progress, discusses challenges and opportunities, proactively seeks out and accepts guidance and support

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, Publisher)


Education and/or Experience:

·         A minimum of 5 years marketing and/or retail experience required

·         Degree in marketing, communications or business preferred


Position experiences interruptions, need for frequent shifting priorities, and deadlines. The position may occasionally require attendance at evening or weekend property events and/or marketing programs. Regular attendance is a prerequisite in accordance with a regular schedule established for the position by management.


The Company reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the company desires. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship is “AtWill”. The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.

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