The purpose of this position is to aid the Renewable Energy Group sales and marketing team in increasing awareness of REG and its products and services in order to increase product/service sales and to help the industry leading company achieve its goals.
Conduct market analysis of key market segments and geographies within the biodiesel industry and other industries that REG may have interest in entering such as renewable chemicals.
Assist in the development and implementation of REGs sales and marketing activities such as advertising, customer entertainment and public relations.
Research current industry trends and company information
Help coordinate company meetings, monthly sales meetings and sales and marketing special events
Conduct and coordinate analysis of key competitor assets and activities.
Conduct and coordinate marketing research activities that allows REG to better understand its product performance, market share, and brand perception in the marketplace.
Develop and implement sales tools such as the marketing playbook which will make REG sales managers more effective.
Perform other duties as assigned
Working knowledge of marketing and marketing research.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Use of computer (Desktop publishing) and office equipment. Specifically, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Ability to work both in a team and individually
Possess leadership skills
Be available for overtime as needed
Willingness to provide personal contact information to customers on an as needed basis for official business purposes
Will perform other duties as assigned
BASIC MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job calls for the usual physical requirements needed to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Position requires extended periods of sitting at a desk utilizing the phone and a computer. Some mobility required to move throughout the office and production areas. Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs. Some travel to other locations and industry meetings. Medium to high levels of stress relating to meeting deadlines.
General office working conditions with extended periods sitting while operating computer terminals. Significant amount of time spent viewing computer terminal or reading detailed reports. Occasional extended or flexible work hours. Overnight travel up to 20% of the time.
Education Required : Bachelors degree in marketing or business management preferred.
Experience Required : Relevant professional preferred.
Skills Required : Strong oral and written communication skills along with basic business math and computer skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint programs. Microsoft Mappoint and saleforce.com experience a plus. Valid drivers license required.