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CME staff at the Annual AGM & Manufacturing Conference held last November 2018 in Ottawa, ON.

Current Opportunities

Retail and Consumer Engagement Coordinator – ON Made Program

TERM: 9-month contract with possibility of extension

REPORTS TO: Vice President, National Partnerships & Ontario Operations

TRAVEL: Travel as required in support of offsite CME events

POSITION SUMMARY: The Retail and Consumer Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for onboarding retailers to leverage the Ontario Made brand and promote Ontario Made products to increase brand visibility at retail outlets in Ontario and ensure program deliverables are being met in a timely matter. You will also be responsible to coordinate Ontario Made’s presence at consumer outreach events and initiatives and support manufacturers participating in events to drive awareness of goods made in Ontario. The coordinator will work together with the Ontario Made team to identify and develop point of purchase material required by retailers to showcase goods made in Ontario.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Research, identify and engage with retailers within Ontario to increase engagement and participation for the ON Made program
  • Further develop retailer component and its accompanying assets to be beneficial to the retail members
  • Retailer follow-up to determine overall brand/program uptake and success
  • Foster the growth of Ontario Made by identifying and coordinating our participation at community events and outreach activities to leverage the program and showcase local manufacturers
  • Working with the team create promotional materials for retailers to raise awareness of the program in line with CME brand standards (e.g. point of purchase products)
  • Work within a cross-functional team to ensure the program deliverables are met within a timely manner
  • Communicate effectively with external stakeholders and program eligible registrants to demonstrate the value proposition of the program
  • Provide guidance to organizations who want to participate in the program on how to enroll on the ON Made website
  • Produce program reports as required to ensure retail and engagement data is captured accordingly
  • Other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Retail/merchandising experience;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Passionate about local business and manufacturing;
  • Marketing and events experience;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite; including MS Project, PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofing skills with a strong attention to detail ability;
  • Knowledge of and previous experience dealing with industry associations and the non-profit industry;
  • A strong ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines;
  • Ability to build rapport and work collaboratively with inter-departmental teams and external stakeholders;
  • Holds a strong desire to uphold CME’s standard for continuous improvement, ethics and integrity within the CME team and with all outside vendors, clients and customers;
  • Self-starter with an ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Bilingual: English & French, considered an asset.

Job Type: Fixed term contract
Contract length: 9 months

Flexible language requirement:

  • French not required

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Toronto, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

Communications Coordinator – Ontario Programs

TERM: 9 months, with the possibility of an extension

REPORTS TO: Communications Manager

LOCATION: Toronto

Are you a well-rounded communications professional who is excited about the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment? Here is your opportunity to join our team! Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) represents manufacturers across the country in our mission to help manufacturers grow.

Managed by CME, the Ontario Made program is a free branding opportunity to promote the many world-class goods that are made across Ontario by helping consumers identify Ontario Made products, celebrate what is Ontario Made, and support the purchase of Ontario Made products.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, you will be responsible for positioning Ontario Made as a recognizable brand that all Ontarians will use and trust and generating positive awareness of CME Ontario programs. The Communications Coordinator is responsible for managing content for social media platforms and the website, compiling external communications to stakeholders, and working with the team to ensure consistency of messaging.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Act as the point person to maintain Ontario Made’s website with content (updating landing pages and creating blog posts) and assisting users with their website profile
  • Be our social media guru – monitor social media feeds (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn), and create content (copy and graphics)
  • Prep and manage email campaigns, monthly newsletters, and external communications
  • Develop innovative campaigns to promote Ontario Made and CME Ontario programs
  • Support media relations campaigns
  • Contribute to the enhancement of Ontario Made’s reputation with manufacturers, retailers, and consumers
  • Stay up to date on new and developing communications market trends
  • Regular monitoring and reporting on key metrics and program objectives
  • Other duties as required

COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • 2-5 years of related experience
  • College degree or diploma in Communications or related discipline
  • Experience working in WordPress or a similar content management system environment
  • A keen eye for design, proficiency with Canva/the Adobe Suite (Photoshop and InDesign)
  • Experience with an email management platform (such as MailChimp or Campaign Monitor) is considered an asset
  • Ability to plan and organize multiple priorities simultaneously and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Established track record of collaborating with and proactively supporting a team on communication strategies and best practices
  • Strong attention to detail, testing, and quality control at every step

Job Type: Fixed term contract
Contract length: 9 months

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Toronto, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

Experience:

  • Public relations: 1 year (preferred)

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CME is proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work® after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees. CME looks forward to working with staff on continuously improving its workplace culture and is committed to leading the manufacturing sector in fostering inclusion and diversity in the manufacturing sector with initiatives like Women and Manufacturing.

  

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