Harper Industries was founded in 1998 by the staff ownership group, purchasing the assets of DewEze Manufacturing from the publicly held Owosso Corporation. Its products assist customers in the areas of ag, turf and mobile hydraulics. Harper’s sales have increased by an average of more than ten percent since the inception of Harper - total sales for Harper will exceed $24M in 2014. For more specifics on Harper’s products, visit www.harperindustries.com. Harper’s products are seen as the preferred products in the various markets they serve.

In addition, Harper Industries contract manufactures products under the Horsch name. Horsch is a German seeding and tillage company and Harper maintains a share of ownership of Horsch activities in North America.

Job Title

Marketing Specialist

Overview of Position

Harper Industries, Inc. is seeking a personable and creative individual with an interest in product marketing. This position will report to and directly assist the VP of Product with all marketing initiatives and support the sales and marketing teams. The position will include but is not limited to the following details.

Qualifications

Traits of an ideal candidate:

  • Demonstrates organized and strategic planning skills

  • Ability to operate within annual budgets established by VP of Product

Additional Information/Requirements:

  • Exceptional in all Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suites programs

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing preferred

Other:

  • Marketing specialist will align with the Sales & Marketing Department

  • Must be available to work hours outside of the normal business hours as needed/seasonally

  • Position will require up to 30% travel

General Job Responsibilities

Customer Engagement

  • Facilitate on-site and over the phone customer interviews

  • Add value to the customer experience by establishing relationships through direct engagement

  • Responsible for collecting user testimonials

Campaigns/Creative

  • Maintain frequent contact and a strong relationship with current public relations firm

  • Uphold continued engagement with publications, associations and industry contacts

  • Accountable for advertisement commitments, coordination and billing submission

  • Visual content creation aligning with current trends and corporate brand

Collateral

  • Construct sales tools and scripts to support the sales teams with new product launches

  • Design dealer collateral and resources that resonate with the customers

  • Responsible for outsourced assets (i.e. product renders, videography, etc.)

  • Contributes to the expansion of product photo and video galleries

Brand recognition

  • Responsible for decal design, corporate logos and product brands

  • Continuously strives to enhance brand recognition in the markets served

Position open: Immediately

Beginning Salary: Based on experience

Bonus: -

Application Instructions

For additional information or to apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, 3-5 references the following email: careers@harperindustries.com