Software - Director, Retail (Position in Guelph)

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About Catalyst

 

If you are interested in working with Fortune 500 clients, being part of a highly creative team that produces leading edge communications, and you have a knack for strategy, building client relationships and understanding the importance of employee communications and training, this may be the opportunity for you. Catalyst is a leading (and growing) employee Communications Company in North America, based in Guelph, Ontario. We help our retail clients change their corporate culture and achieve their corporate goals.

 


 

 Scope of the Position

 

Reporting to the President and CEO, this position’s primary responsibility is to be involved in long-term strategic planning and the building and maintenance of key client relationships. You are a strong leader with experience managing a team of creative professionals. You also have the skills to estimate and manage budgets, brainstorm with the creative team, and understand conversations surrounding multimedia and web training.

 


 
 Key Responsibilities/ Functional Tasks

 

  • Manage daily business activities in 2 or 3 of our largest retail clients
  • Develop and execute both short and long-term strategies in partnership with our executive team
  • Work hard at establishing and maintaining long-term client relationships
  • Provide creative leadership and vision
  • Take the initiative to identify new business opportunities with existing and potential clients
  • Assist with decisions regarding technology and implementation
  • Assist in the ongoing development and administration of tools, technologies or processes to improve cost efficiency
  • Promote Catalyst’s reputation externally
  • Manage a team of four/six people
     

 

 Preferred Experience/ Education
  • Degree or diploma in Marketing, Business or a related Communications field
  • A minimum five years of management experience; knowledge of advertising and Interactive (web based) communications is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work with business owners/executive team
  • Excellent, interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a creative team (writers, designers etc)
  • Effective problem-solving and mediation skills
  • Has worked in or around the retail industry
  • Ability to present to executive levels of Fortune 500 companies
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work in a fast- paced setting
  • Experience writing and editing video and multimedia an asset
  • Experience trouble shooting technical issues relating to multimedia/web would be beneficial
  • Proven ability  to work well under pressure and handle stress professionally
 

Remuneration and Benefits
  • A fun, casual, creative, and flexible work environment
  • Best-in-class creative solutions
  • Salary commensurate with experience + benefits
  • Opportunity to travel within the US (6 - 8 short trips per year)