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You’re on the look-out for a new career challenge? Interested in supply chain management, trade media or B2B marketing? We are seeking to fill for these positions and interested to hear from motivated professionals who will make a valuable addition to the team.

Membership Development & Retention Role
Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Plan, Implement, and Evaluate the annual membership renewal campaign. This includes performance of necessary financial and business trend analysis, and production of plans to both retain existing membership and expand the Council’s membership base to end-user companies such as manufacturers and retailers.
- Targeting new areas for membership and writing collateral materials
- Responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Council membership drive, and responsibility for attainment of association revenue goals
- Work with the Events Manager to plan, implement and evaluate the Council’s membership initiatives at all events, activities and other industry events.
- Perform membership financial analysis, and membership trend analysis.
- Create an operations plan and business plan around membership recruitment and include planning and execution that will bring new member growth to the Council.
- Work with the Executive Director to establish annual goals for new member revenue.
- Recruit and train a volunteer committee to work on the Council membership activity.
- Supervise the production of all material for the Council membership initiatives
- Produce and have available for the board members a monthly report on membership activity, including renewal progress, new member data, and highlight any industry trends that may have impact (positive or negative) on the Council’s membership initiatives.
- Assure an accurate database is maintained for all the Council members.
- Work with the membership committee to plan, implement, and evaluate long term strategy for membership retention
- Maintain data concerning the history of the Council membership rolls.
- Professionally handle membership inquiries, requests for data and complaints
- Work with the Marketing Manager to assure that all membership collateral is up to date and accurately states the Council’s member value proposition and stated benefits.
- Work with the Marketing Manager to assure that the Council’s mission and vision are networked throughout the supply chain, sourcing, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and IT communities.
- Attend in person the Council Board meetings as requested by the Executive Director.
- Be accessible to all members returning all calls within 24 hours.
- Assure the accurate representation of the Council membership numbers in the annual report.
- Supervise the maintenance of membership records, and database format.
- With the Executive Director, participate in budgeting exercises around membership income, goals and objectives.
- Any other task as assigned by the Executive Director.

The successful candidate will have:
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred
- 2-3 years experience in association management in the area of Membership. Background in all marketing disciplines e.g. Advertising, promotions, database management, pricing, analysis, etc..
- Proven success in achieving membership and revenue growth
- Self directed
- Strength in management of staff
- Excellent interpersonal and team building skills
- Web marketing knowledge

Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs at chainmedia.com


Events Management Role
The Council runs 30-40 events per year - both face to face and online - for the benefit of its members, providing opportunities for business networking and sharing of business experiences

Are you a positive, enthusiastic person with excellent people skills? Can you work on and coordinate multiple activities simultaneously whilst paying strict attention to detail? Are you organised, methodical and practical? Are you looking for a job where your self-motivation, ideas and initiative will be applauded? Do you thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced working environment?

The Event Manager will:
- Plans and coordinates over 50 events each year including workgroups, seminars, site tours, trainings, trade shows, conferences and summits;
- Work to plan an entire event to include all aspects of pre-planning, on-site, and post-planning activities;
- Works with the Executive Director on confirming and scheduling the program.
- Helps develop the schedule and agenda of each event with speakers;
- Manage the events collaterals such as printed program, CD-Rom including among others proofread all content for accuracy, design consistent evaluation forms, help monitor publication process with the art department, printer.
- Drive the venue selection process such as leading the research of venues, assist with contacting properties and secure proposals by RFP, provide proposal reports to Executive Director for their final selection, negotiate excellent contracts, keeps effective communications with possible venue sites and notify hotels that were not selected.
- Assist with development and printing of marketing materials for each event;
- Supervise events logistics (AV, F & B, security, room sets, faculty communications, etc)
- Provides on-site coordination and support when appropriate. Keeps the highest level of quality, professionalism and integrity with all customers, internal and external.
- Supervise all tasks and job lists as described in the master event check-list.
The successful candidate will have:
- The ability to lift up to 20 kgs in order to move conference or planning materials onto carts, dollies, and other transportation;
- Minimum of two years of meeting planning experience (association meeting experience a plus)
- Sophisticated verbal skills; conscientious interest in problem-solving and initiative, creativity and determination to evolve successful solutions.
- Team player who is accountable for initiating and monitoring projects through to completion.
- High energy, versatile and multi task oriented, self-directed and good analytical and organizational skills with consistent attention to detail.
- Computer literate with the “Can Do” approach to different and diverse software packages including Smith Abbott, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
- Excellent written communication skills with the required skills to provide professional proofing and editing.
- Must be a positive team player in a challenging and changing environment; includes working with and being dependent upon a broad range and levels of personnel.
- Flexibility under competing time requirements and changing deadlines. Excellent focus and a good sense of priorities.
- The ability to stand for extended periods of time at conference events.

General Abilities
- Understands the considerations and values of a non-profit, membership-based organisation
- Ability to work flexible hours including regular early morning, evening and weekend events as required
- Excellent English language skills

Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs at chainmedia.com

Marketing Role
Primary responsibilities include: determining who receives which direct marketing collateral material to optimize profitability and long term growth, managing an ongoing prospecting strategy to provide new customers and business leads, and reporting on vital statistics of the Council members and prospects. These statistics will include retention, short/long term value, customer marketing ROI, response rates and similar comparisons.

The Marketing Manager will:
• Formulate and implement an annual marketing plan;
• Manage the global execution of the core contact strategy to insure all direct marketing is on time, distributed to the correct demographics to maximize revenue and profit, and is measurable;
• Identify and select promotional activity including public relations and advertising through all potential media;
• Plan quarterly product promotion schedules as well as seasonal programs to capitalize on tie-in sales;
• Identify, utilize and manage third party companies for licensed promotions and co-branding;
• Design and develop all sales and merchandising tools required to facilitate sales of products and services, including graphics design, emails, brochures, displays, promotional materials, scripts and signage;
• Develop and manage barters agreements with magazines, websites and trade shows;
• Assess results of each marketing effort and provide recommendations for future initiatives;
• Continuously refine and execute marketing strategies including core direct marketing contact strategy;
• Provide support in developing and launching new initiatives to help grow business;
• Monitor and analyze industry trends and monitor competitors; and
• Manage all marketing-related vendors.

The successful candidate will have:
• 2-3 years experience in a business-to-business direct marketing environment with a track-record of proven success;
• Solid expertise in database marketing with a deep understanding of data structure and the ability to create it;
• Demonstrated knowledge of e-commerce, business strategy development and integrating printed and online media;
• Proven experience in customer relationship marketing and a working knowledge of offline and online media;
• Ideally, experience in seminar and/or professional association marketing;
• Experience in managing and executing market research projects and the ability to interpret results;
• A broad range of experience in planning and meeting financial objectives;
• A focus on high quality outcomes and business profit;
• Exceptional quantitative and analytical skills and PC proficiency;
• The ability to think creatively, take initiative, multitask and manage projects under pressure;
• An unwavering persistence, commitment, passion and enthusiasm for this work;
• Experience working with and managing outside vendors;
• Excellent written and verbal skills; and
• The ability to simplify the complex and present results in easy to understand ways.

Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs at chainmedia.com

Editing & Content Management Role
CHaINA Magazine, Asia’s leading operations magazine, and a subsidiary of CHA1N, is looking for an enthusiastic and talented executive to join our editorial team.

Entering our sixth year, CHaINA Magazine is a bimonthly trade publication focused on supply chain and logistics in China and other developing markets in the Asian region. The magazine is distributed in print and online to senior executives in trade, manufacturing and a range of other functions. We have a strong focus on content and rely on freelancers and industry people to provide high quality content.

Job Duties:
The candidate will have the opportunity to research, write and edit articles, do interviews, cover events, develop story ideas and get involved in all aspects of magazine production. Excellent opportunities will be provided for meeting and networking with a wide range of senior executives providing exposure to many companies and industries.

Requirements:
- Native English speaker with background in Journalism, English or communications
- Open minded and strong interest in business issues in China and region
- High level of competence in writing, editing and attention to detail
- Self-motivated, resourceful and able to work independently to a high standard
- Able to work as part of team including designers, freelancers and other staff,
- Able to work in a deadline environment

Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs at chainmedia.com

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