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Marketing and Business Development Manager at Professional Diversity Network in Chicago, IL

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Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (also known as PDN) is headquartered in the Chicago metropolitan area with branches in New York, Minnesota and China respectively. PDN went public in 2013 and the company has continued to grow, develop and prosper. Currently, PDN network is comprised of more than 15 million registered users and 180,000 paid members.


PDN offers comprehensive services that are jointly functioned to improve the life of others. Members can achieve their personal and career goals through numerous on line & offline tools, resources and opportunities offered by PDN.


International Association of Women (IAW) was funded in Chicago, Illinois in 2017, an online network tailored to provide diverse professionals in the United States with access to career building and social opportunities. IAW serves as an educational and social platform for its member in both the US and China by providing online education, exclusive industry content, and networking events to facilitate and ensure professional womens' success in their career and personal lives.


Job Overview:


Professional Diversity Network, Inc. is looking to hire a Marketing & Business Development Manager to assist with creation and development of new content for growing potential third party partners. The marketing and business development manager will perform a variety of tasks and duties, including (but not limited to): marketing, content editing, business development, sales, event planning and public relations management. Please note that this is not an entry-level position.


Job Responsibilities/Duties:


  • Draft, edit and proof marketing collateral materials, including slide decks, proposal documents, company brochures, customized marketing package, and event promotion materials.

  • Liaise with editing and design team in support of the creation and maintenance of practice marketing content; coordinate with Marketing and Business Development Vice President as needed.

  • Identify trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and recent news.

  • Develop overall marketing strategies by studying integration of new venture of the company.

  • Pitch products and services to potential third party partners.

  • Proactively participate with the creation and implementation of business development projects and provide hands-on support and follow up.

  • Prepare presentation decks; Reach out to potential third party partners and pitch our products and services.

  • Develop new business exclusive partnership with companies in fashion, jewelry, real estate, consumer products, cosmetic, etc. industries.


Job Requirements/ Qualifications:


  • BS/BA degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communication, or relevant field

  • At least 5 years of business development or professional sales experience

  • Previous experience in either women related industry or education business is preferred

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Creative talents and the ability to solve tough problems

  • Strong time management skills and multi-task skills

  • High attention to detail and strong organizational skills

  • Ability to work in a fast paces, team environment  

  • Unrestricted work authorization in the US


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