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Thank you for your interest in job opportunities at Simmons Knife & Saw. We are looking for talented, dynamic individuals to join our family.

We believe you'll find Simmons is a great place to work - a place where you can make a difference. Our working environment is both challenging and rewarding. We place a high value on teamwork but also recognize individual performance. A spirit of cooperation and teamwork is part of the foundation of Simmons' culture.  We live our core values of respect, integrity, positive attitude and passion every day.

We offer employees competitive compensation and benefits, continuous learning opportunities, the chance to work on challenging and interesting assignments and opportunities for a long-term career.
          • We are dedicated to maintaining a work environment that is safe and healthy.  
          • Simmons is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified company.
          • We take great care to provide a benefit package that is not only competitive, but also provides for the safety, health,
            happiness and financial  security for all employees and their families.

 

Current Job Opportunities

 

Machine Operators

2nd Shift:  3:00pm-11:30pm

3rd Shift:  11:00pm-7:30am

 Please apply in person at 400 Regency Drive, Glendale Heights, IL  60139

 

Marketing Manager 

 

Are you an up-and-comer looking to influence all aspects of a B2B corporate marketing strategy? 

 

Are you looking to share your strategic voice and make an impact in a stable, small/mid-sized family owned business with a global reach?

 

Are you entrepreneurially minded and ready to roll up your sleeves while building a start-up marketing function?

 

If so, this position may be perfect for you!  Simmons Knife & Saw, a leading manufacturer of high quality blades since 1946, is seeking an experienced, passionate and creative Marketing Manager to join our team.  We proudly serve the foam, wood, pallet, leather, packaging, metal fabrication and food processing industries.

 

We are a family-owned business and our strong culture definitely sets us apart. Our average tenure of over 11 years is proof that our employees enjoy working here and embrace, celebrate and live our core values of respect, integrity, positive attitude and passion every day. We are proud of who we are and where we're going and we're hoping you'll join us along the way!

 

As we continue to penetrate and find success in the marketplace, we are in search of a creative individual who is adept at content writing, has a solid working knowledge of B2B marketing principles and can manage customer relationship software and activities.  They must be a self-starter who is willing to run with ideas with minimal guidance.  The position is ideal for the marketing professional who craves having full ownership of projects from inception to conclusion. 

 

This is a new position for our company and the right candidate will have the opportunity to mold and shape the role as needed to help plan and execute a marketing strategy that will build brand recognition, inspire sticky customer relationships, create new marketing campaigns and manage all published company content.  Being a Department of One, this is a hands-on role that will complete the day to day tasks of updating website content, creating and analyzing email campaigns and maintaining CRM software.

 

And we are FLEXIBLE!  We are open to candidates looking to work anywhere from 30 hours up to 40 hours per week.

 

Marketing Manager Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build and execute a content strategy (with a detailed calendar) of engaging and relevant content for our customers and prospects
  • Oversee the company’s marketing database (CRM): list development and management, segmentation, acquisition/import, data cleansing, content and contact strategy, lead management.
  • Lead the initiation, design and delivery of creative materials such as sales and product collateral, website landing pages, print and digital advertising, presentations, branded promotional items and more. Ensure brand consistency through tone, voice and terminology.
  • Work with external agencies and vendors as needed to execute marketing programs.
  • Create and manage blast emails and automated email programs. Monitor, track, and document campaign results; analyze data/returns/customer response
  • Maintain Simmons’ website including writing web content, utilizing SEO to ensure the site ranks highly among organic search results
  • Utilize Google analytics, CRM & other relevant tools to provide analysis and timely reports on website usage. Study the trends of current website users, evaluate the success of design assumptions and make recommendations about improvement. Create and maintain dashboards, reports, and analytics to support lead generation and business development.
  • Occasionally update Simmons’ social media channels and support with social campaigns.
  • Manage Pre and Post trade show marketing activity
  • Collaborate with the Simmons sales, customer service, engineering and production support teams to understand creative needs and technical audience messaging.
  • Cultivate and integrate new ideas and campaigns that align with current and future sales goals

 

Marketing Manager Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, communications, or a related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in marketing in the B2B space
  • Experience with building and executing content strategy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional compositional and grammatical skills
  • Excellent analytical and time-management skills
  • Solid knowledge of various marketing and analytics tools such as Google Analytics, CRM systems (e.g. GoldMine, ACT, Salesforce)
  • Solid knowledge and experience with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices
  • Solid knowledge and experience with technologies and best practices for web design, web production, and creative design across multiple platforms
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to supervise multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-starter with a willingness to work independently

 

 

OUR OFFER:

Joining Simmons means joining our family. Our working environment is both challenging and rewarding. Simmons’ culture encourages a spirit of cooperation and places a high value on teamwork, but also recognizes individual performance. We take great care to provide a benefit package that provides for the safety, health and happiness and financial security for all employees and their family.  You will receive a competitive base salary, commission and bonus plan.  We hope you’ll consider joining our family!

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