Marketing and Communications Specialist

Marketing and Communications Specialist
Location Saint John, NB
Alternate Location: Fredericton, NB, Moncton, NB
ATS Engagement No. 5795
Who we are
You know those big cities that still feel like small towns? Where everyone's friendly and helps each other out? That's like Grant Thornton. Except here we're all professionals and there isn't a mayor or a general store. What we're trying to say is that we're a large and growing professional services firm that still feels like a community. We employ over 2500 people across Canada, and we truly care about our colleagues, our clients and the communities where we work and live. That's what's most important to us. We're building a thriving organization that's purpose driven and still want to remember what your favourite milkshake flavour is.
Grant Thornton LLP is currently looking for a Marketing and Communications Specialist to join our New Brunswick team. In this fast-paced and demanding role, you will provide marketing direction and support to our professionals located throughout the province. This position reports to the Senior Manager, Marketing - Atlantic Canada, and is a member of the firm-wide marketing team.
This position supports the business development goals of our NB team and the firm's marketing strategy by coordinating and executing a broad range of marketing and communication activities. This position requires travel across NB and is based in Moncton.
As a Marketing & Communications Specialist you will:
  • develop and execute the annual marketing plan
  • work closely with senior stakeholders in the identification and creation of lead generating campaigns aimed at clients, prospective clients or both, across a variety of channels
  • utilize Grant Thornton's CRM and marketing enablement software to manage and measure campaign success
  • manage and track marketing activities against the annual marketing plan and budget
  • collaborate with the marketing communications team (based in Toronto) in the development of support materials including thought leadership, advertising, collateral, digital content and other support material as needed
  • plan and coordinate events and trade shows
  • plan and coordinate activities to facilitate networking for our professionals
  • review sponsorship requests and make recommendations based on alignment to strategy
  • maintain relationships with industry associations, as well as with venue managers and a range of local suppliers
  • manage branded merchandise inventory, coordinate product selection and orders
  • understand and advocate for the firm's brand at all times.
    Be Grant Thornton
    If you're a bit like us, you're driven to connect with how others are feeling and thinking. Here we walk in others shoes before taking action. Just imagine being part of a team that puts "we before me", where flexAbility is a mindset, and where you trust your colleagues to have your back. At Grant Thornton, you'll work with inspiring leaders who support your development, both personally and professionally. This is a place where your insatiable curiosity enables you to think, see and hear from a variety of perspectives, a place where every day is different and having the courage to grow is part of who you are. And when all this comes together, well that's when the magic happens!
    Want to learn more about who we are and how we live our purple every day - read our colleagues stories at
    Think you've got what it takes to be a Marketing Specialist? Like the colour purple? Great. Here's a few more boxes we're also hoping you can tick:
  • you have a Bachelor's degree or diploma with an emphasis in Business, Marketing, Communications or related fields
  • you have 4 - 7 years of experience with a focus on planning and implementing integrated marketing campaigns designed to build relationships and align with business strategy
  • You are passionate and motivated about your work, embrace challenges and proactively find solutions
  • the fact that you have professional services experience would be considered an asset
  • your bilingualism is an asset
  • you have proven interpersonal and relationship management skills with an ability to manage, influence and leverage many stakeholders
  • you are highly organized, self-motivated, adept at managing change and priorities with an ability to work to deadlines
  • you have intellectual curiosity
  • you are resourceful and a creative problem-solver
  • you are committed to helping our clients, colleagues and communities thrive
  • you have experience with:
  • campaign management/measurement utilizing CRM
  • event marketing
  • content marketing
    At Grant Thornton we're focused on making a difference in the lives of our clients, our colleagues and our communities. That's our purpose. Or, as we like to say, living our purple.
    Are you ready to Discover Your Purple?
    Grant Thornton LLP supports the spirit and principles of Employment Equity and is committed to maintaining an environment which is perceived to be fair and non-discriminatory. We welcome applications from designated group members - Women, Visible Minorities, Aboriginals and Persons with Disabilities and accommodations are available for Persons with Disabilities taking part in any aspect of our selection/hiring process. Should you require any accommodation during the recruitment process or otherwise, please notify us of this via and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.
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    About Grant Thornton LLP

    Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and business advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services-locally and across Canada to dynamic privately owned, publicly listed and public sector organizations.

    Together with the Quebec firm, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, we have approximately 4,000 people in offices across the country.

    As a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, we benefit from being part of a network of more than 50,000 people providing clients with distinctive and personalized service in over 130 countries.

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