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LMF Brand Manager

Spokane Valley, WA

The LMF Feeds Brand Manager oversees and manages one of the company’s premium feed brands, LMF Feeds. LMF specializes in horse feed and supplements as well as poultry and other backyard animal feed. LMF is served by two mills that manufacture their feed – AFCO Distribution & Milling in Spokane, WA and Farmers Warehouse in Keyes, CA.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
This position is responsible for leading and directing the development and implementation of strategic sales and marketing plans. This position is also responsible for planning, managing, and executing domestic shipments and international exports. Ideal candidates will possess an extremely high level of attention to detail, initiative, discretion and independent judgment, with a can-do attitude and the ability to multi-task. Candidates should excel in identifying things that need to be done and figure out a way to do them effectively and efficiently. Responsibilities & duties include:
• Utilize strong analytical skills used to manage and develop P&L, drive market growth, and execute effective marketing campaigns
• Be responsible for growing feed brand sales and profitability
• Manage daily operations
• Supervise, educate and develop sales staff
• Operate cross-functionally to strengthen the brand
• Establish and maintain annual budgets
• Engage the public to promote the company’s products
• Answer questions and resolve issues or concerns as they may arise
• Work with manufacturing operations to preserve and enhance product quality
• Organize and execute the logistics of global shipments. Collaborate with freight brokers on overland trucking and ocean & air transportation.
• Coordinate the marketing of current and new business offerings
• Manage and maintain the full suite of products within the brand, keeping the offering fresh and relevant for consumers
• Maintain and update information on customer accounts
• Develop strategic marketing plan to meet goals and objectives of the company
• Create marketing and promotional materials & programs including but not limited to print, electronic media, trade shows, direct mail and signage
• Coordinate events to educate the public and enhance sales.
• Manage media relations designed to cultivate relationships with targeted audiences and generate publicity that increases the brand awareness
• Cultivate and maintain strong brand ambassador relationships and partner agreements
• Monitor social media platforms
• Review donations and sponsorship requests
• Attend conventions, conferences and trade shows as needed; prepare post-event reports and analysis
• Exhibit an ability to get along with others
• Practice punctual and reliable attendance
• Perform other duties as assigned
Skagit Farmers Supply, a local cooperative since 1934 based in Burlington, WA, serves farmers, homeowners, businesses, families and
communities in the Pacific Northwest. The company offers goods and services through its various divisions and brands, including: three
agronomy centers, energy (propane & refined fuels), wholesale & milling (branded as AFCO Distribution), feed (LMF Feeds) as well as
multiple retail farm/home/pet Country Stores. The company’s brands focus on commitment to provide quality products and services to our
customers and community partners.
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JOB REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or related field
• Three to five years of related professional experience
• Display proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) in addition to Windows-based computer software including, but not limited to, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
• Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
• Possess a valid driver’s license and safe driving record
• Must pass pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment
• Excellent customer service skills
• Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision
• Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
• Have a proven history of dependable and reliable employment
• Lift, carry and load 50-pound weight requirements

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Background in equine, pets or a country/rural lifestyle

SCHEDULE
This is a full-time position. 45+ hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Must be available to work evenings and/or weekends as needed.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
A salary will be discussed during the interview process. Upon meeting eligibility requirements, benefits include:
• Medical Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Disability Insurance
• Vacation Pay
• Sick Pay
• Holiday Pay
• Employee Profit Sharing
• 401(k) Retirement Match
• Employee Discounts
• Dependent Tuition Reimbursement

TO APPLY
Submit completed resume, cover letter and application for employment to one of the following:
Mail:

AFCO Distribution
Human Resources
11016 E. Montgomery Dr.
Suite 101
Spokane Valley, WA 99206

Email: HR@afcodistribution.com (reference “LMF Brand Manager” in subject field)
Applications for Employment may be obtained at: https://www.afcodistribution.com/careers/

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