Careers

 Positions Available:

MARKETING DESIGNER - FULL TIME

POSITION SUMMARY

The Marketing Designer at Hester & Cook Design Group, Inc. is a key role within the company, supporting the retail, online and wholesale channels. This highly relational individual has strong project management skills, is detail and solution-oriented, and has a keen eye for design and an appreciation for the Hester & Cook aesthetic. Additionally, this individual is passionate about delivering best-in-class marketing for Hester & Cook.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the marketing team to develop visual aspects of H&C email campaigns, social media posts, flyers, and other graphics needed to communicate the brand message to all channels
  • Contribute to work on webstore/blog, including ideation, styling, creating graphics, etc.
  • Assist in handling all social media posts, reels, and stories to maximize the brand on all platforms
  • Track marketing campaign performances across all platforms (Google Ads, Social Ads, etc.)
  • Create and assist in management of Pinterest platform
  • Respond to all social media comments on all platforms as needed.
  • Assist with various aspects of the design process for marketing from initial concept to final production
  • Comfortable with ROI metrics on all marketing campaigns as needed, including the revenue achieved
  • Provide strategic plans for all marketing channels as required
  • Ability to execute all projects in a timely manner
  • Clearly communicating with associates outside of our organization such as vendors, influencers, customers, et al. as it relates to design and marketing projects
  • Maintain communications via project management software (Asana), phone calls, and meetings
  • Contribute to the updating of brand standards and style guidelines and ensure they are adhered to consistently
  • Ability to work independently, take a high degree of initiative, and adapt to a dynamic environment
  • Experience with an email marketing platform (ex. Mailchimp, Emma, Klaviyo)
  • Thorough knowledge of and skill using Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Familiarity with Video Editing or Motion Graphics a plus 

WHOLESALE MARKET SUPPORT

  • Work with internal team to provide support for Wholesale markets
  • Work in the Wholesale markets in a sales capacity during market season (January, February, June, July)
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple departments to help execute an overall cohesive strategy and plan for customers
  • Attend Hester & Cook Design Group, Inc. team meetings and training as required
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field
  • Experience with an email marketing platform (ex. Mailchimp, Emma, Klaviyo)
  • Thorough knowledge of and skill using Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Familiarity with Video Editing or Motion Graphics a plus
  • Technically oriented thinker
  • Results driven
  • Enthusiasm for learning and willingness to acquire new skills to push our organization forward
  • Understanding of Social and Google Ads platforms
  • Creative energy and positive disposition
  • Proven ability to work well in a group setting
  • Collaborative: receives feedback well and can change direction to support the needs of the business
  • Solid understanding of marketing trends and ability to translate them into a brand’s aesthetic
  • Demonstrated strong artistic and creative ability
  • Ability to keep multiple projects in progress simultaneously while still meeting deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Established organizational skills and ability to work within strict deadlines
  • Knowledge of the Shopify ecommerce platform is a plus
  • Proficient in using all Office 365 products with an emphasis in Excel
  • Experience in database management is a plus
  • Comfortable with conflict resolution
  • Self-motivated and independent thinker
  • Strategic thinker
  • Positive Attitude
  • Passion for Hester & Cook products
  • Ability to provide industry trends and product knowledge to help our customers grow
  • Comfortable in a creative culture

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works as an integral part of the marketing team under the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).

WORKING CONDITIONS

Employee reports to Hester & Cook Corporate Office at 2728 Eugenia Avenue, Nashville, TN 37211

Hester & Cook provides access to healthcare benefits after sixty days.

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES

Supports the organization’s mission, vision, and guiding principles.

Email cover letter and resume with references to careers@hesterandcook.com, using the subject line “Marketing Designer”. Interviews will be scheduled beginning on or before February 6th, 2023.

 

 RETAIL STORE ASSOCIATE - FULL OR PART TIME

The retail store sales associate is a critical player on our growing team. Associates are the face of Hester & Cook and are the key to a positive customer experience. We have full and part time positions available.  Both are during retail hours, and are for our Downtown Franklin location, White Bridge location and our new Hillsboro Village location.  Weekend availability required.

We’re looking for someone who is:

  • Genuinely enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the Hester & Cook brand as well as etiquette of gift-giving and entertaining
  • Interested in trends as relevant to our store environment
  • A natural leader with personal accountability
  • Outgoing with a positive disposition and warm, engaging personality

Qualifications:

  • At least one year experience in a retail sales environment
  • Strong verbal/written communication
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to add-on sales and make appropriate product suggestions   
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Developed interpersonal relationship skills and professional yet warm demeanor
  • Visual merchandising skills a plus

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Helping customers with any needs
  • Engaging with customers, making them feel welcome, assisted, and appreciated
  • Processing sales transactions
  • Providing top notch customer service and increasing sales through direct customer interaction
  • Providing gift wrapping services
  • Ensuring tidy and pleasing appearance of store and merchandise within
  • Perform opening/closing routines including counting till and receipt of shipments
  • Going above and beyond in providing a positive customer experience
  • Helping to coordinate and execute events to brand standards
  • Providing manager with updates as needed
  • Maintaining positive company culture
  • Embodying Hester & Cook’s core values in all interactions

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to careers@hesterandcook.com. Use subject line “Retail Store Sales Associate,” and indicate whether you are interested in full or part time. 

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