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Marketing Associate in Northlake, IL (Corporate Market Support) at Empire Today

Date Posted: 4/26/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Empire Today has been a leading provider of installed home improvements for 60 years. Empire offers the largest in-stock selection of flooring in the United States. Convenience, quality, and selection make Empire stand out.  With Empire Today, homeowners and business customers can get quality Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Vinyl Flooring, and Window Treatments from top brands they know and trust. And because Empire warehouses thousands of products, customers can get the right product, professionally installed when they need it, as soon as the next day.

Empire was founded in 1959 and provides service to more than 70 metropolitan areas in the United States. With more than three million satisfied customers, Empire Today is dedicated to its mission of Making Beautiful New Floors Easy.

Business Area

Empire Today’s Marketing & Media team promotes our business and drives sales of our products and services. Our department is responsible for acquiring new leads and prospects through television, online pay-per-click, digital, social, and affiliate marketing campaigns. The team manages the strategy, media buying, execution, and optimization across channels. We also own the creative, messaging, and delivery of our message to target consumers, and giving consumers a reason to believe in our brands.


  • Manage the execution of national promotions, including online, print, and internal communications.
  • Assist in daily reporting activities in order to evaluate performance metrics, recommend changes, and manage key initiatives of marketing activities.
  • Report quantitatively on new customer acquisition and existing customer retention.
  • Develop and propose innovative tests to grow existing and develop new customer acquisition and retention channels.
  • Develop and manage the production of marketing materials to support strategies for online media, digital media, email programs, print collateral, affiliate marketing programs, and more.
  • Continually ensure all marketing materials are up-to-date and ’on brand’.
  • Support local Sales’ and Operations’ marketing initiatives.
  • Perform other functions as necessary or assigned.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or a related field, or relevant experience.
  • One to two years’ marketing experience with a proven track record of driving tangible results. 
  • Very detail-oriented, good follow through, and work well under tight deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to multi-task, change priorities quickly as needed, all while continuing to deliver
  • Strong skills in MS Word, Excel, including proficiency using Pivot Tables & V-Lookups, Power Point, Outlook, and experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or InDesign.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills. Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to use standard proofreaders’ marks.
  • Strong knowledge of grammar and style.
  • Results-oriented with outstanding organization and project management skills.
  • Strong desire to take ownership of initiatives.
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines for multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Good understanding of digital and social media marketing and the implications of each on traditional marketing methods.
  • Knowledge of home improvement industry is a plus.


Employees are eligible for numerous benefits including:

  • Quick enrollment into our benefit plans.  Eligibility is first of the month following just two weeks of employment.
  • A premium 401K Investment Plan, with the company matching your amount invested dollar for dollar up to 4% with no vesting.  Find another Company that can beat that!
  • Medical Insurance with several plan options and a Health Savings Account to meet you and your family’s health needs.
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental Insurance – Twice a year visits at no cost.
  • Vision Insurance with materials coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Dependent Care
  • Wellness Program – A best in class program offering substantial awards payable right on your paycheck
  • Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short Term Disability Coverage
  • Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays including Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) that grows with years of service
  • Empire Perks – An employee discount purchasing program offering you great savings on the things you want.

The company conducts a background check and drug screen for all new hires. 

Empire Today is an equal opportunity employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

By Submitting your resume and application information, you authorize Empire Today to transmit and store your information in the Empire Today group companies’ world-wide recruitment database, and to circulate that information as necessary for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for this or other job vacancies.