June 8, 2020

Western Marine Company – Vancouver, B.C.

Transat Marine – Barrie, Ontario

Description: This is a career opportunity to work in our Marketing department in either the Vancouver or Barrie locations. Areas of responsibility will comprise of desktop publishing, creating and maintaining our catalogues and other print documents and creating and maintaining web site product information. The successful applicant will train in data management and the creation of reports for customers and vendors. In time, this position could lead to a management position in our Sales and Marketing area.

Ideal Candidate

  • A working knowledge of boating products (required)
  • Previous experience working in a marine chandlery or distributor. (beneficial)
  • Desktop Publishing work with Adobe InDesign. (required)
  • Graphic Design – Familiar with the principles of best practices of graphic design (beneficial)
  • Data Utilization – Microsoft Excel (required)
  • Marketing experience. (desired)

Core Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for Catalogues and other document production.
  • Work directly with the Vice President with supervision and training from the Marketing Director.

Personal Qualities

  • Passion of boating, water sports and the overall Marine Industry.
  • Good team player. Will require working with customer service, purchasing and administration departments.
  • Attention to detail – This role requires a great deal of attention to detail, particularly when reviewing proofs and checking to ensure the published materials are free of errors.

Contact: If you are interested in this position and would like to join our team, send your resume and cover letter to Melissa Ballard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

           

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