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Company: Central Garden & Pet
Location: Neptune City, NJ
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel

Description

The Social Media/Online Reputation Management Specialist is responsible for recommending and executing social media programs while protecting and maximizing our reputation across online channels. The role is primarily responsible for social media and product reviews/user generated content on e-commerce sites across Nylabone, Four Paws, and IMS. The role is also responsible for the development of a comprehensive strategy and implementation to engage online audiences. This may be done both reactively and proactively; within an authentic brand voice to amplify our advocates, mitigate reputation risk and cultivate loyal consumers. This person will sit in the Digital Marketing/E-Commerce Team and will work to maintain our brand voice and messaging style, as well as escalation plans and feedback loops. This position requires the self-starter tenacity to research and experiment with current and developing trends and platforms. Given this rapidly changing environment, the ability to adapt is necessary to succeed in this role.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS:

Social Media Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate a comprehensive social media strategy that is diversified for the social platforms within which we work.
  • Lead short- and long-form social media video strategy.
  • Develop and manage social media calendars and posting on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Develop campaigns Paid Social advertising buys, place and optimize toward designated goal
  • Weekly and Monthly reporting of performance versus benchmarks, using data to drive recommendations and decisions
  • Test and learn with new social marketing initiatives to increase consumer engagement with our brands
  • Develop and manage influencer marketing campaigns and brand ambassador initiatives
  • Drive evolution of our social media accounts (organic and paid) through industry research, competitive analyses, and internal analysis
  • Create and implement a community management strategy that drives loyalty to our brands
  • Drive the evolution of our social media accounts (organic and paid) through industry research, competitive analyses, and internal analysis.  This includes plans for entering new social platforms or sunsetting platforms based on calculated impact to our social media growth & engagement.

Online Reputation Management Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate a comprehensive reputation management strategy
  • Oversee the response to, and escalation of, online reviews across all channels
  • Report monthly on community reputation and trends regarding positive and negative consumer feedback
  • Create and implement a community management strategy that drives loyalty to our brands
  • Work with each of the brands to continuously maintain a list of FAQs and consumer responses
  • Manage response program for crisis management in the event of a reputation risk
  • Reduce negative reviews through personalization, identifying trends and implementing content adjustments

IDEAL CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES:

  • 3+ years directly managing Paid Social accounts
  • 1+ years in Customer Service or Reputation Management role
  • Experience with Facebook Business Manager, Facebook Ads Manager, Google Analytics, Salesforce and supportive Reputation and Social tools
  • Excellent grammar, writing and communication skills in different styles/tones
  • Familiarity with native social media analytics solutions and ability to draw insights and optimize
  • An ability to bring brand identity to life through an authentic and consistent voice across multiple channels
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Advanced MS Office skills (PowerPoint, Word and Excel)
  • Possess exceptional organizational and time management skills; self-starter; ability to project manage and prioritize work
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and able to commit to and meet team deadlines
  • Intellectual curiosity and thirst for innovation and success
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, experience in dealing with multiple and diverse internal stakeholders, and interacting with business and technology partners
  • Very Hands-On and "Can Do" attitude
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred

At Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China, and Canada - all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier, and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industries…one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time. Visit our website at www.central.com to learn more. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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All successful applicants should expect to undergo a screening for prohibited levels of drugs prior to beginning employment.

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