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Marketing Communications Manager

Job Title:                Marketing Communications Manager

Location:               Woodridge, IL

About Globe Union:

Globe Union strives to be a positive force in our industry and communities. Our approximately 10,000 employees worldwide are guided by our passion statement, "One Family, One Vision." We provide a positive, collaborative, and entrepreneurial environment, along with an opportunity to grow with a winning team. We are seeking individuals who will bring the same passion to the organization and commit to the success of Globe Union.

Globe Union is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of kitchen and bathroom plumbing fixtures, faucets, and fittings.

Danze, Inc. and Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, LLC are subsidiaries of Globe Union Group, Inc.

About Gerber Plumbing Fixtures:

Founded in 1932, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Globe Union Group Inc. and is based just outside Chicago, IL.   Gerber is a leading manufacturer of high performance plumbing fixtures, faucets and fittings sold exclusively through professional wholesalers throughout the United States and Canada.

Gerber has a comprehensive residential product offering of vitreous china fixtures including toilets, lavatories and bidets; a full range of faucets for the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room; and is a leading supplier of bathtub drains.  Its complete commercial product line includes toilets, lavatories, urinals and service sinks as well as mechanical and electronic faucets and flush valves.  Gerber also has a complete line of high efficiency products that are WaterSense certified.

 About Danze, Inc:

Danze is young and playful with an entrepreneurial spirit and an optimist’s view of the world—a world filled with unlimited possibilities. We are savvy, independent thinkers - much like our customers. We believe that style and design have the power to inspire and delight. This belief is our reason for being.

Preferring the path less traveled, we enjoy the distinction of being different as much as we enjoy the new experiences that come out of it. We are easy-going but possess an ambitious edge. We’re proud of this paradox. You’ll usually find us hanging with other fun and free-thinking people who are authentic, caring, and friendly. We embrace of the beauty of life. And we know we are all in this together.

We're grounded and humbled by the idea that people, all over America, are using Danze products everyday in a multitude of ways. And when they do, Danze is helping them feel better about their homes and about themselves in a multitude of ways. This is why we're focused on creating products that are an expression of our customers and their relentless search for something beautiful, distinctive and refreshing.


The Marketing Communications Manager executes marketing campaigns from concept to completion, exercising sound judgment in seeking input/approvals from his/her supervisor and senior marketing leaders at appropriate junctures while demonstrating initiative and an eye for detail.  This key manager will effectively manage internal and external resource teams involved in projects – e.g., designing, refining, approving, and executing marketing programs / campaigns, while providing team-based project management for deliverables and marketing projects.  He/she will also track campaign outcomes, feedback analyses, and provide ROI reports to senior management for continuous process improvement and measurement.


  • Planning and execution of marketing campaigns
  • Development of sales training materials for new product launches and other marketing campaigns and initiatives
  • Planning and execution of promotional campaigns across appropriate media channels
  • Act as the internal point of contact for marketing communication, develop marketing communications projects and strategies
  • Work cross-functionally with sales, finance, operations and senior management
  • Plan and coordinate merchandising and event marketing (i.e. trade shows)
  • Vendor selection, management and ongoing evaluation, including agencies and other creative resources
  • Drive best practices
  • Mentor marketing communications team
  • Perform all other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree with 8-10 years of experience in marketing communications
  • Excellent people management and team working skills
  • Ability to manage a large and diverse workload
  • Excellent project management experience
  • Ability to create workplan and schedule for self and team as well as meet deadlines while unsupervised
  • Superb oral and written communications skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Product and company branding experience
  • Creative mindset and ability to review creative and art direction
  • Teamwork, leadership and facilitation skills to pull people together across many diverse functional disciplines
  • Willingness and ability to “push the envelope” and innovate responsibly
  • Conception, planning, execution and evaluation of the whole range of communications materials – including advertising, direct mail, print collateral, electronic collateral, sales promotions and PR
  • Experience in developing integrated marketing campaigns using both traditional and digital media
  • Desire to provide exceptional customer service
  • Eager to assist in the continuous improvement of the organization
  • Proven ability to excel in dynamic environment, including multiple concurrent projects and shifting priorities and timelines
  • Ability to promote, embrace and manage change
  • Ambition and enthusiasm
  • Ability to drive action and execution
  • Willingness to cooperate and accept added responsibilities
  • Ability to work well with all co-workers and manager
  • A successful candidate will be self-motivated, goal-oriented, thrive on challenging and rewarding work, and have the ability to make quick and effective decisions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Hardworking, action-oriented, and results driven
  • Demonstrates a “roll up your sleeves” initiative to get the job done

Globe Union offers excellent benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Paid Holidays
  • Annual vacation
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Company sponsored fitness program
  • FSA