GKIC

Are You Looking For a Rewarding Position with the World's Best Direct Response Marketing Company?

GKIC is Looking For a Few Good Men and Women!

You Love Being a GKIC Member... How About Being a Part of the GKIC Team?

GKIC employees are driven by passion and an entrepreneurial spirit. We're looking for like-minded people eager to help small businesses grow profitably through marketing and sales. To apply send a cover letter, current salary and resume to the email address listed at the bottom of each position description.

Current Openings include:

Director of Marketing Communications

Summary

The Director of Marketing Communications will lead the organization in the development and implementation of a marketing communications plan designed for the acquisition, conversion, engagement, and retention of membership. The position will have oversight of the consistency of messaging across all delivery channels and product and service categories.

Key Responsibilities
  • Leads the organization in the development and execution of an annual marketing plan reflective of cross-company initiatives (i.e. new product launches, events, product promotions etc.)
  • Oversees the coordination of communication to members and non-members via numerous channels of delivery (i.e. emails, direct mail, blog posts, website, sales letters, event and product promotions etc.)
  • Skilled in strategizing and implementing buyer and non-buyer purchase funnels via marketing automation tools
  • Manages projects across a team of three copywriters for consistency and accuracy of the brand voice
Requirements: Knowledge/Skills
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Thrives in a culture where professional satisfaction is garnered from creating "structure from chaos"
  • Clear leadership talents
  • Natural propensity towards detail orientation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytic mind coupled with thirst for measuring results as a stimuli for refined future action
Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree Marketing, Business, Communications or related field; Master's Degree preferred
  • Experience with marketing automation software (i.e. Marketo, Infusionsoft etc.)
  • Well versed in direct response marketing principles
  • Demonstrated copywriting skills
  • Experience in a membership based organizations and/or working with small business owners is a plus
Etc.
  • Located near O'Hare Airport, steps from the Blue Line
  • Local candidates only
  • Principals only: Recruiter's please do not reply
  • Resumes, cover letters and salary history should be sent to HR1@gkic.com

Inside Sales Professional/Business Consultant

Summary

GKIC is looking for a dynamic Inside Sales Professional/Business Consultant to be part of our Business Consulting/Sales Department. In this role, the Business Consultant will be responsible for working with our members and customers in a consultative sales role to help them achieve their business's goals and objectives through the assistance of GKIC's library of Information and Education Products, Coaching Programs and Mentoring Programs. You will be handling in-bound and making outbound calls, utilizing email communications, being active on our Social site in answering member's questions, along with being active in other Social Media groups that our members participate in. Strong communication skills are needed both verbal and email. Must be a highly motivated and goal orientated individual and be eager to prospect and create new member relationships. This position has a base salary and a commission structure.

What Makes Us Different from any other sales jobs?
  • You never have to cold call a person that never heard of us, all of your sales calls take place with members that have are doing business with us.
  • We are a company founded by sales and marketing professionals dedicated to assisting our members with their marketing and sales issues and helping them grow.
  • All you do all day is work with clients on their business needs and issues and negotiate and close sales.
  • You have clients that want to work with you.
  • Our founder is the Dan Kennedy, the top professional, in providing up to date information and no-nonsense business building advice to our members.
  • You must have a passion to work with entrepreneurs, small business people, and sales professionals.
  • Travel is only two times a year, no "road-warrior'ing".
  • You get to participate in and sell at GKIC Events
Requirements: Knowledge/Skills
  • In-depth computer skills required
  • The ability to actively listen to customers in order to understand their goals and welcome members aboard
  • Pro-active problem solver
  • Motivated and self-disciplined
  • Ability to ask for the order and close sales
  • Ability to meet and achieve quota, both monthly and quarterly
  • Excellent written and communications skills with the ability to communicate both internally and externally, and with all levels of client organizations
  • Exhibit strong presentation, analytical and organizational skills
  • Exceptional consultative phone skills, including the ability to clearly articulate, influence and overcome objections
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Past Entrepreneurial experience a plus (not necessary)
  • 3-4 years of Sales experience across a variety of industries
  • Salesforce.com knowledge desired
Etc.
  • Location: near O'Hare Airport
  • Inside Sales Role, minor travel (not a road warrior role)
  • Relocation: Not available, Chicagoland candidates only
  • Principals only: Recruiter's please do not reply
  • Resume, cover letter, and salary history should be sent toHR10@gkic.com

Director of Events and Coaching

Summary

The Director of Events and Coaching will lead a multi-disciplinary team in the planning and execution of up to ten events per year ranging in size from 20 to 900 attendees. This team leader has exceptional project management skills and a passion for ensuring that each individual's event experience surpasses their in-coming expectations.

Key Responsibilities
Event Concept Development: Develop a detailed project plan to lead a cross functional team in the development of the program theme and agenda, speaker/celebrity selection/management, networking events, sponsor exhibit management etc.

Meeting Logistics:
  • Pre-event: Responsibilities such as site selection/inspection, all related contract negotiations (hotel, audio/visual, speakers, exhibitors set-up etc.), attendee registration, marketing (website, direct mail, email etc.), materials development, signage etc.
  • On-site: Lead all activities (attendee registration, speaker flow, meals etc.) to ensure an exceptional attendee experience, compliance with applicable regulations and laws and as needed problem resolution
  • Post-event: Follow-up with speakers and attendees as needed, invoice management and billing, attendee satisfaction survey analysis
  • P&L Management: Accountable for both driving revenue and managing expenses tied to a pre-approved budget
  • Coaching Membership Liaison: Be the primary liaison for the top 100 most elite members who participate in coaching programs throughout the year
Requirements: Knowledge/Skills
  • Minimum 5 to 10 years experience in the meeting and event management business. Association or Association Management Company experience is desirable
  • Proven project management and organizational skills; able to multi-task
  • Loves paying attention to the details while equally as strong at content strategy
  • Thrives on coordinating and managing the many moving parts of large events
  • Gravitates towards positions of high-stress; rises to the occasion
  • Seeks responsibility and accountability
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to manage changing priorities
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Superior communication skills
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) highly desired
  • Experienced in contract negotiation in the hospitality industry
  • Exceptional budget management skills
  • Knowledge of direct response marketing a strong plus
  • Knowledge of survey writing and analytics a strong plus
Etc.
  • Location: Near O'Hare Airport
  • Principals Only: Recruiter’s please do not reply
  • Relocation: Not available, Chicagoland candidates only
  • Exempt position that will require both travel and some weekend work
  • Send resume, cover letter, and salary history to hr11@gkic.com
  • Salary Range: $70k - $80k with excellent benefits

Inside Sales Professional

Summary

GKIC is looking for a dynamic Inside Sales Professional to be part of our Business Consulting/Sales Department. In this role the Inside Sales Professional will be responsible for making outbound calls to our members and customers to educate them about GKIC’s library of Information and Education Products, Coaching Programs, Events and Mentoring Programs. You will be making outbound calls to our members and customers to educate them on promotions, weekend sales deals, invite them to upcoming events and do new member welcome calls. Strong communication skills are needed both verbal and email. Must be a highly motivated and goal orientated individual and be eager to prospect and create new member relationships. This position has a base salary and a commission structure.

What Makes Us Different from any other sales jobs?
  • You never have to cold call a person that never heard of us, all of your sales calls take place with members that have are doing business with us.
  • We are a company founded by sales and marketing professionals dedicated to assisting our members with their marketing and sales issues and helping them grow.
  • All you do all day is work with clients to help them with their business needs and issues and close sales.
  • You have clients that want to work with you.
  • Our founder is the Dan Kennedy, the top professional, in providing up to date information and no-nonsense business building advice to our members.
  • You must have a passion to work with entrepreneurs, small business people and sales professionals.
  • You make outbound calls with members to welcome them into members, invite them to upcoming events and educate them on products.
Requirements: Knowledge/Skills
  • In-depth computer skills required
  • The ability to actively listen to customers in order to understand their goals and welcome members aboard
  • Pro-active problem solver
  • Motivated and self-disciplined
  • Ability to ask for the order and close sales
  • Ability to meet and achieve quota, both monthly and quarterly
  • Excellent written and communications skills with the ability to communicate both internally and externally, and with all levels of client organizations
  • Exhibit strong verbal presentation, analytical and organizational skills
  • Exceptional consultative phone skills, including the ability to clearly articulate, influence and overcome objections
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Past Entrepreneurial experience a plus (not necessary)
  • 1 year of sales experience (across a variety of industries preferred)
  • Salesforce.com knowledge desired
Etc.
  • Location: near O'Hare Airport
  • Inside Sales Role, no travel
  • Relocation: Not available, Chicagoland candidates only
  • Principals only: Recruiter’s please do not reply
  • Resume, cover letter, and salary history should be sent to HR9@gkic.com

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