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JOB FILLED - Director of Marketing and Communication - ONSITE

Job Description: 
Mission Produce is a global leader in the worldwide avocado business, with additional offerings in  mangos. Since 1983, we have invested in people, state-of-the-art technology, and avocado-specific  and ripening infrastructure to expertly serve our customers, growers, and partners in over 25  countries. We own and operate four packing facilities in multiple global locations including California,  Mexico, and Peru. Our global distribution network includes strategically placed forward distribution  centers in North America, China, and Europe, which promote company expansion into new territories  and categories. Throughout our history, we have remained rooted in honesty, respect, and loyalty  to provide a year-round supply of high-quality fruit from field to fork. 
This position is part of Mission Produce’s Sales and Marketing leadership team and will be involved  in strategic decisions regarding brand management (B2B), public relations, corporate communications, category development, investor & trade relations, marketing programs, and  budgets. This role is also responsible for business development in all channels and is expected to  provide direction and support to the domestic and international marketing teams, ensuring the  achievement of communications, marketing, and sales goals. The successful candidate will direct and  set the strategic direction of the marketing function and will possess the leadership skills to take the  organization to the next level. 
  • Develops and maintains a communication plan that supports the organization’s objectives and vision. 
  • Aligns and integrates the communications objectives of all departments within the organization,  through partnership and planning. 
  • Supervises news releases and the implementation of public relations programs. 
  • Manages press conferences and press coverage at all company events. 
  • Stays informed and updated on industry trends and leverages key relationships with organizations and  industry leaders to grow the business.  
  • Monitors and analyzes the performance of marketing programs to guide current and future strategies.
  • Conducts market research and monitors market trends to remain competitive and meet overall  objectives. 
  • Provides thoughtful leadership to the marketing and sales, with strong emphasis on sales growth and  execution.  
  • Collaborates with sales managers to implement new and modified programs and initiatives. 
  • Acts as primary spokesperson and liaison for the company with media in all markets. Oversees marketing plans and budgets. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 10+ years as a senior leader (Director / VP) in a high growth produce/food  company.  
  • The successful candidate will be a high impact, dynamic, and visionary branding leader, with a record of  achieving results individually and in leading and directing the marketing team; as well as being an  intelligent, strategic thinker with proven ability to achieve plans.  
  • Seasoned management professional with business development, corporate strategy and marketing  acumen. Prior senior-level management experience required.  
  • Hands-on performer—willing and capable of building and sustaining business building strategies and to  maintain industry leadership needed to ensure continued growth and profitability.  
  • Excellent communication skills, with the capability of articulating the company’s ongoing strategic vision  into sound operating business plans and processes.  
  • Passion for customer service and the “customer experience.”  
MISSION PRODUCE CALIFORNIA EMPLOYEE PRIVACY POLICY  This privacy policy ("Policy") sets out how Mission Produce uses and protects any information that  you may give Mission Produce in the context of your employment, job application, or other similar  working relationship with Mission Produce. This policy also applies to the information we collect  about your emergency contacts and individuals for whom we administer benefits relating to your  employment with us.  
  • Identifiers such as your name, postal address, internet protocol address, email address,  social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar  identifiers. 
  • Sensitive information, such as your bank account number, health insurance information, or  employment history. 
  • Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law. Internet or other electronic network activity information. 
  • Audio, electronic, visual, or similar information. 
  • Professional or employment-related information. 
  • Inferences drawn from any of the above-listed categories of information 
We use your personal information to facilitate your relationship with us, including to:  
  • identify and recruit employees, including by conducting due diligence into employee  backgrounds; 
  • administer our benefit plans, including our health plans for dependents; meet our payroll needs; 
  • analyze your performance, conduct performance reviews, and adjust your role; 
  • maintain records, such as licensure and credentialing records relating to your role; 
  • support our HR functions, including handling employee claims, complaints, travel, and  administering changes to employment status; 
  • contact you regarding your work with and relationship to us and in emergency situations; 
  • meet our legal requirements, such as confirming that you are eligible to work in the U.S.; 
  • maintain the security and confidentiality of our systems and information, including but not  limited to trade secrets; 
$158,000- 247,000
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