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Media Partnership Specialist

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Ensure multi-channel campaign executions by media buying agencies adhere to performance metrics and best practices. Responsible for developing key media vendor partnerships to deliver significant value to Kroger. Have a strong working knowledge of assigned paid media channels and industry trends, while effectively partnering with cross-functional team members and media vendors. Role model high performance and innovation. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless execution of multi-channel media campaigns, including, but not limited to Video, Audio, and Out-of-Home
  • Support media partnership manager in all aspects of managing media buying agencies to ensure they deliver against business KPIs, adhere to processes and timelines, and drive the joint business plan
  • Develop, and responsible for, streamlined promotions and sponsorship guidelines and processes that adhere to media KPI’s and deliver on key business objectives
  • Oversee all assigned projects to ensure they are on track and gaining organizational support and identify and solve for roadblocks/gaps
  • Monitor industry trends and innovations, develop industry POVs, and inform stakeholders on trends and innovations
  • Assist in successful completion and delivery of semi-annual agency media audit
  • Innovate in value-driven ways to streamline/automate work, test/learn/measure media innovations, and reduce high-touch labor tasks
  • Ensure accuracy of media documents, presentations, and written communication
  • Report progress routinely to supervisor; prepare and distribute routine progress reports to department leadership
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education: 

  • 4 years’ experience in media planning or buying
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation, people, diplomacy, and time management skills are required
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, specifically in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Innovative, detail oriented, strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities within a fast-paced, dynamic, collaborative environment
  • Results oriented, comfort with change and complexity, and rapid learner

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or Advertising
  • 5+ years’ experience planning or buying mass media, or managing traditional media buying agencies
  • CPG or Retail experience


Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time
 Regions: West


Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states. Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  OR || Portland || 3800 S.E. 22Nd Ave. || 97202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Advertising; Marketing; Media || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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