Are you looking for a workplace environment committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion and being an integral part of a supportive sales & marketing team? A place to call home where your creative talents are fostered with a consideration of how the built environment shapes our communities? Join us in Gilbane’s search for talent as we grow and look to add a Proposal and Marketing Professional that will work out of our Chicago, Illinois office.
In a nutshell: Gilbane, a dynamic, family-owned company, is searching for a strategic, creative, and editorially-savvy individual in the Chicago, Illinois area who will work with our local business development teams and our global marketing team. We recently committed to generating $4 billion in awards to certified minority, women-owned, disadvantaged, and veteran-owned businesses over the next five years.
This position is connected with our operations located in Milwaukee, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh and will interface with professionals across the globe. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience and is looking for a position to challenge their critical thinking and creative skillsets.
Why is this role important for Gilbane? Gilbane’s brand is both dynamic and built on a long-standing history. We have a vested interest in positively impacting our communities with a diverse portfolio of clients and a thirst for innovation. We are looking for a critical thinker and a savvy writer who is excited about getting creative to develop high-impact content in support of our mission and business growth objectives.
Once here, you will:
Participate in the creative execution and production of sales deliverables and RFQ/P responses.
Develop an ability to tell stories: stories about clients, projects, people, and Gilbane, and incorporate these stories into graphics and written narratives within proposals that address the unique needs of each client.
Assist with the planning and implementation of local events, industry award submissions, and marketing campaigns to support Gilbane’s brand in the local market.
Collect, organize and maintain dynamic data for projects, team members, and market sectors.
Edit, resize, and touchup images and photography for print and digital use.
Assist in client research. The right candidate will naturally be curious about the “why” and “how” of our work, and they will jump at the chance to translate that information into winning sales strategies.
Develop a strong understanding of, and interest in, engaging in the communities in which we live and work.
What does Gilbane offer you? Gilbane is a place where you will work creatively with a diverse group of people, with boundless opportunities to explore, grow and learn. We strive to build the best team in the industry with a culture of inclusion and caring that treats every one of our employees as a trusted member of the family. We invest in our employees with rich programs that include leadership training, education and growth opportunities, and a robust benefits package.
Education: 1-3 years of marketing and sales support experience at an AEC firm, preferably, and a BA/BS degree (required).
The ideal candidate will:
Be accountable and comfortable rolling up your sleeves. You are curious, highly organized with strong attention to detail, and thrive on accomplishing great things.
Foster relationships and work collaboratively with teams across the company, virtually and in person, to produce high-quality print and digital materials that reinforce Gilbane’s brand. Critical and creative thinking, effective communication, agility/adaptability, and working independently are essential.
Have strong written capabilities and is able to tell a story, bringing technical data to life.
Demonstrate intermediate proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud with a focus on InDesign and Photoshop, and Microsoft Office Suite, with a focus on Word and PowerPoint.
Demonstrate strong time management and planning skills and should excel in a high volume, deadline-driven environment where you will engage in multiple deliverables simultaneously.
Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees’ education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.
Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.