The materials manager is the single point of contact for all print materials and merchandise for the RiverSource Insurance and Annuity business. This role is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of printed marketing materials, including sales literature budgets, forecasting of materials to ensure appropriate inventory levels and management of logistics for kit builds, print projects, and mailing projects. This is the liaison to approved vendors for all merchandise needs including the wholesaler catalog, online company store and custom requests from the business.
Success in this role requires effective communication, a strong sense of ownership and ability to build and sustain relationships with both internal and external business partners in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment.
Develop and execute implementation plan to ensure accurate print material delivery for highly complex marketing programs and initiatives including product launches and events.
Manage inventory of marketing materials to minimize waste and maximize budget efficiency. Manage forecasting process, making recommendations of when and how many materials to print.
Obtain cost estimates and provide consultation for printing of RiverSource annuity, insurance and brand print materials as well as promotional merchandise.
Manage and reconcile print, assembly and kit expenses. Provide monthly budget updates to leaders and address budget questions.
Work with internal business partners to manage assemblies of mailings.
Develop processes and procedures to streamline work and find efficiencies.
Lead special projects related to the materials management role.
College Degree or equivalent in experience.
3+ years of experience in Print Production, Inventory Management and/or project management.
Strong relationship skills.
Strong attention to detail and ability to manage several projects at once in a fast-paced and changing environment.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Appropriate follow through urgency and persistence
Knowledge of insurance and annuity business or financial services preferred.
About Our Company
Riversource Annuities and Insurance is a part of the Ameriprise family of brands that provides our clients access to solutions that create a road map for their future. At Riversource we embrace an inclusive and collaborative culture that allows us to help others achieve their goals by providing compelling product solutions. This includes insurance to prepare for and be protected during the unexpected, as well as annuities that will provide support through every stage of retirement planning such as asset accumulation, generating income, and leaving a legacy to loved ones or charity. We celebrate the unique qualities and reward the contributions of our talented, passionate employees. If you're motivated and want to work for a strong, ethical company that cares about you and your community, take the next step with Riversource.
Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity, disability, veteran status, marital status, family status or any other basis prohibited by law.