At Blue River PetCare, we take pride in adding team members who share our commitment to supporting the veterinary industry and the clinics within the Blue River PetCare family. Below is a list of our current openings, however, please feel free to reach out to: [email protected] if you are interested in a position that is not yet listed.

Business Development Operations Specialist

Our Business Development Operations Specialist position is an entry-level role that will assist our Business Development Team in facilitating the acquisition of new business. Our work environment is fast-paced and collaborative; it requires someone who can roll up their sleeves and be a team player. This is a terrific opportunity to learn a developing industry and grow within a rapidly expanding organization.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Input a high volume of financial data into Microsoft Excel 
  • Analyze financial data of prospective acquisitions 
  • Conduct research and mine data to maintain our internal databases 
  • Conduct outbound cold calls to support Business Development efforts 
  • Develop a rapport with selling business owners and assist with scheduling in person meetings for the field team 
  • Provide general administrative support, including filing, copying, and scanning  
  • Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to continually improve efficiency 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications

  • Must have either AssociatesBachelor’s degree or near graduation 
  • Good phone etiquette and relationship building skills  
  • Strong proficiency in MS Excel required 
  • Must be highly motivated self-starter 
  • 1-2 years of professional experience preferred but not required 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects in a timely manner is essential 
  • Interest in Business Development 

Educational Requirements

  • AssociatesBachelor’s degree or near graduation.

Position Details

  • Full-time 
  • Pay: $19.25-$21.50 per hour 

Supervision:

None

Work Location:

Chicago, IL

Diversity is embraced at Blue River PetCare and the uniqueness of all individuals is supported. All qualified applicants will be considered for all positions regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or ancestry.

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Integration Specialist

Department: Integrations
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To:  Integrations Manager
Version Date: 02.01.2021

Position Summary:

The Integration Specialist manages a deadline-oriented transaction process that integrates prospective veterinary hospitals into the Blue River PetCare (“Blue River” or “BRP”) network.

This role is responsible for documenting technical and/or functional requirements related to the acquisition/onboarding process, executing integration tasks, including managing timelines of required documentation submissions, technical implementation of the company’s software solutions, and training/support through the onboarding process. The position requires a candidate that demonstrates a friendly and service-oriented proactive communication style with clients and staff to ensure a successful acquisition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct business integration support, demonstrating and ensuring strong relationship management occurs within the acquisition pipeline and facilitates the integration of practice procedure and processes for hospitals entering the BRP portfolio.
  • Works closely with various Blue River departments that require diligence information and provides ongoing support to develop tailor-made solutions for case-by-case practice problems for the prospective hospital (includes Accounting, Human Resources, Recruiting, Marketing, Legal, Operations); provides diligence materials and acquisition process support in an integrated and seamless way, while actively participating in facilitating networking and development activities.
  • Responsible for capturing all necessary veterinary practice data and information shared via internal system(s) and serves as internal support for various departments in preparing accurate and informed data and reports.
  • Prepares deliverables for external and internal parties for final review with the Integration Manager and other department managers as applicable.
  • Audits and analyzes all client files, confirms relevant data is captured and evidenced within supporting documentation.
  • Conducts in-person and virtual administrative training sessions and workshops.
  • Serves as a support, training, or reporting point of escalation.
  • Comfortable and effective working in both a remote and on-site client delivery environment
  • Required to work flexible hours as required by client/practice needs and corporate teammates.
  • Ability to travel up to 70%, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred, with a minimum of 1-2 years in a [customer] service-oriented industry role.
  • Veterinary industry experience a plus, but not required.
  • Excellent organizational abilities, prioritization skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing needs/timelines without loss of momentum.
  • Strong demonstrated verbal, written, and presentation communication skills.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Familiar with online meeting technical details and meeting setup, hosting and participation protocols.
  • CRM software experience is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel domestically via plane and motor vehicle, up to 70% travel required.
  • Motor skills include keyboarding manipulation for data entry.
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, supplies, and office machinery.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with managers at remote locations using email and phone. Must be able to exchange clear, accurate information in these situations.
  • Occasionally moves equipment and supplies weighing up to 15 pounds.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates and collaborates with potential acquisition companies and co-workers in the office.

Work Location: Chicago, IL

Diversity is embraced at Blue River PetCare and the uniqueness of all individuals is supported. All qualified applicants will be considered for all positions regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or ancestry.

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Marketing & Events Coordinator

Job Summary:

The Marketing & Events Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the implementation of strategic initiatives across the organization, with a primary focus of providing external event support and performing basic marketing administrative tasks. Reporting directly to the Marketing Manager, this position requires a driven individual with strong communication, time management and organization skills, as well as an exceptional ability to adapt to the ever-changing marketing and events landscape, developing news skills as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Marketing

  • Act as a brand steward for all entities across the Blue River PetCare organization
  • Provide support for various hospital and corporate marketing projects as needed, including but not limited to the development and creation of marketing materials, social media management, email campaign management and logistics, and administrative support
  • Gather, create, and manage content for use within the company intranet and employee newsletter
  • Provide logistical support for internal development programs and corporate events
  • Manage day-to-day marketing administration tasks and projects
  • Assist in collecting and analyzing marketing data to help shape future marketing strategies
  • Write, proofread, and edit creative and technical content across different mediums
  • Assist in management of enterprise-wide integrated marketing campaigns across digital platforms
  • Support organization-wide marketing operations projects with ability to prioritize tasks, meet project deadlines and communicate and distribute project information to relevant stakeholders
  • Collaborate with in-house team members and vendor/agency partners to execute marketing initiatives
  • Maintain awareness on best practice marketing techniques and tools
  • Continuously seek new opportunities to strengthen brand awareness and build industry-related relationships within community

Events

  • Provide logistical support for external and internal events, including meetings, trade shows, career fairs, and conferences
  • Assist Talent Acquisition team in management of yearly external events calendar
  • Assist in preparing/booking travel itineraries for booth staff and company representatives
  • Manage trade show booth; coordinating storage, shipping schedule, delivery, and setup with external vendor partners
  • Manage inventory of event marketing materials and promotional items
  • Assist with event-related administrative tasks, as assigned
  • Act as company representative at external events, as needed
  • Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field; or Associate’s degree with 2+ years of relevant work experience
  • Event planning or event management experience
  • Admin or project management experience
  • Marketing or communications experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexibility and drive to meet tight deadlines, assist on multiple projects and prioritize them appropriately
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels of the organization
  • Highly professional, with strong work ethic and self-direction

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Basic graphic design skills, with experience working with Adobe CC or Canva
  • Working knowledge of basic marketing concepts and tools
  • Working knowledge of project management tools, such as Monday and Basecamp
  • Exceptional writing skills, including composition, grammar, and spelling
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional time management and organization skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Remain in a seated position at least 75% of the time
  • Ability to navigate around the office to access file cabinets, supplies, office machinery, etc
  • Ability to communicate with others via in-person verbal communication, as well as frequent emails and phone calls. Must be able to exchange clear, accurate information in these situations.
  • Ability to utilize a computer, keyboard and mouse when working
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs
  • Must be able to travel domestically via plane and motor vehicle, as needed

Position Details:

  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Benefits package including health/dental/vision coverage, 401k plan, PTO allowance
  • Paid holidays

Supervision:

  • None

Work Location:

  • Chicago, IL

Diversity is embraced at Blue River PetCare and the uniqueness of all individuals is supported. All qualified applicants will be considered for all positions regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or ancestry.

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