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.

Accounts Payable Clerk

The Accounts Payable Clerk performs accounting and clerical tasks for Blue River PetCare clinics across the country, compiling, processing and maintaining accounts payable records.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and verifies invoices and check requests
  • Sorts, codes, and matches invoices
  • Sets up and enters invoices and expense reports for payment into accounting system
  • Posts daily cash receipts and deposits on Excel spreadsheets
  • Monitors accounts for multiple locations to ensure payments are current
  • Researches and resolves invoice and/or payment discrepancies and issues with various vendors and disputes issues on behalf of the company
  • Creates and reconciles consolidated vendor statements and spreadsheets
  • Updates and maintains vendor database and various accounting spreadsheets
  • Maintains vendor information, including W9s and 1099 tax preparation and related issues
  • Calculates and files sales tax
  • Assists with administrative and clerical tasks
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Excellent attention to detail is required
  • Proactive problem-solving skills are essential
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be flexible and willing to assist with tasks where needed
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills

Technical Skills

  • Intermediate proficiency in the Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is a plus

Education Requirements

  • Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time
  • Needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access supplies and office machinery.
  • 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
  • Frequently communicates and collaborates with co-workers in the office

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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Marketing Specialist

The Marketing Specialist is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of strategic marketing initiatives across the organization, with a primary focus on providing digital and field marketing support at the local level. Reporting directly to the Marketing Manager, this position requires an experienced individual with strong communication, digital marketing and creative skills, as well as an exceptional ability to adapt to the ever-changing marketing landscape and develop new skills as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Act as a brand steward for all entities across the Blue River PetCare organization
  • Work alongside hospital leaders and corporate office colleagues to implement marketing and branding strategies at the local level
  • Serve as a graphic design resource for hospital-level creative projects, including but not limited to the development and creation of marketing materials, such as brochures, social media graphics, business cards, etc, ensuring all individual brand guidelines are met
  • Assist in development of social media strategies and management of local content calendars
  • Manage day-to-day digital marketing efforts, providing routine reports to applicable stakeholders
  • Serve as a resource for hospital leaders and corporate team members seeking marketing-related guidance, ensuring marketing and communication needs are addressed
  • Generate written and creative content as needed for local and corporate-level initiatives
  • Write, proofread, and edit creative and technical content across different mediums
  • Collaborate with in-house team members and vendor/agency partners to execute marketing programs
  • Assist in analyzing marketing data (campaign results, conversion rates, traffic, etc.) to help shape future marketing strategies
  • Continuously seek new opportunities to strengthen brand awareness and build industry-related relationships within community
  • Assist hospital leaders in management of local marketing budget, providing guidance as to best use of funds
  • Assist in management of enterprise-wide integrated marketing campaigns across offline and online channels
  • Maintain awareness on best practice marketing techniques/tools to achieve successful campaigns and promotions
  • Manage various marketing projects with ability to prioritize tasks, meet project deadlines and communicate and distribute project information to relevant stakeholders
  • Conduct market research and analyze trends to identify new marketing opportunities
  • Act as company representative at industry events, as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field; or 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Previous experience in a Marketing role
  • Strong graphic design, writing/editing and creative skills
  • Ability to provide a portfolio of previous creative work
  • Veterinary industry experience or ability to develop a strong working knowledge of the industry
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong prioritization, organization, and project management skills
  • 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
  • Proficiency in content creation tools, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva
  • Proficiency in management of social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Strong knowledge of various marketing and analytics tools such as Google Analytics, CRM
    systems, content management systems
  • Working knowledge of project management tools, such as Monday and Basecamp
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, as well as ability to learn operating skills for additional
    website content management systems
  • 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

Blue River PetCare is a multi-state owner and operator of high-quality veterinary hospitals, with our corporate office located in downtown Chicago. We provide an exit strategy for owners of veterinary hospitals who are looking to reduce the headaches of business and diversify their asset base while continuing to practice or who are seeking to transition their practice as they consider retirement. We believe strongly in the local franchise and work with our hospitals to strengthen their existing hospital brands and carry on the legacies which have been established.

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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