Communications Specialist, Graphics & Digital

Communications Specialist, Graphic & Digital

You’re a seasoned designer looking for an opportunity to focus your branding, graphic and digital talents on one client and make a real impact – from the inside. You’re a great communicator that thinks beyond just the visuals. You drill down to the core message and how to get it across in the most effective way possible. You think in campaigns, can write a decent headline (when required), and have the discipline and people skills to make collaborating with colleagues’ fun and productive. Clients and coworkers love working with you because you bring positive energy to every challenge… and are open to building on the ideas of others. Sound like you?


We’re looking for a Communications Specialist, Graphic & Digital to be part of a dynamic team that is reshaping the way health care shared services are delivered in Canada.

Mohawk Medbuy Corporation is a national, not-for-profit health procurement and services organization that supports hospitals, health authorities, long-term care facilities and other health care providers in Ontario, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Through our efficient, centralized services, we help the health care sector operate more cost-effectively so they can maximize the resources they devote to frontline patient care and better outcomes. Our strength as an organization comes from our employees’ knowledge, skill and commitment to providing value, innovation and insight to our customers.

Summary of Position

Working from one pre-established base office (London, ON or Burlington, ON), provide support to the Director, Business Development & Communications on a wide range of communications activities for Mohawk Medbuy - ensuring effective and consistent communications of our brand, strategy, initiatives and policies to our Members, suppliers, media, health care industry, other stakeholders and employees in multiple offices.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Annual Report & Annual Service Plans - design, create and oversee printing, working with external suppliers, as required.

  • Public website and Member portals - develop and incorporate content

  • Social media platforms and outbound email initiatives - develop and incorporate content

  • Photography and video production (shooting & editing) for internal and external communications using company equipment

  • PowerPoint presentations and other external marketing initiatives - plan and create to assist new business development activities and communications with customers & staff

  • Marketing materials and trade show assets and support materials – plan and create content

  • Obtaining estimates for – and production management of – all projects / materials

  • Ensure Mohawk Medbuy’s brand standards are properly and consistently implemented by staff and stakeholders

  • Provide marketing support for Mohawk Medbuy’s partner, St. Joseph’s Health System, GPO, by producing marketing and communications materials (website, newsletters, rebate communications, etc.) for their CAPsource and MEALsource programs

  • Responsible and accountable for creation and delivery of marketing/communication initiatives within required deadlines

  • Research market and stakeholder issues and remain current on trends and emerging issues affecting the industry; ensure that materials developed reflect the current environment

  • Proactively identify opportunities for communications in support of corporate objectives

  • Assist the Director with development of the Mohawk Medbuy Communications Plan as well as subsets of the Marketing/Communications annual plan and objectives.


  • Education – Post-secondary diploma in graphic design and/or digital media

  • Experience – 8+ years in a creative, marketing/communications role

  • A self-starter and demonstrated leader in planning, creating and executing effective communications initiatives/campaigns

  • A solid understanding of branding, communications and marketing principles, guidelines and best practices for print, digital and social media

  • A “communication mindset” – think holistically (in words, imagery and distribution channels)

  • Ability to synthesize and distill key messages from briefings/meetings

  • Customer focused – ensure the customer perspective is a driving force in your approach, recommendations and decisions

  • Fluent (and fast) in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications – particularly PowerPoint

  • Web savvy, with HTML and CMS experience managing and updating website content (e.g. SquareSpace)

  • Video production and editing – command of video capabilities (shooting & editing) and ability to sequence & pace a video effectively; a seasoned user of digital editing software (Adobe Premier Pro or Final Cut Pro)

  • Well versed in social media and email marketing (e.g. Constant Contact), including content development and distribution

  • Collaborative & receptive to input/direction and able to apply it constructively

  • Well organized with strong project, digital asset filing and time management skills - ability to spearhead and manage multiple projects, often with fast turnaround, from inception to implementation

  • Attentive to detail, thoroughness and accuracy

  • Excellent interpersonal skills allowing for appropriate, professional relationships with colleagues at all levels within the organization, external stakeholders and suppliers

  • Works in a confidential manner and demonstrates tact and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive issues

  • Experienced and effective in managing external supplier relationships

  • Project management thinking to support to support production management

  • Strong command of the English language; French language an asset

  • Some overtime and travel is required, including the ability to travel between company offices

Mohawk Medbuy Corporation is a HOOPP (Health care of Ontario Pension Plan) employer offering a competitive salary, attractive pension and comprehensive benefits package.

Qualified candidates with a desire to join our innovative team are invited to submit their cover letter, resume and examples of their work (PDF or web link) - referencing the posting number below, in confidence to:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should any accommodation be required. Mohawk Medbuy is committed to providing accessible employment practices that comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Posting #: MMC51

Closing Date: July 29, 2019

Kara James