Marketing/Lead Generation Specialist

It starts with great chemistry.


Univar is more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 – securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you’re looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you’ve come to the right place.


The purpose of this position is to manage all marketing leads for Univar’s US Focused Industry team, support the process to create new leads that will result in opportunities for sales and incremental revenue. The Marketing Specialist will handle leads from customers/prospects that come from email/web inquiries, phone calls, tradeshows, suppliers etc. He or she will enter the lead information into, qualify the lead based on set criteria and then route to the appropriate personnel (e.g. inside sales or direct seller) for follow up. The specialist will be expected to communicate directly with the customer/prospect to find missing information or quickly resolve inquiries. They will also conduct cold calls to generate new leads so customer service or sales support experience will be important as well as excellent verbal and written skills. This position will run regular basic reports, establish metrics and track performance of campaigns to generate and nurture leads.




  • Respond to lead related emails/reviewing lead contact forms and contact lead/customer to fill in missing data. Route marketing qualified leads to the appropriate sales contact
  • Make calls, lead generation & follow-up from specific marketing campaigns
  • Vet marketing qualified leads from marketing campaigns, website, suppliers etc. Find and add missing contact information add to 
  • Support marketing execution and management of campaigns via the marketing automation platform
  • Data analysis, creating reports and reporting metrics as required
  • Update marketing content on website as required
  • Track calls from lead tracking phone numbers used to promote our marketing campaigns/website and enter lead information in




  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Data analysis, providing business reports, metrics a plus
  • Knowledge of and Pardot systems preferred
  • Sales support or customer service experience a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Excellent analytical skills required


Univar is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous vacation and sick leave and much more.




Full time
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515, US