Marketing Manager – St. Cloud

1st Shift | Full-Time| St. Cloud, MN


Are you looking for an opportunity to start something new or build your career somewhere rewarding? Then look no further! Central McGowan is now hiring an experienced Marketing Manager to join our team! The successful candidate will play an integral role in building effective strategies that will promote the long-term growth of our current and future Central McGowan locations.


The Marketing Manager will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating marketing campaigns and strategies for the company. Additionally, this position is responsible for developing brand marketing strategies, monitoring brand performance, and ensuring consistency across various marketing channels, to provide insight to improve marketing campaigns as well as additional customer acquisition and retention strategies.


  • Works closely with Leadership, defines annual marketing priorities, establishes department annual plan, collaborates, and works with other areas of the company, researches and recommends marketing programs and tools to build relationship marketing and generate new sales.
  • Oversees the development, promotion and implementation of marketing campaigns, programs, and tools.
  • Cross-functional leadership to ensure seamless collaboration between key functions in the organization.
  • Manages the ongoing process of supporting corporate marketing and sales systems.
  • Develops new marketing programs, tools and printed collateral as defined in our marketing strategy.
  • Monitors, measures, evaluates, and reports marketing and results on an ongoing basis.  Establishes benchmarks, develops supporting reports, and communicates results.
  • Executes effective social media strategy for designated industries.
  • Works alongside our sales team to support Customer Engagement and additional engagement in the communities we serve.


  • 5+ years of proven, relative experience, required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business or related field or equivalent experience, preferred.
  • Previous experience in a similar industry, strongly desired.
  • Proven success utilizing social channels, streaming, email, creatively to achieve organizational and marketing goals.
  • Strong understanding of current online marketing concepts, trends, strategies and best practices.
  • Experience with social media advertising as well as working with related


Our benefits include:

  • Competitive Wages
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Annual Profit sharing
  • Work life balance – flexible scheduling options
  • Paid Time Off (yes, even on your Birthday!)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Company Paid Volunteer Opportunities
  • Short term disability, term life, and ADD insurance
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Employee rewards and recognition events
  • Paid Training
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Endless career growth and opportunities!


Central McGowan is a growing, diversified business. We are a leading supplier of gases, dry ice, and state-of-the-art equipment/technology for the manufacturing, welding, medical, and food and beverage industries in the upper Midwest, and a FANUC-authorized integrator of automation/robotic solutions. Our service area spans most of Minnesota and lowa, and areas of North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin with automation implementations across the U.S. and internationally. We’re family owned with local roots and proud of it.

  • Founded in 1965 with the merger of McGowan Welding Supply in Little Falls, MN (est. 1947) and Central Welding Supply, a small supplier of equipment and gases in St. Cloud, MN.
  • Since 2011, we’ve grown from a 55-person, 2-location welding supply company to a nearly 140-person, 8-location, diversified business we are today.
  • In 2015, expanded to include custom automation and robotics, making us one of the only local distributors who is also an integrator.
  • In 2019, acquired Jasons Beverage Carbonation Company, another successful family-owned CO2 distributor in St. Paul, MN, expanding our distribution area to include customers in Minnesota and parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
  • In 2021, acquired Fessler Carbonic Gas Company in Des Moines, IA, expanding our CO2 footprint to all of Iowa; and Metro Welding Supply in Minneapolis, MN to better serve customers the Minneapolis metro area and most recently Preferred Welder Sales out of Mankato expanding our Southern MN footprint.

It’s been through the hard work and ingenuity of dedicated employees that we’ve grown our services and product offerings to where they are today.

If you are looking for an opportunity for future growth/advancement and to be part of a great team, this could be the opportunity for you!

EEOC Statement

Central McGowan is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.