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      Marketing Executive Job Description

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      Marketing Executive Position Description & Titles

      The marketing executive job description will vary according to the specific C-suite role an organization is looking to fill. Generally, a marketing executive will hold one of the following titles, each of which has a unique marketing executive position description (detailed below).

      • Chief Marketing Officer
      • Chief Sales Officer
      • Director of Marketing
      • Marketing Manager
      • Demand Generation
      • Social Media
      • SEO/ SEM/ PPC
      • Director of Brand Marketing
      • Director of Product Marketing

      Chief Marketing Officer Job Description Sample

      The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) will be responsible for overseeing the strategy and execution of marketing initiatives across a rapidly scaling, venture-backed security company. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CMO will work in concert with the broader leadership team to develop a successful marketing strategy utilizing market research, pricing, product marketing, marketing communications, and public relations. It will be imperative to create a compelling brand and messaging that can be distributed across multiple channels, media, and targeted audiences in order to meet the company objectives. He/she will oversee a team of enthusiastic marketing professionals and will direct our marketing efforts across core regions and sectors.

      CMO Responsibilities

      The CMO role and responsibilities generally encompass four key areas:

      1. Strategic Leadership
      2. Strategic Growth
      3. Building, Organizing & Leading the Team
      4. Achieving the Desired Outcome(s)

      CMO Responsibilities: Strategic Leadership

      • Drive brand awareness and thought leadership across target market segments. Clearly and effectively articulate the value proposition to maintain and create market awareness.
      • Demonstrable experience in developing efficient strategies and business plans for all marketing aspects (branding, product promotion etc.)
      • Execute the Annual Marketing Strategy and plan, including go to market strategy, new product launches, demand generation, thought leadership, and programs.

      CMO Responsibilities: Drive Growth

      • Ability to apply marketing techniques over digital (e.g. social media) and non-digital (e.g. press) channels.
      • Track ROI and establish measurable KPIs and milestones to continually evaluate performance against standards (i.e., ROI targets, customer acquisition rate, funnel conversion, etc.).
      • Maintain a detailed campaign roadmap, dashboarding mechanism, and processes to regularly track marketing performance and revenue contribution.
      • Assess, evaluate, and respond to industry trends with a solid understanding of market research and data analysis methods.

      CMO Responsibilities: Lead & Build the Team

      • Lead a world-class marketing organization and promote a marketing culture that focuses on data and analytics to drive decision-making.
      • Structure, organize, train, motivate and develop staff to maximize their performance against assigned duties.

      CMO Responsibilities: Desired Outcomes

      • Establish a robust demand generation program (i.e., email, display, SEM) as well as implement a lead nurturing and lead scoring strategy to drive customer acquisition.
      • Define and implement scalable marketing strategies to drive market expansion and increase revenue in the target market segment of $1B+ with SAP ERP and Oracle EBS companies.
      • Ensure the right mechanisms (i.e., marketing technology/systems, processes, etc.) are in place to successfully execute against marketing strategies – including marketing automation.

      CMO Job Description: Experience & Skills

      • Minimum of 10+ years’ experience in a leadership role within a rapidly growing enterprise software company. Cyber Security experience is a plus, but not necessary.
      • History of hiring, developing, motivating, and mentoring a marketing team capable of setting and meeting ambitious goals.
      • Familiarity with entrepreneurial or high growth environments
      • Understands how to scale and move quickly to support rapid growth. Experience leading by example as a player/coach.

      Critical Leadership Capabilities

      • Explains specifically how changes in competitors, clients, and market segments affect own business or institution.
      • Translates broad corporate strategies into clear, specific objectives and plans for units and individuals.
      • Creates plans that address specific segments or contrasts local market with other locations or segments.
      • Thinks 2-3 years ahead.

      Driving Results

      • Acts to surpass goals, seizing opportunities to push the envelope.
      • Sets continually higher goals that are ambitious but realistic for self and team, geared to organizational objectives.
      • Focuses on new business opportunities that enable business development targets to be exceeded.

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