Marketing Project Manager

Eagan, MN
Position Overview

Responsible and accountable for development and implementation of multi-channel marketing communications campaigns, key initiatives, and projects. Drives projects forward by leading execution of marketing deliverables through strategic project planning, efficient project management, and proactive problem solving and communication. Ensures that all projects align with business objectives, are on-brand, and completed within defined budgets and deadlines.
Essential Job Functions
 Planning and Strategy (30% time allocation)
• Develop integrated multi-channel marketing plans in alignment with marketing strategies that include: clear definition of audience based on VOC and marketing insights; objectives aligned with marketing strategies; and defined measures of success and project goals
• Develop multi-channel project work plans that enable productive and efficient implementation including defined deliverables, appropriate budget and timing aligned with scope, identified appropriate stakeholders, and approval process
 Project Management Leadership (25% time allocation)
• Lead cross-functional team(s) in the implementation and execution of marketing projects, fostering collaboration and partnership through-out the process with partners such as: channel marketing; sales team; product planning; trade show and display team; agencies
• Independently troubleshoot solutions should a project fall off plan, demonstrating a solution-oriented approach to problem solving
• Employ excellent communication skills to efficiently expedite work including: initiating and facilitating discussions; communicating proactively and with a bias toward collaboration and efficient action
 Brand Management (25% time allocation)
• Act as a brand advocate, ensuring that all marketing materials reflect Marvin brand values and meet established brand standards
• Continually work to advance the brand through high-quality deliverables
 Drive for Results (20% time allocation)
• Demonstrate excellence in project management skills including: on time completion; diligent budget management; efficient and proactive solicitation of input and approvals
• Responsible for integrated planning across deliverables within a campaign resulting in efficient asset and content management and consistent messaging
• Proactively solicit feedback and measurement of projects, evaluate success, provide analysis, and work to optimize current work and evolve future marketing plans
• Participate in the on-going improvement of project management processes to improve marketing productivity
Knowledge / Skills / Personal Characteristics

Leading People:
• Suave ability to rally others to a cause; effectively lead cross-functional teams and external partners
Thinking & Deciding:
• Strong strategic and creative thinker; ability to integrate core marketing principles and apply them to achieve business objectives
• Solution-oriented and innovative thinking abilities
• Ability to quickly learn and understand technical product information as well as translate and
effectively communicate technical information
• Conduct business with a high level of ethical standards, integrity, and business acumen
 Relating to People:
• Responsive, respectful, amenable, driven, professional personality; willingness to serve internal and external customers -including executives- in a timely, professional manner
• Fluid and confident verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills with an ability to convey strong, clear, concise messages to target audiences
Managing Work:
• A talent for getting things done; excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously
• Demonstrates flexibility in approach especially in terms of problem solving
• Excellent project management skills; ability to independently manage complex projects
Managing Self:
• Behaviorally mature professional with inherent leadership abilities
• Self-directed and motivated
Ability to travel, including some overnights (approximately 10% travel)
Accountability Measures
• Ability to understand and implement against objectives and strategies to achieve business goals
• Demonstrate project management and leadership
• Achieve stated key performance metric scores
• Strong working relationships with internal partners and outside vendors
• Meet project deadlines and budgets
• Efficient implementation of Marketing process
Computer Knowledge
• Efficiently work with and leverage various technology platforms to maximize effectiveness; proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite (Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Education / Experience
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing
• 5 to 6 years work experience in marketing communications or advertising and project management
• Demonstrated experience organizing information, thinking critically, communicating effectively, and working as part of a team
• Ability to provide in-depth marketing expertise
• Basic understanding of complex business principles
• Experience working with outside vendors to complete projects and achieve objectives
• Additional consideration will be given to individuals who, in addition to the above, have construction industry or related experience