Senior Marketing Specialist

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Nov 18 '20Posted on:

At SOM, we are a collective committed to shaping a better future for our clients, communities and planet. We aspire to create the most sustainable, impactful work through creative, interdisciplinary teams with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. We value those who are passionate about excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusivity, and collaboration. Together we can achieve great things.

 Success at SOM Means

  • Ideas: We believe in a meritocracy of ideas. We look to everyone to actively contribute to the discourse in the firm.
  • Knowledge: We believe that expertise is the result of lifelong learning. We are not expected to know everything, but rather to passionately pursue answers, develop new skills and deepen our knowledge.
  • Product: We strive for excellence in the concept, quality, and delivery of our work.
  • Individual: We value individuals who bring the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity in the way they work. Each person can develop and contribute their wealth of attributes, skills and knowledge to support the overall health of the firm.
  • Team: We value the power of interdisciplinary integration. A positive team culture in which everyone collaborates openly towards common goals is essential.
  • Firm: We have a history of making transformative contributions to the profession and our communities. We are constantly innovating and attempting to bring new approaches, solutions and processes to our work.

The Senior Marketing Specialist manages marketing submittals of all sizes and complexities, develops submittal content, helps improve marketing resources and processes, and contributes to the development of new business strategies for SOM’s West Coast practice. Based at the SOM San Francisco office you will work in close collaboration with the firm’s leadership and a variety of other internal clients as part of a high-performing marketing team.

Your responsibilities will include supporting leadership in developing client relationships and strategic partnerships, maintaining a customer relationship database, tracking pursuits, and producing marketing collateral, responses to requests for qualifications and proposals, and client interview materials. You will be a passionate and resourceful professional with a minimum of 4 years of experience in marketing for a professional services firm, a bachelor’s degree, and significant experience in marketing submittal management, writing marketing-related content, and the development of marketing collateral.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with leadership and Marketing team to develop materials that reflect and fulfill strategic marketing goals
  • Outline, schedule, and drive the development of proposals, qualifications packages and related submissions; curate image-driven portfolios of the firm’s work
  • Contribute to market strategy development; provide insight and identify competitive advantages for SOM
  • Contribute to client interview strategy and develop interview slide presentations
  • Conduct market, lead, and potential client research as needed
  • Represent the firm in client and professional organizations, attend functions as appropriate, and nurture new business leads
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 years of marketing experience in the architecture/engineering/construction industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, writing, journalism, design or other related field of study
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Solid written communication skills (examples will be requested)
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment with multiple deadlines and stakeholders, executing and prioritizing tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Working knowledge of layout, graphic design, and visual story telling
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment, working independently and proactively with keen attention to detail and quality
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive and professional attitude

SOM offers opportunities to work on transformational projects, competitive salaries, health insurance, wellness, retirement and financial and other work/life plans.

At SOM, we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We believe an inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while also enriching and challenging our own thinking about design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Visit this page to learn more about SOM's employment policy and how to apply offline:  

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Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions (Architecture, Interiors, Planning, etc). Applications without work samples will not be reviewed.  Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB. Submit portfolios as part of your application in the section where the application asks you for your Resume or CV.


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