Senior Marketing Manager - Associate

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Employer:
London, GBLocation:
Fri, Feb 25 '22Posted 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.

Position Responsibilities 

  • Marketing

    • Develops and implements the marketing strategy for Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

    • Contributes to the marketing strategy for MENA.

    • Oversees creation of all proposals, qualifications packages, and interview marketing collateral, including management of consultant materials, creating new content when needed.

    • Spearheads creation of new marketing collateral for the London (European) office and oversees the regular review of existing materials

    • Collaborates with Global Marketing Manager on the development and implementation of new global marketing collateral

    • Contributes to the shared global library of resumes and project-specific content. 

    • Ensures local office’s materials are available and up-to-date on OpenAsset. 

    • Mentors colleagues in the art of marketing and storytelling. 

    • Participates in global conversations about marketing practices and strategies.

  • Business Development 

    • Contributes to business plan implementation, through the creation of thoughtful, strategic marketing collateral and by ensuring that marketing collateral conveys strong, persuasive messaging

    • Researches, interprets and shares market intelligence, including specific client research.

    • Collaborates with Leadership team to evaluate potential clients and new projects, ensuring regular decision-making.

  • Team Management

    • Supervision of the local marketing team, including their professional development.

    • Guides and delegates to junior team members, offering clear communication and regular guidance

  • Other

    • Leads marketing portion of regular Leadership meetings and participates in firmwide practice calls.

    • Collaborates with Global Marketing & Business Development Leader and other Managers to develop and implement firmwide marketing strategies. 

    • Collaborates with Global Marketing & Business Development Leader to develop and manage the annual marketing budget, resources and staffing efforts. 

    • Tracks opportunities using Salesforce and effectively uses Salesforce to manage work and communicate with others through reports.

    • Acts as a key resource in the office for Salesforce training and quality assurances 

    • Liaises with local and global Communications Team, both with content and ideas to support marketing and business development efforts. 

    • Performs other tasks and responsibilities as may be required.

Leadership Responsibilities 

  • Actively leads, trains and mentors team members.

  • Directly supervises staff and is committed to direct reports’ professional development.

  • Develops and engages in talent strategy to find specialists, leaders, and future professionals for the firm through resume review and interviews, as applicable.

  • Actively engages in internal and external professional development opportunities.

  • Develops and/or manages, in collaboration with team members, a clear and consistent work plan to achieve budget, deliverables, and schedule.

  • Encourages incorporation of sustainable strategies in all project assignments, as applicable.

  • Contributes to the development of standards, policies, and procedures.

  • Protects SOM from financial and legal risk.

Minimum Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Architecture, Urban Design, Marketing, Communications or related field.

  • Demonstrable experience of A/E/C marketing , in a management role.

  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively work within an international matrix organization.

  • Experience in public and private sector marketing and tendering.

  • Strong people management skills and leadership abilities, establishing a team environment where individuals are treated with respect, promoting a culture of learning, and empowering professional growth and development.

  • Strong project management skills.  

  • Strong graphic sensibility.

  • Strong storytelling skills.

  • Enthusiastic collaborator and team player.

  • Proactive, detail-oriented and committed to achieving tangible results in a fast-paced environment.

  • Experience working in an international firm or a firm that works internationally preferred. 

  • Self-reliant, creative problem solver, results-oriented.

  • Must have Salesforce or other CRM software experience.

  • Strong Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and Google Workspace skills.

  • Fluency in English; other languages a plus. 


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