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All Aboard! Our client, Rocky Mountaineer, transports guests on a world-class journey, through the majestic Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains. Recently named one of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies and Employer of the Year by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, Rocky Mountaineer is proud to work with a dedicated team of talented individuals.

Position Overview

Smart, Savvy + Associates is excited to work with Rocky Mountaineer in the search for the twelve-month contract role of Director, Global Marketing. The Director will play a key role in supporting the achievement of the organization’s five-year strategic plan, through leadership of the Brand, Content and Digital Teams, and cross-functional teamwork with Sales, Research & Analytics, IT and Guest Experience teams.
Success with Rocky Mountaineer will come through extensive experience in coaching teams through heavy workloads and complex projects. The Director will have a passion and deep understanding of all aspects of marketing including digital marketing, content strategy, branding and customer experience. Traditional mass media marketing, brand oversight and innovative digital marketing are all a piece of the larger marketing strategy, and require a solutions-oriented approach to evaluate effectiveness and optimize for results.

Key Characteristics

You are a globally-minded, creative thinker who drives for results, fosters collaboration and energizes others. You are detail-oriented with exceptional strategic, planning, and leadership skills. You make insightful decisions, based on careful and measurable analysis and effectively communicate information. You are flexible and enjoy working in a fast-paced and fun team atmosphere. And you act with uncompromising honesty, integrity and ethics.

Key Accountabilities for Excellence

The main areas of accountability for the Director, Global Marketing are to:
  • Provide leadership, guidance and support to the Brand, Content and Digital Teams to flawlessly deliver the marketing plans developed for the fiscal 2018 year and deliver on the subsequent KPIs.
  • Grow brand awareness and increase consideration of Rocky Mountaineer in core markets to support revenue growth across all key channels.
  • Take the lead on a cross-functional team to develop and implement customer journey mapping exercises designed to uncover areas of opportunity for our B2C and B2B channels.
  • Take the lead on a cross-functional team to help to envision, shape and develop an experiential app that will enhance the onboard experience for our guests.
  • Oversee, provide guidance, and coach a high-performance team to execute on brand and digital programs and campaigns.
  • Oversight and management of our agencies (creative, media, design, etc.).
  • Budget management, reconciliation, and reporting on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure all initiatives are tracked and measured against predetermined performance metrics, and be comfortable developing recommendations and ways to optimize plans.
  • Develop key relationships both cross functionally with internal stakeholders, and externally with agency partners.

Key Qualifications
  • University degree in marketing or business management, MBA an asset
  • At least 2 years of experience as a Marketing Director in a consumer-facing business
  • 7+ experience working in a medium to large organization
  • Solid business acumen, problem solving, time management, organizational and leadership skills
  • Areas that will be viewed as an strong asset:
    • Experience leading customer lifecycle (journey mapping) projects
    • Experience envisioning and leading experiential based applications
    • Deep digital experience garnered from working in test and learn environments
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This seems self-explanatory. You've polished, edited, fabuloused your resume for us, so you've applied to a job or registered through our online portal. Your resume then makes its way to us via email.

Job Match

We are a client-facing business so we’re actively seeking people that fit our client’s requests. If you’re a fit for a role, we’ll reach out via email or phone to chat further about the opportunity with you. If the opportunity aligns with your career trajectory, we’ll continue the discussion from there. If you’re not a fit for a role, we’ll do our best to let you know that so we can keep your job hunt respected and honest.

Online Screening

If we've contacted you with an opportunity that you're interested in pursuing, we'll put you through a screening process called the Online Career Profile. It's an online questionnaire that allows us to get to know you more in-depth: what you've achieved, where you want to go, your views on corporate culture. It takes about an hour to complete, but we promise the investment will be worth the return so we can find you a perfect match.


We then meet face-to-face with you to flush out your OCP further and get to know you on a personal level. If following this both parties see a great fit for the role in mind, we then introduce you to our client to go through their interview and hiring process.

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