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Smart, Savvy + Associates is Canada’s fastest-growing recruitment specialty firm. We are fully focused on helping companies connect with talented and proven marketing, communications, and sales professionals to help grow their businesses. We are excited to partner with our client, an established global private equity firm, in their search for a Manager, Marketing.
 
About You
 
You are a seasoned marketing communications professional that loves to juggle multiple projects, and deliver marketing programs that impact the bottom line. You are a passionate marketer that jumps at the chance to pull-up-a-seat for strategic planning sessions. You are someone that thrives with variety - planning and executing events, public relations and digital marketing programs. If this sounds like you, consider applying for this dynamic role!
 
About the Opportunity
 
Reporting to the Vice President, Finance, the Manager, Marketing will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s global marketing strategy for corporate and regional offices. This includes communications, branding and messaging to the organization’s key audiences: current and prospective portfolio companies; business community influencers; current and prospective investors. The Manager, Marketing will be part of the strategic planning team and will take a hands-on approach to execute projects related to the corporate website, public relations, investor relations, and all related corporate branding events and programs.
 
Responsibilities
 
Marketing Strategy & Branding  
 
  • Develop a comprehensive growth marketing strategy including a focus on brand messaging, website content, SEO, social media, and advertising/marketing activations
  • Coordinate and maintain all marketing materials, in accordance with the Brand Toolkit
  • Optimize online presence, including directory accuracy and third-party reviews
  • Manage marketing and sponsorship budget
  • Organize delivery of marketing collateral
  • Manage creative agencies for key strategic projects
  • Implement and maintain systems to track and measure all marketing initiatives to evaluate effectiveness and ROI 
 
Communications
 
  • Coordinate regular communications with key stakeholders (including whitepapers and videos)
  • Ensure press release distribution lists is up to date
  • Ensure CRM database is up to date
  • Create and distribute press releases to local media
  • Work closely with investor relations to implement the selling experience
 
Events 
 
  • Organize participation in industry-related conferences and trade shows
  • Organize investor AGM meetings and prospecting events
  • Plan and implement company summits, speaker series, conferences and regular networking events
 
Key Requirements
 
  • University Degree in Marketing, Communications or a related business field
  • More than 8 years of strategic marketing and communications experience
  • More than 3 years management and supervisory experience
  • Successful track record of brand development and implementation of marketing strategy
  • Experience managing the execution of integrated marketing campaigns
  • Experience in the financial industry considered an asset
  • Energetic, hands-on and results-driven, from project development and planning through to implementation
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, unique and high performing culture
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to partner effectively across different levels and departments within the organization
  • Highly effective leadership skills
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize, solve problems and meet deadlines
  • Ability to develop and maintain a professional rapport with clients, investors, consultants, and team members
  • Self-motivated, high energy individual with the ability to motivate others
  • Ability to manage multiple and complex priorities
  • Superior Microsoft Office skills, familiarity with graphic design
  • Ability to work occasional overtime for early morning seminars and evening client events
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