About the job

The VP, Strategy has channel oversight and drives the overall team vision and direction for the Outsourced CMO team, focusing on channel expansion, scalability, training, professional development and efficiency. 


Primary Objectives:

  • Leadership: Drive success for both channel and organizational goals
  • Management: Provide goals, objectives, metrics and associated structure forsuccess
  • Education and Training: Scalable training and education program for new employees and continuing education for legacy strategists
  • Innovation: Drive channel innovation via processes, offerings and vision
  • Quality Control: Ensure overall channel quality control
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with cross channel directors and executive team
  • Budgeting and financials: Ensure channel solvency and profitability




Leadership (20%)

  • Manage channel vision and mores to create an engaged and self managing culture
  • Provide channel inspiration via industry knowledge and learning opportunities
  • Empower senior strategists and advisors to drive channel success
  • Instill team mantra of trust, transparency and accountability
  • Own full employee lifecycle and career development + growth Management (20%)
  • Provide overarching goals and performance objectives to drive excellence
  • Ensure clear, attainable but challenging performance standards
  • Provide channel with adequate resources and tools to perform job functions
  • Manage channel hierarchy and ensure proper alignment between and among positions


Education and Training (20%)

  • Provide holistic training program for new employees
  • Provide continuing education program for legacy employees
  • Provide industry learning opportunities
  • Help strategists identify team specialization
  • Provide path to specialization via professional development stipend


Innovation (10%)

  • Understand pulse of digital to better inform channel resources and solutions
  • Test new channel product offering to consistently diversify revenue stream


Quality Control (10%)

  • Consistently iterate and improve internal processes for best possible work product
  • Provide transparent performance metrics to better understand how quality is achieved
  • Create system of checks and balances to consistently monitor channel work product
  • Ensure advisors are owning individual strategy pods and driving toward individual and team growth and success


Collaboration (10%)

  • Team will work with other channel heads to better understand and solve agency-wide challenges
  • Work closely with advisors to maintain strong link and presence throughout team
  • Supporting selling initiatives within Sales


Budgeting and financials (10%)

  • Manage channel budget ensuring expenditures are within acceptable margin of model
  • Understand and manage channel P&L to monitor growth and overall solvency


Required Education and/or Experience:

  • 10+ years of relevant strategic marketing experience
  • 7+ years of management experience (with direct reports)
  • 5+ years of digital experience, specifically eCommerce
  • 5+ years experience with B2B, B2C and mobile verticals
  • Degree at accredited university in marketing, business, communications or related field


Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit or business owner
  • Digital focused
  • MBA from accredited university


Skills and Knowledge:

  • Deep understanding of B2C, B2B and mobile vertical
  • B2C eCommerce expertise is a must
  • Advanced knowledge of acquisition marketing
  • Advanced knowledge of retention marketing
  • Deep understanding and experience executing email marketing, media buying (Facebook, SEM, Amazon, Programmatic, etc), Influencer marketing, organic social media management, content marketing, SEO, branding, web development, etc


Computer/Software/Application Proficiency :

  • GAIQ certified
  • Adwords certified
  • Facebook Business Manager expertise
  • Google Suite


Additional Management Responsibilities:

  • Performance Management: setting and managing goals, on-going coaching, corrective action, annual reviews, rewards/recognition, and team/individual development
  • Employee Life Cycle Management: headcount forecasting, job descriptions, recruiting/hiring, termination
  • Governance: ensuring compliance to company policy/practice (e.g. attendance, behavior, workplace attire), ensuring compliance to employment law (e.g. time keeping, anti-harassment and diversity)
  • Leadership: ensures availability to staff, team building, building rapport with individuals, encouraging strong collaborative relationships between individuals and departments, facilitating a healthy work/life mix, solicits and applies feedback (internal and external to team), self-improvement as a leader/manager of people
  • Culture Ambassador: proactively demonstrate and cultivate a culture of cooperative collaboration, strong work ethic, solutions-orientation, quality focus, results-orientation, relaxed/enjoyable atmosphere, team- and individual- celebration, and company/product pride
  • Team Member Success Factors -- To succeed at the company, each team member must demonstrate the following:
  • Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings; Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Solution-Focused - Views a problem or challenge as an opportunity for learning; Actively searches for solutions using all available resources
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Cost Consciousness with Quality Focus - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources; Understands how to balance cost consciousness with quality focus; Ensures quality of service and product at all levels.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
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What are some things you learned at the company?

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A ridiculously awesome work environment - equal parts laid-back startup and motivated meritocracy

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
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Vacation & Time Off Benefits
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