VP of Marketing and Demand Creation
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VP of Marketing & demand creation?
Are you obsessed with customer focus and meeting the end user’s needs? Do you feel stifled by bureaucracy? Have an entrepreneurial drive? Do you refuse to let obstacles get in the way of achieving results?
At Autocar, we fight for the driver’s needs. We are disrupting the industry by putting the driver’s needs first. Every truck we make is custom-engineered, and custom-made, specifically for that customer—no mass production here. Because we engineer trucks differently, we deliver trucks faster than the competition, and they WORK. The truck has more up-time, is more comfortable for the driver, and is safer—40% fewer crashes with injury than the industry average.* For the life of the truck, we have around the clock support.
It takes a special kind of person to be a part of this business in transformation. We are privately owned and expect our team members to act with an owner mindset: Relentless about creating value for the end user. Dogged about finding efficiencies and eliminating waste. Standing arm and arm with the rest of the team until the job is done—and ready to do it again the next day, with a smile.
It is not easy do things differently in this industry. But we do it—because we are passionate about improving the lives of the drivers that use our trucks.
The VP of Marketing & Demand Creation is responsible for designing a measurable multi-touch demand creation programs that leverage both inbound and outbound tactics that are very different to how our industry goes to market. Responsibilities will include selecting targets, determining the Strategic and tactical mix, designing offers and calls to action, and setting individual program goals and measurement criteria. Additional responsibilities include managing external agencies and internal resources, creating demand creation programs "in a box" for direct and indirect sales, and building/managing shared demand creation processes with inside/field/channel sales. Demonstrated ability to leverage the power of Web technologies in demand creation is essential.
This role works in partnership with multiple disciplines to drive demand, including sales, communications, product/solution marketing and field/regional marketing.
Develop and implement differentiated and unique multi-channel, strategic marketing and communication plans to advance company products, broaden awareness, increase interest, leads, conversion and grow market share.
Strengthen, advocate and constantly refresh the Company brand (reputation) as industry leader throughout all departments (writing, reviewing, editing various documents and scripts), including naming, product labeling, tagline, logo, brand standards, segment identification, and market research
Identify and target our client stakeholders throughout value chain
Identify, understand and target key market influencers through inbound and pull marketing techniques
Create demand across value chain through understanding segmentation and emerging markets, while partnering with both our business development team and existing customers, and leveraging existing strategic messaging
Lead communication strategy and coordinate messaging across all communication touch-points to ensure consistent messaging.
Ensure the development of all strategic new product launches and corresponding marketing plans.
Create and update collateral material such as catalog, literature, print ads, programs and product flyers.
Develop and execute trade shows and special event strategies, budgets.
Effectively develop and manage annual Marketing Plan including budget, goals, strategies, payback measurements, tactics and timeline.
Manage and coordinate all Public Relations efforts including press releases, article material, interviews and product information.
Oversee development of creative and compelling presentations for internal and external use.
Manage Autocar’s digital media including website, company videos, social media, SEO, etc.
Organize, analyze and track results, effectiveness and ROI
Collaborate with sales team on strategies; development, timing, execution
Minimum 10+ years’ experience in a management role with experience in both large and small companies
Comfortable in executing different strategies and market approaches.
Humble and success as a team player.
Ability to think outside the box and learn from success and failures in other industries.
B2B marketing experience, must have Demand creation, pull through marketing experience.
Demonstrated success in implementing multi-channel direct demand creation
Strong presentation and analytical skills.
Superior professional writing, presentation development, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Technologically savvy (CRM, digital marketing, e-commerce, SEO, in-bound marketing, pull marketing)
Expertise in Database management
Experience successfully blending technology with strategy to drive results
Data driven experience
Business development experience
Where will you work? The VP of Marketing & Demand Creation will be based at Autocar headquarters in Birmingham, AL. Periodic travel required (trade shows and customer sites).
What do we offer in benefits? We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, to include base salary, incentive bonus opportunities, and benefits such as medical/dental/vision options, 401K plan, etc.
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