Smithbucklin, a 675-person, employee-owned professional services company with more than 70 years of success serving the association market, and primary offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., is looking for a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to join our Chicago or Washington, D.C. office. The Chief Marketing Officer will be responsible for implementing marketing strategies to grow Smithbucklin’s business and for leading the marketing, business development and communication teams.
About Smithbucklin and Our Work Environment
Smithbucklin empowers associations, societies, and communities to enrich and move industries, fields, and professions forward. Working together in a new, network-based organizational structure, we help organizations reimagine solutions to nurture growth, advance missions, and achieve lasting impact.
This role might be a great fit if you…
enjoy challenges and the chance to take existing assets and a market-leading position and put them to use in new ways.
have deep experience in designing and executing marketing strategies focused on reputation, thought leadership and growth for a professional services company.
have a high degree of political and business savvy; with an ability to navigate long sales cycles, relationship development and complex buying processes.
are able to contribute strategically while having a focus on execution of campaigns and results.
have proven success in creating the needed structure, alignment, and talent to support new strategies and initiatives.
have a track record showing strategic leadership, exceptional communication, and being an outstanding listener.
In this role, you can expect to…
lead a team of marketing, communication and business development professionals charged with growing our company’s brand and business. You will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing our company’s go-to-market strategy with campaigns that cultivate interest and position our company for extending our market position and accelerating our company’s growth targets.
The CMO role covers the following key areas:
Oversight of business development team.
Company revenue planning and strategies for new client acquisition.
Ownership and leadership of corporate marketing technology stack.
Reputation and Brand Management
Own, evangelize and evolve the brand architecture, strategy and positioning.
Expand our brand footprint including but not limited to PR and social media.
Provide perspective and behavioral insights to support the evolution of our value proposition and service offerings.
Own and evolve internal communications function, partnering and collaborating with executive team members.
Advise and support business owners on existing client communications and engagement.
Collaborate with the CEO and other internal constituents to develop and execute corporate communications.
A minimum of 15 years of experience in marketing with a demonstrated track record of accomplishments in business planning, association management, or professional services.
Must have association management and/or professional services knowledge including industry trends, and understanding of the current business, economic, and political climate.
Deep experience in leadership and people management with the ability to successfully inspire, lead and scale large teams within a fast-paced environment where continuous improvement is critical.
Demonstrated track record of strategic thinking and execution skills is critical.
Excellent oral /written communication and presentation skills.
Financial management skills and experience.
Stellar interpersonal skills - including teamwork and organizational skills.
Where Do You Fit?
Whether you are just beginning your career or are a mid- or senior-level professional, working at Smithbucklin will offer you countless opportunities to develop transferrable skills, acquire meaningful knowledge and gain rich experiences at an accelerated pace. By working collaboratively with smart, ambitious, multi-talented, genuine and hardworking colleagues, you will build meaningful, deep and enduring relationships that will serve you well throughout your career, regardless of your chosen path. In addition, as a 100 percent employee-owned company, Smithbucklin offers all of our people – regardless of position or compensation – an equal chance to experience the fulfillment and reap the benefits of ownership. As owners, our employees control the destiny of Smithbucklin and are unified in the goal of building a great, enduring company.
Equal Employment Opportunity
At Smithbucklin, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.
Smithbucklin will not sponsor applicants for work visas and as a precondition of employment, you must be authorized to work in the United States permanently.
Smithbucklin, a 650-person, employee-owned professional services company with more than 70 years of success serving the association market, with primary offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Smithbucklin is the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. Our mission is to achieve the missions of the client organizations we serve and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. Smithbucklin offers full-service management and outsourced services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user communities, industry consortia, charitable organizations, corporations and government institutes. Founded in 1949, Smithbucklin has offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis, Bethesda, Md., and San Ramon, Calif., and delivers seamless association and event management services worldwide. The company is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, please visit www.smithbucklin.com or call 1-800-539-9740.Equal Employment OpportunityAt Smithbucklin Corporation, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without r...egard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.