Marketing Project Specialist

Starting salary will be based on experience and credentials

Chicago, IL

Description

The Marketing Project Specialist will support Sales and Marketing teams with execution of new product launches and marketing campaigns.

Market Overview

Dyson is a global technology company. Using a desire to make things work better as a catalyst for invention, our team of 3,000 engineers and scientists are passionate about developing technology that solves the problems others often ignore. From the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner, to hand dryers that use 420mph sheets of air to remove moisture from hands, to a completely re-thought hair dryer with its motor in the handle, we are relentless about engineering better solutions. Dyson spends $8.8million a week on research and development and works with more than 40 universities worldwide to develop early-stage technologies.

Dyson launched in the US in 2002, with the DC07 vacuum cleaner. Within 2 years, it was market share leader. Now, the US team is nearly 1,000 strong, with offices in Chicago, IL; Aurora, IL; San Francisco, CA; and Dyson people around the entire country. And we are still growing. Dyson US is poised to double its footprint, and take on new categories. Already a target for our competitors, challenging times are ahead. And our battle-hungry US team is fired up.

Function Overview

Bringing brand new technology to life – and to the world – requires inventive marketing. Clarity of message. Vast reach. And engagement in more innovative ways. Working closely with our engineers, our marketeers develop powerful claims through scientific research. And from traditional channels to cutting-edge events, retail experiences, social media and PR, we seize every chance to tell the Dyson story.

Accountabilities

Manage cross-functional projects in a rapidly changing environment

  • Work collaboratively across the sales and marketing functions to support both new and current product ranges
  • Partner with the Global team on all product launches, ensuring that they have the best understanding of your local product area
  • Facilitate good project management as it relates to the key aspects; communication, understanding, timing, cost and post-mortem analysis
  • Own and drive projects through to completion - corralling internal stakeholders to ensure efficient and timely execution

Inform business decision making process

  • Analyze and interpret market data regularly and execute monthly business reports to empower the business with valuable information to make decisions
  • Become a product expert. Learn how to communicate Dyson technology to internal teams, retailers and customers
  • Partner with Sales account managers to ensure that Dyson products are represented in the best interests of the brand, the retailer and the customer
  • Ensure that marketing and sales channels have the tools, knowledge and assets to execute excellent campaign plans

Provide multi-level support to Marketing team

  • Lead special projects or product launches
  • Manage feasibility signoff and production requirements for exclusive SKUs from concept to launch.
  • Assist in market and consumer insight studies

Develop and execute processes

  • Work with the Senior Marketing Manager to ensure that any issues are escalated, communicated and resolved in an appropriate manner
  • Provide methods for the reporting of the status of projects to the department manage status communication and ensure that every opportunity is given for the team to understand project activity

Skills

  • 1+ years of experience in a Marketing or creative environment preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Marketing or related discipline
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, with experience using Microsoft Outlook
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an enthusiastic, high energy personality
  • Must be adaptable to a fast paced and changing department and have the robustness to recover from unexpected outcomes
  • Ability to foresee and react quickly to business needs to help improve its function
  • Curiosity and initiative to explore and learn 
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in reporting
  • Strong communication skills; this person is able to present information (both written and oral) clearly and concisely, with the ability to communicate clearly at all levels within an organization
  • Entrepreneurial spirit; must be able to deal with ambiguity and willing to take risks as needed
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to plan, achieve and evaluate results individually and through others
  • Influencing skills with the ability to lead cross functionally and influence up, down and across the business
  • Ability to analyze data and interpret quickly to inform decisions
  • Ability to travel occasionally as required

Benefits Overview

Dyson US monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, holidays and retirement plans. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and life and disability cover. But financial rewards are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fueling and realizing ambition.

Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Dyson and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information, the job number of the position for which you are interested in applying, and the nature of your request to careers.us@dyson.com or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Posted: 22-Jan-2018

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