**Job Number** 22188467
**Job Category** Sales & Marketing
**Location** Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
**Located Remotely?** Y
**Position Type** Management
The Sr. Director, Marketing Strategy is a key leader on the Global Brand & Marketing extended leadership team, serving as the strategic and analytical lead on key marketing and brand initiatives. She/he will be a thought leader and strategic partner interacting with internal and external constituencies to build effective marketing and brand strategies by bringing data/analysis to bear on business challenges. While projects will vary, on a day-to-day basis this will involve: managing cross-functional stakeholders/processes, gathering relevant data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses to improve cross-channel marketing programs and drive better business outcomes (i.e., improve short-term revenue and long-term brand building ROI). Core partners for this role include the Brand teams, Digital, Finance and CX.
**Education and Experience**
+ 4-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, or related major, MBA a plus
+ 5+ years of experience in Strategy Consulting, Banking/Finance, Market Research, or similar analytical role
+ 2+ years of managerial experience
+ Problem solving and strategy expertise (e.g., structuring and analyzing ambiguous problems, driving implications from complex data)
+ Demonstrated command of data and insights from a variety of internal and external sources to shape narratives about customer and brand opportunities
+ Proven ability to lead and work with cross-functional teams, using data and insights to influence decision-making
+ Knowledge of marketing and media, including trends, analytics and approaches to marketing experiment/pilot design (e.g., matched-market, A/B, pre/post, people-based, etc.) are a plus
+ Sensitivity to global communication needs
**CORE WORK ACTIVITIES**
+ **Provide thought leadership to Global Brand and Marketing leaders on a wide range of business-critical topics**
+ Partner with leaders to identify and deconstruct business challenges
+ Determine appropriate quantitative and qualitative analyses required to understand business challenges (e.g., identify root cause analysis, etc.)
+ Maintain an external mindset, including staying on top of consumer, competitive, and industry trends (e.g., changes in data privacy landscape)
+ **Lead analyses to solve business challenges**
+ Develop strategic, analytical, and financial frameworks to conduct analyses
+ Derive insights from data that can be translated into actionable strategies
+ Develop actionable strategies to address business challenges
+ **Manage across cross-functional teams to drive forward key initiatives**
+ Collaborate with partner teams to gather data, information, and perspectives
+ Manage stakeholders across teams to drive forward processes
+ **Deliver executive communication and demonstrate significant influence management skills**
+ Shape narratives using data and insights to ensure comprehension of key challenges, insights and proposed actions
+ Build “executive-ready” decks and deliver executive communication in key forums across the business
+ Gain credibility with senior leaders while challenging the status quo
+ **Communication** - Conveys information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner through a variety of methods.
+ **Leading Through Vision and Values** - Keeps the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action.
+ **Managing Change** - Initiates and/or manages the change process and energizes it on an ongoing basis, taking steps to remove barriers or accelerate its pace; serves as role model for how to handle change by maintaining composure and performance level under pressure or when experiencing challenges.
+ **Problem Solving and Decision Making** - Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; obtains and compares information from different sources to draw conclusions, develops and evaluates alternatives and solutions, solves problems, and chooses a course of action.
+ **Professional Demeanor** - Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values.
+ **Strategy Development** - Develops business plans by exploring and systematically evaluating opportunities with the greatest potential for producing positive results; ensures successful preparation and execution of business plans through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes.
+ **Building a Successful Team** -Uses an effective interpersonal style to build a cohesive team; inspires and sustains team cohesion and engagement by focusing the team on its mission and importance to the organization.
+ **Strategy Execution** – Ensures successful execution across of business plans designed to maximize customer satisfaction, profitability, and market share through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes.
+ **Driving for Results** - Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.
+ **Customer Relationships** - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer/stakeholder needs and actions consistent with the company’s service standards.
+ **Global Mindset** - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.
+ **Strategic Partnerships** - Develops collaborative relationships with fellow employees and business partners by making them feel valued, appreciated, and included; explores partnership opportunities with other people in and outside the organization; influences and leverages corporate and continental shared services and/or discipline leaders (e.g., HR, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Revenue Management) to achieve objectives; maintains effective external relations with government, business and industry in respective countries; performs effectively as a liaison between locations, disciplines, and corporate to ensure needed resources are received and corporate strategies are understood and executed.
**Generating Talent and Organizational Capability**
+ **Organizational Capability** - Evaluates and adapts the structure of assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.
+ **Talent Management** - Provides guidance and feedback to help individuals develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work objectives.
**Learning and Applying Professional Expertise**
+ **Business Acumen** - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach business and administrative challenges.
+ **Continuous Learning** - Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application.
+ **Strategy Knowledge -** Understanding and utilizing professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specificstrategic work challenges.
+ **Basic Competencies** - Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities.
+ **Basic Computer Skills** - Uses basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).
+ **Mathematical Reasoning** - Adds, subtracts, multiplies, or divides quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.
+ **Oral Comprehension** - Listens to and understands information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
+ **Reading Comprehension** - Understands written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
+ **Writing** - Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
**Colorado Applicants Only:** The salary range for this position is $120,375.00 to $242,756.00 annually.
**New York City & Westchester County, NY Applicants Only:** The salary range for this position is $145,654.00 to $267,032.00 annually.
All Locations offer health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, accrued paid time off (including sick leave where applicable), life insurance, disability coverage, other life and work wellness benefits and may include incentive compensation. Benefits and incentive compensation may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions.
_Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law._
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