Director of Marketing, Seaport

Società: WS Development
Tipo di lavoro: Tempo-pieno

About WS Development
Massachusetts-based WS Development is a mixed-use developer with a singular mission: creating places people want to be. With an approach that values art, science, innovation and, above all else, people, WS strives to engage each community it serves with best-in-class installations and activations. Established in 1990, WS is a vertically-integrated company that conceptualizes, owns, operates and leases more than 100 properties that range from cutting-edge urban spaces to lifestyle and community centers. With over 20 million square feet of existing space and an additional five million square feet under development, it is one of the largest privately-owned development firms in the country.
Overview:
WS Development is seeking a Director of Marketing to oversee all marketing activity related to and in support of its Seaport project. This is an exciting opportunity to drive brand strategy; neighborhood activation and art programs; partnerships; as well as owned, earned and paid media in support of one of the citys largest single real estate projects. We are looking for an right- and left-brained marketing leader who can help us grow the Seaport brand with highly creative, culturally-connected, category-leading ideas. This role will report to the Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing at WS Development and liaise often with other interdisciplinary leaders.
The Director of Marketing, Seaport will be expected to be a leader in the development of innovative and impactful marketing strategies for our Seaport development. She or he will be responsible for creating and managing brand strategy, overseeing a team of marketing disciplinary leads and communicating strategy and results both internally and externally. This position is inclusive of big idea ideation, strategy and a keen eye towards execution and results.
The ideal candidate will have significant experience driving various forms of marketing from advertising, to email marketing, to cross-channel content marketing, VIP programs, partnerships/sponsorships, events and activation and PR. This position will work closely with internal stakeholders, the surrounding Seaport community and a variety of vendors.
Immediate Opportunity/Initial Success:
Initial success will include the development of strong, collaborative relationships with your cross-functional partners across company disciplines, including Operations, Development, Leasing, Retail Experience and Incubation, Finance and more. It will also include the development of strong relationships with your direct reports a team of highly accomplished marketing professionals with deep experience in their individual disciplines. Strong communication skills will also be critical to represent Seaports goals and strategies both internally to WS leadership and externally to tenant partners, community groups, media and the like
Potential for Growth/Longer Term Success:
Through your passion for community, your understanding of the impacts of events and placemaking, and your deep experience with marketing fundamentals, you will be a leader within the marketing discipline at WS. Over time, grow paths could include increased jurisdiction over new/additional projects and/or evolved roles within the Corporate team.
Requirements
Strong leadership skills; the ability to motivate and inspire
Strong organizational skills.
Strong communication skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Enthusiasm, initiative and a strong work ethic.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and an adaptability to change.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelors degree; Communications-focus is a plus.
8-10 plus years in Marketing; strong foundation in and understanding of retail business dynamics; deep event marketing and social media marketing applied experience; exceptional relationship management skills.
Strong understanding of brand management and eye for creative, content and aesthetics.
Advanced in computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

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