Senior Marketing Specialist at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Posted in Admin - Clerical 18 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Mission Statement

At SOM, we aspire to create the most impactful work; and great work requires great people. We are a collective of architects, engineers, designers, and urbanists committed to shaping a better future for our planet. We assemble creative, interdisciplinary teams that work as dynamic studios with all the resources and diversity of a global firm.  We seek to foster the best across all fields and levels of experience—those who are passionate about excellence, integrity, respect, inclusivity, and collaboration.  Together we can achieve great things.


Success at SOM Means 

  • Ideas:  Our highest aspirations go beyond known solutions and models.  We are constantly innovating and attempting to bring new approaches, solutions and processes to our work. 

  • Knowledge:  We are not expected to know everything, but rather to passionately pursue answers.  It is vital that we listen intently and are proactive about learning, integrating new skills and deepening our knowledge. 

  • Deliverables: We strive for excellence in the concept, quality, and delivery of our work. 

  • Individual: We believe in the individual and the wealth of attributes, skills, and knowledge that a person can develop and contribute. 

  • Team: Our design ethos is founded on the principle of interdisciplinary integration.  We foster a positive team culture in which everyone collaborates openly towards common goals. We proactively reconcile the goals and priorities of SOM and clients while fostering opportunities for design and technical excellence in alignment with the firm’s ethos. 

  • Firm:  We believe in a meritocracy of ideas.  We are a collective that looks to everyone to actively contribute to the design discourse in the office. 



Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct market research and define market strategy for the practice.

  • Collaborate with leadership to develop written material to preposition SOM.

  • Lead substantive writing for proposals and qualifications, coordinate submissions, curate highly image-driven portfolios of the firm’s work.

  • Participate in interview preparation and strategy.

  • Manage new business development activities including potential client and lead tracking.

  • Conduct lead, and potential client research as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of marketing experience in a professional service field; preferably within a design related field.

  • Exceptional writing and research skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in an environment with multiple deadlines and stakeholders, executing and prioritizing tasks efficiently and accurately.

  • Strong visual and storytelling ability.

  • Excellent problem-solving, multi-tasking, time management and organizational skills.

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced team environment, working with a heightened attention to detail and an emphasis on quality.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a disposition that is positive and professional.

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, journalism, communications, design or other related field of study.

  • Competency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.

SOM offers opportunities to work on transformational projects, competitive salaries, health insurance, wellness, retirement and financial and other work/life plans.

At SOM, we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We believe an inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while also enriching and challenging our own thinking about design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Visit this page to learn more about SOM's employment policy and how to apply offline:

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