Marketing Manager (FW)


Design Collaborative Marketing Manager is an experienced marketing professional committed to excellence in telling the DC story. They are an experienced, certified marketing professionals with a strong background in multiple domains of professional services marketing, including research, client & business development, proposal writing, promotional activity, management, and ultimately ensure marketing tactics are executed to differentiate DC in the markets we serve. This manager is responsible for the growth, development and oversight of the marketing team and leads the way in accomplishing the firm’s marketing strategies in pursuit of our mission and vision.

This is a full-time on-site role for a Marketing Manager at Design Collaborative in Fort Wayne, IN.

  • Bachelor’s in Marketing preferred. Degrees in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or Advertising degrees considered
  • 5-10 years of professional services marketing experience required
  • Preferred industry experience in Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, or Construction
  • CPSM certification recommended (Certified Professional Services Marketer through SMPS)
  • Proficiency with CRM, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to lead, mentor and teach other marketing professionals
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Responsibilities
  • Provide day-to-day leadership of Marketing Coordinator(s) and ensures high quality and timely execution of all marketing tasks.
  • Conduct market research utilizing data-gather techniques for target market research, governmental laws and regulations related to submittal forms and guidelines.
  • Develop resources and products for SOQ/proposal digital and print production, including printing and binding.
  • Understands RFQ/RFP criteria and go/no-go process, and possesses an awareness of the role that pre-submittal and public selection meetings play in the RFQ/RFP process.
  • Utilize the scheduling and tracking systems for individual proposal elements and status.
  • Create a roster of the firm’s subject matter experts and leverage their expertise for content creation.
  • Interview technical team for project content and stories.
  • Leverage skills related to branding, digital media, and content creation relevant to the AEC industry and our service markets.
  • Apply an awareness of photography copyright laws in all marketing materials.
  • Apply knowledge of web design and maintenance to ensure the firm’s website remains up to date and effective.
  • Create content for social media, website and email marketing campaigns.
  • Create and compile information for advertising media, editorial opportunities, and press releases
  • Develop thought leadership content for collateral materials, website, blogs, media, print, video based on marketing plan strategies.
  • Manage the development of innovative promotions to connect with target audience.
  • Mange or assist with trade show and special event planning, execution, and followup.
  • Possess a strong understanding of our firms corporate brand and organizational culture and integrates it into all marketing efforts.
  • Lead or assist with promotional activities, including presentation development and communication workshops.
  • Leverage records management systems for projects, personnel, consultants, proposals, and visual information.
  • Assist the Director of Business Development & Marketing in developing and driving strategic initiatives forward.
  • Assist in identifying metrics to track strategic initiatives and marketing success.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Competitive salary commensurate with education, credentials, experience, and skills
  • Benefits including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, and health savings account (including company contributions)
  • 401(k) and Roth IRA retirement plans (including company contributions)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Bonus program
  • Flexible scheduling and as needed remote work options
Why Join Design Collaborative?

Design Collaborative is a people-first employer with a culture built around five core values: putting people first, don’t be a passenger, love what you do, give back, and have fun. Whether you are passionate about design, love working with clients, enjoy solving problems and providing creative solutions, seek opportunities to be innovative, or you have aspirations for firm leadership or ownership, Design Collaborative has much to offer.

Since 1992, Design Collaborative has been improving people’s worlds through our commitment in creating people-first places. Our firm is made up of architects, engineers, interior designers, environmental graphic designers, project managers, as well as other related design, business, and administrative support staff. Each of our design studios are made of inter-disciplinary teams to create an environment that enhances communication and collaboration, which ultimately leads to effective and engaged teams and integrated and high-quality designs.

Ready to join the DC Team? Email your resume to:
Design Collaborative is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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