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Marketing Director

You are an experienced marketer who directs, leads, and inspires while rolling up your sleeves and working side-by-side with your team. Variety is your life spice. Your strategy expertise, tactical skills, and professional approach support your team as you navigate deadlines and fast-paced activity with your stakeholders. You have a business-driven mind-set and are comfortable marketing for, and collaborating with, local and international business leaders, government, and the diplomatic corps.

Smart, Savvy + Associates has partnered with the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) in their search for a dynamic Marketing Director. Reporting to the CEO, you will work alongside a senior management team and guide a nimble and high-functioning marketing services department to provide visionary marketing strategies, practical marketing tactics, and outstanding marketing deliverables. If you’re a brand expert, outstanding communicator, and an inspirational leader, with an outstanding portfolio of successful initiatives, consider applying for this role!

About the Vancouver Economic Commission

The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) is the economic development agency for the City of Vancouver. It works to strengthen Vancouver’s economic future by supporting local companies, promoting trade & investment, and operating programs and projects that assist in strengthening key sectors in technology, digital media, film & TV, and the Green Economy. The city’s leadership in clean and green economic growth drives an independently assessed brand value of $32 billion. VEC works collaboratively to position Vancouver as a global destination for innovative, creative, diverse and sustainable development.

About this position:

The Marketing Director leads a small team with big ambition. With VEC’s small marketing budget most work is done in-house.The director is responsible for positioning and celebrating Vancouver as a global hub for investment and sustainability in the new economy, including the Tech, Digital Entertainment and Green Economy Sectors. Specifically, the director will guide marketing strategy and programs across all areas of public relations, business intelligence, design thinking, digital presence, and live events, working in collaboration with the leadership team and local and international partners.

About you:

  • Post-secondary education in marketing, communications, or related area
  • 10+ years’ experience in leading a marketing communications team
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic planning, digital marketing, and brand development, including hands-on tactical roll-out
  • Hands-on operational experience, including resource allocation, production and budget management
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in local and international market development is an asset

About Smart, Savvy + Associates Recruitment Professionals

Smart, Savvy + Associates are experts in helping marketing and communications leaders find people and develop teams that thrive and deliver inspiring results. As a people performance company, we specialize in finding marketing and communications talent in the Pacific North West. Our specialty is strong relationships: we get to know our candidates and we take the time to explore the job requirements, workplace culture, and business objectives surrounding each hire.

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