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VP Brand Manager
at Webster Bank
Job Reference #: 5000499928006
Categories: Management - Executive/Senior (C-Level, VP), Management - Mid-Level (Manager, Director), Management - ALL CATEGORIES
200 Executive Blvd South-HF433
200 Executive Blvd South-HF433
If you're looking for a meaningful career, you'll find it here at Webster. Founded in 1935 by Harold Webster Smith, our focus has always been to put people first--doing whatever we can to help individuals, families and businesses achieve their financial goals. And while we've grown into a leading commercial bank, we remain passionate about serving our customers, supporting our communities, and making a difference in people's lives. We can make a difference in your life, too. By empowering you to build the meaningful career you've been looking for. Responsibility, respect, trust, teamwork and citizenship are the values on which Webster was founded. Together we call them The Webster Way, and they are what set us apart as a bank and an employer. Guided by these values, we put people first - working hard to live up to our customers, and each other, every day.
Own the development and implementation of the Webster Bank brand. Develop and execute marketing initiatives to drive sales, customer acquisition and improve customer loyalty for Webster Bank. Partner with cross-functional groups to ensure alignment across channels and with overall brand goals. Responsibilities will include the development, management and implementation of marketing plans, strategies and programs designed to promote ongoing engagement of our customers, bankers and community while ensuring the company's continual alignment with trends affecting the banking industry. This position also plans and ensures maximum awareness and corporate benefit for all corporate sponsorships and events. In addition, this role oversees internal creative development and execution of initiatives for company-wide support.
- Develop and manage strategic and tactical marketing plans to support overall brand growth and business objectives, including messaging and strategy as well as media plan development and execution.
- Oversee brand alignment on all advertising, content, promotion and partnerships. Authority and promoter of the Brand, ensuring consistent brand expression through all consumer and cultural points
- Negotiate, execute and plan strategic partnership opportunities that drive revenue and increase name acquisition. Act as liaison to external business partners to ensure strongest possible integration and communication.
- Act as thought leader on brand potential and integrity throughout the organization.
- Partner closely with head of communications to ensure integrated paid and earned efforts.
- Efficient management of people, project and resources, including the marketing staff, outside vendors, consultants, and advertising agencies. Demonstrate excellent and cost efficient time, project and people management skills
- Develop, optimize and track brand/affinity marketing budget
- Establish success criteria and ensuring measurable outcomes for all brand marketing efforts and sponsorships.
- Evaluate each partnership annually, making recommendations on addition and/or termination of partnerships based on impact and strategic direction
- Maintain effective working relationships with the vendor community and all other internal and external partners and ensure that all business relationships reflect core values and success factors of the company
People Management Responsibilities
- Lead and grow a high performing team of professionals
- Support the recruiting, training, coaching and development of team
- Create, communicate and track goals and objectives. Provide ongoing feedback to team ensuring transparency
- Encourage personal and professional development. Build a talent management and succession planning strategy
- Lead employees through performance management and individual development process
- Ensure performance management goals meet the SMART criteria (specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, tracked)
- Provide effective performance feedback through recognition, rewards and if necessary disciplinary action
- Create and build an environment which fosters continuous improvement, best practices, employee empowerment and ownership for business results
- Foster a spirit of teamwork that supports diversity, cohesiveness and support
- Bachelor's degree in related field required; MBA preferred
- 10+ years of experience in brand marketing roles in either internal or agency environments
- Passionate, motivated, resourceful, innovative, forward-thinking and creative
- Strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation and collaborative skills. Including ability to build solid partnerships both internally and externally
- Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work with senior management
- Experience in researching, securing, leveraging and measuring sponsorships for the effective branding of a consumer focused company or organization
- Must have strong business analytic skills and the ability to think strategically
- Must be able to work under pressure, meet deadlines and be flexible in working on multiple projects simultaneously
- Proven track record of creative and resourceful approaches to unique business challenges and demonstrated ability in making brand-appropriate strategic decisions
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