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Strategic Marketing Director

Primary Location: Seattle, WA
Additional Locations: WA-Seattle
Responsible for functioning as a strategic partner and building the end to end marketing strategy for a Local Market client. Demonstrates a deep understanding of and co-owns the business strategy with a client, acting as a marketing thought leader.

Fundamental Components:
  • Develops and owns the complex Marketing strategy that identifies longer term opportunities to provide competitive advantage for one or more lines of business.
  • Acts as a strategic advisor and uses expert level marketing skills to contribute to the development of strategic company objectives.
  • Identifies and executes on opportunities to drive new thinking, innovation and cost efficiency into marketing approach through new or enhanced solutions/programs and tactics designed to achieve market growth.Executes integrated campaigns that deepen market presence and drive results.
  • Develops a holistic view of target consumer segments & the member journey to influence the customization campaigns as relevant.
  • Leads cross-functional work teams in a highly matrix environment; navigates and drives results through close collaboration with internal marketing and business partners
  • Makes data driven recommendations that influence the strategy of the organization.
  • Anticipates and solves strategic and high-risk business problems with broad impact on the business area by applying leading-edge theories and techniques to recommend solutions.
  • Drives results by shaping content & strategy according to experience with direct to consumer (DTC), business to business (BTB) or business to business to consumer (B2B2C) best practices in both digital and traditional channels.
  • Creates frames of reference to evaluate relative attractiveness and risks of marketing opportunities and threats.
  • Provides analyses and/or recommendations regarding Health marketing priorities and resource allocations to geographic markets, market segments, products, or programs.
  • Identifies and capitalizes on differentiated capabilities to create custom, impactful value propositions

Background Experience:
  • 10+ years of experience, 3-7+ years of experience as SME
  • Bachelor’s degree - MBA or related master’s degree desired.
  • Strong strategic, critical thinking, and conceptual abilities; ability to lead unit’s strategic planning discussions
  • Ability to influence others and interact with all levels of the organization. Negotiating, influencing, and change management skills.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including listening and ability to explain complex ideas and technologies, and writing and presenting formal presentations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively through various department and functions. Promotes a culture of proactive teamwork.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple simultaneous projects with little assistance and execute programs and projects from start to finish.
  • Data- and results-driven marketer; Shapes content & strategy according to experience with direct to consumer (DTC) or business to business to consumer (B2B2C) best practices in both digital and traditional channels
  • Experience in program management and vendor management - Ability to coordinate activities, collectively set strategies and monitor progress.

Required Skills:
General Business - Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen, Leadership - Anticipating and Innovating, Leadership - Collaborating for Results

Desired Skills:
Leadership - Driving Strategic and Organizational Agility

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
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