VP of Marketing

Seattle, WA 98101

Industry: Marketing Job Number: 229

Check out this opening – because in a New Year, change is the whole point.

Happy 2019, everybody. Especially if you’ re a federal worker, a New Orleans Saints fan, or a British person, in which case you’ re probably wondering just what business the words “ happy” and “ 2019” have being in the same paragraph together. Hold tight, my friends, the youthful year still has some time to redeem itself.

And for some of you out there, 2019 could turn out to be stellar indeed, since one of our region’ s most exciting companies is jumping out of the gates with a couple of truly terrific senior-executive openings.

I’ m talking about Changepoint, a Seattle maker of business-software applications. As mentioned in previous announcements, Changepoint has pretty strong bones, it has more than 200 employees across a half-dozen countries, and they have strong institutional backing by Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with more than $3 billion of capital under management.

The first of the new Changepoint senior-exec openings I want to roll out for you is for Vice President of Marketing.

The primary function of this role is, of course, to increase sales – whether by hunting down new customers or keeping current customers in the fold. In addition to being responsible for developing, executing, and evaluating product-marketing programs across all channels, the Vice President of Marketing will guide the strategic vision for the brand and be a “ advocate of collaboration” at Changepoint.

This position also entails managing a team of product-marketing professionals; managing a wide array of vendor and partner relationships; managing the company website; and meeting monthly and annual sales and budgeting benchmarks.

Changepoint’ s products involve pretty complex technology, so proven experience and comfort with enterprise software, SaaS, or related tech is a must. In addition, this company’ s in a highly competitive sector, so it’ s looking for people who can operate at high levels of leanness and efficiency; internal-empire builders can look elsewhere.

Many tech companies lack an adequate stable of highly skilled presenters who can communicate lucidly and effectively about their offerings to varied audiences. Changepoint doesn’ t want to be one of those companies. Applicants who demonstrate strength in this area will have a leg up.

To fill the role, Changepoint seeks candidates with 10+ years of enterprise-solution marketing under their belts, and a similar level of team-management experience. 

If this sounds like you or someone you know, contact me soon – I have a feeling this one’ s going to have a lot of takers.

PS From PSP: Faaaaaaaaaascinating news out of Redmond, as Microsoft announces a half-billion-dollar pledge to build “ affordable” housing in the Seattle area. (The quotation marks just feel necessary somehow, don’ t they?)

It’ s an intriguing – and important – corporate response to a problem that bedevils not only home-seekers in the region, but also the companies that depend on ready access to talent at a range of income levels.

The likes of Microsoft and Amazon can’ t rely solely on a thin stratum of wealthy executives; they and every other company also depend on the engineers, executive assistants, IT staffers, and countless others whose paychecks have been stretched thinner and thinner by rising residential costs.

Dear readers – do you get the feeling this is the leading edge of a trend here in Seattle, the Bay Area, and other high-cost metro areas? Let me know what you think! ###

 

 

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