Executive Assistant to CMO Staffing
Recruiting Executive Assistants to CMOs since 2003
We pride ourselves on being experts in staffing executive assistants to CMOs. Our many years of experience at Coleman & Company, the parent company of C-Suite Assistants, recruiting for marketing positions that report to the CMO have given us a leg up. We’ve recruited for positions such as Channel Marketing Managers, Brand and Communication Managers, Digital Strategy Managers, Market Research and Product Development Managers and other thought leadership roles. We know what it takes to support a marketing department! Also, our recruiters’ previous professional experience in the advertising and direct marketing industries heighten our understanding of the creative side of a business and the skills it takes to run a marketing team. This helps us to successfully staff executive assistants to CMOs. We are one of the best staffing agencies for recruiting executive assistants for marketing departments and CMOs.
Staffing an Executive Assistant to the CMO Helps with Growing Challenges
With the rising dominance of digitalization and consumer-centric marketing, the role of the CMO has become increasingly challenging. Digitalization and social media trends require the CMO to spend more time focused on technology-related problems, in addition to their other responsibilities. More and more time is spent on IT.
What We Look for when Recruiting an Executive Assistant to the CMO
As part of our executive assistant to the CMO staffing process, we look for individuals who are extremely organized, but also adapt well to the many demands the CMO faces, as well as the different departments they deal with, and the many different functions of the marketing team. A four-year college degree with a Communications major is certainly a big plus. When recruiting an executive assistant to the CMO, we seek administrative professionals with a variety of skills, listed below.
Executive Assistant to CMO Candidate Qualities:
- Analytical skills to interpret marketing research, and be able to compile sales and performance data
- Excellent ability to translate data into presentations or critique presentations when requested by the CMO
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate and interact with the many different departments the CMO is involved with on a daily basis, and also work externally with advertising firms and public relations companies.
- Prior experience supporting a marketing department a plus
- Resourceful, detail-oriented
- Comfortable working both independently and in a team environment
- Self-motivated, personable and able to communicate effectively with senior professionals
- Experience using Outlook calendar functions
- Excellent use of Microsoft products, including PowerPoint, Word and Excel
- Able to handle multiple assignments and prioritize
- Excellent technical skills and ability to learn new software, programs and procedures
- Strong writing and research, and project management skills
What’s the Role of the Chief Marketing Officer?
Simply put, a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) is a C-level executive who is the head of all marketing activities within an organization. The CMO is an important member of the C-suite, and most often reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CMO is also the “Chief Influence Officer” of a company, charged with uniting the company’s culture together as one voice.
Who & What Does the CMO Manage?
The CMO manages a team of professionals, typically senior vice presidents, directors, vice presidents, and other senior marketing managers. The CMO is responsible for facilitating a company’s growth, sales and marketing strategy. She/he must work towards objectives such as revenue generation, cost reduction, and risk mitigation. They are also responsible for branding, both for the company as a whole and for individual products.
A successful CMO is analytical, overseeing market research. They are creative, often being charged with designing advertising and promotions campaigns. They must also have strong interpersonal skills, with the aptitude and emotional IQ to coordinate many different styles of thinking within a single team. When looking at any executive assistant to CMO staffing opportunity we are looking for a candidate who possesses these qualities.
General Responsibilities of the CMO Include:
- Brand management
- Marketing communications, including advertising, promotions and public relations
- Market research
- Sales management
- Product development
- Distribution channel management
Necessary Qualities of a CMO
The CMO must be nimble and respond quickly to the ever-changing circumstances in a firm. Their job is to shape the company’s understanding of a particular product, sales strategy, or marketing idea. As different products may be offered under various departments, the CMO must be able to tie together all the elements into one. It is a critical role, involving departments such as corporate communications, production, public relations, human resources, legal, finance, and information technology.
If you need assistance in staffing an Executive Assistant to your CMO, please call us at 646-214-7475, or contact us here and we would be delighted to tell you more about our services.
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