ARS-Relationship Leader-Sr Mgr

Northbrook, Illinois
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Sep 02, 2016
Nov 01, 2016
Product Manager
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Job Description

Provide leadership for a Partner Relationship Management Team driving growth and developing marketing strategies for 50+ partners across multiple industries focused on roadside services. The position will provide leadership and direction to ensure growth across all client/ partner verticles- direct mail, tele-services, web and direct response TV. The relationship leader will also lead the initiative to maximize other corporate products and services to the partner portfolio. A key responsibility will be to develop high potential talent within the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop partner marketing plans with P&L responsibility for managing marketing budget and CV hurdles.
  • Lead quarterly strategy planning session with partners; participating in additional partner meetiRsgs including weekly status updates, process improvement, trouble-shooting, or growth-focused meetings
  • Mentor/guide direct reports' development of annual partner marketing plans, understanding/balancing their Critical to Qualities (CTQs) with Allstate Roadside Services' goals
  • Develop solid partner relationships at highest levels as a proactive business strategist; responsible for proposing and implementing new products/channels to expand partner relationships and responding decisively to changes in market; clarify partner expectations for successful program execution and integration; primary point of partner contact for the business in managing/resolving strategy partner issues and providing leadership for internal best practices sharing and strategy building across business functions; ensures each direct report relationship manager:
  • Becomes a key advocate for assigned partners
  • Identifies/documents client CTQs
  • Ensures marketing execution team is meeting goals set for monthly campaigns and work with them to find solutions for growth and improvement
  • Develops action plans to facilitate achievement of all partner CTQs
  • Leads weekly partner update calls and follows through on action items
  • Develops, maintains, and enhances excellent working relationship with assigned partners and proactively ensure deepening of senior relationships with partner and Allstate Roadside Services
  • Understand partner performance dynamics to develop and support key business strategies
  • Become key driver of financial and campaign reporting to ensure Allstate Roadside Services' P&L hurdles are met with assigned partners

Job Qualifications

  • Experienced marketer with 7+ years of experience leading partner relationships and developing strategic marketing plans
  • 5+ years proven client/vendor relationship management skills
  • Concise and clear communications; solid interpersonal skills
  • Clear thinker who has the ability to focus the organization on critical items
  • Inclusive leader experienced in leading a team; external focus
  • Bachelor's Degree or 4 years equivalent marketing experience including experience in client relationship management
  • Experience developing presentations and pitching to all levels of management
  • Strategic leadership and planning, balancing Allstate Roadside Services and partner needs to develop strategy and drive business solutions; customer centric and business goals advocate
  • Project management skills - able to manage multiple projects
  • Financial proficiency and analytical skills

Desired Characteristics

  • Six Sigma MBB/BB/GB certification preferred
  • Strategic mindset
  • Open and active listener
  • Problem solving, decision making,
  • Strong negotiation and organization skills

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