Sr Marketing Business Partner

Illumina, Inc.   San Diego, CA   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
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Posted on November 19, 2020

As a Marketing Business Partner in the internal agency, you will be a member of the Account Services team and the single point of contact to our clients in Segment and Product Marketing, and other areas of the business. You will be a critical success partner at the forefront of the agency, delivering a consistent and exceptional experience engaging with the agency. You are a true people person with excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. You are quality-driven and results-oriented, with an innate ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team toward a common goal. You enjoy a fast-paced environment and are calm under pressure.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Apply experience and understanding of marketing channels and agency processes to encourage constructive and proactive planning.
  • Partner with segment and product marketing, strategic leads in the agency, and other key stakeholders to inform business case, including resource requirements, budget, and timeline.
  • Partner with strategic leads in the agency to recommend multichannel program strategy and an execution plan that aligns to governance-approved objectives and delivers business results.
  • Drive timeline development by providing a due date and stakeholder requirements to project management. Ensure that timeline is realistic and meets the stakeholder’s needs.
  • Communicate key milestones and resources needed, and deliver statement of work. Modify and reissue SOW if there is a change in scope.
  • Coordinate internal agency services, centers of excellence, and/or external agencies to complete client requests. Ensure on-time delivery of all requested assets by the agency.
  • With stakeholder, jointly own quality of work and business results.
  • Coordinate with other account executives in the agency to develop best practices and ensure effective support for marketing objectives.


Skills required:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of outbound marketing channels
  • Understanding of agency and creative process
  • Ability to solve problems and influence people
  • Sound judgment and discretion for managing projects
  • Extremely detailed oriented and organized


Qualifications and Other Requirements:

  • BS or BA in advertising, communications, marketing, or related field
  • 3+ years work experience in a marketing environment in Life Sciences or Clinical
  • Domain expertise is a plus


All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.


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