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    The positions posted below are just a few of the current searches we are working on.  Please submit your resume to info@thekleemangroup.com.   If posted position - put the title in the subject line of your email.


    Entries in Marketing (10)


    Director of Marketing - Chicago - 

    High impact – senior leadership – “move the needle” – opportunity with a fast growth established startup with serious VC funding.  

    You understand  and  enjoy both high level strategy and in the trenches execution.   This is a fast paced and high accountability culture that is also fun and rewarding – it’s all about the customer experience.  This is not “corporate” – this is take an idea and run with it!  Define marketing strategy for the company and lead the execution in the retail and e-commerce space.  

    Drive the revenue growth in multi-channel sectors:  increase the conversion rates, the average size orders, lifetime value while controlling customer acquisition costs.  Develop multi-channel marketing campaigns with a strong story and consistent brand voice.  

    Manage the lead generation and the direct response for SEM, SEO, Display, Affiliate and Social channels.   Optimize the resources to generate ROI and “good spend”. 



    Minimum of 5 years (approximate – it depends on what you have done) – retail marketing and strategy

    -      Retail and e-commerce

    -      Digital Marketing and executing on the digital plan

    -      Leading digital initiatives with SEO, SEM, Social Media and Affiliate

    -      Track record of leading teams, hiring is a plus

    -      Metrics and analytic skills


    Manager of Advertising - Chicago

    This is a great opportunity to manage an outstanding team, interact with senior leadership and use your creativity.  You will be leading the Advertising for this very important group to develop and launch campaigns that make the brand stand out.  

    Lead creative inhouse and external agencies to develop the advertising plans and drafts.  Your team shapes the strategic plans and marketing strategies working with the internal product team, digital, social and corporate marketing.  

    Work very closely with the agency partners to develop new advertising and tactics and media opportunities.  Analytics are important – oversee the tracking and analysis of the performance data to measure effectiveness – what is working? 
    Where can we improve? 

     Strong partnership role with internal and external stakeholders.  Very visible with senior leadership.  

    You are a storyteller and know how to communicate – back it up with a strategic framework, data, presentations, PowerPoint.  You know how to get up in front of senior leadership and promote your vision.  Gather and analyze data to gain insight into what is working and develop recommendations for optimizing marketing effectiveness.   

    Manage the creation of online and offline marketing communications – advertising. 




    BS – MBA a plus.  Minimum of 7 years of marketing or brand with a big emphasis on digital.  Agency experience is very important – ideal is a mix of agency and client side.  

    Management and leadership of a team of high performers – this is a strong mentorship role. 

    Understanding of how digital media is purchased, managed and measured.  You have set KPI’s and have a track record of getting the most out of digital investments. 

    Econometric modeling, multi-touch, programmatic that all drive results is a plus.  


    Mgr Digital Marketing - San Jose, CA (or Seattle)

    Excellent growth opportunity with a tech company in San Jose.  Culture is outstanding - very collaborative and team driven - high end perks and benefits. This is a brand new role to support the growing Amazon ecommerce business.  This has a significant budget which means you will have high visibility with senior management and the C suite!  You are managing digital for key products and supporting the sales team to develop marketing and media content.  Develop best practices and improve existing processes while promoting sales efforts.  You have responsibility for the development and maintenace of the financial plans.  Optimize digital strategies with Amazon.  Outstanding company culture, compensation and benefits!


    • Support the sales team by optimizing Amazon content and processes for effective launches - support all the digital assets on Amazon
    • Work with some great digital talent to develop strategies for Amazon marketing - team with brand marketing and sales for brand alignment
    • Identify new market opportunities – optimize customer experience and sales volume
    • Track and measure effectiveness of changes in process to gain sales volume and/or reduce costs
    • Optimize search marketing
    • Provide paid search reporting with financial budget tracking - work with senior financial leadership on quarterly budgets and plans and strategies
    • Work on a team with senior leadership in marketing to build strategies and plans and develop budgets
    • Utilize strong project management - this is fast paced, changing and must keep priorities lined up and execution



    • 5 years creating and managing direct response paid search programs with an agency or large corporation.  
    • Must have digital SEO in brand and building campaigns and google ad click or similar tools
    • Must have some experience working with financials and budgets
    • Must have ecommerce
    • Client management experience
    • Ecommerce channel partners experience
    • Ecommerce channel sales exposure is a big plus
    • Understanding of analysis of large data for business decision making
    • Amazon tools and past work with Amazon is a plus

    Ideally this person will be in San Jose, for the right experience Seattle may work.