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Marketing Operations Manager

Career Area: Marketing and Public Relations

Occupation Group: Marketing Specialists

Salary

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A typical Marketing Operations Manager earns the following wages (national and state):

State

The average salary in North Carolina for those pursuing this career is $81,453

*The salaries depicted here are representative of the range of salaries posted in job listings over the past year. Living wage in North Carolina is $30,000.

National

The average salary in the United States for those pursuing this career is $83,868

*The salaries depicted here are representative of the range of salaries posted in job listings over the past year. Living wage in North Carolina is $30,000.

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Develops the strategic marketing operations for a company. Manages the marketing team, processes, IT resources and marketing processes that create demand for the company's products. Consults with other marketing leaders to support strategic business needs while improving the effectiveness and efficiency of processes, programs, and infrastructure.

Employment Trends

The job demand and job growth statistics shown here were derived from job posts over the past year. Expected job growth projections are extrapolated from year-over-year job post listing history.

Job demand and job growth is expected at the following rates:

LocationGrowth
North Carolina177+14.8%
Nationwide5966+10.1%

Skills

A professional in this position typically utilizes the following skills in the course of everyday work in this exciting and challenging field:

Baseline Skills

The following are baseline skills every Marketing Operations Manager is expected to have in order to experience success in this field:

  • Communication Skills: The ability to convey information to another effectively and efficiently.
  • Teamwork / Collaboration: Experience working in collaborative efforts with a team to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most effective and efficient way.
  • Creativity: Mental characteristic that allows a person to think outside of the box, which results in innovative or different approaches to a particular task.
  • Detail-Oriented: A detail oriented person is someone who pays attention to the details and can make a conscious effort to understand causes instead of just the effects, and that does this in a second nature type of way.
  • Planning: Working experience with the process of thinking about and organizing the activities required to achieve desired goals.

Specialized Skills

These skills are specific to working in this career:

  • Marketing: Marketing is the study and management of exchange relationships.
  • Marketing Operations: The marketing operations (MO) function has emerged due to the need for a more transparent, efficient, and accountable view of marketing.
  • Project Management: Project management is the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.
  • Budgeting: Experience planning how the financial resources of a business or department are to be allocated during the next business period.
  • Market Strategy: Marketing strategy includes all basic, short-term, and long-term activities in the field of marketing that deal with the analysis of the strategic initial situation of a company and the formulation, evaluation and selection of market-oriented strategies that contribute to the goals of the company and its marketing objectives.

Distinguishing Skills

Any Marketing Operations Manager that possesses the following skills will stand out against the competition:

  • Brand Marketing: Working experience of Brand Marketing. Branding is a concept that extends far beyond the marketing of 'brand name' designer jeans and other products. A company's brand represents their market identity-who they are, what they do, what kind of quality they provide, their reputation for trustworthiness, and more. Consequently, brand marketing is important to nearly every business, from those selling breakfast cereals, to those developing new technologies, to those providing logistic support to other businesses.
  • Eloqua: Working experience of Eloqua, which is a marketing automation platform (MAP), now owned by Oracle. This software is used by marketers, primarily B2B marketers, to help automate the lead generation process. Eloqua and it s ilk all have a database which stores prospect and customer information, an emailer which sends email to prospects and customers, and a website monitoring system which tracks prospect and customer activity on websites under control of the marketer.
  • Corporate Marketing: Corporate marketing is the means by which a corporation or organization attracts potential customers.
  • Email Campaigns: An email campaign is a coordinated set ofemail marketingmessages delivered at intervals and designed to escalate a persuasive argument to purchase, subscribe, download, etc.
  • Account-based Marketing: Account-based marketing (ABM), also known as key account marketing, is a strategic approach to business marketing based on account awareness in which an organization considers and communicates with individual prospect or customer accounts as markets of one.

Experience

This position typically requires the following level of experience. The numbers presented in the pie charts below were derived from actual job posts over the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Experience Required%
0 to 2 years9%
3 to 5 years59%
6 to 8 years19%

Many of the programs offered through NC State are designed for working professionals who need additional credentials to enhance existing work experience.

Students who do not have the expected level of experience may wish to look into internship and employment opportunities.

Common Job Titles

It is possible to find work in this field in positions commonly listed as the following job titles:

  • Marketing Operations Manager
  • Marketing Communications Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Program Manager
  • Manager, Marketing Operations

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