The International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) was originally founded in 1969 and owns a long and rich history in sports car racing. Today, IMSA is the sanctioning body of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the premier sports car racing series in North America. IMSA also sanctions the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda, as well as four one-make series: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama; Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama; Ferrari Challenge North America; and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. IMSA a company within the NASCAR family is the exclusive strategic partner in North America with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) which operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables selected IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors to earn automatic entries into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. For more information, visit www.IMSA.com, www.twitter.com/IMSA or www.facebook.com/IMSA.
Let's start with a few basic questions. Are you creative? Can you inspire consumers? Do you possess a strategic mind? Finally, are you ready to bring your experiences and successes into the high-octane world of motorsports?
If the answer to those four questions is a resounding "YES," then we would like to speak with you as IMSA, the International Motorsports Association, is looking for a skilled Brand and Consumer Marketing Director to further define and grow its brand awareness as the world's premiere sports car racing championship.
We are searching for an individual that can drive our market growth using an almost endless toolbox. This includes access to a large stable of premium stakeholders comprised of the top brands in the global automotive industry, from Porsche to Lamborghini to Lexus, to name a few of the 19, track partners from around North America, the top names from the space's media partners and a list of teams and drivers that is second to none.
Those resources will serve as a base as you develop, implement and executive IMSA's marketing initiatives across a wide swath of mediums, digital and TV campaigns and partner messaging integration.
Strong analytical skills, business savvy and the ability to multitask are essential skills for this position as well as:
Team player willing to lead and contribute to an established dynamic team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to think creatively and innovatively
Budget-management skills and proficiency
Professional judgment and discretion that comes from years of experience in the field
Familiarity with the latest trends, technologies and methodologies in graphic design, web design, production, etc.
Proven working experience as brand manager or associate brand manager
Proven ability to develop brand and marketing strategies and communicate recommendations to executives
Experience in identifying target audiences and devising effective campaigns
Excellent understanding of the full marketing mix
Data-driven thinking and an affinity for numbers
Degree in marketing or a related field
Responsible for managing the overall strategic marketing and brand direction.
Develops annual consumer marketing plan including media buys, creative development, etc.
Leads the development and strategic vision of the company's digital platform including the website & mobile app.
Set vision for and manage the video content creation for digital platforms.
Responsibility and oversight for NBC TV partnership, production & programming
Manages International TV distribution relationship.
Responsible for the radio partnership platform and distribution.
Develops strategic vision for additional consumer distribution and interactive opportunities.
Oversees the track promoter relationships and execution of events for attending fans.
Collaborates with the Partnership team to optimize ROI for stakeholder's investments.
Communicates strategies to stakeholders.
Develops and manages the research strategy.
Other duties may be assigned.
Travel required: 30%, including 12-15 weekends per year.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and a minimum of 10 years of marketing, brand management or advertising agency experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Other Skills and Abilities
Strong presence and presentation skills required.
Motorsports and other sports management experience preferred.
Strong skills in PowerPoint presentations preferred.
Learn more about this role and our team by applying at www.careers.nascar.com for consideration.
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