Marketing Business Mgmt Operations - Sr. Associate

PIMCO Europe Ltd
Newport Beach, USA
Jul 16, 2019
Jul 25, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $1.84 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,700 employees in 17 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

With the acceleration of technology and the demand for digital readiness, the marketing environment is continually evolving, which provides a unique career opportunity for an individual who desires to be at the forefront of change. We are seeking a Senior Associate to work side-by-side with the Global Head of Marketing, who brings creativity, innovative thinking, and a desire to help impact the direction of our strategic marketing programs. The incumbent will have exposure to marketing operations, and will gain valuable experience in preparation for career advancement in the marketing discipline. The Senior Associate will support initiatives that further the firm's strategic goals, including working on the Marketing operating model, business management processes, and corporate Marketing. The role will include a balance of foundational responsibilities, supporting day-to-day functional operations, and also strategic and creative contributions to integrated marketing initiatives and corporate projects.
The Senior Associate will work with marketing leadership to anticipate and manage operations to ensure best-in-class processes and connectivity with key partners, establish more efficient and effective global operating models, improve communication flow between stakeholder groups and within Marketing, contribute to corporate marketing initiatives/projects, and support the Global Head of Marketing in presenting key initiatives and messages to the broader firm. In addition, the incumbent will help stand up an improved business management operating model within a global function of 100+ professionals at a top tier investment management brand and be on the front line with marketing leadership in liaising with key stakeholders across the firm.
This role is to be based in Newport Beach, CA or New York, NY.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Partnering with Global Head of Marketing to build capacity across the function by enhancing business management principles and processes including finance, budget management, strategic planning and reporting
  • Creating transparency and improved communication across marketing leadership
  • Serving as primary point of contact with key partners in Finance, Strategy, HR and Executive Office
  • Partnering with marketing leadership to establish cadence and structure of reporting for senior management, including insights from our Marketing Intelligence portal
  • Partnering with Global Head of Marketing to produce and distribute cornerstone industry and firm presentations; effectively partnering \with creative team and other resources is critical
  • Liaising with contacts at external partners, including advertising agency, digital consultants, etc.
  • Building budget, establishing best practice operating model, including T&E transparency and oversight, major project expenditure tracking, etc. to ensure the firm is maximizing resources and investments
  • Supporting Global Head of Marketing in initiatives regarding our corporate responsibility platform
  • Employing creative thinking and innovation to create possible alternative solutions, and using judgment to determine methods and procedures on new assignments, often with minimal guidance

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in an operational or program/project management function within the investment management or related industry
  • Familiarity with and long-term career interest in the Marketing function
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated competence in thinking strategically, analytically, conceptually, and innovatively , including the ability to synthesize and analyze data, teasing out accessible and impactful stories
  • Experience working with global teams in different time zones
  • Ability to multi-task, work in a demanding, fast paced environment and handle multiple, competing priorities and projects with high quality output
  • Strategic thinker, independent problem-solving skills, and the ability to drive consensus
  • Background with financial analysis, data analysis and messaging/marketing
  • A hands-on practitioner with the ability to shift between operational and strategic mindsets
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate unstructured processes and simultaneously manage responsibilities of multiple-concurrent work streams and competing demands

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), facilitation, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to face off across all levels of an organization
  • Quick learner and adaptable to learn new processes, concepts, and skills
  • High emotional intelligence, flexible, and resilient
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • High levels of personal energy, positivity, and professionalism with the ability to maintain strict confidentiality

  • Prior marketing experience
  • M.B.A. or an advanced degree


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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