The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18590

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/29/2018 3:38 PM)
    Title
    Product Lifecycle Marketing Communications Strategist
    Job Location
    US-TX-Houston
    Shift Schedule
    Day
    Manages Others
    No
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.

     

    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.

     

    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.

     

    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.

     

    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.

     

    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Responsible for developing marketing communication programs from product launch through retirement of technologies and service lines for Weir Oil and Gas. This role is responsible for developing the positioning strategy and marketing communication program for new product and service launches  through the creation and delivery of public relations, marketing collateral, brochures, promotional items, tradeshows, customer/industry events, and website content.  Additionally, this role is responsible for working with product management to update marketing messages and collateral as enhancements are made. This role will monitor competitor technology launches and work with product management to maintain a competitive edge of Weir’s technologies.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Work closely with product management and engineering to manage the lifecycle of products and services for marketing communications
    • Develop product or service positioning and messaging strategies for new offerings
    • Develop marketing launch program for new offerings (with budget) and present for approval to the marketing director
    • Develop and execute the workflow of product and service marketing, advertising or public relations.
    • Creates communications that conform to Weir Group branding standards
    • Leads the project management of brochure design, layout and copy editing requirements
    • Leads the project management of ads and advertising campaigns as they relate to products and services
    • Works with the customer experience strategist to communicate new products and services to customers
    • Acts as custodian of corporate documents and records

     

    Special Skills:

    • Significant experience in rapid growth technology markets, with emphasis in the oil and gas industry, both domestic and international
    • Experienced in taking a company forward in a fast growth environment, providing insight for direction and managing change effectively
    • Familiarity with the sales and booking process and knowledge of the marketplace for the company’s products and services
    • Experience in the oil and gas industry

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience:

    Bachelor’s or master’s degree in marketing communication, business or related filed. At least 5 years of industry experience

     

    Language Skills:

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management.

     

    Mathematical:

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

     

    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

     

    Computer Skills:

    The incumbent should have knowledge of the following software: Must possess moderate to high level of computer literacy in Microsoft office products, internet searches and internet navigation.

     

    Physical Demands:

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

     

    Work Environment: T

    he noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. In certain areas of the facility personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required, including safety glasses and steel-toed shoes, and ear plugs.

    Core Competencies

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

     

    Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

     

    Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

     

    Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

     

    Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

     

    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

     

    Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

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