We are seeking a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) who will work closely with the the firm’s Managing Partner and leaders of the firm’s practice groups. The CMO will be located in our Irvine office and will be expected to travel to the other firm offices as needed. The CMO will be responsible for developing a strategic firm-wide marketing and business development plan and leading the marketing and business development function for the firm.
The CMO must be a strategic thinker, excellent communicator, and a professional, responsible manager. The CMO will be responsible for ensuring that the firm’s marketing strategy and business development efforts are aligned with the firm’s strategies. The CMO is expected to manage a team of professionals committed to a collaborative atmosphere and continuous improvement while maintaining the firm’s unique culture.
Develop the strategic vision, process and plan for the marketing and business development function for the firm.
Responsible for hiring professionals to support the marketing and business development function for the firm.
Expected to manage a team of professionals committed to a team approach and continuous improvement.
Oversee brand management; strategic and tactical planning; competitive intelligence; client teams and sector initiatives; RFP responses and other pitches and proposals; internal and external communications including press releases, media relations; events; website and other digital marketing.
Manage relations with external providers of services such as website, media relations, business development coaching, client feedback programs and marketing-related technologies (e.g., CMS, proposal management, experience management).
Manage the implementation of marketing-related technologies, especially the integration of systems.
Manage the design, development, and production of effective collateral material, including the design of proposals, firm brochure, practice/office/industry brochures, client alerts, newsletters, and announcements.
Manage external and internal communications, including promotion of firm and attorney awards, rankings and accomplishments.
Establish metrics with which to track the department’s performance and routinely report those to management.
Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Excellent strategic thinking and analytic skills.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Ability to lead, motivate and work in a high performing team.
Ability to multi-task and work under pressure on a large number of initiatives simultaneously.
Ability to work collaboratively with attorneys, department heads, and staff members.
Consistently act with a high level of professionalism.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must have a bachelor's degree, preferably in communications, business administration, journalism, marketing or a related field. Prior experience in marketing or business development in a law firm is strongly preferred, as is experience with an intellectual property law practice. A graduate degree is also strongly preferred.
Please submit resume and cover letter to Carlissa Chareon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Knobbe Martens
Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property law firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at knobbe.com.