Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Marketing Associate - Washington, D.C. Area

Title: Marketing Associate (0641-009-711)
Location: Washington, D.C. Area
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Investment Management firm seeks a Communications/Marketing professional with industry experience along with strong writing/editing skills to join their Business Development team.  Primary responsibility will be completing RFPs/RFIs/DDQs, including the writing/maintenance of accurate/compelling responses, while successfully managing time-sensitive processes in collaboration with colleagues. In addition, the candidate will be a valuable resource in reviewing/editing pieces produced across the organization (research papers, etc.) as well as drafting new copy for client communications/website/collateral materials.  Importantly, as an active member of the business development team, the candidate will collaborate seamlessly with other marketing associates to meet broader ongoing/periodic needs of the organization.
  • Assume lead responsibility for all facets of completing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and drafting new communication/collateral material copy
  • Serve as copy editor for new firm-wide materials (research pieces/market commentary/etc.)
  • Maintain organized library of accurate/compelling/well-written narrative, serving as primary source of narrative for RFPs/collateral materials
  • Develop process by which functional areas across the firm review/update/sign-off on standard narrative, thus ensuring ongoing integrity of the information over time
  • Explore external applications to assist in RFP management/production (Qvidian, RFP Machine, PMAPS, etc.)
  • Collaborate seamlessly in all aspects of deliverables, including serving as a backup to fellow team members
  • Develop/produce/update all marketing materials, including standard and custom presentations, research, DDQs (Due Diligence Questionnaires), fact sheets, and Business Updates
  • Respond to RFPs/RFIs/Questionnaires
  • Coordinate/manage electronic and hardcopy mailings
  • Contribute to event/conference planning needs
  • Maintain external databases
  • Maintain internal relationship management system
  • Contribute to branding/digital/social media efforts
  • Undergraduate degree required (marketing, finance, journalism, or English disciplines preferred)
  • CFA designation preferred
  • 5-7 years’ work experience in the investment industry, ideally focused on RFPs/communications, and a broad base of investment knowledge; 3+ years of experience coordinating and managing large projects
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office products (Word/Outlook/PowerPoint/Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to understand complex material and explain technical concepts clearly/concisely/logically
  • Excellent proofreading/editing skills
  • Technical proficiency with relevant software: graphics software (InDesign preferred), database/contact management software, and RFP software (Qvidian/RFP Machine/PMAPS/etc.) required
  • High integrity and willingness to work within a compliance-sensitive environment
If interested, please email your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Julia Brown
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting

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