Senior Advertising Manager - Global Advertising , Marketing in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior Advertising Manager - Global Advertising
LocationRedmond, WA
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

We are looking for a senior advertising professional that has broad experience in advertising production to join the commercial advertising team. This position will be responsible for lead production on the one commercial campaign extending across TV, print, radio and OOH. The role requires collaboration with core teams and partners both in the product groups, the global ad team and outside the company to bring the campaign to life around the globe.

Candidate must have extensive experience driving commercial and/or consumer advertising campaigns for large brands and be able to manage advertising/marketing agencies.

The successful candidate also must demonstrate the ability to work under tight deadlines, show thoughtfulness in campaign development, and resourcefulness in gathering requirements, input, and feedback. It is crucial to have the ability to know how to get things done and manage the complex matrix of stakeholders.

Specific responsibilities include:
Global campaign execution management
Agency production management
Management of TV Shoots, print shoots, etc as necessary
Partnering with the media and research teams to align creative across
Coordination with internal and external stakeholders
Driving ongoing discipline expertise and production expertise

Qualifications and Competencies:
Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
Ability to work with all levels of individuals within the company
A strong drive for results, often delivering under tight deadlines
The ability to creatively resolve issues, understanding business constraints of resources, budgets, and timelines, while remaining adaptable and flexible
Experience in strategy development, while bringing objectivity, "common sense" judgment, and "street smarts" with good creative instincts
Organizational agility and strong stakeholder management and cross-group collaboration skills will be critical to success, with demonstrated ability to execute through an influence model
Exceptional project management and attention to detail
Excellent problem solving skills, strong process and coordination skills, and must demonstrate initiative and a strong willingness to roll-up their sleeves to make things happen

Position Requirements:
A passion for marketing, creativity, brand building and growing media landscape
10+ years advertising and campaign development experience, with extensive experience working with or for an agency, with a demonstrative portfolio of work
Rich production expertise with creative sensibilities
Experience in TV, print and outdoor production
Expertise in managing multiple agencies
Ability to add strategic insight to projects you're involved in
Ability to get work done in a complex global organization and collaborate well with others
Willingness to scale up or down with a great attention to detail
Passion for advertising and appetite to learn and explore new ways of engaging with our customers

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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