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BMO Financial Group Senior Marketing Manager, Digital Acquisition in Chicago, Illinois

The  Senior Marketing Manager, Digital Acquisition will be accountable for leading the strategic & tactical planning/ development as part of the Digital Acquisition team.

As a line of business digital lead, the role will champion paid digital programs end-to-end from inception through launch and develop over-arching strategy across all digital channels to meet the acquisition goals with a holistic view on the customer. Bringing tactical plans to life, ability to evaluate data & optimize towards performance is essential to succeed as we continuously drive innovation through test & learn.

Reporting to the xx (enter title), the successful candidate will work closely with the rest of digital marketing team, product marketing teams and cross-functional teams (SEO, Digital Channels Marketing -, Digital Sales Personalization, Creative Services), as well as external partners to manage all aspects of the digital activities and apply industry best practices.

Desired Skills and Experience


• Post-Secondary Degree in Marketing/Business

• Solid understanding of digital channels and digital success metrics

• Expert knowledge in media planning, buying, execution, and optimization 

• Post-Secondary Degree in Marketing/Business

• 6-8 years in digital marketing across search/social/display

• 3-4 years experience in SEM/PPC

• 3-4 years experience in display & RTB/Programmatic

• 2-3 year experience in social channel

• Hands-on experience with Google Marketing Platform –Campaign Manager, DV360, SA360, GA360

• Hands-on experience with self-serve advertising platforms – Adwords, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

• Experience working with digital analytics – Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics

• Experience working with marketing tech solutions – DMP, SFMC, attribution modelling tools

• Ability to report/evaluate the media performance results and drive insights for the business

• Experience evaluating digital creative copy/design and campaign landing pages

• Financial Services environment and/or performance/acquisition driven campaign an asset

• Experience working in an Advertising Agency/managing an Agency preferred


• Proactive team player

• Analytical/data-driven thinking and problem solving skills

• Interpersonal, relationship management skills to navigate matrix environment

• Strong business acumen. Relate to the overall business result and translate into digital channel activity.

• Integrated marketing communication and planning skills

• Attention to detail and passion for quality

• Time management skills and ability to balance multiple projects/deadlines

• Strong oral, written communication skills to influence stakeholders and align on unifying direction  

• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Key Accountabilities:

20% A.  Planning Support

• Build holistic annual/monthly target forecast & tactical priorities for all channels (Display/programmatic, Search, Social, Affiliates) in alignment with the business goals.

• Lead the development, implementation, review and revision of fiscal year work plan.

• Review progress to plans. Develop and communicate actions necessary to correct internal and external issues, followed by active participation in the implementation of the actions. Escalate significant issues as necessary.


20% B.  Marketing & Digital Insight   

• Understand the digital experience and how it applies to each product portfolio from all business aspects, including competitive position, market position, customer journey and channel requirements to inform positioning and enhancing the digital experience on external positioning and communication requirements.

• Leverage external publications, trade publications and other sources of information to be informed about marketing in general and for digital marketing environment.

• Stay abreast of innovative marketing and digital approaches related to external and internal communication, and continually push the envelope to ensure BMO employs and leverages all opportunities to present our message and offer in the most compelling and engaging way.

• Document and understand the US marketplace, including impacts of the new players entering the market.

• Using market knowledge, customer information, and analytics tools, assess customer needs and make recommendations for how to improve overall business results.

• Measure and analyze the effectiveness and impact of project communication deliverables, identifying opportunities for improvements and leverage the knowledge in development of future project communications deliverables.

• Evaluate executed programs holistically across all aspects (channels, message, offer, competition, etc.) and drive shareable insights.


40% C.  Coordination of Campaign Development   

• Provide digital support for campaigns including budgeting, target setting, and messaging as part of integrated campaigns developed for the product portfolio. Consider strategy relevance through research of competitive spend and awareness levels. Recommend changes as required.

• Manage the execution of digital marketing campaigns for all channels - SEM, Social, Display, Affiliates.

• Maintain all channels according to the industry standards and best practices. 

• Develop DMP/marketing tech integration roadmap and execute through cross-channel/team collaboration.

• Lead and coordinate the execution of communications, including the following key activities:

  • Clear understanding of business objectives and target

  • Timeline & budget management

  • Asset list development with specs requirements

  • Appropriate internal and external approvals

  • Alignment with overall brand guideline in compliant with legal/disclosure requirements  

10% D. Relationship Management

• Build and maintain effective relationships with internal partners and external partners.  Influence these partners in order to build the brand, enhance communication programs and take advantage of synergies.

• Represent the digital experience in any discussions regarding digital marketing requirements in partnership with Corporate Marketing and in accordance with established policies and procedures.


10% E.  Risk Management and Control

• Monitor marketing communications to ensure adherence to standards of third party brands and compliance with legal, privacy, legislative and association regulations.

• Provide budget information to the line of business leads to facilitate an overall view of marketing spend.

• Ensure all required authorizations and approvals are obtained for the execution of promotional advertising campaigns.

Compensation and Benefits:

$66,500.00 - $95,000.00

The base salary represents BMO Financial Group’s hiring range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as location, skills, experience, and qualification for the role. Salaries for part-time roles will be pro-rated based on number of hours regularly worked.

Base salary is one component of BMO Financial Group’s total compensation package for employees, which may include performance-based incentives, commissions or discretionary bonuses, as well as other perks and rewards. BMO also offers health insurance, tuition reimbursement, accident and life insurance, and retirement savings plans. To view more details of our benefits, please visit: .

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