Personal Systems Marketing Planning and Operations Manager

We are looking for a Planning and Operations Manager to join Personal Systems Marketing. This role will directly support the Director of US Consumer Marketing in a chief-of-staff-like capacity, and report directing into Strategy, Planning and Operations Manager, PS Americas Marketing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate planning and budget management with the US Consumer team to ensure Campaign Managers are clear on their respective deliverables and meeting the timelines.
  • Establish marketing budget allocations across initiatives and manage ongoing adjustments (including foundational and travel budgets).
  • Prepare campaign performance presentation summaries for reviews with senior management.
  • Act as the liaison with AMS Regional Marketing Operations on planning, operations, and budget.
  • Consolidate view of Opex and Alliance/partner funding for reporting purposes.
  • Support team with various operational needs and provide guidance to Campaign Managers on operational and budgetary changes.
  • Identify and execute process improvement projects.
  • Manage various tasks and projects as needed to maintain efficiency within the US Consumer Marketing team.
  • Develops and drives comprehensive recommendations, based on analysis, emerging trends, and experience.
  • Counsels, recommends approaches for executing high-level strategies and develops creative solutions.
  • Manages proactive planning activities and priority projects.
  • Decision-making implications extend to multiple functions and/or businesses, and impact the business directly.

Education and Experience Required

  • 5+ years total experience in strategy, planning, operations, or related functional area.
  • University degree required, with demonstrable equivalent experience a plus.

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Excellent analytical thinking and data manipulation skills.
  • Superior business acumen, professionalism and knowledge within area of responsibility.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including negotiation and influence skills.
  • Excellent project management skills, including leading large, cross-functional initiatives that impact the organization.
  • Strong relationship management skills, including partnering and consulting.
  • Strong leadership skills, including team-building, conflict resolution, and management.
  • Ability to lead multiple, large, time sensitive projects or work streams.
  • Understanding of performance goals, metrics and concepts
  • Process and detail-oriented
  • Expert in Microsoft applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, Sharepoint)
  • Experience with data management systems (i.e. MRM, business reporting tools, performance metrics)
  • Ability to understand details, yet create a story behind the data that is appropriate for executive discussions (visual and contextual)
  • Prior HP experience a plus

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