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.NET Developer
Location: Cleveland, OH
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Mid Level

Candidates from underrepresented communities (e.g., people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, differently abled, etc.) are encouraged to apply!

Due to the high volume of applicants we are unable to take phone calls regarding application status. Please contact cultureandcoaching@mtllc.com with questions.

 

Job Department – Web and App Development

We focus on the human journey in our work. We try to create things (not just ads) that help make people’s lives easier. We believe everyone does better when everyone does better. And we apply that thinking to the people who work here too, which has helped us be an AdAge Top Place to Work for the past three years. We look for people who are curious, hardworking and who love to solve problems in unexpected ways – oh, yeah, and who like to have fun. 

Reports to: Senior .NET Developmer

The Role: .NET Developer  

We are seeking a .NET Developer to join our team. This person will have the opportunity to work on websites, social media applications, mobile and tablet applications, and more. The ideal candidate will be based in Cleveland, Ohio, but we are open to remote work as well.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Development and Leadership

  • Develop custom code that reflects the provided information architecture, art direction, design and content elements within the established technical framework, specifications and overall environment.
  • Work within a multidiscipline team, comprised of technical and non-technical members.
  • Collaborate with other development staff, including front-end and mobile developers, DBAs, and IT staff to complete projects.
  • Participate in the creation of accurate project estimates and scopes.
  • Participate in the writing of detailed technical/functional specifications and code documentation.
  • Participate in solution brainstorming and the identification of optimal approaches to delivering against client wants/needs/requirements.
  • Assist with the information and technical architecture, and design of digital solutions to ensure their compatibility with development best practices and principles.
  • Participate in development of code test plans, QA testing, issue documentation and resolution.
  • Work to defined project plans, maintain project timelines and achieve established milestones in an accurate and timely manner.

Your Impact

  • Take initiative to research and learn emerging technologies, trends and industry developments; and share that information with fellow staff members.
  • Work in a fast-paced, tight timeline environment, while maintaining industry-leading quality.
  • Help non-technical staff understand the technical implications of numerous complex client needs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Primary technical skills must include C#, MVC, ASP.NET, .NET Framework
  • Secondary technical skills: T-SQL, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, XML
  • Minimum three years of development experience with proven success in developing digital, web, online and/or mobile solutions
  • Experience developing for/working with .NET-based content management applications (Kentico experience a plus)
  • Experience developing and testing across multiple browsers, platforms and implementations
  • Experience in a marketing, advertising or digital/interactive agency a plus
  • Experience through all phases of development processes from discovery and definition through design and development
  • A commitment to clean, well-organized code and code documentation is mandatory
  • Well-organized, with the ability to handle changing requirements and aggressive deadlines
  • Exhaustive attention to detail
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Copywriter
Location: Cleveland, OH
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Mid Level

Job Department – Creative Services

All interested candidates must submit a portfolio of work for review. This role is open to talent local to Cleveland, Ohio or remote candidates in Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arizona, Illinois, New Hampshire, and California.

 

We focus on the human journey in our work. We try to make things (not just ads) that help make people’s lives easier. We believe everyone does better when everyone does better. And we apply that thinking to the people who work here, too, which has helped us be an Ad Age Top Place to Work for the past three years. We look for people who are curious, hardworking and love to solve problems in unexpected ways. Oh, yeah, and who like to have fun. 

 

Reports To: Executive Creative Director

 

The Role: Copywriter

 

SUMMARY: We’re searching for an exceptional copywriter who is full of ideas; a conceptual creative with a book of work that proves it. We need our next copywriter to have a minimum of three years of agency experience, an amazing portfolio, and the ability to write in a variety of styles and for diverse audiences.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Copywriting and Client Counsel:

  • Own projects from briefing to execution.
  • Take an active interest in our clients’ businesses and develop solid knowledge of each client’s brand, product and, most of all, the audience. Additionally, build strong client relationships and guide clients through creative challenges.
  • Develop ideas — not just ads – that make the world a better place and add value to people’s lives.
  • Develop ideas that work across a variety of platforms.
  • Be accountable; meet deadlines and do what you say you’ll do.

Your Impact

  • Recognize strong insights about diverse audiences and help turn them into creative ideas.
  • Empower others to do things that have never been done.
  • Guide clients and coworkers through creative challenges
  • Approach all projects with a sense of curiosity, determination and originality.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of three years of experience as a copywriter within an agency.
  • Creative agency experience strongly preferred.
  • A killer book filled with amazing ideas, concepts and creative solutions that include a balance of produced digital, social and traditional work.
  • Strong presentation skills with an ability to tell clear creative stories.
  • Passion for the advertising industry; desire to identify emerging platforms and trends that drive innovation.
  • Excellent short-form and long-form writing skills in a variety of voices and tones.
  • Solid grammar, editing and proofreading capabilities.
  • Willingness to push your craft, get your hands dirty and make great things.
  • Ability to quickly generate ideas.
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Digital Account Supervisor
Location: Cleveland, OH
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Job Department – Account Service

We focus on the human journey in our work. We try to create things (not just ads) that help make people’s lives easier. We believe everyone does better when everyone does better. And we apply that thinking to the people who work here too, which has helped us be an AdAge Top Place to Work for the past three years. We look for people who are curious, hardworking and who love to solve problems in unexpected ways – oh, yeah, and who like to have fun. 

 

Reports to: VP, Web and App Development

 

The Role: Account Supervisor, Web and App Development

 

We’re seeking an account supervisor with six to eight years of experience in/passion for marketing communications, with strength in digital marketing, eCommerce, .com builds and lead generation. This account leader will think strategically and analytically, and manage large, complex technical marketing initiatives and websites that drive customer engagement for a high-profile client.

It takes a bit of a desire to learn and understand technology platforms, plus a little experience helping clients navigate their digital marketing efforts, to be successful in this role. We know the impossible is possible, and we’re seeking candidates who know that too.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Management and Leadership

  • Build strong and lasting client relationships based on trust, asking better questions and delivering true, measurable and sustainable results. Guide the client toward making wise decisions based on your strong understanding of eCommerce marketing and lead generation.
  • Perform market analysis to identify new opportunities.
  • Present agency ideas and work to the client with professionalism, enthusiasm and integrity.
  • Foster career growth; work with your manager to facilitate your professional development plan while supervising, coaching and mentoring others around you.
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with agency teams and specialists from strategic services, media, search, UX, development and analytics. Clearly communicate client marketing communications objectives to internal teams.

Client Counsel

  • Counsel the client on appropriate channels, including marketing technology, websites, mobile applications, and SEO/SEM across multiple digital platforms.
  • Be accountable for client; manage SOWs, project schedules, deliverables, deliverable quality and budgets.
  • Analyze overall account profitability to ensure the client is receiving real value while the agency is realizing a profit.
  • Immerse yourself in our clients’ products, business goals and marketing objectives
     

Your Impact

  • Further develop a deep understanding of ROI-oriented eCommerce marketing and internet advertising models, including multichannel digital campaigns.
  • Build strong relationships with clients and agency team specialists. Must be a diplomat, strategist, psychologist and eloquent communicator all rolled into one.
  • Provide thoughtful, clear and accurate counsel to clients regarding marketing objectives.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Six to eight years of account management experience in marketing communications, (advertising, digital marketing, agency, corporate background)
  • Four to five years’ experience in enterprise website builds and lead-generation marketing is essential.
  • A proven track record of success and results creating, leading and executing marketing communications projects and campaigns, including eCommerce, lead generation, web, mobile and social media to meet specific goals.
  • Google Analytics certification is an added plus.
  • Deep understanding of prospecting, including targeting, offer development, email marketing, CRM, CMS, SEO and content development.   
  • Knowledge of and experience working with CMS tools like WordPress, Kentico, Sitecore and others.
  • Deep understanding of agency processes, capabilities, specialties, and how to effectively get work done on time and on budget.
  • Exemplary organizational and project management skills – the ability to manage multiple tasks and moving parts in a fast-paced, deadline-sensitive environment.
  • Uncompromising attention to detail. Consistently demonstrate a high degree of accuracy, even when under pressure.
  • Experience in and desire to supervise and mentor junior account executives.
  • Confidence, integrity and professionalism necessary to represent the agency to its client(s) and prospects.

 

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Paid Search Specialist
Location: Cleveland, OH
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Entry Level
Candidates from underrepresented communities (e.g., people of color, LGBTQ, differently abled, veterans, etc.) are encouraged to apply!
 
Due to the high volume of applicants we are unable to take phone calls regarding application status. Please contact cultureandcoaching@mtllc.com with questions.
 

Job Department – Media

We focus on the human journey in our work. We try to create things (not just ads) that help make people’s lives easier. We believe everyone does better when everyone does better. And we apply that thinking to the people who work here too, which has helped us be an AdAge Top Place to Work for the past three years. We look for people who are curious, hardworking and who love to solve problems in unexpected ways – oh, yeah, and who like to have fun. 

Reports to: Associate Director of Search Marketing

The Role: Paid Search Specialist

We’re seeking a successful self-starter with at least two year of director paid search experience to ideate and deliver paid search strategies. They will also provide complete management of paid search campaigns against defined success metrics and measurable ROI. Planning and developing campaign structure and strategy and conducting performance analyses are also functions/components of this position. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

Management and Leadership

  • Oversee development of paid search program strategies and analyses for clients.
  • Responsible for day-to-day management, execution, budget pacing and monitoring of SEM campaigns.
  • Manage junior search marketing staff with a focus on development and education of associates.
  • Manage and meet internal and external client expectations, as well as deliverables and deadlines.
  • Act as point of contact for assigned clients as it pertains to paid search campaign management.
  • Manage client-facing search deliverables including reporting.
  • Structure and management of paid search campaigns to ensure they are strategically aligned with business objectives.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for optimization, insight, and expansion of paid search programs.
  • Execute competitive research utilizing comprehensive tool sets.

Client Counsel

  • Provide point-of-view (POV) summaries for industry topics; maintain best practices or new online marketing opportunities around Paid Search topics; and stay current on industry trends, including ways to leverage trends against client and agency objectives.
  • Identify opportunities in the market to solidify and expand client visibility and profitability by translating client business goals into successful search engine strategies.
  • Identify additional search channels and tactics that assist in achieving client marketing objectives.
  • Provide thorough analysis of paid search campaigns via reporting tools.

Support and Collaborate

  • Support client services and provide direction to teams.
  • Support new business development and contribute to PowerPoint presentations as needed.
  • Work closely with other subject matter experts within core digital channels, including social media, digital marketing, offline media, analytics, and web development.

Your Impact

  • Collaborate with Search team to establish and evolve strategy.
  • Stay current with all search industry developments and best practices.
  • Execute best practice strategies and methodologies to maximize agency search marketing programs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS in marketing, advertising, communication or related field is preferred, but not required.
  • Google Ads certified in Search. Certifications in Video, Shopping and Display preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum of two years of direct paid search experience, preferred.  
  • An in-depth understanding of marketing forecasting, search planning, implementation, and performance analysis.
  • Experience with Google Analytics and/or other third-party analytics programs.
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of both Google and Bing user interfaces and associated offline editor software.
  • Experience with Google Shopping feeds and product ads is preferred, but not required.
  • A self-starter with efficient time management and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Financial acumen with regard to budgeting, projections and revenue metrics.
  • Strong understanding of how paid and organic search work together.
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills; commercially oriented; confident; outgoing, articulate; persuasive, along with a strong work ethic.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, negotiation, and analytical skills – with strong attention to detail.
  • Experience collaborating with a large account team working on multimedia channels.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, specifically MS Excel and PowerPoint.

 

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Public Relations Assistant Account Executive
Location: Cleveland, OH
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Entry Level

Candidates from underrepresented communities (e.g., people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, differently abled, etc.) are encouraged to apply!

Due to the high volume of applicants we are unable to take phone calls regarding application status. Please contact cultureandcoaching@mtllc.com with questions.

Additionally, all interested candidates must submit three relevant writing samples. At least one sample should demonstrate short-form social media writing and one should demonstrate editorial-style storytelling in a longer format.

 

Job Department – Public Relations  

We focus on the human journey in our work. We try to create things (not just ads) that help make people’s lives easier. We believe everyone does better when everyone does better. And we apply that thinking to the people who work here too, which has helped us be an AdAge Top Place to Work for the past three years. We look for people who are curious, hardworking and who love to solve problems in unexpected ways – oh, yeah, and who like to have fun. 

Reports to: PR Management Supervisor

The Role: PR Assistant Account Executive   

We are seeking a PR Assistant Account Executive to sit within the agency’s public relations community of practice, a team of counselors with deep expertise in public relations strategy, media relations, social media, influencer marketing, corporate communications, and editorial content, among other practice areas. Members of the public relations practice work closely alongside a growing team of some

Our ideal candidate has recently graduated from a college communications program and has a year of professional work experience in a communications role, or at least one related internship. Candidates must demonstrate an aptitude and interest in working on a variety of public relations work, including – but not limited to – social media, influencer marketing and media relations, with a goal of developing into a well-rounded public relations professional. Qualified candidates will demonstrate great critical thinking, stellar writing, an ability to manage details and deadlines, and a nimble, can-do attitude with an ability adjust to fluctuating client priorities.

The Public Relations Assistant Account Executive will play a supporting role on client work, with the objective of growing responsibility over time. Within the first 6 months of employment, the Assistant Account Executive will work with their supervisor to create a professional development plan and career path.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Client Management Support

• Manage details for public relations, social media and influencer marketing projects; individual will play a supporting role on a variety of programs.

• Support client relationships as part of a larger client service team, participating in client status meetings, maintaining status and other client reports, and managing project timelines with the support of agency resources.

• Maintain effective and timely team communications. Keep team leadership apprised of details and respond to questions/issues quickly, honestly, and completely.
 

Social Strategy and Influencer Marketing

• Conduct social listening and editorial monitoring, analyzing results and preparing reports for the team and clients.

• Support social media promotions, including managing rules, identifying and fulfilling winners, and supporting community management as needed.

• Assist with managing influencer programs, including identifying influencers, managing content details, and collecting and reporting data.

 

Writing and Media Relations Support

• Assist with content creation, including concepting, completing a variety of short- and long-form writing assignments and working with creative partners.

• Assist with media relations programs, including the development of media lists, researching editorial ideas, assisting with pitches, and monitoring editorial coverage.

 

Your Impact

• Maintain and grow relationships with clients, influencers, and internal stakeholders to help drive the success of the business

• Research and identify trends to inform social, influencer, and media relations strategy

• Serve as a liaison to other disciplines within the agency, managing resources to complete projects and facilitating collaboration to deliver on client needs and strategic priorities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to communicate clearly and accurately with various audiences.

• Foundational understanding of public relations strategies and tactics, with demonstrated ability to apply sound strategic thinking to professional work and/or classroom case scenarios.

• Knowledge of earned and owned media, including news, social and influencer.

• Experience with native and/or third-party social analytics platforms, social listening platforms and/or editorial tracking tools.

• A strong aptitude and curiosity for new and emerging digital trends; plus, a desire to experiment with these trends, new ideas and technologies.

• Knack for creating great working relationships and collaborating with teams.

• Solid organizational skills, with the ability to juggle multiple projects without missing deadlines and keeping calm under pressure.

• A passion to produce great work, and an unbridled desire to make a mark on our clients, agency, community and industry by finding unexpected solutions, listening as passionately as you speak, and leaving everything you touch a little better than you found it.

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Senior .NET Developer
Location: Cleveland, OH
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Experienced

Candidates from underrepresented communities (e.g., people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, differently abled, etc.) are encouraged to apply!

Due to the high volume of applicants we are unable to take phone calls regarding application status. Please contact cultureandcoaching@mtllc.com with questions.

 

Job Department – Web and App Development

We focus on the human journey in our work. We try to create things (not just ads) that help make people’s lives easier. We believe everyone does better when everyone does better. And we apply that thinking to the people who work here too, which has helped us be an AdAge Top Place to Work for the past three years. We look for people who are curious, hardworking and who love to solve problems in unexpected ways – oh, yeah, and who like to have fun. 

Reports to: Chief Technology Officer   

The Role: Senior .NET Developer  

We are seeking a Senior .NET Developer to join our team. This person will have the opportunity to work on websites, social media applications, mobile and tablet applications, and more. The ideal candidate will be based in Cleveland, Ohio, but we are open to remote work as well.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Development and Leadership

  • Develop custom code that reflects the provided information architecture, art direction, design and content elements within the established technical framework, specifications and overall environment.
  • Work within a multidiscipline team, comprised of technical and non-technical members.
  • Collaborate with other development staff, including front-end and mobile developers, DBAs, and IT staff to complete projects.
  • Participate in the creation of accurate project estimates and scopes.
  • Participate in the writing of detailed technical/functional specifications and code documentation.
  • Participate in solution brainstorming and the identification of optimal approaches to delivering against client wants/needs/requirements.
  • Assist with the information and technical architecture, and design of digital solutions to ensure their compatibility with development best practices and principles.
  • Participate in development of code test plans, QA testing, issue documentation and resolution.
  • Work to defined project plans, maintain project timelines and achieve established milestones in an accurate and timely manner.

Your Impact

  • Take initiative to research and learn emerging technologies, trends and industry developments; and share that information with fellow staff members.
  • Work in a fast-paced, tight timeline environment, while maintaining industry-leading quality.
  • Help non-technical staff understand the technical implications of numerous complex client needs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Primary technical skills must include: C#, MVC, ASP.NET, .NET Framework
  • Secondary technical skills: T-SQL, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, XML
  • Minimum eight years of development experience with proven success in developing digital, web, online and/or mobile solutions
  • Experience developing for/working with .NET-based content management applications (Kentico experience a plus)
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately scope and estimate development work
  • Experience developing and testing across multiple browsers, platforms and implementations
  • Experience in a marketing, advertising or digital/interactive agency a plus
  • Experience through all phases of development processes from discovery and definition through design and development
  • A commitment to clean, well-organized code and code documentation is mandatory
  • Microsoft development certifications a plus
  • Well-organized, with the ability to handle changing requirements and aggressive deadlines
  • Exhaustive attention to detail

 

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Senior Digital Marketing Analyst
Location: Cleveland, OH
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Mid Level

Job Department – Media and Analytics

Job Summary

Marcus Thomas is an agency with the deepest digital, social, search and strategic marketing communications teams in its weightclass. But when it comes to our people, we are commanders of the impossible. Don’t tell us it can’t be done – we’ll prove you wrong!

Reports to: Director of Analytics

The Role:

We’re seeking an experienced senior analyst to join our team and lead analytics for some of the agency’s biggest clients. Measurement and analysis are at the core of what we do; and this individual will work with our web, social, media and research teams to help find the needle in the haystack of data to give our clients the insights needed to guide their digital activities.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

For this position, we are searching for someone with a curious nature, extreme objectivity and the ability to dig deep to find actionable insights. Overall, this is someone who can make a mark by interpreting data and communicating these findings with internal and client teams.

  • Lead measurement strategy, analysis and reporting for some of the agency’s biggest clients.
  • Implement media, social and web analytics tracking utilizing tag management tools.
  • Provide ongoing analysis and optimization across digital, social and media activities.
  • Support and improve client reporting for mid-level and senior management.
  • Assist in goal setting, tracking implementation and ensuring data integrity.

 

Your Impact

  • Possess and further develop a deep knowledge of Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.
  • Work with data visualization tools like Tableau and Google Data Studio to create custom visualizations for clients.
  • Present complex data in a clear and compelling manner both verbally and in writing/visually; this includes creation of graphical and tabular representations of data.
  • Partner with subject matter experts across the agency to identify additional opportunities for the analytics team.

 

 

Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years of marketing data analysis experience within a communications, advertising or digital agency
  • A bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, mathematics, computer science or another related field
  • Google Analytics certified for at least 12 months
  • Experienced in data manipulation and mining, including strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong written communications skills and the ability to make data understandable to non-experts
  • Experience with A/B/N testing and optimization
  • An absolute passion for the advertising and marketing communication industry
  • A curious nature, extreme objectivity and the willingness to help others shine
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in work
  • Ability to move between multiple projects within short periods of time
  • Interest in participating in the Google Analytics Certified Partner community and contributing to industry knowledge
  • Work effectively with multiple personality types and levels of marketing/communications knowledge and sophistication
  • Comfortable with chaos and ambiguity, but able to create order from those situations
  • Ability to think quickly and learn during assignments; a self-starter

 

 

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Senior Technical Consultant (Devs United)
Location: Cleveland, OH
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Mid Level
Candidates from underrepresented communities (e.g., people of color, LGBTQ, differently abled, veterans, etc.) are encouraged to apply!
 
Due to the high volume of applicants we are unable to take phone calls regarding application status. Please contact cultureandcoaching@mtllc.com with questions.
 
JOB SUMMARY
 
The ideal candidate for this position will have a combination of deep technical knowledge in Salesforce technologies and the ability to offer best-in-class consulting to Devs United’s clients. As the Senior Technical Consultant to the client, your job is to gather and translate technical requirements to the rest of the project team for development and ensure the quality of the overall solution. The Senior Technical Consultant also helps the sales teams with designing, estimating and presenting CRM and marketing automation solutions to prospective and existing clients, as well as working with the leadership team to identify new business opportunities for service offerings.

WHAT YOU DO

  • Demonstrable knowledge working with Salesforce Sales Cloud and/or Marketing Cloud
  • Be the main technical point of contact for a client on assigned projects
  • Conduct design, discovery and technical walkthroughs with your assigned clients
  • Analyze, design and develop solutions integrated with Salesforce platforms (Sales Cloud and Marketing Cloud) and similar technologies based on customer requirements
  • Ensure the quality of the overall solution and provide programming best practices and guidelines for the development team
  • Prepare technical and functional documentation
  • Assist with scoping and estimation of pre-sales opportunities
  • Identify opportunities and trends to implement new technologies that could be added to Devs United’s service offerings
  • Deep understanding of web development
  • Deep understanding of relational databases, database development and optimization
  • Participation in projects using project management methodologies such as Lean, Agile or Waterfall
  • Experience creating detailed requirements and functional specifications documents
  • Experience designing, estimating and presenting solutions to prospects and clients
  • Promote collaborative teamwork with your peers and clients
  • Keep a positive attitude and commitment towards your work
  • Take pride in your work and delivery of best-in-class services
  • Make the most of downtime with tasks that will improve your knowledge and skills
  • Mentor and elevate others
 
WHO YOU ARE
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience working in a digital marketing agency or similar environment preferred
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a comparable role
  • Knowledge of Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Salesforce Sales Cloud, or comparable CRM and marketing automation platforms
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VP of Finance
Location: Cleveland, OH
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Executive
Candidates from underrepresented communities (e.g., people of color, LGBTQ, differently abled, veterans, etc.) are encouraged to apply!
 
Due to the high volume of applicants we are unable to take phone calls regarding application status. Please contact cultureandcoaching@mtllc.com with questions.
 
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer/Chief Executive Officer
 
The Role:
 
Marcus Thomas is an agency with the deepest digital, social and creative teams in its weight class. But when it comes to our people, we’re a happy band of “commanders of the impossible.” Don’t tell us it can’t be done — we’ll always prove you wrong! The Vice President (VP) of Finance leads and oversees the agency’s accounting practice to ensure profitability across communities of practice. This role is responsible for the agency’s financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings and works cross functionally to report out appropriately. With offices in Latin America, the VP of Finance will lead a global effort in pursuing new ways to contribute to overall agency growth through the strategic financial positioning of the business internally and externally.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Management & Leadership:
  • Oversee Accounting community of practice (CoP).
  • Direct financial operations of the agency, including accounting, billing, financial reporting, agency compensation, tax and treasury-related items as well as audit.
  • Directs preparation of budgets and arrange for audits of company accounts.
  • Establishes, or recommends to CEO & COO, major economic objectives, and policies for company. Assist in the development of the agency’s annual business plan.
  • Actively pursues new ways to contribute to overall agency profitability and growth including exploration of mergers, acquisitions, and internal equity transactions.
  • Works with senior staff to ensure profitability – P&L management and reporting.
  • Prepares, or directs preparation of, reports which summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings, based on past, present, and expected operations.
  • Develops and reviews proactive ideas to grow the business.
  • Stays abreast of agency and client competitive environment.
  • Work with members of Accounting community of practice to lead, mentor, and develop careers through training and development and growth opportunities.
  • Collaborates with COO and account leadership to create/revise client contracts and SOWs. Manage retainer fees and client compensation.
  • Partner with Culture and Coaching and Operations to determine staffing needs and budgets across communities of practice; planning and reviewing compensation strategies to meet the needs of a remote workforce.
Qualifications:
  • 12+ years of experience; advertising industry experience not required but an added plus.
  • Certified Public Accountant is preferred.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills to foster optimal relationships (Excellent communication skills, both written and oral).
  • Experience with global accounting practices including cross-border transaction taxation, transfer pricing and international cash flows
  • Strong problem-solving skills and strong creative thinking skills, and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality work within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage multiple projects.
Competencies:
  • Attention to detail:  Precise and accurate, ensuring that particulars are not overlooked. 
  • Business acumen: Deep and applicable understanding of the business to drive goals and objectives forward.
  • Decision making:  Ability to make a choice or judgment, to arrive at a solution that ends uncertainty.
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others to achieve business and team goals; contributes to team cohesiveness.
  • Delegation:  Ability to assign responsibility to and get things done through others
  • Developing others:  Identifying and developing—through coaching and planned activities—the knowledge, skills, and abilities that employees need to help them perform their current and future job responsibilities. 
  • Influence: Ability to have a positive impact on others; to persuade or convince audiences to gain support.
  • Planning and organization skills: Effective use of time and resources; skilled at thinking things through and setting priorities.
  • Team development:  Ability to establish an environment that encourages team cohesion and collaboration.
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