Affiliate Marketing Manager

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ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in providing multi-asset trading solutions to thousands of clients around the world. With our flagship ThinkTrader platform, we allow our clients to trade the world 24-hours a day. Our mission is to disrupt the brokerage industry by allowing access to global markets and thousands of products to allow our clients to trade the world in the palm of their handWe use the latest technologies to give traders seamlesaccess to our proprietary trading platforms. Our Chicago office is in the heart of the financial district in the Loop, and is made up by our Leadership, IT, Analytics, and R&D teams.

We are seeking a seasoned Affiliate Marketing Manager to lead the expansion of our Affiliate platform and strategy worldwide. The Affiliate Marketing Manager will assess potential opportunities and risks, develop ideas into a broad vision, gain buy-in from stakeholders, and develop a successful global execution plan. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter comfortable with wearing many hats in a data-driven, fast-paced environment. You must be able to effectively act as a steward for the organization, developing strong relationships externally with key businesses.

To be successful in this role, this individual must have a proven track record of leading affiliate programs for an international brand. You must be comfortable in a distributed workforce environment and be able to collaborate and work well with all levels of leadership. This role is based in our Chicago office and reports to the Head of Performance Marketing. This role will drive meaningful growth for a truly international brand. This is an exciting and critical role in developing the infrastructure and executional excellence to create a high-functioning marketing machine!

Responsibilities:

  • Lead affiliate marketing globally for the business
  • Develop a strategic plan that elevates ThinkMarkets above our competition and strengthens the offering for consumers
  • Lead the data collection and reporting framework for data driven insights with BI team
  • Serve as the key point of contact for global stakeholders on the affiliate business
  • Conduct thorough end-to-end research and recommendations to drive higher efficiency on both the user experience as well as the affiliate sign up and management process
  • Establish and build strong relationships with key publisher affiliates and networks around the world – scaling the model while driving continued innovation through the channel
  • Manage affiliate compensation tracking and continually drive data intelligence to minimize risks
  • Partner with finance to drive forecast for program performance
  • Create and execute affiliate messaging on key tent pole events to maximize reach and opportunity

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience managing an Affiliate business (3+ for an international brand)
  • Working knowledge of marketing media and technology tools
  • Experienced in mapping reporting to customer acquisition while managing the CPA thresholds
  • Comfort with Google suite of products; Salesforce a plus
  • KPI driven and results oriented to drive innovation in the execution
  • Strong attention to detail and validation of programs
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Fintech or banking experience is a plus
  • Established affiliate network relationships globally is a plus

Cultural Competencies:

  • Collaborative mindset and steadfast approach to solving problems
  • Sense of urgency with a solution-first approach
  • Transparent and communicative
  • Curious, research-minded and data informed
  • Desire to grow and shape an organization’s affiliate strategy from the ground up
 
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We are in the financial district of the city, located in the UBS Tower. We welcome others who would like to master the latest in tech with us.

An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Ashley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a web call summarizing portfolio risks, exposures & order flow with our teams in Dubai & London. We track, measure, & report any trade issues with our clients; we’re always aware of changes in the risk profile of the firm portfolio. We're constantly checking on pricing, liquidity & execution across all our product offerings.

Pat

Head of Options

What makes someone successful on your team?

Above all, having passion for what you do will make an individual successful in any position! Specifically here at ThinkMarkets, we value a collaborative and innovative mindset to make our team run the most efficiently.

Theresa

Human Resources Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At ThinkMarkets, ideation that challenges the norm and status quo is embraced! We prioritize growth and innovation to drive the business forward. As a Marketing Team, our mission is to bring the brand personality to life across the globe with a lean methodology that enables ThinkMarkets to proactively and constantly drive progress and efficiency.

Rich

Head of Performance Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

It's amazing to design a web-based trading platform, providing users with the most effortless and exciting trading experience! I enjoy collaborating with a team of professional and smart co-workers, whose expertise in different domains solve user problems, fuel creativity, gain industry value, and shoot for more exciting outcomes for the company!

Athens

UI/UX Designer

What are ThinkMarkets Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
Stocked Kitchen
We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
Fitness Subsidies
ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Professional Development Benefits
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