Associate Marketing Manager, Sales Enablement

| Chicago
Upwork is the world's largest freelancing website. Each year $1.5 billion of work happens through Upwork, allowing businesses to get more done and helping professionals break free of traditional time and place boundaries and work anytime, anywhere on projects they love. At Upwork, you'll help build on this momentum. Together, we'll create economic and social value on a global scale, providing a trusted online workplace for businesses to connect with extraordinary talent and work without limits.
Upwork is used by businesses of all sizes, including 30% of the Fortune 500. Our sales and customer success team are on the front lines, guiding businesses on how to realize value from using flexible talent through Upwork.
Sales enablement is a highly collaborative function that is important to Upwork’s long-term success. As an Associate Marketing Manager focused on sales enablement, you’ll own the tools, processes, and programs that will help our growing sales team be more effective and add value to every customer interaction. You’ll increase the marketing’s impact by making sure messaging resonates with customers and is shared with the right audience at the right time. We’re looking for someone who is a self-starter, a problem solver, and results-oriented.


  • Build and maintain internal knowledge sharing, customer success stories, and playbooks.
  • Improve how sales reps use marketing materials effectively. Build a feedback loop back to sales and marketing to improve messaging.
  • Streamline communication about new campaigns, collateral, and new product launches.
  • Partner with Sales Learning & Development to create content for buyer/user or solution training.
  • Support sales communications via email templates, call scripts, and talking points.
  • Support marketing and sales with account-specific campaigns.
  • Partner with PR, sales, and content marketing to identify success stories for new customer references.
  • Improve and identify new sales enablement programs, including metrics to measure program effectiveness.

How to catch our eye:

  • 1-2 years of sales or marketing experience, preferably at a B2B company
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Comfortable presenting in group meetings.
  • Enjoys building relationships and working collaboratively across multiple departments.

How to really knock our socks off:

  • Experience writing crisp and compelling sales or marketing materials.
  • Experience in a training, enablement, or operational support role for a customer-facing team like sales or customer support.
  • A natural problem solver -- curious about how things work and how to make it better.
  • Thrives working independently and juggling multiple projects simultaneously.

Come change how the world works. At Upwork you’ll help shape the future of work. From our offices in San Francisco, Mountain View and Chicago, together we’re creating exciting new opportunities for a world of professionals. You’ll be part of a vibrant culture built on shared values: Inspire a boundless future of work, Put our community first, Have a bias towards action, and Build amazing teams. Along the way you’ll have fun and enjoy the perks of a people-first company: Work from Home Wednesday's, daily breakfast and lunch, regular in-office happy hours, top-notch benefits … and more. Check out Upwork’s spotlight on The Muse for a glimpse of our daily work/life balance. Upwork is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Our office is located in Chicago's West Loop. We are close to public transportation and restaurants galore.

An Insider's view of Upwork

What's something quirky about your company?

The best part of our company culture is our Work Online Wednesdays, it gives me a better understanding of the experiences many clients and freelancers have using Upwork to grow their business. It's also important to me that Upwork values championing the future of work by empowering its employees to work flexibly each week.


Mid Market Account Executive

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The Enterprise team is solving for how organizations engage talent and how talent finds opportunity. In an "on-demand" economy, technology has changed the way we commute, lodge, and shop. The workforce is rapidly evolving and technology is fundamentally changing work now, too.


Enterprise Account Executive

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started my professional life in HR and due to the shifting labor market, I saw an opportunity to be part of something special with Upwork. I took a leap into the unknown as the second sales rep in the Chicago office. Fast forward a year and a half later, I’ve been able to grow my career from sales rep to leading the first Mid-Market sales team.


Sales Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Making myself available before and after working hours demonstrates commitment to seeing them grow and succeed. Casual sit downs over coffee outside the office to get to know individual contributors and managers on a more personal level allow me to further understand what drives and motivates them inside and outside of work.


VP, Enterprise Solutions

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to connect businesses with great talent to work without limits. Companies have struggled for far too long to find the talent required to propel their businesses forward. Traditional talent resources do not have the capabilities to meet the demands of the future of work. Upwork solves these problems.


VP, Sales

What are Upwork Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
We work online on Wednesdays.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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