Director, Product Marketing

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Our Story: Litera, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is a fast-growing software company and one of the leading legal technology suppliers in the world. Serving over 90% of the world's largest law firms, our software is used by hundreds of thousands of lawyers every day. As a company recently selected for Crain's Best Places to Work in Chicago, we believe professional development, rewards programs, open communication, and transparent leadership all contribute to a unique and open work environment. Our employees are driven, energetic, passionate, and have the ability to make a direct impact on the future of the company.

The Opportunity: We're looking for a highly commercial product marketer to own and drive the positioning, messaging, and sales enablement for Litera and develop our growing product marketing function into a highly effective team, laser focused on delivering results.

The Director of Product Marketing will motivate and lead the team to execute creative marketing tactics, measure results and iterate quickly, deliver a huge impact on the business and the market, and raise the bar on how a high-performing team operates.

  • You'll work with the relevant departments and stakeholders to build and execute the go-to-market plan that best drives growth & retention for Litera.
  • You'll oversee eye-catching & engaging product launches, befitting of our status as the market leader, oversee relevant sales training, formulate campaigns to drive product demand.
  • You'll work closely with the product and sales team as well as customers, earning their trust and ensuring that product marketing is delivering the right message to the right audience and ensuring maximum impact.
  • You'll be highly creative, with an ability to create compelling messaging for both products and the company vision, and highly motivated to deliver needle-moving results which make a difference to the business.

Role Progression:

Within 1 month, you will:

  • Meet with key stakeholders from Sales and Customer Success to get a better understanding of our industry, competitors, business, differentiators, and where Marketing fits in, to design impactful marketing programs
  • Meet with Product to learn more about Litera's product and roadmap to gain a better understanding and identify the best ways for us to differentiate ourselves in the market
  • Meet with Marketing and the Evangelist teams to understand more about the work we're doing to establish Litera as a thought leader in the sector, assess the success/potential of existing initiatives and identify where the opportunities are to build on the foundations we've created
  • Meet with the product marketing team to better understand current work priorities and approach, with a view to maximizing existing potential and developing the team & its individuals over time.
  • Review website, sales collateral, and customer communications to understand and assess consistency and clarity of our current positioning

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Present your assessment and proposed initiatives to the CMO, with the focus on our three core objectives – sales, renewals, and adoption, including concrete metrics to track and measure success
  • Begin executing phase 1 of your plan with your team while measuring results on a daily/weekly basis; share results with key stakeholders, and the broader company as appropriate
  • Clarify Litera's unique value proposition, customer journey, and personas
  • Lead your team in revamping our product messaging to be clear & compelling, with the goal of driving more traffic and demo requests
  • Produce a method and cadence for regularly reporting out on key metrics to the relevant stakeholders
  • Assume leadership of product launch communications
  • Create cross-functional project plan for supporting our upcoming product releases

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Have overseen multiple successful product & feature launches
  • Have become a trusted expert within the organisation in the matter of how to best connect the value of our products with the target audience, and consistently leading your team to do so in clear relatable language, both internally & externally
  • Prove faster customer time to value & increased product engagement
  • Establish & put into action a plan for both individual and departmental development, combined with a strong network of suitable talent to enable growth
  • Lead vertical/geographic program exploring non-core markets and use to identify segments for further investment
  • Shadow product team on user research in development of new features

About You:

  • An inspirational leader, able to develop a creative, and results-driven culture that inspires people to do their best work
  • You not only get things done and routinely meet metric-based goals, but have ability to lead a team to do the same
  • Can thrive in a dynamic, high speed environment
  • High EQ and ability to lead with positive influence

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Have direct contact and work directly with our upper management team
  • Work with a team that has a proven track record year over year
  • You will be challenged and encouraged to broaden your skills
  • Regular social & philanthropic events
  • Access to personal development courses and tools in our internal learning management system
  • Great health benefits, PTO and holiday policies, & more!
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Location

Our Chicago Headquarters is walking distance to all major train & bus stops. We are also just a short walk to bars and restaurants in the West Loop!

An Insider's view of Litera

How does your team reward individual success?

Litera is very generous when it comes to rewards and recognition. Just one example of this is how we recognize top performers in the organization every quarter based on our Core Values. The individuals get to spin a virtual prize wheel where they can win anything from cash, surprise birthday parties, or a new pair of shoes picked our by our CEO!

Nicole

Manager, Recruiting

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our culture is heavily focused on collaboration and growth, and everyone is approachable, from the CEO right through to the developers. Though I'm in sales, I regularly speak with our customer success, product, and marketing teams.

Abhijat

Vice President, International Sales

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

The best part of working here has been the opportunity to grow and learn. I started when I was 23 and have had many different roles and responsibilities on my journey with the company.

Nick

Product Manager

What is your vision for the company?

At Litera Microsystems, we know that a great culture emerges from the people you hire. We hire the best and brightest, and take pride in taking care of our employees who in return, take care of us and our clients.

Brittani

Chief People Officer

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

I'm inspired by the talented group of people I work with. One of the many benefits of working with a small company is that everyone has a direct impact on the outcome of our business. There is a sense of pride and ownership.

Kim

Business Analyst

What are Litera Perks + Benefits

Litera Benefits Overview

Litera proudly offers a comprehensive suite of benefits designed to serve the diverse needs of our unique workforce. While we are committed to enhancing and expanding our benefit offerings, the information in this document is meant to familiarize you with the benefits and programs currently in place.

Your medical, dental, vision, commuter benefit, and traditional 401k payroll deductions are through a pre-tax plan. The plan provides tax savings by reducing employee premiums from gross salary prior to calculation of federal income and Social Security taxes.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We believe in giving back to our community. All full time employees are given one Volunteer Day Off per year that can be utilized at any point. Some employees even coordinate to participate in groups.
Partners with Nonprofits
Litera partners with Cardz for Kidz, Comic Relief, Genesys Works, & more!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
There is always something going on at Litera thanks to our Employee Engagement Group. From baking contests, step challenges, desk decorating, and giving back to organizations in need.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
All hiring managers will going through certifications before hiring at Litera. In order to be a certified hiring manager, you must go through unconscious bias training.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Litera's Diversity & Inclusion Champions Network has one major goal which is “to make Litera a safe space where every employee feels like they can bring their whole self to work".
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Litera has completely revamped our hiring process. You can expect: inclusive job descriptions, certified pre-employment assessments, diverse interview panels, & a shift in assessing our culture fit.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Litera employees can contribute up to $3550 annually for individuals & $7,100 for families to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $6000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of preventative services, 80% of basic services, and 50% of major services.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $130 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Our plan provides employees with free access confidential assistance to help you and your family meet the challenges that life, work and relationships can bring.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Litera provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Principal. We match 4% of contributions up to $11,400 maximum on each paycheck with immediate vesting .
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 10 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes working remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
During COVID, have provided extreme flexibility with working hours, provided all team members with a cash bonus to purchase items to enhance their “home office"
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

As a global company, Litera strives to put diversity & inclusion at the forefront and make it a constant topic of conversation. Our employees come from all walks of life and we find it essential to embrace all cultures and backgrounds.

Our core values are the key driving forces behind nearly everything we do! From collaborating with one another to assisting our customers, our values are always front and center of the way we work at Litera.
Our open work setting means each team is accessible and our executives are always approachable. This focus on open communication and transparent leadership contributes to a unique and cooperative work environment.

We are extremely focused on career growth and opportunities for professional development for our employees. Our outstanding recognition program shines a spotlight on employees that go above and beyond by celebrating their hard work and wins.

Our employees are driven, energetic, passionate, and have the ability to make a direct impact within the company. We may be biased, but we believe our people are the best and brightest in the industry, and we’re always looking to expand our team!

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