Head of Product Marketing - Professional Software at Morningstar

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The Opportunity: Morningstar’s mission is to empower investor success. One way we accomplish this is by offering independent data, research and great products to the financial community. We believe that when the investor wins, we all win.


Our Product Marketing team is critical to achieving this goal. We are looking for a Head of Product Marketing for our Professional Software Business. The Professional Software business is a home of manufacturing and innovation at Morningstar. The individuals in this group transform our high-quality data, independent research, and technological expertise into well-designed software products that empowers our clients. The group’s product management, product development, product marketing and client success teams collaborate with our Sales, Client Solutions group to help provide clients with relevant products and bundled solutions.

The Role: We are looking for an experienced leader to assume overall global responsibility for the marketing strategy of Morningstar's Professional Software business and ensure the success of a dynamic and growing team. In this role you will have the opportunity to launch new and innovative products within an established software ecosystem, define go-to-market strategies, and retention programs. You will partner and define strategies with Morningstar’s CMO and central marketing organization to extend the brand reputation and creative experiences, as well as partner and execute on global campaigns with Morningstar demand generation center and international operations. You will be responsible for leading a team of 8-12 product marketers as well as matrixed campaign, operational and creative team members, and a seven figure marketing budget. Reporting to the Head of Software Products, you'll be a member of the group’s executive team, and responsible for defining and driving marketing resource needs across the group. This position is located in one of our major offices, preferably in Chicago.

 

Responsibilities

  • Partner with product and functional executives in defining go to market strategies globally.

  • Ensure product messaging is compelling and consistent with the Morningstar mission.

  • Develop high-level, needs-based campaign themes that transcend multiple products.

  • Launch new offerings. Integrate launches to campaigns as reasonable.

  • Prioritize and allocate marketing resources thoughtfully.

  • Set, oversee, and communicate measurable marketing objectives.

  • Hire and coach top talent.

  • Be a trusted voice bringing knowledge of the marketplace into all our thinking and planning.

  • Evangelize. Act as a key spokesperson at industry events, to the media, to industry influencers, customers, and other key audiences.

  • Collaborate with demand center to create sales tools and enablement plans.

  • Partner with our behavioral science team to promote test and learn experiments and mindset.

  • Continuously learn and develop deep subject matter expertise of Morningstar solutions, industry trends, prospect profiles, and marketing best practices.

 

Qualifications

  • 15+ years of product marketing experience in SaaS or software/technology firms. Experience in financial services technology is a plus.

  • Track record of successfully leading cross-functional teams to develop and execute go-to-market strategies and multi-channel marketing programs helping coach them to their full potential and driving a spirit of continuous improvement.

  • Experience managing multiple products in a marketing portfolio.

  • Executive presentation skills to all types of audiences, including executive leadership, clients, and partners.

  • Must be data-driven and understand how to translate marketing metrics into opportunities for action.

  • Self-starter and passion for investing, committed to testing, learning, and iterating.

  • Previous experience partnering closely with sales teams to deliver sales enablement assets/training and having accountability for influencing sales pipeline development and participating in client engagements.

  • Experience developing, delivering and optimizing annual and multi-year strategic marketing plans and accompanying budgets.

  • Bachelor's degree; MBA or advanced degree preferred.

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Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Morningstar Benefits Overview

Morningstar is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees in the United States who work a minimum of 30 hours per week. Our benefits are designed to invest in your -- and your family's well-being, including investments in your health and financial future.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Employee Assistance Program
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
The safety of our employees is very important to us. We have been operating remotely due to COVID-19.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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