Marketing Manager

| Northwest Suburbs

An empty treadmill isn’t compelling, but once someone steps on it, the stories are limitless. Our goal is to connect people emotionally to their fitness journey. We are a global team coming from different cultures and backgrounds with a shared passion to achieve and live our mission of inspiring healthier lives.

 

Inspire. Innovate. Make an impact and join our team!

 

The Marketing Manager at Life Fitness will be responsible for developing integrated marketing campaigns directed at key commercial segments (health clubs, strategic accounts, YMCAs). They will be the voice of the customer within the marketing department for those segments and will use their in-depth market knowledge to develop customer insights for the organization. This position works closely with Sales, Marketing, and other internal departments to leverage activity and facilitate program execution.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Determine global positioning and key messages of new and existing products across brands for assigned customer segments

  • Generate insights for the organization based on in-depth customer knowledge

  • Define market-specific solutions based on customer knowledge and sales input, working across entire brand and product portfolio

  • Plan and execute creative, data-driven campaigns to generate new traffic at the top of the funnel through paid channels including SEM, display advertising, retargeting, and content

  • Ongoing campaign optimizations, including ad, landing page testing and execution and analysis of A/B tests

  • Design and manage marketing automation campaigns that generate leads, nurture customers through the customer journey, and create a connection with our customers

  • Work with the analytics team to track and analyze campaign effectiveness to determine ROI and go-forward plans.

  • Develop multi-touch demand creation programs that leverage both inbound and outbound tactics, including email, content, webinars, database marketing, SEM, retargeting, social media, etc.

  • Work with marketing communications, digital marketing, trade shows/events, and global marketing teams to execute plans

  • Work with marketing communications team to define and develop fresh and relevant product marketing content to convey key messages

  • Perform competitive marketing analysis to understand and react to competitive positioning and messaging

  • Gain market knowledge by regularly communicating with sales team and customers

  • Work with trade show team to ensure consistent messaging of key product benefits and services to customers in these venues. Attend shows and assist in set up and on-site manning of booth as needed.

  • Collect customer, competitor and industry information and knowledge through the attendance of trade shows, clinics, staff meetings, and site visits

  • Direct creative team/agency to create new sales and marketing tools, including but not limited to digital sales tools, white papers, videos, and case studies

  • Direct interactive team/agency to create new pages and update existing pages directed at assigned customer segments

  • Assist in maintaining department budget including invoice processing, expense tracking, A/R submission and follow up and monthly budget reconciliation

  • Manage external vendors and suppliers

  • Assist in maintenance of various segment specific marketing tools

  • Additional roles and responsibilities as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS in Marketing or related field.

  • 3-5 years marketing experience in a channel or product marketing, or product management role

  • Prior experience working with global brands and teams strongly preferred

  • Experience supporting small to medium-sized market segments

  • Experience working with creative agencies and coordinating marketing activities

  • Fitness market and product knowledge a plus

  • Experience with marketing processes, maintaining brand standards and creative development process

  • Ability to thrive in chaotic environment with many unknowns and changing objectives

  • Strong communication (both verbal and written) and presentation skills

  • Ability to work in a multi-time zone environment

  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time, including internationally

  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

 

 

Want to take the next step in your career?

 

Life Fitness takes pride in our talented employees and believe in providing opportunities for further growth and advancement. We encourage you to test your strengths, push your limits and unleash your potential.

 

If you feel the open position you see is right for you, we invite you to apply.

 

Learn more about us here.

 

Life Fitness does not accept applications, inquiries or solicitations from unapproved staffing agencies or vendors.

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Location

10601 Belmont Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131

An Insider's view of Life Fitness

What projects are you most excited about?

Life Fitness On Demand is a digital library of instructor-led classes streamed on our app and cardio equipment. Collaborating with the brightest minds at Life Fitness, I've led and seen it grow from conceptualization to product launch. I am excited as we continue to enhance the in-workout user experience and integrate new technologies.

Arturo

Director, Product Development

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’m proud to say that my career has shown consistent progression over the last two decades. In college, I began my journey as a part-time office admin and am now one of our IT leaders. I held various analyst roles within the business and IT. My growth has been truly influenced by some amazing leaders who saw my potential and supported me.

Deanna

Director, Business Solutions

What are Life Fitness Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Life Fitness employees have access to an FSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Fitness' health insurance policy covers some out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Life Fitness offers team fitness initiatives including in-office yoga, in-office fitness classes, and sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Life Fitness provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes summer hours, flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home and the ability to work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Life Fitness sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Our game room includes ping pong, a pool table, foosball, shuffle board, and darts.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion.
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Free onsite gym at all office locations.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Life Fitness hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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