Director, Marketing Communications & Customer Experience
ICON is looking to add a Director of Marketing Communications & Customer Experience to join our Marketing Communications and Public Affairs team. As an expert marketer, you will be responsible for building and leading ICON’s high-impact programs including homeowner and customer experience in addition to consumer-facing marketing communications content that drives measurable results. You will create, manage, and execute the ICON homeowner experience and be accountable for ensuring the delivery of the best homeowner journey in the world. The Marketing Communications and Public Affairs teams have a widespread impact on ICON customers, homeowners, partners, investors, and the community as well as the media, creators, and enthusiasts. You will be a champion of ICON’s mission and a voice for the company. This role is based at our Austin, TX HQ and will report to the VP of Communications, Public Affairs & Marketing.
- Build and launch ICON’s homeowners' program and deliver a best-in-class customer experience.
- Architect customer relations programs across ICON residential projects with goals of nurturing, growing, and maintaining relationships with prospective and current ICON homeowners.
- Create a framework to distill customer feedback into actionable product insights.
- Ability to build scalable tech-enabled solutions with our partners.
- Drive strategic development and implementation of customer programs and digital/physical products that help drive business and brand affinity for ICON.
- Execute creative and impactful organization-wide go-to-market programs from inception to completion across all platforms.
- Project manage and act as the point of contact for strategic partners and internal teams from business development and sales to PR, web, and design.
- Leverage earned media and owned channels to accomplish objectives, understanding target audiences, influencers, and other key stakeholders.
- Partner with design and content teams to create compelling user experiences, world-class campaigns, and globally recognized brands.
- Write compelling creative copy to position products, services, and new technology as needed with current market conditions.
- Work with the full Comms and Public Affairs team on project positioning/messaging, FAQs, and product offerings to ensure seamless communication with customers/homeowners.
- Host visits, and site tours and maintain vast knowledge of each project, construction, and other key elements of ICON’s work.
- Demonstrate a deep understanding of ICON’s past, present, and future business to articulate to customers and other audiences.
- Build a community and represent the “voice of the customer” at ICON, ensuring that we are designing products and processes for the real-world needs of our homeowners.
- Strategize and implement regular and ongoing market research and customer interviews that inform the product, process, and value proposition to customers.
- Define, build, and optimize key metrics for achieving overall success.
- 10+ years of relevant work experience.
- Ability to deliver high-level marcom strategy while driving tactical execution.
- Passion for marketing and communications industries and best practices.
- A data-driven decision-maker who stays on top of trends and seeks opportunities to demonstrate relevancy.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Team player who is adept at working cross-functionally and facilitating complicated projects.
- Strong technical copywriter and proofreader with an eye for crafting powerful messages and stories.
- Excellent public speaking skills and prior experience as a spokesperson.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to rapidly deliver information and work with numerous stakeholders.
- Leading multi-faceted marcomms, social media, web design, customer acquisition and experience campaigns.
- Solid understanding of social media platforms and extensive experience building content strategies, campaigns, and executing.
- Experience working with designers and creatives from initial brainstorming through production and launch of campaigns.
- Experience leading internal teams and external agencies through successful campaigns.
- Innovative, driven, and a team player who shows creativity, diplomacy, and ability to juggle a heavy volume of diverse projects and tactical assignments.
- Resourceful self-starter who can work independently in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment while efficiently and effectively managing business priorities.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Professional degree in Marketing, Business, or Communications.
- Experience building a community and brand affinity for a well-known brand.
- Prior management level in technology, entertainment, or homebuilding industries.
- Keen eye for design and details.
- Prior experience building digital products.
- Proficient in Adobe Suite and digital marketing analytics tools.
- Knowledge of CRM software tools, and database management systems.
- Experience with optimizing web communications for SEO and organic and keyword searches.
- Video and photography production experience in planning, executing, and overseeing. shoots from interviews, behind-the-scenes content, documentary content, and more.
- Passionate about ICON’s mission, plus are interested in housing, 3D-printing, robotics, space, technology, and innovation.
- Knowledge of real estate and/or construction industries.
Furthermore, as a federal government contractor, the Company maintains an affirmative action program which furthers its commitment and complies with recordkeeping and reporting requirements under certain federal civil rights laws and regulations, including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (as amended).
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ABOUT THE TEAM
Solving one of the most challenging problems humanity faces requires a level of diversity across disciplines. ICON believes that by being a non-homogenous organization, we can capture unique perspectives, educational backgrounds, and ideation. We strive to be inclusive and seek team members who share our passion for the mission within the mission: building robust and diverse teams to help us prevail in the face of our challenges.
We‘re a team of varied backgrounds, countries, and experiences, and we believe our differences make us stronger as we tackle some of the most challenging problems of our time.
Every startup wants to change the world, but we genuinely believe we’re not being hyperbolic when we say this technology has the potential to reinvent human shelter, dramatically improving quality and resiliency while driving down costs to make housing affordable for everyone. We believe in harnessing the power of construction technology for the good of all humanity, both here on Earth and off-world. And while we get excited about R&D accomplishments in the lab, we get more excited when we see our work out in the real world, printing real homes for real people.
We work hard because we know what we are doing can reshape the way we live as a species. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s super fun. Where else do you get to play with giant robots and see the results of your work manifest in beautiful full-scale buildings that didn’t exist before—and that someone can now call home?