Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) is an idea-driven company with a commitment to improving the practice of management. We're a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard University serving customers across three primary markets: educational institutions, corporations, and individual managers.
Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning partners with clients to create world-class leadership development solutions for managers at all levels in global organizations and governments. We leverage the management insight, thought leadership, and expertise of Harvard Business School faculty and Harvard Business Review authors to provide solutions that are relevant to today’s most pressing business challenges. For more than 20 years, we have developed and delivered innovative, technology-enabled solutions that drive meaningful business results.
Position Summary: We seek a savvy marketing executive to lead a team of driven marketing and communications professionals to define and implement our B2B global marketing and communications strategy. The ideal candidate has experience with all facets of B2B integrated marketing communications programs. S/he brings strategic perspective, strong branding and positioning expertise, preferably with a complex brand for global organizations. S/he has a deep desire to build relationships with our clients ultimately understanding their challenges and experiences. The right candidate must have strong communication and collaboration skills across a complex system of stakeholders and must have a passion for motivating his/her team.
• As a member of the Corporate Learning leadership team, consistently define and execute the comprehensive strategy for the Corporate Learning business
• Build relationships across HBP and Harvard Business School focused on leveraging opportunities across market groups
• Provide strategic leadership for the Global Marketing and Communications team with a focus on the following areas:
o Global market segmentation strategy
o Segmentation models in all global markets
o Value proposition and brand strategy
o Corporate Learning’s positioning story in all communication channels
o HBP thought leadership for sales campaigns and digital messaging platforms
o Comprehensive marketing materials
o Client acquisition and retention
o Client acquisition and retention strategies
o Digital assets (website, social media, blogs) and digital search & advertising
o Best practices in marketing automation tools and processes
o Client database management
o Solutions marketing
o Go-to-market strategies for all Corporate Learning solutions
o Community and events strategy
o Global client community strategy
o Client/prospect events
o PR/external communications tied to furthering the Corporate Learning business strategy
o Internal communication platform(s) tied to the strategy and transformation work of the business
• 10+ years of business to business global marketing leadership experience in the Learning and Development, Educational Technology, or Professional Services industries
• Proven track record of success leading the following global marketing activities:
o B2B market segmentation
o B2B digital marketing
o Client acquisition and retention
o Translating value proposition into actionable customer communication tools
o Outsourced creative design
o Targeted PR and advertising
• Senior presence; strong verbal and written communication skills
• Energetic, creative and passionate about HBP’s vision and potential
• Strong business acumen
• Drives innovation and continuous improvement
• Excellent team leader and highly collaborative Education:
• Bachelor degree required, MBA preferred
About Harvard Business Publishing
Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University, reporting into Harvard Business School. Our mission is to improve the practice of management in a changing world. This mission influences how we approach what we do here and what we believe is important.
With approximately 450 employees, primarily based in Boston, with offices in New York City, India, and the United Kingdom, Harvard Business Publishing serves as a bridge between academia and enterprises around the globe through its publications and multiple platforms for content delivery, and its reach into three markets: academic, corporate, and individual managers. Harvard Business Publishing has a conventional governance structure comprising a Board of Directors, an internal Executive Committee, and Business Unit Directors.
The three market groups Higher Education, Corporate Learning, and Harvard Business Review Group, produce a variety of media including print and digital (Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Review Press Books, Harvard Business School Cases, Brief Cases, blogs), events (Participant-Centered Learning Seminars, Custom Events, Webinar...s), and online learning (Harvard ManageMentor, Leadership Direct, Online Courses, Simulations). Through these publishing platforms, Harvard Business Publishing is able to influence real-world change by maximizing the reach and impact of its essential offering—ideas.