Advanced Group

  • VP of Marketing

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
    Advanced Group
  • Overview

    Advanced Group leverages over 30 years of expertise in talent acquisition, staffing, and outsourcing solutions to operate the award-winning Advanced Group family of brands, including Advanced Clinical, Advanced Resources, Advanced RPO, and WunderLand Group. Together, with mastery across professional disciplines and global markets, we’re dedicated to make a difference, every day, for our clients, our candidates, each other, and our communities. Advanced Group’s Shared Services team provides corporate services such as Marketing, Human Resources, Finance & Accounting, IT, and Operations to each of our brands. Our employees are the foundation of our energetic and collaborative environment, where constant learning and service to others take top priority. We seek dynamic, hard-working team members who are inspired to work amongst diverse backgrounds and perspectives. From our altruistic mission to outstanding career development opportunities, there’s no better place to grow your career than Advanced Group.


    The Vice President of Marketing is responsible for creating and executing upon progressive marketing strategies that build each Advanced Group businesses’ brand and revenue/profitability growth. While setting strategy, the VP of Marketing is an operator of the business. They will provide executive leadership and management of Advanced Group’s holistic marketing organization and will execute all digital and traditional marketing strategies. This role will drive each Advanced Group businesses’ efforts to position themselves as a visionary leader in their existing and emerging markets to achieve their goals.



    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Prepares and executes overall marketing and brand strategy and develops programs with quantifiable objectives to drive revenue results.
    • Partners with each business leader to deliver effective initiatives and strategize new features and communications that drive talent and customer acquisition, recruitment strategies, and client/candidate loyalty through our websites.
    • Operates closely with sales leadership to define and achieve revenue growth targets.
    • Utilizes market research and competitive information to define target markets, build demand generation, provide lead creation and conversion, refine and improve our value proposition, and implement the best market penetration strategy for each of the four Advanced brands.
    • Capitalizes on digital strategies for the targeted, measurable, and interactive marketing of our services to reach and convert leads into customers (and likewise for converting potential recruits into candidates).
    • Harnesses data, business intelligence, and predictive analytics to understand and anticipate customer needs and acts as the catalyst to align the organization.
    • Executes programs and technology to develop customer and candidate intimacy, driving deeper and lasting consumer engagement for both talent and clients.
    • Monitors competitive behavior across multiple digital platforms to identify emerging trends, opportunities and potential threats to defend and grow market share.
    • Grow and lead a team of passionate marketing professionals and effectively manage external partners.
    • Works directly with the COO and executive team to lead and communicate the marketing and revenue goals in the strategic and operational plans for each of the Advanced businesses.
    • Shapes all organizational communications, branding, and marketing efforts using strategic foresight, creativity, and relationship building.
    • Ensures rigor and discipline across company-wide programs that support integrated marketing models.
    • Develops and measures key metrics around the business including customer acquisition, customer satisfaction, repeat buyer measures, and ROI.
    • Manages all aspects of marketing planning, budgeting, metrics, and reporting.


    Preferred Skills and Abilities

    • Strong digital marketing experience including SEO, SEM, email marketing, content marketing, influencer marketing, mobile strategy, social media strategy, content automation, video, and campaign management.
    • Experience in building lead generation and nurture systems based on inbound marketing methodology.
    • Experience with gathering and utilizing customer insights. Demonstrated ability to capitalize on emerging insights into customer needs and utilize big data to gain insights into how to align and re-align resources to capture share.
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and convert strategy into tactics and actions that drive revenue growth and target market penetration.
    • Ability to partner with each business leader to deliver effective initiatives and strategize new features and communications that drive talent and customer acquisition and loyalty.
    • Experience operating in an environment where sales and marketing were seamlessly integrated.
    • Thorough knowledge of marketing principles, including digital marketing, market research, branding, communications and campaign management, including management of outside vendors providing support in any of these areas.
    • Significant experience working with a variety of digital marketing strategies to create customer intimacy, promote brands and increase sales.
    • Experience working with a variety of traditional marketing and communications tools to support brand building and target messaging.
    • Skilled at bringing technology and social marketing expertise to the organization and a proven track record of using such tools to drive revenue.
    • Demonstrated ability to drive Advanced to think and act holistically about the company’s overall value proposition.
    • Extensive understanding of the changing marketing and communications landscape.
    • Demonstrated leadership ability to lead and inspire a marketing team as well as building strong relationships and trust within all levels of Advanced.
    • Outstanding communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.



    • Directly supervises the marketing team. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
    • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


    • Undergraduate degree in Marketing, Business Administration or related field is required.
    • Master’s Degree preferred or equivalent years of business experience.
    • Experience in leading a team of at least 10 marketing professionals.
    • Minimum 10 years well-rounded marketing experience in positions of increased responsibility, with a focus on digital marketing and market expansion, while driving strong revenue growth.
    • Minimum of 5 years of digital marketing and CRM experience including hands-on experience with all digital channels SEO, SEM, social, mobile, and internet marketing.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

    Here are just some of the Truly Amazing benefits we offer:

    • Training that positions you to start fast with ongoing learning and development courses; we never stop investing in our people.
    • Comprehensive Medical, Dental & Vision Programs
    • Education Reimbursement Program
    • $75/mth Reimbursement for Wellness Activities let us pay for your gym!
    • Community Works – extra time off to volunteer at the charity of your choice and Advanced matches your efforts with a donation
    • 401(k) Program with Strong Employer Match vesting schedule
    • Five Star Company Paid Trip. Love what you do, meet your plan, pack your bags and get ready to experience luxury!

    What’s in it for you? Advanced Group offers competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits packages, and a flexible work environment designed to help our team members and their families stay healthy, meet their financial goals, and generally thrive in and beyond work. Visit the links below to discover all that Advanced Group has to offer:

    Our Culture:

    Career Development Opportunities:

    Community Programs:

    For a complete list of all of our job openings, please visit Advanced Group’s career site here.


    It is Advanced Group’s practice not to discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or sexual preference, pregnancy or maternity, genetic information, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

    This practice applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoff, Company-sponsored education, social and recreational programs, and treatment on the job.  If you have a disability or handicap and would like us to accommodate you in any reasonable way, please inform your recruiter so that we can discuss the appropriate alternatives available.


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