Marketing

Senior Director, Brand Strategy

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Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currency and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle platforms and products provide a suite of internet-native financial services for payments, treasury infrastructure and capital formation. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), which has become the fastest growing dollar digital currency in the world. USDC has grown to over 44+ billion in circulation and supported over $1.7+ trillion in transactions in the past year. Circle’s payments and treasury infrastructure services available through the Circle Account and APIs helps bridge the legacy financial system and digital currency and blockchain based finance. Combined, Circle’s suite of services helps companies to participate in a more open, global and inclusive financial system.

What you’ll be part of:

With the mission “To raise global economic prosperity through the frictionless exchange of value,” Circle was founded on the belief that the internet, blockchains and digital currency will rewire the global economic system, creating a fundamentally more open, inclusive, efficient and integrated world economy.  We envision a global economy where people and businesses everywhere can more freely connect and transact with each other with new technologies for digital money and internet-native finance. We believe such a system can raise prosperity for people and companies everywhere. Our mission is powered by the values we espouse and which we expect all Circlers to respect. We are Multistakeholder, serving the needs of our customers, our shareholders, our employees and families, our local communities and our world. Furthermore, we are also Mindful, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity.

What you’ll be responsible for:

Circle is looking for a leader in Brand Strategy to join the newly-formed Brand & Integrated Marketing team.  Our ideal candidate will be passionate, consumer-obsessed and driven by visionary thinking. You’ll build and lead Circle’s Brand Strategy function which is responsible for defining the core pillars of the Circle brand and the stewardship of its positioning to the world.

You will work collaboratively with cross-functional teams from revenue, product management, demand generation, creative, integrated marketing, media, communications, executive leadership as well as other partners and customers. The ideal candidate will have deep experience (10+ years) leading high performance teams across all elements of brand and content strategy, and agency management.

What you'll work on:

  • Building, scaling, and operationalizing the Circle brand strategy team - shaping Circle’s core brand pillars and building a future-proof brand identity.
  • Identifying and prioritizing areas of focus to drive business goals and objectives through marketing initiatives.
  • Strategic agency management - with a specific emphasis on brand and campaign strategy.
  • Nurturing a thriving community of brand strategists through the work and by providing structure/clarity to role definitions and career growth.
  • Forming and maintaining a network of bench talent, conceptual and production partners, and people.
  • Focusing on what is compelling, right, and memorable for the Circle customer.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.  
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals. 
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards. You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you’ll bring to Circle:

  • 13+ years multidisciplinary marketing experience (including brand marketing and creative/media agency management) both in external agencies and internal COEs.
  • 8+ years’ experience in positions of marketing leadership with proven track record.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience, Master’s Degree bonus.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, develop and grow a diverse and global team of Marketing leaders to achieve desired results.
  • Executive presence with an ability to influence and drive requirements across a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Critical thinker with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be capable of writing and creating content that tells a compelling Circle story to customers and prospects.
  • You thrive in unstructured environments and bring order to chaos.
  • You love crypto and are a constant learner in this space.
  • Experience/familiarity with Slack, Apple MacOS and GSuite.

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Circle is a remote-first company. We understand and value the work that can be done remotely. Through virtual-coffees, happy hours, trivia contests, and online meetups, we stay connected, learn from each other, and build lasting relationships with our colleagues. Post pandemic, we expect to meet one another in person for professional and social events; however, Circle will remain a remote-first company. As a global organization, we aim to find the best talent no matter where you are located, which is why we target a variety of cities across many time zones and continents. If you feel this job is right for you, select the city closest to you from the list below to apply.
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