Director, Brand Marketing at Groupon
Chicago, IL, US

Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses by connecting people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.

Our Marketing team takes our diverse businesses to market - positioning our brands with consumers, translating that to engaging marketing actions, delivering an extraordinary experience that connects them to our merchants and in turn drives business growth.

Who We’re Looking For:

We are looking for passionate Director, Brand Marketing to help shape and drive the go to market & brand marketing programs that support the organization's strategies for growth. Successfully develop groundbreaking marketing strategies and programs that generate growth in customer acquisitions and increase in brand relevance in a brand-building and profitable manner. 

As the Director, Brand Marketing, you will be responsible for helping to lead brand initiatives internally and externally and ensuring a leadership position in the marketplace. These initiatives will range from brand campaign development (offline media, online media, owned channels) to brand and identity management to sponsorships and promotions.

We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a meaningful impact. We're curious, fun, a little intense, and passionate about helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a phenomenal place to grow your career? Let's get into the details:

  • Drives the vision for the brand and serves as a passionate advocate for the brand throughout the enterprise
  • Driving the brand marketing planning process; helping shape the value proposition, positioning, target definition and brand strategy to achieve our company mission
  • Defining and communicating key brand messages across all consumer touch-points
  • Partner with all enterprise stakeholders to build go to market strategies that drive growth
  • Developing a clear, comprehensive and easy to use brand and message guide for the company
  • Taking ownership over brand guidelines and collaborating with the design and copy teams in having these implemented across all communication channels
  • Negotiate and manage a wide range of external partners (social, creative, and media agencies)
  • Leading integrated brand/retail campaigns by working cross-functionally with Groupon teams, including offline advertising, online marketing, onsite, CRM and PR
  • Working with the research and marketing analytics team on the measurement of key initiatives centered around our customer health
  • Conducting and analyzing internal and external data/research to discover competitive advantages
  • Identifying, interpreting, and capitalizing on marketing and consumer trends
Key Interfaces:
  • Functional managers/directors, senior executives
  • Brand, Digital, Catalog, Ecomm, Full Price and Outlet store partners
  • Finance
  • Customer service and operations
  • Merchandising, Planning, Creative & Visual Services, Licensing and International
  • Outside vendors and agencies
  • 10+ years of proven brand marketing experience (experience in agency or client side having successfully worked on Global brands)
  • A bachelor’s degree in marketing; MBA preferred
  • Ability to think both strategically and creatively
  • You’re polished yet scrappy, entrepreneurial self-starter who can oversee multiple projects at a time and drive them to completion effectively in a high energy, dynamic company environment
  • Flexible and open to change and new ideas
  • Experience working with and motivating external and internal partners and effectively manage an integrated team and process at a global scale
  • Ability to hire, motivate and coach highly effective teams
  • A great communicator and story-teller


Groupon's purpose is to build strong communities through thriving small businesses.  To learn more about the world's largest local ecommerce marketplace,  click here for the latest Groupon news. Plus, be sure to  check out the values  that shape our culture, guide our strategy and make our company a great place to work. And just don't take our word for it.  Hear from real Groupon team members  and learn more about our  inclusive employee groups. If all of this sounds like something that's a great fit for you, then click apply and let's see where this takes us. 


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