Senior Marketing Manager – Portland, OR

Contact: Kristin Crain

Working under the direction of the office leadership team, the Senior Marketing Manager will be a key member of the firmwide marketing team. The position entails a wide range of marketing activities, including but not limited to deep research and intelligence gathering; development of strategic pursuits for new work; writing and producing statements of qualifications, proposals and interview presentations. The successful candidate will bring a strong design sensibility, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to structure complex information and content into effective storytelling, regardless of the medium.


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, or  design-related field
  • 8 to 10 years of directly applicable experience in professional services marketing within the A/E/C industry
  • Ability to communicate complex information and ideas into effective storytelling through a variety of medium – oral, written, and graphic
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to organize use of time in a fast-paced environment, completing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Extensive experience developing and managing complex proposals, presentations, and sales or proposal processes
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills; strong graphic design sensibilities
  • Sound professional judgment, strong work ethic, positive and client focused
  • Experience managing teams of people with demonstrated ability to coach, mentor, and provide constructive criticism in a team setting and one-on-one
  • A detailed knowledge of marketing procedures, work processes, and tools, along with evidence of past successful management of marketing projects and teams
  • Has the ability to both lead and participate in team environments
  • Proficiency in InDesign and PowerPoint is required; working knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, and database programs such as Deltek Vision and Axomic OpenAsset is preferable
  • Able to travel to other ZGF offices and/or client project locations as needed


  • Develops and maintains network of industry contacts, i.e., consultants, contractors, architectural colleagues, clients; cultivates leads and gathers intelligence through network
  • Assists the Director of Marketing in developing marketing approaches, including pre-proposal positioning where appropriate, as well as proposal development strategies and implementation
  • Researches and understands competitors and industry trends
  • Leads a team of support staff in preparation and production of proposals for efforts of varying sizes and types from small to large pursuits, as well as major strategic efforts
  • Leads the development and production of SOQs, proposals, and presentations to produce client-focused documents and presentations that meet RFP requirements and are consistent with win strategy
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with clients, consultants, contractors, and other professional colleagues
  • Attends community and industry events and conferences
  • Develops, captures, and publishes marketing-related information and documents
  • Manages multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Oversees local marketing team and manages personnel growth and development; ensures staff are trained on ZGF policies, procedures, templates, and systems
  • Contributes to firmwide marketing initiatives that are integral to the firm
  • Assists in the development and management of marketing budget for local office
  • Attends community and industry events and conference

ZGF Architects LLP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite qualified candidates to Apply Online posting resume and portfolio.