Director, Worldwide Field Marketing and Corporate Events at Planet (San Francisco, CA or Remote)

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Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.

Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one.

Customers and users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles.

As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.

We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.

Planet is headquartered in San Francisco, California, Earth.

The Role:

Planet is looking for a savvy, energetic, innovative field marketing and corporate events leader to grow and execute our global events strategy and manage our regional field marketing teams. This important leadership role reports directly to the Chief Marketing Officer and leads a team of marketers that own the planning and execution of both our strategic and  field marketing events and activities to support prospecting, lead and pipeline generation. This leader will be responsible not only for regional field marketing activities but also major corporate events, such as our annual Explore user conference and other major industry events. The ideal candidate has an experienced strategic approach to events, and exceptional project management and leadership abilities.

This leader will collaborate with and guide a broad range of stakeholders and partners, including sales leadership, marketing leadership, design/agency resources, product marketing, partners, customers and vendors to deliver high quality content-rich experiences that ultimately lead to awareness, pipeline, and revenue for Planet.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage Field Marketing Program Worldwide. Collaborate closely with Sales leadership to drive the field marketing strategy for each region (Americas, EMEA, APAC, US Federal), prioritizing the top events and activities to generate leads, support sales pipeline creation and create broader awareness of Planet’s capabilities overall and across our key verticals. 
  • Partner with cross functional teams - demand generation, sales, field marketing, product, product marketing, PR/communications - to solidify messaging, content and program agendas, ensuring an integrated and consistent approach that supports and ensures the success of the sales organization. Work with the graphic design team on the content, materials and branding of the events.
  • Hire, train, coach, and lead a growing global team of field marketing managers and corporate events professionals, and provide consistent and effective coaching and mentoring to help them grow professionally and impact the business. 
  • Manage and plan Planet’s major corporate events, including Planet’s Explore user conference, that require engagement with our senior leadership team.
  • Set clear, measurable KPIs for the team and ensure our field marketing activities deliver on expected goals. Ensure each Regional Field Marketing Program supports lead gen, prospecting, pipeline and revenue generation programs.
  • Drive pipeline growth by developing a quarterly marketing plan based on approved budgets including recommendations for industry specific regional activities, local sponsorships, conferences/trade shows, advertising, local events, participation in local business or trade associations, demand generation and content needs that will drive business results for each region and overall globally.
  • Ensure measurements are in place to track the ROI on all activities, including working cross-functionally with the campaigns and marketing operations teams to ensure we have the right tools in place to scale out our campaigns and track marketing- influenced pipeline, marketing-sourced opportunities, and ROI on all activities. Provide weekly regional reports on results to the leadership team.
  • Provide expertise and mentorship to ensure Planet field marketers have the right mix of programs and activities for each sales region, including supporting the capture and documentation of regional customer and partner success stories, and prioritizing the top priority verticals, sub verticals, and use cases. 
  • Ensure tight communication with HQ-based marketing teams (product marketing, comms, design, growth marketing/demand generation) to align to corporate strategy and execute quarterly plans.
  • Owner and overall manager of the field marketing budget, ensuring the right mix of programs are brought to market to drive targeted leads and opportunities while remaining within expense targets each quarter. 
  • Leverage our global channel marketing strategy and work closely with channel marketing to effectively plan and deploy events that expand our reach through resellers and partners.
  • Help facilitate regionalization and translation of corporate marketing content.

Required Skills and Experiences:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 8+ years of marketing experience planning and producing in-person, hybrid and virtual events as well as broad mix of digital marketing programs
  • 4+ years of experience building and leading global field marketing teams
  • Proficiency in marketing automation tools and CRM systems to ensure team can track return on investment from their campaigns and programs, lead sources, monitor lead conversion activity, and provide management reporting each month
  • Experience planning and executing events at a range of budget levels and venues, with expertise in integrating key targeted messaging and branding into the key activities associated with the event (whether in-person, virtual or hybrid)
  • Experience collaborating with product marketing and product teams to ensure that Planet’s  messaging and demos are always aligned to the campaign or event strategy audience.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills - Detail oriented, with ability to organize, prioritize and execute multiple, ongoing projects under deadline, with an eye on business impact and quality
  • Strong people management skills to build, engage and inspire team, align all stakeholders from the planning process to execution phases, and provide strong coaching and mentorship to our marketers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong positioning and messaging skills
  • Strong familiarity with digital marketing and event planning
  • Willingness to travel up to 20%
  • Strong understanding of marketing to key vertical markets with business-driven outcomes and customer-driven use cases.
  • Experience supporting both direct sales and channel sales teams.

Nice to Haves:

  • Familiarity with markets for satellite imagery, geographic information systems, software-as-a-service and analytics
  • Familiarity marketing key vertical use cases, such as in agriculture, civil government, forestry, finance, or Consumer Packaged Goods/supply chain

Benefits While Working at Planet:

  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Wellness program and onsite massages in specific offices
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Recognition Programs
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental Leave
  • Offsites and Happy Hours
  • Volunteering Benefits

Some Press About Us: 

Our CEO, Will Marshall featured on TED and featured in a Planet Blog

“Planet: Bringing Space Back Down to Earth”

Tiny, privately owned satellites are changing how we view the Earth features in NBC News

“Planet And Rocket Lab Create Mission Patch To Honor Women In Aerospace” —Planet Blog

Why we care so much about Belonging. 

We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate  north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion.  If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please... do apply!  At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description.  We don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts.  We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride. 


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • kubernetesLanguages
    • altiumLanguages
    • satellite tasking tools / STK or SOAPLanguages
    • elasticsearchLanguages
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • Google CloudFrameworks
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases
    • Google DriveManagement
    • Google DocsManagement
    • Google SlidesManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • DocuSignCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Located in sunny SOMA, just a few blocks from the San Francisco Giants ballpark. Steps from world-class restaurants and public transportation.

An Insider's view of Planet

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Planet challenges and motivates its employees to excel at work while also providing the freedom to do the things we love in our personal lives!

Radhika

FP&A Manager, Go To Market

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited about partnering with Chief Sustainability Officers to solve key environmental and social governance initiatives. My passions are preventing deforestation and reducing the impact of climate change through the tracking of carbon emissions. Planet's 24/7 satellite imagery/analytics makes working here less of a job, and more of a mission.

Jarrett

Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

My team builds satellites. Not too many people in the world can say they do that. It is a unique club! To succeed on my team, you need passion, dedication and a sense of humor! Everyone in our lab is dedicated, smart and committed. Sure, schedules can be demanding, but we have fun while we do it. Working at Planet is not just a job, it's a mission!

Dalibor

Director, Manufacturing Engineering

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

It's fascinating to see Planet’s satellite imagery unlock new capabilities for Earth observation. As a Marketing leader in Global Demand Generation I amplify our message and engage with various industries. I develop interesting ways to reach an audience and create awareness about Planet’s mission - use space to help life on Earth.

Tracy

Director of Global Demand Generation

What's something quirky about your company?

Planet is breaking barriers and creating new value proposition within earth observation. Traditional space companies do not operate with the agility and innovation that we do, however, the quirkiest aspect of all would be our people. Everyone you meet has a purpose that aligns with Planet's vision and an interesting story as to how they got here.

Pooja

Customer Success Engineer

What are Planet Perks + Benefits

Planet Benefits Overview

We are currently going through an exciting IPO, and your offer will include a very generous equity package! You can read more about it here: https://www.planet.com/investors/

We offer completely flexible work from home, remote, hybrid or in office work choices. *Not applicable for some roles.

We also offer unlimited flexible time off where you will be HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to use this time. No guilt trips here :)

On site massage therapy + nap rooms. Dogs friendly office!

Premier health and wellness benefits with several options to choose from, including selections with no premium costs, health and dental insurance; short and long-term disability; wellness program with BlueShield; HSA account; fitness subsidies; Classpass; Calm subscription

Several paid holidays, personal/sick days, maternity leave, & paternity leave

Retirement: 401(k); relocation assistance; commuter benefits

Professional Development: tuition reimbursement; learning and development stipend; promote from within; mentor program; shadowing opportunities; access to online courses; lunch and learns

Employees working in or visiting the SF headquarters can enjoy free drinks, snacks, and a healthy catered lunch
several times per week.

Pancake breakfasts before EVERY launch. Read about it here: https://www.planet.com/pulse/the-story-behind-planets-legendary-launch-…

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Meals On Wheels
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have a Green Committee, a Wellness Program, Celestial Events Committee, Ethics Committee, Sustainability Committee, and HBCU Outreach Committee.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
At Planet we have 4 women C-level executives, and 2 women on our board of directors! In our Space Systems group alone, we have 6 women leading teams. 5 are women of color!
Unconscious bias training
We conduct mandatory Interview Training and do an entire section on Unconscious Bias in interviewing and hiring.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a Belonging Task Force - [email protected] ERG - Latinx ERG - Mental Health ERG - Social Justice Matching Program - Planet Queers - Wonderwomxn Group - Racial Justice [working group] Asiana
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
- 2 or more of the final stage candidates come from underrepresented groups. - Summer Internship Programs: Emphasis on hiring internationally & students from marginalized communities.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Short Term & Long Term
Dental Benefits
100% coverage offered
Vision Benefits
100% coverage offered
Health Insurance Benefits
Planet offers PPO, HMO, and HDHP plans that cover medical benefits with as little as $0 out-of-pocket premium costs, depending on selected plan and coverage level.
Wellness Programs
In-office chair massages Virtual relaxation & meditation Wellvolution program via Blue Shield Classpass & Calm via Kaiser
Team workouts
Berlin running team + Several unofficial groups that get together for working out at numerous locations.
Mental Health Benefits
There are no annual limits or maximum allowances for mental health and wellness visits on any Planet medical plan.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
We are currently going through an IPO and offer very generous equity packages in their value amounts.
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We offer very generous maternity and paternity leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
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Remote Work Program
We have a flexible work emvironment.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
17 paid company holidays + Unlimited flexible time off. Also, we've currently enstated the first Fridays of every month is off - BRAND NEW AS OF 2021!
Paid Volunteer Time
Planet encourages employees to pledge 1% of their time giving back to the community, as part of Pledge 1%. Planeteers can donate up to 32 hours (4 days) per calendar year (one day per quarter).
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Parking garage located across the street for a daily charge.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Educational / tuition assistance Professional development assistance
Tuition Reimbursement
-Planet will reimburse up to $5,250 USD/$6,850 CAD/ €4,750EUR towards education expenses, annually.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
-Planet will reimburse up to $5,250 USD/$6,850 CAD/ €4,750EUR towards education expenses. - $250 USD value for learning and development on an annual basis (ex: Conference, Udemy Course, etc.)
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Right now our hottest benefits seem to be our current IPO status and the equity offered, flexible work environments adaptable to the changing workplace, and unlimited time off with a very strong work culture. Our people are what make it a special place to be!

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