Director of Marketing

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43372


We are working with a fast-growing, PE backed company located in Minneapolis.  They provide products and services to over 300 clients in the banking, trust and life insurance industry.  Some of those products and services include trust administration, life insurance policy analysis and remediation, longevity and mortality data licensing, risk modeling and valuation services to name a few. 


We are looking for a Director of Marketing to lead the marketing function and take an ownership stake in our aggressive growth goals. The Director of Marketing will report to the President of the Financial Services Division and will oversee the marketing and product management teams. The Director of Marketing is responsible for building our brand and developing strategies and tactics to increase sales, acquire and retain customers. The two main areas of focus include branding and product launches/campaigns. You will be hiring a Marketing Manager in the first 90 days in addition to deciding what additional resources you will need to be successful in the role.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Transition business goals into marketing strategy/objectives that accelerate revenue growth among current customer and prospects
  • Develop and implement a strategic marketing plan that utilizes a variety of marketing channels including events/conferences, thought leadership, email communication, social platforms, PR, etc.
  • Identify and track to KPIs to ensure efficient and effective spend of the marketing budget, improve speed of sale, and increase lead generation
  • Build brand and product awareness, engaging executive buyers from some of the largest corporations, and positioning products to tell a value story in the market
  • Work closely with the President of Financial Services to develop pricing strategies to maximize profits and market share while balancing customer satisfaction  


Perks of working with us:

  • Summer hours (Friday FLEX program): full time employees will be able to participate in our summer flex hours. Participating employees will enjoy a four-hour workday every other Friday (must still work 40 hours)
  • PIP funds: The company is committed to the continuous improvement and career development of employees. The purpose of the plan is to outline the resources available to support each employee’s career goals and company’s business needs.
  • Career pathing: we develop a career path that identifies opportunities for advancement based on your unique skills, interests, career objectives, and details the steps needed to take.
  • A sense of belonging: We are committed to offering a diverse and inclusive workplace






· An undergraduate degree; an MBA or similar advanced degree is a distinct plus. 


Professional Qualifications


· Demonstrated experience leading development a B2B marketing strategy that puts the customer first and aligns with company and brand strategy

· 10+ years of marketing leadership with proven success in lead generation and revenue growth

· Experience in the financial or insurance industry

· Individual who is collaborative and has excellent relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize + negotiate while working with a variety of stakeholders (both internal and external)

· Proven leadership skills with a track record of driving organizations through periods of significant growth, especially as it relates to marketing as a key contributor to revenue growth.

· Proven track record in providing strategic direction and vision that has successfully been translated into actionable plan

Strategic Alliance Manager

  • Location: Minneapolis
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43080


SkyWater is excited to partner with a global, $1B organization that provides leading-edge digital security and credential issuance solutions. The goal of the partnership is to add a Strategic Alliance Manager to their growing digital security solutions team. This reputable organization’s technology ensures data protection for industry sectors that include financial institutions, healthcare, government, enterprise, education, and retail. With a network of global partners and customers in over 150 countries, it’s no wonder the world’s most respected companies partner with this fast-growing organization.
The Strategic Alliances Manager will define and execute technology and business partnerships with a strong cloud focus, taking into account specific target market opportunities, a partner’s strategy and market position, and the ability to integrate a partner’s application(s) with our client’s product portfolio.    




    • Identify technology partners that will benefit from product offerings and strategy as part of an overall solution and develop the business case (including definition of strategic value) and execute on the agreed overall integration and go-to-market strategy.
    • Create strategic plans for developing short and longer-term opportunities through technology partnerships based on defined global/regional business goals.
    • Develop and maintain go-to-market relationships with strategic alliance partners to increase the sales of our combined solutions.
    • Manage the entire recruitment and relationship development process of new alliance partners into the strategic alliances partner program.




    • 5+ years of technology alliances experience, including technology partnership development and co-selling relationships OR relevant experience in partnership, engineering, or product management.
    • An understanding of cloud infrastructure and cloud native computing
    • Broad-based technological awareness in cyber security, preference for existing knowledge of PKI, encryption, digital signing, IoT, cloud security technologies, key management, and digital payments
    • Post-COVID, ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time

Marketing Operations Manager

  • Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #42821

We are looking for a Marketing Operations Specialist to manage marketing operations and highlight how well-executed integrated marketing campaigns can drive pipeline and impact a company’s top line. This role will report to the VP of Marketing and is at a local “technology-as-as-service” company. 

Our client is in the midst of a transformation as it scales and expands from a regional MSP to a nationally recognized cloud services provider. In this role, the Marketing Operations Manager will be a hands-on, key player actively responsible for driving this transformation, helping to establish creditability through thought leadership, and drive demand in partnership with the company’s verticalized sales teams.

This includes serving as the central hub for best-in-class execution of our email marketing and demand generation in support of the key strategic initiatives of the business. You will work with Pardot,, and other tools to help ensure that best practices for data management, workflow automation, campaign execution and reporting are consistently applied. This role will collaborate with the marketing team and vertical leaders to reach new prospects and to connect with existing clients through email including pre and post event communications, regular newsletters, long-tail email nurture flows, etc. 

The Marketing Operations Manager will partner (and report to) the VP of Marketing to introduce new foundational processes in order to establish a baseline for growth. You will have an amazing opportunity to have hands-on learning opportunities working with marketing and executive leadership and key business partners to create compelling and successful tactics to introduce new product and technology solutions and enhancements to the marketplace and our clients. Responsibilities include upholding the brand in all activity, supporting campaign, and advertising strategies, and managing the lead funnel process.

*This role is Hybrid with the expectation of 1-2 days in the Minnetonka office each week.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Be hyper focused on lead funnel process, hand off points to the sales team and tracking through the funnel to ensure no lead is left behind
  • Use Pardot as the “marketing engine” to manage the client journey, send emails, build workflows, nurture leads, and turn marketing data into insights.
  • Optimize segmentation, automation processes and lead lifecycle in Pardot that increases engagement with clients and prospects.
  • Own and deploy proactive strategies (coordinating with IT, Sales, and Client Ops) to ensure accurate reporting through accountability, seamless data normalization, data flow, hygiene, optimization, process integration, and Salesforce integrations
  • Analyze campaign performance and provide analytics, reports, data, and research to provide actionable insights to find areas of improvement, and show ROI through Google Analytics, Pardot,, etc.
  • Work closely with vertical teams to understand their objectives to drive all nurture campaigns and collaborate to share operation and execution plans.
  • Evangelize Pardot best practices, including documentation, guidance, training, and enablement.
  • Continually create and manage platform performance, including users, roles, workspaces, programs, campaigns, lists, sync/system errors, forms, landing pages, tracking, automations, segmentation, lead routing, MQL structure, channel management, retention, and privacy policies.
  • Serve as primary marketing admin for the websites, webinar tool, and social media platforms.


  • B2B marketing experience required, technology experience preferred
  • Experience working with Pardot or HubSpot
  • Working experience in (specifically campaign, lead, account and contact objects) 
  • Analytical mindset and ability to interpret and communicate results to stakeholders
  • Excellent direct and concise communication skills (verbal, written)
  • Detail-oriented & able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Creative mindset and a willingness to try new things
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Experience with Google Analytics
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Entrepreneurial attitude, self-motivated, and highly results-driven in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.

Director of Marketing

  • Location: Rochester
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #42748

SkyWater Search Partners is partnering with sister companies Rochester Concrete Products and Rockwood Walls to find a Director of Marketing for their growing number of premier brands. They are a third generation family business with a foundation in mortarless concrete manufacturing and construction dating back to 1914. Rochester Concrete Products manufactures some of the most respected brands in the hardscapes industry, such as: Interlock Concrete Products, Silver Creek Stoneworks, Rockwood Retaining Walls, Necessories Outdoor Living Kits, Rosetta Outdoors, Keystone Retaining Wall Systems, Recon Retaining Wallsand Super-Stik.  Rockwood Walls distributes these products in over 45 U.S. States, across 17 Countries, and on 5 continents. 


The Marketing Director will lead the marketing team to develop and execute the product marketing strategy that is in line with the corporate strategy and objectives. Reporting into the General Manager, you will drive market development and penetration as well as revenue growth across the product portfolio through competitive marketing strategies that position products to deliver the most value to customers. The team consists of 3 people today and the leadership team will look to you to determine growth plans and structure. 


What you will do:

  • Establish objectives and processes for the Marketing group, allocating resources appropriately.

  • Drive brand awareness and strategy with industry leading collateral, merchandising, and web presence

  • Leads the development of competitive product market strategies and prioritizes customer needs based on full assessment of margin dollar potential, market, customer and competition. Stay current on market drivers and assess impact to strategy. Segments the market to identify and assess gaps/opportunities to strengthen market position.

  • Develops a compelling value proposition of current/future product portfolio relevant to customers’ needs and wants; drives distinct competitive advantage for selling new products and services as well as expanding utilization within the existing global customer base

  • Develop, lead, and have overall management responsibility for the Product Launch Strategy & Marketing group team members

  • Create/keep current/execute on product roadmap using direct and shared resources with due diligence of product opportunities incorporating NPV of realizable product roadmap

  • Develop a budget plan and manage the group within budget constraints, driving for financial efficiencies


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field

  • 10+ years related experience with progressive leadership roles in marketing

  • Product launch, product marketing and market development experience 

  • Grown a marketing team in the past

  • Has shown marketing contribution to sales in past roles 


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute strategy to drive value

  • Proven experience in developing individuals and teams and leading cross-functional teams

  • Strong collaboration skills, able to influence and have a creative mindset

  • Demonstrated analytical skills


If you are looking to join a company that is all in on marketing, has a strong commitment to developing their people and want to have some fun in the process, we’d love to hear from you.


Senior Product Marketing Manager

  • Location: Minneapolis
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #41951


Senior Product Marketing Leader, Cloud Security & Crypto Policy, 100% remote 


SkyWater Search Partners is partnering with Entrust Digital Security Solutions business segment to identify a passionate, seasoned cybersecurity product marketing professional to take a leading role in driving and executing the company’s cloud security and cryptographic policy management go-to-market strategy. The Senior Product Marketing Manager will work closely with Engineering, Product Management, Integrated Marketing, Channel, and Sales organizations to help place the product suite and Entrust in a market leading position. As one of the most trusted names in cybersecurity, we is looking for someone to help in our mission to provide global organizations the solutions they need to enable high assurance cloud migration and cryptographic policy management in the evolving digital world.



  • Develop and execute annual and quarterly product marketing plans, working in partnership with Engineering, Product Management, Integrated and Field Marketing
  • Lead product messaging and positioning, and craft the overall story with product management that is both relevant, compelling, and differentiating in the market
  • Define and articulate the solution communication strategies, positioning, unique value proposition, and messaging plans for various target use cases/audiences/personas
  • Spearhead the team to communicate the value proposition, sales enablement, channel enablement to the sales team and developing collateral and other sales tools to support the process
  • Manage the communications aspects of product launches – including training, use case and value propositions
  • Gather market intelligence from and about our clients and prospects; be the expert on your buyers, personas, how they buy, and their buying criteria; glean deep customer insights that lead to better offerings; be current and very knowledgeable about your competition
  • Work with industry analysts, thought leaders and other influencer communities



  • Bachelor’s degree in in relevant field, Master’s degree preferred
  • 8+ years of increasing responsibility in high-tech software product marketing, preferably in cloud security or cybersecurity
  • Demonstrated results establishing marketing and communications plans that lead to successful product growth and profitability
  • Experience with enterprise security products, ideally cloud computing and cryptography


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and credibility with technical and sales communities
  • Understanding and familiarity with channel sales model
  • Creative spirit and ability in getting the message and story out
  • High energy, self-motivated, and driven, with a strong sense of ownership, getting the job done and passion for winning together 
  • Understanding of different global markets and a variety of vertical markets




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