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United States of America
North Carolina
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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* Morrisville - North Carolina - United States of America

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Description and Requirements

The Lenovo SMB Marketing organization is looking for an experienced Strategy & Planning Manager to join our global team. This position is one part business strategist, one part marketing strategist. We are looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is skilled at leading complex cross-functional initiatives with diverse stakeholders and is a sharp strategic thinker.

The Strategy & Planning team is responsible for enabling successful brand and campaign outcomes by driving strategic planning, transformational initiatives, and operational efficiency for the Lenovo SMB Marketing organization. You will need a thorough understanding of marketing strategy and business management principles in order to be successful in this role.


  • Conduct regular SMB landscape assessments & analyses, determining where we have unique opportunities or threats to address in order to drive business growth objectives
  • Develop winning strategies to drive market competitiveness, lead campaign team briefings, and collaborate across teams to build effective marketing plans
  • Drive a coordinated marketing planning process, ensuring that global and local SMB marketing teams deliver plans that meet the organization's strategic and commercial objectives
  • Identify opportunities to build and improve on strategic marketing, planning, and operations processes
  • Work with cross-functional partners including Operations, Media, and Insights teams to enable informed business decisions such as program and market prioritization and budget allocation
  • Maintain the SMB target audience framework, value proposition, and messaging strategy, ensuring all produced content clearly aligns
  • Monitor, measure, and analyze marketing performance and manage optimization strategies with key stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent industry experience in Marketing or relevant field
  • 8+ years of strategic planning and/or B2B Marketing experience for a hardware and/or technology company
  • Demonstrated ability to tell a clear story leveraging insights
  • Proficiency in global communication standards
  • Experience monitoring, measuring, and analyzing marketing insights and performance 
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to deal with both internal and external customers
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with ability to operate on a wide range of topics and projects at one time
  • Strong analytical and quantitative capability to determine program effectiveness and impact
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; an ability to see a problem from various angles, identify root causes, and propose data-informed solutions
  • Ability to think strategically, but also have exceptional attention to detail

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.

Lenovo adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for US-based employees. As a condition of employment, employees must adhere to Lenovo’s US Vaccination Policy and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to any applicable accommodations. To be fully vaccinated means individuals must receive the full series of a vaccine either approved by the FDA or WHO and listed by the CDC (e.g. two dose of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines; or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). This applies to all US-based employees, contractors and interns, regardless of work location. As a condition of employment, you must provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or follow Lenovo’s accommodation process.

* Morrisville - North Carolina - United States of America