Marketing Manager

DES Architects + Engineers

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Job Description:

We are seeking a collaborative and ambitious Marketing Manager to work alongside the Marketing Director to help lead firmwide marketing strategy and implementation. You will lead the marketing team, work closely with firm leadership, firm staff, consultants, and clients to help achieve our firm’s goals.

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of local markets, a strong network of contacts, should be both big-picture and detail-oriented, highly organized, and have excellent communication skills.

In this role you will:

  • Develop annual marketing report including past-year results and next-year strategy, budget, and major activities
  • Manage firmwide marketing communications including messaging and graphics
  • Lead implementation of new brand across the office including new templates and applications
  • Manage ongoing maintenance of website, including ongoing content development for website and social media outlets, building up the marketing collateral, etc.
  • Direct project photography and post-project graphic documentation
  • Lead all external communications including social media, earned media, and surveys
  • Manage award submissions
  • Responsible for sponsorships including events and advertising activities
  • Lead project pursuits end-to-end from lead development to project on-boarding
  • Develop new business opportunities
  • Maintain and manage CRM database
  • Lead go/no go process and assist in new project staffing including creating a database of staff capabilities in partnership with the People Ops & Talent team
  • Create winning strategies for new pursuits
  • Manage proposals including marketing and technical team members
  • Manage resources and staff in the implementation of the plan
  • Lead discussion with Principals and senior staff with respect to marketing plan, project pursuits, content development, and business development
  • Mentor marketing staff and non-marketing staff
  • Monitor marketing labor and expenses and track relative to the marketing plan


  • Minimum of six years of marketing experience in A/E/C Industry
  • Track record of building collaborative relationships with leadership teams and influencing measurable outcomes
  • Proven ability to create and enhance client relationships
  • Built credibility through persuasive internal and external communications
  • Experience in storytelling, visual communications, social media platforms
  • Proficient in research, reporting, MS Office, Adobe Creative Cloud Suites
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field
  • Ability to work in a hybrid work environment
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without any restrictions or requirement of visa sponsorship now or in the future

Our Mission

For over 45 years, DES Architects + Engineers has been committed to designing working, learning, and healing environments for businesses throughout the Bay Area.  With offices in San Francisco and Redwood City, DES provides creative and sustainable solutions that serve the needs of life sciences, tech, healthcare, education, and developers. As an interdisciplinary firm, DES offers an integrated project approach that leads to increased accuracy, quicker project delivery, and a better use of valuable resources. Services include architecture, interior design, civil and structural engineering, landscape architecture, visual communications, and sustainable design.

Life at DES

DES is committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. As a DES employee, you qualify for the following:

  • Competitive salary and bonuses
  • 100% company-paid employee medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as short and long-term disability benefits
  • Vacation and Sick Time Off
  • Flexible Hybrid schedule
  • Robust 401k plan with a generous company match and profit sharing
  • Collaborative, friendly fun environment for our employees to thrive in, while offering a multitude of creative perks

We are proud and committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We welcome, recognize, celebrate and encourage diversity and inclusion in our workplace. Our teams are comprised of people with experiences from diverse backgrounds which helps us gain a fresh perspective while challenging our own thinking about design. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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