Senior Manager, Marketing

Harris Corporation
February 15, 2018
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Chaloner has partnered with Harris Corporation on their search for a Senior Manager, Marketing. The position is responsible for leading and executing the strategy and plan to assure a world-class visitor experience at the Innovation Center. The successful candidate will combine customer understanding, marketing intelligence and technology savvy to conceive and deliver engaging, interactive and high impact visitor experiences that further the strategic goals and reinforce the company values. Responsible for building stakeholder relationships, managing a budget and driving continuous improvement, the role will be based in Melbourne, Florida. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with corporate and segment leadership, communications and business development teams to develop and execute a strategy and plan to showcase the capabilities through the Global Innovation Center. Align the plan with the domestic and international growth strategy and the core franchises that the company has targeted for long-term growth. Drive flawless execution of the plan. This includes collaborating with key stakeholders to identify technologies of interest, developing the storyline to key messages and understanding for key areas, and leading the development of an engaging experience to deliver those stories.
  • Manage annual budget for the Innovation Center.
  • Lead executive briefing tours as well as event planning for key strategic events (high profile customers, government officials, community stakeholders, and key partners). This includes chairing the working team, developing strategic goals, designing an experience to communicate key messages/goals, developing detailed execution plan, and communicating the plan to team members as well as executive management.
  • Manage team execution of all daily operations and events that occur within the facility.
  • Establish and monitor metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of meetings and events and expenditures while driving synergies and continuous improvement.
  • Develop and manage positive visitor engagements.
  • Interface with Board of Directors, C Suite executives, customers, legislators and other VIPs to ensure a positive experience.
  • Work in collaboration with the strategy, engineering, business development and others to manage a multi-year roadmap to maintain and advance the capabilities and solutions. Conceive and manage solutions to showcase the capabilities through digital platforms and traditional displays.
  • Develop and present executive briefings.
  • Manage multiple vendors, team members and stakeholders to ensure flawless management of the experience center, meetings and events. Ensure all events are completed within budget.
  • Utilize our tools to deliver continuous improvement and operational excellence to all aspects of the department. Drive toward 100% of the team earning yellow belt level in our tools with a timeframe to be agreed upon with department head.
  • Supervise a small team of marketing and communications professionals, providing clear goals/objectives and regular oversight, and fostering an environment of continuous improvement and operational excellence.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business discipline, MBA preferred
  • 8 years of related experience in A&D, B2B or B2G markets
  • Leadership position in event management or customer service role.

 Knowledge and skills

  • Experience in developing a strategy and plan to enhance customer experience
  • Grasps and translates important business, market and management concepts into understandable messages and stories.
    • Ability to organize and lead large marketing, communications initiatives and events.
    • Strong attention to detail, and an appropriate sense of urgency, prioritization and tenacity.
    • Professional appearance and manner – executive presence – and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels in a matrixed organization.
    • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills – a passion for excellence in customer service
    • Proven effective presentation, facilitation, and demonstration skills, with strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong interest and capability in interactive technology.
    • A strategic, results-oriented mindset with ability to provide regular hands-on support.
    • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Ability to deliver measurable results in a high-pressure environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to contribute strategic thinking, to influence others and to work collaboratively in order to produce results across multiple functional teams.
    • Adaptable to a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment while showing grace under pressure
    • Impeccable ethics and business integrity.
    • Computer and web literate, with strong proficiency in Excel, Power Point, Outlook, the effective use of the web, and event/project management databases

Interested and qualified candidates should apply below or send their resume and cover letter to Larry Brantley (

Please be aware that positions with Harris require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions. 

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

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