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Corporate Marketing Manager

Motiv Power Systems

Motiv Power Systems

Marketing & Communications
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2023

What Makes Motiv Special?

Through a radically different approach to building electric trucks that combines our own patented IP with strategic partnerships, we have developed a line of all-electric medium-duty truck and bus chassis, the Motiv EPIC platform, which are used in a range of truck and bus applications. Our next-generation power management electronics and software make it easy to integrate new technology components into new vehicles and applications.

The ideal candidate will want to be a member of the 2+ ton commercial truck EV Industry leader, with millions of current customer driven miles and tens of millions of pounds delivered in the US and Canada while reducing millions of CO2 pounds of emissions. You will be joining us at a critical inflection point in our growth, when, in addition to launching our sixth generation technology, we are significantly expanding our products, capacity and market volume.

Motiv’s core values are deep passion, curiosity, collaboration, customer focus and “owning it.” If those are values you share, we would love to talk with you about joining our team and taking your career to the next level in one of the hottest technology sectors. To succeed in this job, you must be able to perform the duties listed below – and others as required.

Job Summary:

At Motiv, we have taken a radically different approach to building electric trucks. Motiv has developed a line of all-electric medium-duty truck and bus chassis, our platform which is used in many all-electric truck and bus applications. We are looking for a creative, results-oriented, and enthusiastic Corporate Marketing Manager to join us in transforming an industry. In this position you will take direction from the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing and collaborate with Motiv’s leadership team to execute our corporate marketing strategy. This proven marketing leader will be instrumental in executing on Motiv’s overall brand and marketing.

Our core values are deep passion, curiosity, collaboration, customer focus and “owning it”. As with all roles at Motiv, your alignment with these values will be critical to your success here.

What Makes Motiv Special:

Through a radically different approach to building electric trucks that combines our own patented IP with strategic partnerships, we have developed a line of all-electric medium-duty truck and bus chassis, the Motiv EPIC platform, which are used in a range of truck and bus applications. Our next-generation power management electronics and software make it easy to integrate new technology components into new vehicles and applications.

The ideal candidate will want to be a member of the 2+ ton commercial truck EV Industry leader, with millions of current customer driven miles and tens of millions of pounds delivered in the US and Canada while reducing millions of CO2 pounds of emissions. You will be joining us at a critical inflection point in our growth, when, in addition to launching our sixth generation technology, we are significantly expanding our products, capacity and market volume.

Motiv’s core values are deep passion, curiosity, collaboration, customer focus and “owning it.” If those are values you share, we would love to talk with you about joining our team and taking your career to the next level in one of the hottest technology sectors. To succeed in this job, you must be able to perform the duties listed below – and others as required.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Branding
    • Develop, refine, and execute Motiv’s overall brand and marketing
    • Run campaigns, pilots, and field tests to test and iterate to grow the Motiv brand
  • Demand Generation and Corporate Marketing Assets
    • Manage agencies and collaborate with partners to execute press releases, Motiv speaking engagements, and PR events
    • Execute tradeshows and other in-person and virtual events
    • Exercise creativity to write campaigns to generate Motiv buzz and execute the campaigns with external partners and Motiv teammates
    • Oversee development and maintenance of Motiv’s website
    • Set and beat key performance indicator (KPI) targets
    • Collaborate with Sales to develop and execute a joint sales & marketing strategy to build a full pipeline of leads with conversion to Motiv revenues
  • Product Marketing
    • Leverage insights and understanding of the commercial electric vehicle landscape to strengthen Motiv’s leadership position in the growing industry
    • Support competitive analysis and product positioning
    • Develop case studies and product collateral
    • Lead sales and other customer related training on product, messaging, and positioning
  • Internal Communications
    • Work with leadership and Human Resources to ensure external facing brand and market strategies are communicated effectively within Motiv departments

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to take a general idea or direction and build a story and follow behind it
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; proven ability to influence and work with all levels of an organization
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Advanced writing and communication skills
  • Attention to detail

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Communications, or Marketing preferred
  • 5-10+ years of experience in marketing and marketing communications
  • Experience creating a marketing campaign, marketing strategy, and marketing plan
  • Trade show design and operations experience
  • Experience as a manager/ supervisor with team leadership skills
  • Past experience in leading projects where collaboration across departments was critical to success
  • Strong vendor management and/or experience managing agency and partners
  • Experience in scaling marketing functions to match company growth trajectory
  • EV and/or startup experience a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Be willing to travel 10 – 15% or as required per year
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times

Salary Range:

  • $142,000.00-$154,000.00 (Salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and training.)

This is a regular full-time position that can be based in Foster City, CA or other areas based upon qualifications.
Candidates only please; no recruiters.

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive and comprehensive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Dental, Vision, HSA, Health & Dependent Care FSA, 401(k) with company match, company paid Basic Life and AD&D, employee paid Voluntary Life and AD&D.
  • Generous PTO policy, 11 Paid Company Holidays
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program) and Education Reimbursement
  • Fresh daily snacks and a healthy Work/Life Balance
  • Access to Perks at Work - Discounted learning, tickets, electronics, travel, health, restaurants & retail.
  • Free Online Training & Development
  • Bicycle friendly, with bike storage available to all Foster City employees with a 5 minute walk to the scenic Bay Front.
  • Regular Happy Hours, Company Cultural Events, and more!

About Motiv

Motiv Power Systems is the medium-duty commercial electric vehicle (EV) leader that frees fleets from fossil fuels. Founded in 2009, the Bay Area-based, commercial EV company draws on 14 years of experience to create accessible, cost-effective, and innovative EV technology for organizations that are the backbone of the economy.

Motiv has more than 150 all-electric trucks and buses on the road with businesses of all sizes, across a broad spectrum of industries, including linen, parcel, food, hospitality, airports, higher education, pupil transportation, and more. Motiv vehicles operate at over 98 percent uptime, and have logged more than two million miles, while also offering fleets up to 85 percent operation and maintenance cost savings. Motiv’s proven EV technology provides operators with a healthier, smoother, and more profitable driving experience.