Lead Functional Consultant - Marketing

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Date: Apr 2, 2024

Location: Pune, IN

Company: Springer Nature Group


About Springer Nature Group

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Job Title: Lead Functional Consultant - Marketing

Location: Pune, India

Application Deadline: N/A


About Us

GBS stands for Global Business Systems. Global Business Systems works with teams across all divisions of Springer Nature to implement and manage business-critical systems and services. These systems and services provided by Global Business Systems support and integrate with technology platforms used by all parts of the business.

A CRM solution is a tech platform aiding Springer Nature in efficiently managing customer interactions across their lifecycle. It encompasses tools for comprehensive customer data tracking with 360° view, sales along with renewals, marketing for effective campaigning and service processes, and fostering robust relationships for growth and satisfaction. We opt for top solutions like Salesforce Sales Cloud, HubSpot, CDP & GCP, etc. to avoid platform dependency and ensure best-in-class tools.

We have 90+ colleagues in the GBS team and the CRM team consists of 21 people including technical, functional & techno-functional skill sets. The global setup of the team and the organization, our complex system and environment, and its variety are allowing you to develop yourself further while working with team members around the globe, international stakeholders & partners, and architecting complex business requirements.


About the Role

We are looking for someone passionate about marketing technologies and with a proven track record of working on enterprise-scale marketing projects. If you thrive in a dynamic environment, excel in collaborative teams, and are eager to contribute to cutting-edge digital solutions, we want to hear from you!

This role demands a strategic and hands-on approach to drive marketing technology initiatives, ensuring seamless collaboration and effective utilization of diverse marketing tools and platforms.

If you're ready to take on new challenges, drive innovation, and work on projects that impact the digital landscape, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and play a crucial role in shaping the future of technology at Springer Nature Group.


Role Responsibilities

  • Leadership and Management: Lead and oversee all marketing requirements in collaboration with product owners, with a particular focus on HubSpot.
  • Continuous Learning and Development: Stay abreast of industry advancements by utilizing HubSpot Developer documentation, ensuring optimal utilization of HubSpot license features. Actively participate in HubSpot trainings and consistently obtain relevant certifications.
  • Communication and Reporting: Provide regular and comprehensive weekly updates to all stakeholders.
  • Technology Mastery: Expand expertise to encompass other marketing technologies employed in projects, including Customer Data Platform (CDP), SAP Marketing Cloud (SMC), Cloud Platform Integration (CPI), etc.
  • Agile Practices: Adhere to Agile practices and effectively manage project delivery in sprints, ensuring alignment with project timelines and goals.


What you will be doing

Within 3 Months you will:

  • Acquire familiarity with Springer Nature's marketing technology stack, instances, and overall marketing tools architecture.
  • Participate in the team's agile processes and ceremonies, gaining a deep understanding of the team's dynamics.
  • Comprehend the complete marketing business process.
  • Independently address small requirements with minimal guidance from team members.

By 3-6 months you will:

  • Actively contribute to all marketing initiatives, collaborating seamlessly with other team members.
  • Engage in discussions with stakeholders and product owners, providing insights into what is feasible and articulating limitations.
  • Review and update existing documentation to ensure accuracy and relevance.

 By 6-12 months you will:

  • Independently handle complex development requests, presenting solutions in design sessions.
  • Translate high-level requirements into actionable work items, demonstrating a deep understanding of project intricacies.
  • Dedicate 10% of your time to exploring innovative topics beyond assigned tasks.
  • Participate in the recruiting process, assisting in the assessment of applicants.


About You

  • Minimum 6-8 years of experience in IT industry overseeing enterprise-scale B2B & B2C marketing projects
  • Proven experience in effectively managing marketing technology and successfully working with the HubSpot marketing tool
  • Modular development of drag-and-drop templates for websites, landing pages, blogs, and emails
  • Good knowledge of Customer Data Platform (CDP) tools, or willingness to master this skill
  • Nice to have experience in SAP Marketing Cloud (SMC) & Cloud Platform Integration (CPI)
  • Strong debugging skills, empowering you to efficiently manage first-level support
  • An analytical mindset complemented by exceptional problem-solving capabilities
  • Diligent documentation skills ensuring the maintenance of accurate records
  • Excellent communication skills that enable effective engagement with stakeholders
  • Holding HubSpot certifications is considered an advantage



At Springer Nature, we value the diversity of our teams and work to build an inclusive culture, where people are treated fairly and can bring their differences to work and thrive. We empower our colleagues and value their diverse perspectives as we strive to attract, nurture and develop the very best talent. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion

If you have any access needs related to disability, neurodivergence or a chronic condition, please contact us so we can make all necessary accommodation.

For more information about career opportunities in Springer Nature please visit https://careers.springernature.com/

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