Marketing Specialist / Competitive Analyst

New York, NY; San Francisco, CA
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Corey King

Job Description:

Aquent's Client is looking to fill a contract position for a Marketing Specialist / Competitive Analyst, W-2 position. This is an on-site position in New York or San Francisco.

As a Marketing Specialist and Competitive Analyst, you will be a valuable member of the Marketing organization. You will work with senior management and business partners on identifying key product and industry trends, developing strategic analysis for sales, marketing and product management, analyzing and providing insight on business opportunities, and focusing on product features and growth initiatives.

You will conduct research on competing products to strengthen the company's overall positioning. You will research facts, details, and features of each competing product. You will be responsible for ongoing gathering of competitor information including performance, new product launches, messaging and positioning, and product/strategy changes. You will gather information regarding customer insights and translate fads, rumors, and anecdotal insights. You will monitor social networks and product review sites that provide information on customers’ attitudes towards competitors and their products. You will be responsible for conducting research and analysis in competing markets by evaluating factors affecting the consumer technology landscape including industry developments, product trends, and sales opportunities.

You will share your research with stakeholders and advise on how to best position the product against competing products. You will have the opportunity to lead monthly briefings with thought leaders and stakeholders. You will use your exceptional presentation and communication skills to share your product knowledge and vast understanding of the competitive landscape. You will feed insights about the marketplace to Product Marketing, helping to drive the overall market position of the product.

You will use your writing skills to craft internal communications to keep others informed on the competitive landscape and up-to-date on product changes. You will write compelling objection handling scripts and summaries for sales, provide insight for product collateral, slide decks, and various other communications used to strengthen positioning and market share. You will write messaging and positioning for the products and features within the project ecosystem.

You will also work closely with the education product teams on launches, positioning, messaging, events, website, social, campaigns and marketing assets for products. You will align closely with product managers to understand how the product works and what messages resonate with the education community. You will manage complex projects and oversee agencies to create best-in-class product marketing for education decision makers.


  • Strong analytical skills with the demonstrated ability to combine technical knowledge and marketing expertise to produce effective analysis 
  • Strong presentation, communication, and problem solving skills with an exceptional attention to detail 
  • Proactive and self-motivated with the ability and flexibility to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment. 
  • Ability to interact successfully with multiple levels of management and peers. 
  • Relevant BA or MBA degree


  • Related experience in a marketing, product development, or product management analyst position
  • Experience conducting competitive research and analysis experience for consumer and/or B2B tech products
  • Project management experience, especially the ability to stay organized and prioritize across many activities
  • Ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders from many teams, time zones, and functions
  • Experience writing internal communications, messaging and positioning, scripts, and collateral with an emphasis on product marketing
  • Background in or familiarity with the education or EdTech space

Client Description:

One thing we know is that this client, as big as it is, is still setting the standard for not only the product they’re turning out, but for the way they conduct business.

Our client is the global leader in technology, with offices in many major cities. As different as those cities are, you can expect that the personality of each office is the same. Commonalities include bringing people together in the physical work space, outlets for creativity (outside work-related exercises), and a setup for brainstorming on the fly, whenever the opportunity strikes.

What they see in your resume, if you’re selected, is your ability to be an autonomous thinker, and a team player; someone focused, and driven to push the envelope who can also let down their guard and have fun with the team while doing it; someone who has the intellectual capacity to challenge even the most innovative thinkers without the hubris that tends to accompany it. No egos here!

Here, everyone is considered a project owner, and expected to give 100%, even when the path forward isn’t necessarily clear.

Work here, and know you’re working with a Forbes #1 rated company.

Work here, and know you’re setting the pace for digital products globally.

Work here, and find the challenge of your career!

And in case you’re afraid you won’t have time for other things, you’ll be able to take advantage of:

  • Fitness center access

  • Discounts on things like dry cleaning and oil changes

  • Free lunches

  • Convenient commuter shuttles