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Marketing Financial Operations Manager

Doosan Bobcat North America
West Fargo, ND
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Join Our Team of Groundbreakers & Be Part of Creating the Future 
At Bobcat, we're not just a company; we're a force for innovation, and our diverse team of groundbreakers is at the heart of our success. With a legacy of excellence and a commitment to empowering people to accomplish more, we're seeking passionate individuals who want to be part of our mission. 
Our company culture thrives on collaboration and creativity. We're a tight-knit, collaborative team that believes in turning dreams into reality. We've built a workplace that fosters personal and professional growth and offers competitive benefits to support your life outside of your career. If you’re looking for an opportunity to make an impact at the forefront of the industry, we have a place for you! 


The Marketing Manager - Finance position involves planning, allocating, tracking, and optimizing financial resources for various marketing activities to ensure the highest ROI. The position holds ultimate responsibility for the overall marketing spend, including budget forecasting, annual planning, allocation within departments and teams, proactive review and optimization of budgets, ongoing reporting, and leadership communication.


The Marketing Manager - Finance serves as the central figure within the Marketing team and is responsible for overall budget management and alignment with strategic business goals. Additionally, the position provides recommendations for adjustments to optimize performance and achieve objectives within budget constraints.

Role & Responsibility

Budget Oversight and Management
  • Play a critical role in overseeing and managing marketing and in-house agency budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources and supporting the achievement of marketing goals
  • Design effective budget models for the marketing team and in-house agency
  • Help design and implement effective budgeting policies and procedures
  • Understand the holistic marketing strategy, (LRP, AOP, and day-to-day) and recommend spending improvements and efficiencies
  • Inform and support budget forecasting, tracking, projections, etc. for marketing and related functions’ LRP, AOP, and day-to-day operations
  • Gather, understand, and effectively navigate budget requirements and reports. Pull budget data from multiple sources to compile data and provide a comprehensive and easy to understand report for both business and marketing leadership
  • Familiar with and can navigate budget requirements and reports to tell the full budget story for appropriate planning and budget maintenance
  • Ensure managers remain within budget, leading proactive conversations about budget spend, trends, and recommendations
  • Work collaboratively with all respective groups to understand their part in budget spend/utilization for comprehensive reporting. Works to understand each team’s function, their strategic plans and provides guidance and recommendations for budget planning and resourcing
  • Help inform processes or measures to capture and track budget spend for accuracy and provide timely tracking and reporting

 Financial Management and Compliance
  • Manage and coordinate month-end and year-end financial close processes, ensuring timely and accurate preparation of financial statements
  • Work with finance teams to understand and adhere to accounting policies, procedures, and compliance with organizational practices
  • Manage relationships with external auditors, tax advisors and regulatory authorities, ensuring compliance with statutory reporting requirements

Vendor Management and Contract Administration
  • Assess existing marketing vendors and make recommendations to improve work product, drive efficiency, and/or reduce expense. Conduct RFPs for new marketing vendors as needed
  • Support onboarding of current and new marketing vendors
  • Manage proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and contract administration, and serve as the main customer point of contact on all marketing contract related matters
  • Work closely with marketing leadership by advising contractual rights/obligations (to include intellectual property considerations) and how they align with business objectives
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, acquisition regulations, and customer requirements/ specifications for various types of contracts
  • Ensures that contracts databases are updated and maintained in an accurate and timely manner, including the maintenance and retention of documentation covering the complete contractual record and evidence or review and approvals obtained following the Company’s prescribed approval matrix
  • Collaborate and participate in all activities related to the planning, scheduling, and development of customer proposals including budget estimation, and overall budget utilization
  • Responsible for recommending budget changes, submitting transfers, approving transactions, and requesting payments
  • Oversee the purchase order creation and management for all PO needs across the entire marketing function

Job Requirement

  • Education Required: Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Marketing, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, or related field
  • 7-10 years related experience required
  • Experience as a budget manager or managing a large budget for a marketing org or creative agency
  • In-depth understanding of budget management – forecasting, tracking, projections, etc.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have a strong working knowledge of marketing and agency operations and spending
  • Ability to identify solutions & see opportunities when faced with challenges
  • Expert in Excel, specifically advanced formulas, pivot tables, and charts
  • Ability to learn and manage new accounting programs and systems
  • Proactive thinker who can use data to plan and offer solutions for gaps or challenges specific to informing, managing, or reporting on the budget
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to navigate complex discussions and translate data and reports into plain language, trends, and actionable insights
  • Experience in a fast-paced, client services environment; a high sense of urgency, and a positive attitude
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines, be proactive, detail-oriented, and possess outstanding follow-through skills
  • Satisfied in operating behind the scenes and comfortable presenting/communicating to all levels of the org
  • Demonstrated exceptional vendor management competency
  • Strong analytical background demonstrating an ability to understand business problems, analyze trends, draw conclusions, and make actionable recommendations
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Travel required up to 10%
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As a part of the Doosan Group, which employs more than 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide, the company offers its customers products and solutions to help build stronger businesses and communities. Based in Seoul, South Korea, with its North America headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Doosan Bobcat is a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services. The company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. 

Doosan Bobcat North America is home to world-renowned brands, including Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products, Ryan® and Steiner® grounds maintenance equipment and Geith® attachments. Doosan Bobcat North America is a tradename of Clark Equipment Company.

Doosan is committed fostering an inclusive and a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 701-476-4263. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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Nearest Major Market: Fargo


Our people power our progress. Keeping our company moving forward means empowering employees with opportunities to grow and the resources necessary to be happy, healthy and productive. That’s why we offer our people a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Here, you’ll enjoy full health coverage, paid time off, income protection, employee discounts on certain consumer goods, tuition reimbursement and more.

How do different cultures play a part in your organization?

Our North American headquarters is located in North Dakota, where we started the compact equipment industry. But our locations span the entire globe – dealers, manufacturing facilities and corporate offices – where innovation is driven forward worldwide. To continue expanding our reach, we’ve opened the Global Collaboration Center in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.

What skills, education, and experiences does your ideal candidate(s) have?

•Education Required: High School Diploma or Equivalent
•These are entry level opportunities
•Must be able to follow established methods and procedures and perform work accordingly. Must have the ability to work rapidly and under time pressure for extended periods of time in order to meet build requirements. Must possess the ability to read build sheets and blueprints.
•The ability to communicate with supervisors and fellow workers in both written and verbal forms at a level normally acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or GED is required.
•Job specific skills, techniques and safe work and equipment operating practices are learned through on-the-job and classroom training. General instructions are given on recurring duties, operations and assignments; detailed instructions are given on new duties, operations and assignments.

How would you describe the company leadership/team management? Our employees are the driving force behind our brand. We cultivate an environment where they feel valued and build their career while working for an industry leader. Career opportunities include positions in our corporate offices and manufacturing facilities. We also have a highly-competitive internship and co-op program. Your opportunity to contribute to the future of the compact equipment industry is right here.

Where do you see the company/organization in the upcoming years?

What do you feel candidates need to know about the company before applying?

Our success is powered by our people. Plain and simple. Their dedication and passion for empowering customers to accomplish more is what drives our continued industry leadership. Our integrated, global team of employees and dedicated dealers work together to deliver the best products and services; making lives, businesses and communities better and stronger.

Bobcat Company is both an employer and partner of choice, and we pride ourselves in attracting, retaining and developing top-tier talent and dealers to drive our mission forward.

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