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Wouldn’t you love to bring your pet to the office and work in an environment that feels like family? Well, you can have all that and more in our home office in Phoenix, AZ. It’s part of how a career at PetSmart is the purr-fect fit for some of the best and brightest people. Learn more about our home office here.

Associate Marketing Manager, Local & National Events

Location Phoenix, Arizona ID CE-19-6707 Apply Now
Job Responsibilities

The Associate Marketing Manager, Events will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of marketing strategies and tactic level plans to drive events and experiential marketing at PetSmart. He/she will have deep understanding of strategic marketing and events planning and how events come together to drive measurable results. This person will also be responsible for becoming a strategic business leader who can merry key business insights with experiential marketing plans to drive results. The successful candidate will be able to quickly establish rapport, credibility, trust, and respect with peers, cross-functional partners and management. He/she will be detail-oriented and proactive, as well as strategic, with a passion for results.

  • Lead marketing programs from inception through implementation while ensuring alignment with company strategies and standards through cross-functional leadership and collaboration
  • Use a customer lens along with knowledge of emerging marketing tactics, to build impactful and efficient marketing plans to drive the business
  • Partner cross-functionally to execute against business priorities
  • Develop and gain alignment on marketing plans, write creative briefs, track project progress and ensure on time/budget execution
  • Update internal partners & marketing leadership on the results from various initiatives, including key measurements, learnings and next steps
  • Manage forecast, tracking and accuracy of assigned budget line items
  • Act as ambassador for Experiential Marketing in communicating strategies, tactics and results cross functionally as appropriate
  • Provide influential communications to gain alignment on plans that will drive the business with flexibility to pivot when warranted
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years related experience in marketing, communications or customer experience
  • Must have the ability to simultaneously manage a large number of projects and priorities
  • Experience in event management is preferred
  • Highly organized, collaborative work style and strong project management skills are essential
  • Requires the ability to analyze data, develop new ideas and test new programs to drive sales
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft software applications

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What We Do

At our home office, passionate professionals come together to focus on one thing — the love of pets. Whether it's sniffing out new store locations, analyzing business trends, or providing technology solutions, this common bond is what motivates us every day to create the best possible experience for pet parents and their pets.

Our home office is so pet friendly, it even has its own on-site dog park

Associate resource groups enable our diverse communities to come together and shine

From family BBQs to volunteer days, we’re always putting on exciting events

Career progression is supported through training opportunities and individual development plans

Our Opportunities

You don’t have to work in our retail stores to make the world a better place for pets. No matter where your specialties lie, you will be able to develop your skills and provide solutions that will make a huge difference in the lives of millions of pets and in your career.

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The average temperature in Phoenix is 72.6 degrees

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Arizona gets nearly 300 days of sun every year

Phoenix has teams for all four major professional sports

My favorite thing about our corporate office is the ability to find a puppy at any given moment!


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