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Director of Brand Marketing

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Date: Feb 6, 2021

Location: San Francisco, California, US

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones. We continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. To do that, we need the absolute best talent. We’re big enough to give you all the resources you need, and small enough so you can make a real difference and earn recognition for your work. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.



Dolby is looking for a world-class Brand Marketing Director to drive awareness, relevancy and desire for Dolby experiences in premium entertainment across the categories of TV, Movies, Music, Gaming and Sports.


This is a new leadership role that will help drive interest and preference through inspiring stories, compelling marketing programs and high value marketing partnerships. As a Director of Brand Marketing, you will work cross-functionally with business, product and sales stakeholders to build awareness and adoption of Dolby offers and experiences with consumer, creative and industry audiences. You’ll work closely with Product Marketing, PR, Design, Content, Digital, Social and Insights functions and Regional Marketing leads to create holistic (global) plans for the portfolio. The Brand Marketing Director role is an advocate for the brand and business and a steward for exceptional marketing practices – continually recommending optimizations to our efforts to ensure efficacy, impact and smart ROI.


You are strategic and creative marketing visionary driven to connect our story to the world and you can quickly develop a spot-on understanding of what differentiates Dolby. You have deep brand marketing and campaign expertise with global experience and knowledge about diverse cultural, social, and business landscapes. You have successful experience in and an affinity for both consumer and B2B marketing. Essential skills include the ability to define compelling category positionings, discern the needs of consumer, creative, and industry audiences to inform engagement and outreach strategies, and design innovative major campaign and sustaining programs in support of the premium entertainment portfolio and broader Dolby awareness, adoption, and engagement goals.  



  • Partner with other business, product and sales leaders to set and deliver against coordinated category marketing goals
  • Guide the creation and execution of annual and quarterly global category plans and local (U.S.) activation support
  • Oversee the development of campaign deliverables for big Dolby moments and ongoing brand outreach in partnership with other marketing colleagues
  • Identify key data inputs (consumer, industry, customer and market) to inform messaging, creative and overall campaign development and media spend
  • Own the marketing relationship with key audiences including fans, creators and relevant category partners. Build and leverage key marketing partnerships with important category influencers
  • Translate Dolby experiences into simple, creative, and impactful stories that resonate with key consumer and industry audiences
  • Establish and track metrics that matter. Monitor ROI for all programs, evaluate and optimize continuously
  • Successfully manage, focus and coach a team as well as play a hands-on role to plug gaps where needed



Qualifications / Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in building impactful marketing strategies, creating and executing brand marketing plans in both B2C and B2B contexts
  • Expertise in premium entertainment, consumer electronics or adjacent technology industry, has global experience
  • A well-rounded marketer. Able to flex to different categories, industries and roles as the business evolves. Can operate in ambiguity, able to create clarity
  • Left and right brain thinker who draws energy from strategic, analytical and creative activities. Excellent creative problem solver
  • Persuasive storyteller with excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Has significant experience and talent influencing external and internal stakeholders including business and sales colleagues, commercial partners and agencies
  • Results and outcomes driven. Track record of success in executing consumer and industry campaigns
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, focus, manage, coach and inspire a team to operate at peak performance


Dolby will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12


Equal Employment Opportunity:
Dolby is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our success depends on the combined skills and talents of all our employees. We are committed to making employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, family status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.



Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland