I'm applying for a marketing director role that would have 10 reports, and they seem quite interested in my background. However, my leadership experience is non-traditional. I built my own company and led a 6 person team. Most of team was in house and a couple were remote.
Below is a breakdown of what I did with my team, and I'm wondering what's missing that a director-level person would do at a company:
- recruitment: job descriptions, interviews, and onboarding
- meetings: weekly brainstorming / strategy meetings
- delegation/processes: guidelines on accomplishing specific tasks as well as broad 90-day goals
- systems: project management and Slack set up
- 1-on-1s: private meetings with team members to understand challenges and get them unstuck
Here's what I was given about the specific job:
- Breakdown: 20% team leadership, 10% strategy, 15% Analytics, 15% improving how we work, 40% working alongside others on the team
- 3 Months: Learn our process inside out, generate ideas for improvement.
- 6 Months: Initial improvement ideas implemented, roadmap for next 6 months clear
- 12 Months: Increase team output 5-10x while only 2x resources, team hiring "complete"