I have 10 YOE in Marketing Analytics. Wanted to do something broader, so I did an MBA. Now I have two offers:

1. Strategy & Operations role: TC at 300K

2. Marketing role that’s deep in execution: TC at 220K

With 10 YOE, I’m now more interested in strategy work to see the bigger picture than marketing campaign execution.

But coming from marketing background, I always thought my long-term goal is to be a CMO or CDO.

Is taking the Strategy & Operations role a distraction?

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This is a good problem to have. Side note: how were you able to get a high TC overtime?

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I did move a lot in the early days, take leadership roles when it’s not in tech, and I focus on tech after MBA

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Sounds like the strategy role is the one

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Completely agree with this. The marketing job is the right function, but to be a CMO you need to showcase your skills in strategy not execution. Executives are more focused on people and decision-making, negotiation, and strategy. The marketing job sounds like a a specialization role for people that don'twant to be in management. Also, S&O is a broad term with many areas -- OP is there a reason you feel like it would be a distraction?

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Go with your gut!

What do you think about the two different companies? Are they both equally desirable?

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Marketing is with Amazon and Strategy is with Walmart. Amazon has better name and maybe internal mobility but worse WLB, culture, and pay…

Nothing is perfect 😂

Go with one that you would have the least regret. I was in a similar position with two offers on the table and went with the lesser one in TC since it was a better cultural fit. However,on other hand I have found myself regretting the one I did not choose.

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Curious about what level the roles would be and to be frank how to TC is made up. If the base is significantly different that may impact your decision

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