Marketing Specialist - Rotational Program (Early Career)

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ
Requisition ID
Early Career
Visa Sponsorship
Travel Requirements
Position Type
Early Career


Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?”


If so, then you may be the new team member we’re looking for. Because at SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless.


What we do 

We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live.


What you’ll do

We are looking for entry-level Marketing Specialists to join our rotational program.


The SAS Worldwide Marketing Associate Program is a rotational program that will prepare participants for a career in Marketing. You'll be hired into full-time roles as Marketing Specialists. The program begins with concentrated training and information sessions at SAS’s global headquarters in Cary, NC (USA) beginning in June 2022. You'll learn about SAS as a company, our products, and our core marketing practices. When this period is complete, you'll rotate through three areas of Marketing over a two-year period through several areas of marketing. Some potential assignments include roles in the following functions:

  • Social/Digital Marketing
  • Campaigns
  • Event Planning
  • Corporate Messaging
  • Corporate Communications/Public Relations
  • Creative Design
  • Web Design and Optimization
  • Marketing Sciences/Customer Insights
  • Market Research
  • Product Strategy Operations

During the rotation period, you'll gain a deeper understanding and valuable experience within each unique marketing role, equipping them with the necessary skills to succeed.  Upon completion of the rotations, you'll be placed within our marketing organization according to your best fit and SAS’ business needs.



As a Marketing Specialist, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Receive coaching and mentoring from marketing professionals
  • Learn about products, customers, and our business
  • Conduct research on markets, industries, competitors, products, campaigns, and business
  • Work on marketing campaigns, messages, and creative writing
  • Work with rotational managers to hone your marketing skills
  • Develop solutions to business problems


What we're looking for

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Business, Marketing, Sales, Computer Science, or related discipline
  • Some knowledge of marketing concepts including content, digital, social and email strategies and business-to-business acumen
  • Good understanding of marketing communication concepts and functions
  • Proficiency in key internal and external software applications
  • Good written, verbal, and visual communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of audience 


The other knowledge, skills, and abilities needed

  • Good analytical, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently or part of a team
  • Good organizational and executional skills
  • Shows some analytical abilities and data-driven decision making
  • Self-driven and energetic


Additional Information

  • This is an entry-level position
  • You must be willing and able to work in Cary, NC



  • Applications reviewed on a rolling basis
  • Hirevue On Demand Virtual Interviews:  September - November
  • Final (Virtual) Interview:  November - December
  • Offers:  November - December



  • We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference.  
  • Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring.

SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also a fit to our core values. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique values that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, values fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact.


Additional Information


Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.


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To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the Pay Transparency notice.


In order to work at SAS, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If there is a medical or religious reason preventing you from receiving an available COVID-19 vaccination, and you are selected as a candidate for consideration, we have an accommodations process in place to evaluate those requests.


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