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Job description

European Marketing Manager

Our client is a global market leading B2B business with a UK office in central Manchester and they are looking to hire a European Marketing Manager to help drive the business forward.

The role will report into the European Sales Director who is based in Germany so will require a candidate who is able to work under their own initiative and flexible to travel across Europe as required (likely c25% of the time).

An experienced Marketing and Communication professional with at least five years’ demonstrable experience in a European or global marketing role and fluency in English, plus German or another European language, your remit will include:

  • High-level understanding of P&L and experience of managing a budget
  • Familiar with market segmentation and campaigns
  • Able to own and manage the CRM database
  • Supporting the marketing tactical plan in identifying new product opportunities
  • Familiar with environmental sustainability and CSR
  • Clear understanding of the dynamics behind e-commerce
  • Able to support the business in the arrangement of and attendance at events, exhibitions and trade fairs
  • Interacting and briefing external agencies in arranging webcasts, promotions on LinkedIn and other Social Media sites etc.
  • Support sales team in researching and exploring new markets
  • Support the sales team in the preparation of value proposition, innovation meetings, sales toolkit etc.

The successful candidate:

  • Has a strong multicultural understanding of the different approaches to markets in Europe and overseas.
  • Experience within the food or packaging industry would be an advantage
  • Experience of working in a matrix organization
  • Excellent communication, organizational and international skills
  • A candidate with a creative outlook and the ability to think “out of the box”
  • Ideally fluent in English plus another European language (ideally German or French)

The package:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Define contribution pension, employer matches up to 11% of employees contribution, (total contribution up to 22% per month). 
  • Death in service benefit of 6 x salary. 
  • Simplyhealth benefit after 1 year of service (covers optical, dental etc). 
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Standard 37.5 hours, Monday – Friday, 08.30am-5pm in Manchester City Centre offices.

As an industry leading, nationwide Marketing, Digital, Analytics, IT and Design recruitment agency, we are continually receiving new assignments to work on, so keep a close eye on our website, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages for a full list of current permanent and interim opportunities as well as marketplace news and fun stuff.
Forward Role is operating as an employment agency.

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