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Digital Marketing Director

Digital Marketing Director

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Digital , Marketing , Permanent

  • Job Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £100,000 - £120,000

  • Contact:

    Peter Bush

  • Contact Email:

    PBush@vmagroup.com

  • Job Ref:

    AT - 2484

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry Date:

    2019-01-14

  • Consultant:

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Primary role purpose:

  • Defining, implementing and managing the overall company’s digital marketing strategy.
  • Evaluating and managing the corporate digital marketing ecosystem.
  • Accountable for delivering and maintaining a consistent and up-to-date corporate narrative (content) across all digital channels, growing and engaging digital audiences, while managing a team of expert marketers.
  • Establishing a robust measurement framework to support ongoing improvements in engagement and communication.
  • Acting as a consultant, champion and thought leader on digital marketing for the Business Units and across the organisation, helping them leverage best practice to commercial advantage and create efficiencies.
  • Collaborating regularly with the Product Group on route-to-market strategies and projects.
  • Identifying the best platforms, tools and systems to support the overall digital marketing and communications strategies and partnering with IT to implement.
  • Collaborating and working with the Corporate Marketing Team and key stakeholders to deliver integrated strategies.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Key Responsibilities:

Digital Marketing Strategy

  • Define a digital marketing strategy that addresses:
  • Corporate and BU strategic objectives.
  • Key stakeholders across all segments (Customers, Employees, Investors, Media, Government, Regulators and HR).
  • Our digital ecosystem requirements based upon our users and their specific needs when engaging with our client globally.

Websites

  • Strong experience of delivering corporate and B2B website projects aligned with the right social and sales channels.
  • Clear understanding and experience of working with agencies and internal IT teams to deliver successfully.
  • Manage web development team – setting a clear standard for quality, optimisation and online best practice.
  • Liaise with the business units to develop meaningful, targeted website campaigns that integrate across multiple channels and drive conversions.
  • Produce and lead overall strategy for all public-facing websites and extranets; Support Internal Comms on the intranet
  • Devise strategies to drive traffic to the website, including organic SEO and PPC, where and when applicable
  • Use web analytics to improve usability, design, content and utilise them to adapt strategic initiatives driven from Central Departments or Business Units.
  • Educate stakeholders on insights derived from analytics, pertaining to their area of the business to drive smarter decision-making and real-time adjustments in strategy

Email Marketing

  • Manage CRM Specialist to develop and execute an effective email marketing strategy
  • Be a contributing expert to the GDPR governance committee
  • Provide leadership to the CRM, content and web development teams throughout the email campaign process end-to-end including: creative, email content / messaging development, campaign execution, analytics, and reporting
  • Work collaboratively throughout the business to develop messaging/content campaigns that drive opens, clicks and loyal recipients

Social Media

  • Manage Digital Content Manager to innovate and drive our clients approach to Social Media, working with the BU Heads of Marketing and Director of PR to maintain industry-leading presence
  • Develop a social media advocacy strategy that encourages employee participation and balanced by solid governance
  • Engage stakeholders in analysis on social media performance and recommendations for enhancing effectiveness

Virtual content

  • Manage developer team responsible for digital content and VR simulations which support exhibitions and sales engagements.
  • Engage with Business Units to understand, synthesise and prioritise requirements.

General

  • Consultant to the global business on all things digital marketing, allotting time to help resolve issues across the business and collaborate on approaches
  • Responsible for planning and budgetary control of all digital marketing activity within the department
  • Manage Central digital agencies and collaborate with BU agencies
  • Inspire and develop the digital marketing team to function as experts within their areas of focus and to be highly-capable in the areas beyond

Essential background:

  • Demonstrated and commensurate experience in Digital Marketing, ideally in the technology or innovation sectors. Experience in B2B is essential.
  • Experience in developing and implementing digital marketing strategies
  • In-depth knowledge of different digital marketing channels
  • Strong business acumen and ability to work alongside senior stakeholders
  • A digital marketing evangelist, open and confident in talking about digital marketing with the breadth of experience and hands-on skill to demonstrate & educate
  • Effective at building relationships at every level of the organisation, experience of dealing with multiple stakeholders and influencing the digital agenda
  • Excellent project management, organisational skills, good attention to detail and ability to deliver to demanding deadlines
  • Background in managing and leveraging third-party agencies to gain the most productive value and desired end result.
  • Polished presentation, written and verbal communication skills, with a strong eye for detail.
  • An accessible, passionate leader committed to the development of knowledge, skills and qualifications in the digital marketing team
  • Experience managing global teams and working in an international, matrix-based and collaborative structure
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. An additional qualification or evidence of further study in digital marketing is an advantage.
  • Data-driven expertise – finding analytical insights for senior management and stakeholders

Technical knowledge and skills required

  • Good knowledge of web design procedures
  • Solid experience of web content management systems
  • Able to converse with agencies in detail about technical specifications to maintain budgets and timeframes
  • Good knowledge of SEO and PPC methodologies and implementation

Useful skills:

  • General knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Good understanding of UX, UCD and responsive

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