Recruitment Marketing Manager

Skills Alliance Limited
London (Greater)
12 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Skills Alliance is a fast growing, specialist life science recruitment firm with offices in London, New York, Seattle, Newport Beach and Zurich. Established in 2005, Skills Alliance was conceived to take advantage of a surge in demand for talented clinical research professionals, to drive the development and bringing to market of new pharmaceutical compounds.

We offer a full portfolio of bespoke solutions tailored to our clients requirements. These services range from C-suite Executive Search through to Contract/Interim solutions, Benchmarking and an RPO offering.

Skills Alliance has a growing presence in the global Pharmaceutical market having placed candidates across 20+ Countries with skill sets ranging from pre-clinical through to post approval.

Skills Alliance currently has 200+ pharmaceutical and clinical professionals working at sponsor sites or via CROs across Europe and North America and are now looking at the next wave of expansion.

Company Growth

Over the past 4 years the business has more than tripled in size and opened offices in Manhattan, Seattle, Newport Beach and Zurich to service the North American and Central European markets. This growth has been spurred following a company reorganisation and rebranding in January 2013 creating an ambitious new leadership team.

Skills Alliance is fully focused on delivering international talent mapping, sourcing, and selection for both fast growing SME companies and global pharmaceutical organisations looking at business transformation.

Skills Alliance offers a professional work atmosphere built upon a senior management team with experience working in both a corporate and boutique setting.

The Role

This position will work in partnership with all regional directors and group CEO to develop a powerful and clear marketing presence across multiple streams. Thus far, all marketing and design has been outsourced to a 3rd party vendor and managed internally by the leadership team.

This position offers the chance for a talented marketer to build on the current brand, adding their own influence as we move forward.

A key component of this role will be to oversee the business expansion plans and its associated marketing campaigns across Europe and North America. This will involve modernising and maintaining our digital footprint globally.

Immediate focus

Website development - We have commissioned a new International website to be build and as such, this person will project manage and lead the implementation of this. It will include working with an external brand designer.

Copywrite responsibility - This is a key part of the position, for both the website content and ongoing blogs.


Implement group marketing strategy which will be developed with the leadership team
Maintenance & development of websites, including SEO optimisation
Update and monitoring of social media across all regions.
Manage external and Internal PR activity
Research and manage exhibitions and corporate events
Research new advertising opportunities
Review and manage direct mail activity campaigns
Budget planning
Copywrite for digital and print campaigns
Create, develop and implement e-marketing communications
Champion digital technologies and make pro-active suggestions to enhance our digital presence
Liaise with external vendors
Manage and where appropriate develop copy review and approval
Research and monitor competitor marketing activities
Act as a link between the sales and marketing organizations
Monitor and report all the marketing activities and their results

Skills/Experience Required

Proven marketing experience in a similar role with clear examples of developing marketing campaigns
The ability to develop and strengthen company branding
Up to date digital marketing experience with clear examples of recent project or client work
Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, WordPress and other specialist programs
Strong leadership skills and ability to lead by example
Strategic thinker with a practical implementation outlook and the ability to work autonomously.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to consult and influence at all levels
High personal drive and time management
A Marketing degree and ideally a higher degree
Strong analytical and project management skills
Strong communicator with the ability to lead consensus decision making
Recruitment industry experience a necessity, ideally in a similar specialist market
Ideas and the ability implement these ideas into reality
A very hands-on attitude as this role will both develop and implement all marketing campaigns.

An understanding of the sales environment and what is required to attract internal talent and external clients.
An interest in the Life Science market would help as this role will require blogging activities and associated copy writing.
Experience in HTML and CSS
Experience in SEO, PPC and Social Media campaigns
Experience in Google analytics

This is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive company with great career development opportunities; the successful candidate will receive a competitive basic salary, plus a benefits package including bonus and pension.