Head of Marketing

Buy it Direct
11 Mar 2018
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Marketing

Buy It Direct is a dynamic, creative and innovative company, investing heavily in ecommerce. We’re one of the fastest growing and largest independent online retailers, with a turnover of over £200 million.

How do we do it? We operate six well-recognised online brands, including Laptops Direct, Appliances Direct and Furniture 123, as well as white-label solutions for High Street brands including Debenhams and Tesco. As a company we always look for new opportunities and ways to stand out. The growth is set to continue, so why not join in?!

Position: Head of Marketing
Location: Huddersfield - Poundstretcher Building
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 39.5 hours per week
Salary: Up to £75,000 pa
Benefits: A healthcare cash plan is in place to give you money back on all the basics such as optician, dentist, physio, health screening, and so much more! At all our sites we have free parking, which means you have no additional costs or city centre parking concerns. We make sure you’ve got your holidays with an incremental entitlement. No-one likes to work on their birthday, so after your first year of service we also make sure you get this day off too, so you can go out and celebrate! Take advantage of our amazing range of products by utilising our staff cost discount scheme. We have childcare vouchers available as well as a company pension scheme, all benefits to help ease your responsibilities.

About the role:

Due to our phenomenal growth at Buy It Direct we’re looking to recruit a Head of Marketing to lead, inspire, develop and manage our ever-expanding marketing team.

If you’re on the way up the career ladder and have your sights set on becoming a future Marketing Director, then we want you as part of our business. Our combined marketing team of 20+ incorporates a Marketing Manager, Creative, Digital Traffic, e-Commerce, Site Trading, Brand and Offline. You must have led a similar sized team previously, motivating them and managing their needs and career progression. You must be highly creative with a commercial mind-set and the instinct to sell. Above all, you’ll be driven to succeed in a fast-moving and competitive environment.

Your focus will be to help transform our marketing function driving profitability and customer retention in the competitive online retail environment in which we trade. You will achieve this this by leading the team to creatively improve our customer journey, adding a brand-dimension to all that we do and by increasing onsite conversion.

About you:

To be considered for this role you will have experience of leading a marketing team for an independent large online retailer with working knowledge of creating a creative CRM strategy and the delivery of effective direct marketing campaigns. Previous experience of retail and product brand development would be essential to the role.

Extensive knowledge of digital marketing and a strong interest in and understanding of digital technology and its application within the commercial world is required as well as exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. You’ll have the ability to communicate effectively and concisely and build strong working relationships within your team and with our commercial team and other departments.

You’ll have extensive experience of managing digital and offline traffic. You will be familiar with marketplace trading activities to support your focus on increased conversion. It is also essential that you have strong and analytical skills.

You may have experience of the following: Head of Marketing, Marketing Manager, Head of Marcoms, Senior Marketing Manager, Brand Manager, Head of Sales and Marketing, Direct Marketing Manager, Communications Manager etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications

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