Marketing Manager

Adastra HR Limited
East Sussex, UK
19 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Marketing Manager

Growth by Design is an innovative marketing agency based in Wivelsfield (near Haywards Heath).

Winner of the 2018 Best New Business Award at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards, the company is constantly evolving and seeking new and better ways to enhance both the level of services offered and the way in which we operate.

Currently our service range includes website design, SEO, PPC, graphic design, copywriting, video production and consultancy. Our broad range of services means that we can offer a more holistic marketing solution to clients. Reporting to the Commercial Director you will have responsibility for leading and managing the end to end marketing activity for our clients. This is a fantastic opportunity for a commercially aware generalist marketer who can manage a small but perfectly formed team and who leads from the front.

We currently work with a wide range of SME businesses across the South East region to help them develop business results focused marketing plans, and then support them in executing on the related actions. Our service involves a large amount of personal account management by the team members and supporting their efforts to achieve this well (and managing some clients of your own) will be a large part of this role.


* Developing front-end marketing strategies for your own clients which focus on business results

* Assist the Account Handlers in developing front-end marketing strategies for clients which focus on business results

* Ensure the Account Handlers build and nurture key relationships with clients to ensure they are highly knowledgeable on expectations, goals and the brief

* To ensure all briefs are dispatched in the agency based on individual strengths and skills

* To review, improve and monitor workflow structure

* Ensuring all relevant information is available as required by the Directors

* To review daily work schedules of the digital and content department

* Work to deliver the SLA's and KPI's required for individual customer accounts

* Provide all the monthly reports required

* Managing annual leave of employees and resource manage across both freelance and permanent staff

* Ensure all invoices are completed accurately and work with Growth by Design's Finance Department to ensure all finances / invoices are kept up to date and paid on time

* Assist with other projects / accounts as and when requested

* Maximise the margin generated for the business to achieve targets set

* Support the account management team as required

* Travel to various offices throughout the UK for meetings with various clients and / or Growth by Design as and when required

* Pro-actively contribute to the development of new and existing business processes.


* Efficient verbal and written communication skills

* Excellent organisational skills

* Ability to meet deadlines in a stressful environment

* Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy

* A pro-active solution provider, innovative and strategic


* Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office;

Also, useful but not essential would be an understanding of:

* databases and a basic understanding of HTML, CSS and search engines;

* Clickup; SEMRush, Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator; WordPress; MailChimp/Campaign Monitor for email marketing

* Previous experience in managing direct marketing strategies for small businesses

* Previous experience of leading, developing and motivating teams

* Account management experience

* Proven problem-solving skills

* A minimum of 5 years' experience within a marketing agency setting and 3 years' experience in a similar management role within a marketing agency environment.

Salary will be between £27,500 and £31,000 dependent on experience.
The role also includes an attractive pension scheme, 28 days holiday and a beautiful location! Due to location applicants need to have a driving license and the use of a vehicle for travelling to / from work / other required locations.

Adastra HR is the retained HR Consultancy for Growth by Design and will be managing the response to this vacancy. Adastra HR Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender or disability and comply with all UK legislation. We are committed to equal opportunities for all candidates.

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Ref: AHR/GBD/0010

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