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Career opportunities at The Designlab

Energise your career

Have you got what it takes to thrive in an energetic and creative studio environoment? If that's yes, then we're looking for dedicated and talented people like yourself to join our team. We run an open and lively studio where sharing and communicating ideas and knowledge is actively encouraged.

Current vacancies:

Senior Marketing Manager

Senior Marketing Manager
Part-time: 24 to 28 hours per week
Salary £55,000 - £60,000 pro-rata

A little about us and the opportunity

We are a rapidly growing digital design agency, based in the centre of Basingstoke, with a fantastic portfolio of well known brands as clients.

We are looking for an experienced Marketing Manager to join the team, reporting directly at a director/owner level and you'll be an integral part of our leadership team. For the right candidate this role offers real opportunities to contribute to the day-to-day growth of the agency and to influence our long term vision. We are looking for someone who would like to work on a part-time basis and anticipate this to be between 24 and 28 hours per week.

You will be the guardian of our brand (internally and externally), you will help us shine a light on what we do and how we do it and determine how we shout about this in all of the right places! You will do this through the development and execution of a fully integrated marketing strategy that looks to grow awareness of our brand, increase understanding of our value propositions and drive the right leads that in turn supports the growth and retention of revenue from our existing clients.

What we are looking for from you

  • 5-7 years' experience of building the brand of a B2B service, ideally within a creative agency setting.
  • You must be able to translate our service offerings through our marketing strategy, experience or exposure to E-commerce, Marketing Communications, Pure Brand & Design and Digital Products is a necessity.
  • Ability to deliver on high priority plans whilst remaining hands on and ‘doing’. We are a team of doers and everyone gets their hands dirty!
  • Demonstrable, effective, B2B campaign creation and execution experience.
  • You will understand how selling services differs from selling products and will have proven experience in building marketing plans for service lead businesses.
  • Proven experience of crafting compelling content across a variety of platforms, including case studies, thought leadership pieces, blogs, podcasts etc. to tell the world what we do.
  • Experience of dealing with the press and creating PR and speaking opportunities. You will have experience of being one of the voices of the agency in the public forum.
  • Tone of voice, you will quickly get under the skin of who we are and what we are about so that you can ensure a consistent voice internally and externally.

About you

  • Comfortable in a standalone role. You know your stuff. You are able to see the big picture and the tiny details but importantly you know how to make the right call to where you spend your time and when.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to spot original opportunities .You inspire others, helping them to see opportunity and wonder in ideas that they may not have first seen.
  • A creative thinker, an eye for detail and drive for constant improvement.
  • You have a strong track record of leading delivery and overseeing plans to ensure that goals and outcomes are met.
  • High energy, you naturally take ownership and take pride in all you do.
  • You are quick to pick things up and are able to see the bigger picture, with commerciality in mind.
  • Naturally curious and willing to learn, you are always happy to invest time to deepen your experience and knowledge.
  • Comfortable working with numbers you are able to use analytics to verify and review successes and areas for improvement.

What you will get from us

As well as an opportunity to play an integral part in our leadership team and our future you will be met with a spirit of openness where everyone has a voice and opinions are important and heard. We treat each other with respect and support each other to be what we want to be. We are proud to be a team with a diverse range of backgrounds, a team that is open, hard working, honest and always curious!

You will also get:

  • Pension contributions
  • Subsidised gym membership or wellness related activities
  • 20 days holiday, bank holidays, Christmas period and your birthday off
  • Plus additional days holiday based on number of years of service
  • Budget to attend conferences, events, and training days
  • Your very own training fund (for anything you like)
  • Company social events
  • Cycle to work scheme

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this opportunity please do so by sending your CV using the form below quoting 'SMM' in the subject box.

We would love to know why you feel this is the next role for you so please do include a covering note to let us know along with details of your current salary/package, notice period and any dates you are not available for an interview.

Please note that you will be asked to provide evidence to support your eligibility to work in the UK if you are shortlisted.

Due to potentially large numbers of applications we may not be able to respond to all those applicants who have not been successfully shortlisted.

No recruitment agencies please.