Graduate Marketing Officer

Salary: £21,000 to £23, 000 (negotiable depending on experience)
Location: West Midlands
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Marketing

This position is part funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) via the KEEN programme
Although initially a 12 month contract, there is a very real expectation that this will become a permanent role.
The Border Hardwood group of companies is one of Shropshire’s leading oak importers.

Graduate Marketing Officer
To support their exciting growth plans, the Border Hardwood group is looking to establish marketing and communications function and wishes to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated Graduate Marketing Officer to lead the project. The position is based in Wem, 20 minutes north of Shrewsbury. Candidates must be prepared to relocate or travel to Wem daily.

Skills and Qualifications Required:
With a proven understanding of market research, data analysis and developing effective B2B marketing and communications strategies, the successful candidate will be able to use offline and digital media tools to develop useable market intelligence and to create strategies and tactical plans that can achieve financial targets. The role will call on skills in SEO and website content editing.

Qualified to degree level in Marketing, Business or other related disciplines, along with a good understanding of Microsoft Office applications, the successful candidate will have a portfolio of knowledge that can be used to add value to this exciting project.

Being a confident communicator with highly developed interpersonal, presentational and networking skills, the successful candidate will be able to liaise with a diverse client group in order to raise awareness for the company’s strengths, influence customer purchasing decisions and build sustainable relationships. They will have strong writing skills and take responsibility for PR, press releases, website content and promotional literature and will be able to use their creativity, innovation and enthusiasm to manage multiple deadlines to ensure the project is completed in line with Border Hardwood’s objectives.

The Offer:
In return for providing their expertise, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to join an ambitious organisation and lead a business critical project that will help shape the future direction of the organisation. They will be mentored throughout the duration of the project by an experienced academic from the University of Wolverhampton, making this an outstanding opportunity for a new or recent graduate.

To apply for this exciting position, please send your CV and cover letter via the apply now button no later than Monday 19th February, 2017. Please note that if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Previous applicants need not apply.

The role is advertised subject to ERDF funding approval