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5 months ago
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Newcastle
Job type: Temporary
Business sector: B2C
Contact: Jayne McKerral
Category: Graduate Marketing Jobs

Graduate Marketing Executive,

Lookers Volkswagen Group Division

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract, Job ref. req5258

Market leading employee benefits

The Graduate Brand Marketing Co-ordinator will be responsible for the development and delivery of the marketing strategy for the Volkswagen division, to maximise brand revenue and margin through effective marketing planning and execution. This role requires a creative and modern marketing individual to help deliver our marketing strategy to become the leading automotive retailer in the UK. The Volkswagen division has 28 sites throughout the UK which included, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Skoda, SEAT & Kia. The role is based from our office in Newcastle overlooking the River Tyne.

Key responsibilities include:

Liaising and networking with a range of stakeholders including dealerships, marketing colleagues, suppliers and manufacturers;

Develop a thorough understanding of the manufacturer brands to maximise their potential within the Lookers portfolio;

Support the development of a marketing plan for the brand and post campaign analysis;

Act as highly informed internal customer for marketing services, including, website management, including the updating new quarter offers, social media and market research (develop customer insight and understand competition)

Build good networks with all internal marketing resources: design team, data team, CRM manager, event & PR manager to design and deliver consistent and cohesive digital content across all channels within budgets agreed with the Brand Manager;

Act as source for Volkswagen Division of information including best practice and adherence to Corporate Identity;

Manage the production of digital and print marketing materials, including EDMs, Turtl brochures and Social Media channels.

Closely liaise with data team to maintain and update the customer database as a marketing asset;

Support the Brand Marketing Manager and the wider Team in presenting regular reports to sales teams, senior management and manufacturers;

What we're looking for:

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in marketing and customer communications. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their understanding of a changing consumer marketplace.

Team player with a 'can do' attitude.

Self-motivated, results-driven and proactive.

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build good relationships at all levels.

Ability to work well under pressure, managing several projects simultaneously

Adaptability. Committed to sometimes working outside of regular hours and travel throughout the UK when necessary.

Key skills include:

ability to build effective professional relationships

digital multi-channel marketing with creative brand communications and campaigns

Able to demonstrate the ability to effectively manage digital campaigns and drive performance

Effective communication skills, including written reports & presentations

Planned, organised, adaptable and responsive

Why us...?

Lookers are proud to be one of the top three motor vehicle retailers in the UK, representing 32 vehicle manufacturers, selling and servicing a huge range of cars at over 150 franchised dealerships across hundreds of locations throughout the UK & Ireland. We recognise the hard work, flexibility and commitment of our people so we offer an industry leading benefits package. This includes competitive basic salaries, enhanced holidays that increase with service, eligibility to join one of our car schemes, critical illness cover after 2 years, one year fully paid maternity leave for women and for some roles a company car and additional earning potential through commission or bonus.

As one of the UK's Top Employers we strongly believe in nurturing and providing our people with specific manufacturer brand and management training to enhance career development opportunities. We have a great bunch of people and we like to celebrate and encourage success at all levels with our annual Lookers Excellence Awards. So? What are you waiting for?

Lookers are an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to a working environment that is free from all types of discrimination, is inclusive, and empowers our people to bring their whole self to work and reach their full potential.

If your application is successful we will conduct relevant employment checks prior to you starting with us. Depending on the role and responsibilities, these could include us verifying your recent employment, address and credit history. We may also conduct a criminal record check and a driving licence check.

Please note: We will close vacancies once the required quality or number of applications has been received.

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