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Marketing & Communications Manager

About the role

If you are keen to progress your career with an ambitious and evolving business - this could be the opportunity for you.

One of the largest motor retailers in the UK with a turnover exceeding 3 billion are looking for an Marketing and Communications Manager to join their team.

This role is based in Gateshead with hybrid working available.

Salary: up to £33,000

The Role:

As the Marketing & Communications Manager you will be responsible for delivering all marketing communications assets across the company’s brands.

They are looking for you to provide ideas, inspiration and excellent quality marketing assets that are compliant across FCA, their Brands and Manufacturer brand standards. You will take briefs from the wider marketing team and work with the studio for the delivery. You will also be responsible for a team of Marketing Executives.

Key responsibilities

  • Team management of 4 marketing executives

  • Accountability for and management of the briefing process to deliver stand-out creative and campaigns across all brands and franchises

  • Marketing stakeholder management

  • First-class project management

  • Adapt the current Marketing process based on business needs

  • Your team will be working alongside the Divisional Retail Team, you will be taking plans and manufacturer updates, to brief the key assets required for the effective execution of campaigns and activity

  • You will be co-ordinating priorities and workload with the in-house studio and feeding back to them campaign performance and any creative considerations.

  • To deliver a step change of efficiency and effectiveness in retail and field marketing across the website, campaigns and local dealership activity

  • Review creative and delivery against commercial success and implementation, to identify areas of improvement and efficiency

  • Work with the Divisional Marketing Managers to ensure they are kept abreast of new developments and you are in touch with the dealership challenges

  • To regularly review creative and delivery against commercial success to identify areas of improvement and efficiency

For this role they are looking for you to have:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong organisation skills

  • Ability to coordinate projects and hit deadlines

  • Ability to manage a team

  • An eye for detail - excellent grammar and proof-reading skills

  • Confident with Microsoft software, particularly Excel and PowerPoint

  • Creative thinker - the ability to read a brief and elaborate on it, working closely with the Field team and Studio

  • Copywriting skills

  • Understanding of adapting marketing asset to suit target audience and asset location

  • Project Management skills

  • Manages deadlines and can liaise effectively with key stakeholders

  • Previous marketing management experience


  • Reward Scheme

  • Preferential Service Rates

  • Colleague Purchase Scheme

  • Share Incentive Scheme

  • Pension

  • Enhanced Maternity

  • Enhanced Paternity

If you’re interested in this role of Marketing and Communications Manager , click ‘Apply Now’ and a member of our team will be in touch.

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