Marketing Assistant

Location: Coleraine

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 18 October 2021

Salary: Competitive

Marketing Assistant

ABOUT THE ROLE

Reporting to the Head of Marketing, Armstrong Medical this is a key role assisting the marketing team on building strong brands within the critical care sector and working with the team to provide marketing support across the business to continue the company’s success across global markets. The role demands interaction with a range of people both internally and externally in a fast-paced environment.

 

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Assist with the development strong brands for our critical care product ranges
  • Assist the Brand Manager in the development and implementation of marketing plans to meet agreed objectives
  • Contribute to the development of a range of collateral that will support our sales teams and distribution partners
  • Support in maintaining a strong social media presence across our markets
  • Assist in the maintenance of our web presence
  • Monitor our market for opportunities and competitive risks by keeping up to date with relevant clinical research and assessing competitor activity
  • Prepare training for our own sales team and business partner sales teams on our positioning and messaging in each target market.
  • Work with sales managers and business development executives to understand current business performance and drive, plan and deliver marketing activities to achieve targets.
  • Assist with the development and monitoring of marketing budgets.
  • Assist with market analysis, customer analysis and competitor analysis.
  • Assisting in the organisation, running and follow-up of conferences, meetings and consumer experience days
  • Take responsibility for marketing in one of our export markets.

Other

  • To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the company’s’ Health and Safety policy
  • To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required

 

KEY SKILLS

Essential

  • Educated to degree level in marketing or business
  • Proven experience of marketing within a business
  • Excellent verbal & written ability
  • Experience of managing the social media presence of a business
  • Experience of developing and executing marketing plans
  • Experience of producing a wide range of marketing collateral
  • Willingness to undertake some international travel.
  • Excellent verbal and written ability.

Desirable

  • Experience of marketing within a manufacturing business
  • Experience of marketing pharmaceutical or medical products
  • Experience of international marketing
  • Successful project manager who has been able to deliver cross functional projects on time
  • 2nd language ability

 

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

  • Marketing team
  • Commercial team
  • Sales team
  • Clinical team
  • Design team
  • Finance
  • Training team

External

  • Business Partners & Distributors
  • Printers
  • Agencies & Suppliers

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Some travel will be required

 

COMPETENCIES

Creativity – Produces creative and original ideas and solutions.  Likes to find and explore new ways of doing things.  Comes up with alternative possibilities and options

Problem solving – Generates and promotes solutions.  Sees clearly which is the best way forward.  Able to make decisions and commitments within appropriate time frame.

Commercial Orientation – Ensures appropriate data is used to evaluate risks.  Looks at the wider implications and is likely to try to assess the long-term impact.  Influences others and intervenes to get appropriate results

Strategic Awareness – Maintains a strong awareness of long-term goals and plans, keeping the future eventualities and possibilities in mind.  Thinks in a global way and sees the bigger picture.  Is likely to make impact on future direction and outcomes

Resilience – Can work under pressure, remains calm, thinks clearly and manages emotion under pressure. Addresses issues without being aggressive or controlling and can easily bounce back from setbacks. Is open to feedback and doesn’t dwell on past events. 

Team Working – Enjoys participating in group activities and likes to work in close proximity with other people.  Is ready to collaborate with and support others and is willing to co-operate and compromise for the overall good.

Planning and Organising – Thinks things through well in advance and maps out future activities, taking the key stages and requirements into account.  Likes to monitor to ensure that things are implemented and delivered effectively

Quality Orientation – Is precise, pays attention to details, checks things and ties up ‘loose ends’.  Has a strong conscience about getting things right and seeks to ensure that decisions and solutions do not involve undue risk, adheres to policy and standards.

Interpersonal / Influencing – Deals with other in a convincing way that leads to gaining agreement without relying on hierarchy and shows sensitivity to working relationships.  Doesn’t give up easily in the face of opinions that differ from their own.  Influences others to reach conclusions and gain agreements.

 

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