Vacancy: Marketing and Operations Executive

17th Aug, 2015

Marketing and Operations Executive

Job Overview

We are seeking a high calibre candidate to join our business as a Marketing and Operations Executive.  The successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to develop their skills as a professional across several areas: marketing, sales development, events management and operations.  We will provide you with training to enhance your marketing skills and develop industry knowledge in our specialist research and analytical skills.  Furthermore we will help you with your own professional personal development.  You will be working with a small experienced team who are well known throughout the Futures industry.  The directors of the business specialise in a wide range of trends analysis and futures techniques, and use these to help our clients develop strategy and innovate.

Person Specification

The candidate must be a graduate with a good honours degree (preferably with at least one year’s experience and/or potentially experienced in another field and looking for a change in career).  The successful candidate will be an all rounder with strong organizational, administration and communication skills.  The successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal skills.  They should be confident dealing with people internally and externally.  The successful candidate will be required to write the company’s fortnightly newsletter which is sent to all our clients and contacts and organize regular events ranging from the small focus groups to conferences.

We are a small organisation and the successful candidate will be expected to work across all areas of the business with determination and enthusiasm. Additional skills and interests should be highlighted by the candidate for evaluation in the context of business priorities. Examples might include languages, graphic or web design, blogging, wider social media engagement and the use of Google Analytics or social listening programmes.

Company Profile

We are a relatively new business (established in September 2008).  Our board of directors have a track record of providing strategic advice to major blue chip clients stretching back more than 25 years.  We are experts in analysing and forecasting social and consumer trends and we help our clients understand how their consumers and markets are changing and how they can benefit from that change.  We also run an international consumer insight service across 20 markets combining proprietary data and analysis with major trends and their manifestations in different markets. Our client credentials are excellent and we work with clients in several different countries looking at consumer trends across the globe.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Marketing the company through company newsletter and promotional materials
  • Events Organisation
  • Office Management and Administration
  • Follow up sales leads

Key Skills

  • Excellent and fluent written and spoken English (candidates invited in for interview will be assessed).
  • Good communication and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong project management and organisational skills (working to deadlines will be crucial to this role).
  • Flexible and willing to work in a busy environment and the ability to take on a wide range of general business tasks.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently as required.



  • Good Honours Degree
  • MS Office Literate

Job Specifics

Reports to:      Chief Executive

Location:         Cargo Works, 1-2 Hatfields, London, SE1 9PG (Southwark)

Salary:              £20 – £25,000 depending on experience

Contract:         Initial fixed term six month contract (with a view to the role being made permanent upon successful completion of contract).

Benefits:          Season Ticket Loan and 25 days paid holiday per annum

Hours:              9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (With a degree of flexibility for out of hours events)

 To apply please email your CV and a covering letter to Carolyn MacLeish (