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Marketing Manager role

Shard Financial Media is looking for articulate, enthusiastic communicator to join our fast growing events and awards marketing team.            

Reports to: Head of Marketing

Direct reports: Content Marketing Executive and Marketing Executive
Location: London Bridge, SE1
Job type: Permanent Full Time 37.5 hour working week



About us

Shard Financial Media is the leading specialist publishing and events provider to the UK Consumer Credit, Asset Finance, Business Recovery and Payroll and Reward sectors. Since launching 18 years ago Shard has established an enviable reputation for producing market-leading conferences and awards that bring together senior professionals from Europe and across the globe. Some of our flagship events include The Credit Summit, Credit Awards, TRI Awards and the Payroll & Reward conference.


Our clients include senior credit professionals from Britain’s biggest banks and fast growing challenger banks as well the energy, water and telecoms sectors and high level payroll and reward professionals within some of the FTSE 250 companies.


Shard is in an exciting stage of development and growth. It is our mission to create a unique culture of empowerment and build on our existing team of highly talented individuals.



About the role

This is an excellent role for someone with professional marketing communications and management experience looking to build a long-term career with a company that is at the forefront of its industry.


Key deliverables:

  1. Develop, and implement effective marketing plans, strategies and tactics
  2. Achieve/Exceed revenue, delegate numbers and other sales targets set
  3. Produce regular analytical reports measuring the effectiveness (ROI) of each marketing activity along with suggested improvements/changes
  4. Produce written copy for advertising online, print and email
  5. Implement alternative marketing methods to reduce the dependence on email
  6. Contribute to social media marketing



Key responsibilities:

  • Develop effective marketing campaigns, through email, online advertising and social media channels including an annual marketing plan, in line with company objectives and budgets
  • Deliver effective marketing communication strategies with the support of the marketing team, managing all processes including copywriting, design briefs etc.
  • Manage all marketing contras. Suggest new agreements, contribute to the closure of contracts and take ownership the marketing deliverables
  • Investigate, recommend and implement a range of marketing methods such as paid search, PPC and other techniques to reduce the dependence on marketing emails
  • Research and analyse market trends, demographics, pricing schedules, competitor products to form strategic marketing strategies
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of marketing activity to maximise ROI and effectiveness and improve new campaigns
  • Work with the Head of Marketing to identify opportunities for product development, preparing and executing plans accordingly
  • Manage the use of the ‘house style’ and ensure all internal and external communications are of a consistent quality and standard
  • Monitor external messaging across the board to include promotional content where appropriate
  • Support management team with marketing messaging across the four-key company prioritises
  • Maintain an extensive and up to date knowledge of Credit/Financial Services, Turnaround,
  • Restructuring and Insolvency (TRI), Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Reward/Payroll/HR industries



Key competencies & skills:

  • Experience in marketing at a senior level with at least one of which gained within a publishing / events B2B environment
  • Proven people management
  • Exceptional copywriting skills with excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong analytical project management ability
  • Subscription/membership marketing experience is favoured
  • Experience of developing and implementing effective marketing strategies and plans for publications and event products within the finance sector would be a distinct advantage




  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Self-starter who can drive and execute projects on time and within budget
  • Flexible attitude to work with a keenness to learn and develop
  • Excellent priority setting and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Strong creative outlook with the ability to think outside the box and generate new ideas and strategies
  • Confident and dynamic personality



What you can expect from us:

SFM is a fast-growing events and media business based in Borough Market. The successful candidate will receive:

  • A competitive salary DOE
  • 23 days annual leave
  • An extra day off for your birthday
  • Group personal pension plan
  • A company health plan offering free medical and dental treatment, plus hundreds of pounds off various other treatments including physiotherapy



How to apply

Send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you’re a great candidate for the role to Head of Marketing, Lauren McWilliams

Shard Financial Media, a fast-growing business serving key communities in UK and Pan-European financial services.We have a respected presence in consumer and commercial lending, collections and credit management, payroll and rewards, and turnaround, restructuring and insolvency (TRI) – and the list is growing all the time.
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