Marketing Planning & Strategy Manager (Germany & Romania)

Location Malta
Job Type Permanent
Salary Dependant upon experience
Reference 34177

The role: Marketing Planning & Strategy Manager (Germany & Romania)

I am seeking a Marketing Planning & Strategy Manager to join my client's team based in Malta.

This role follows a hybrid approach to working, allowing you to combine working from home with working in our modern offices. These discussions are between you and the manager to find the best pattern for you both! My client will kit you out to work from home but know that working as a team is what makes them great and spending quality time together is essential for keeping their mission aligned.

My client needs a marketing rockstar who can help them develop and ultimately transform their approach to Marketing Strategy for Germany & Romania.

This role reports to the Head of Marketing Planning & Strategy.

You will be responsible for working hand in hand with commercials teams to develop my client's proposition for Germany & Romania and translating those propositions into marketing strategies. You will represent Marketing within the German and Romanian country Tribes and will collaborate closely with country squad representatives to define, align, and monitor the performance of our marketing strategy for these markets. Given the commerciality of this role my client is looking for an experienced strategist who is as comfortable with commercial topics as they are marketing and is a renowned collaborator.

Why my client needs  you:

With a focus on maintaining their market share and growing our footprint across international markets, this opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and driven marketer  to lead our Marketing Strategy for Germany & Romania.

I am seeking someone who has expert knowledge of these markets and can use this expertise to create a data and insight driven proposition and marketing strategy.

Working closely with commercial leads from Poker, Casino, and Sports you will play a central role in defining and implementing a commercial proposition which aligns to muy client's business strategy and objectives for Germany & Romania.

You will support commercial leads in interpreting business and customer insights which will ultimately inform our key propositions for these markets. As part of this process, you will identify and monitor country marketing budgets with an ability to advise how and where budgets should be spent. Crucially, you will identify and communicate, through the medium of a business briefs, the role for marketing teams in supporting these propositions. You will work closely and collaboratively with the Marketing Campaigns team to communicate marketing requirements effectively and efficiently and will provide guidance for the campaigns team when required.

As well as working directly with commercial leads, you will represent Marketing within the Germany & Romania country tribes and will lead the equivalent Marketing Squads. Your role within the tribes will be to expertly represent all areas of marketing, with an ability to provide performance updates relating to marketing activities. Within the tribes you will work collaboratively to agree insight and data led updates or changes to country strategies and will effectively communicate this to key stakeholders within Marketing.

As leader of the Germany & Romania Marketing squads, you will bring together all functions of marketing including brand & creative and media and lead on ensuring our marketing executions are meeting the objectives of our country strategies.

A final and important key responsibility of this role will be to ensure thier commercial proposition and marketing executions remain compliant with the regulations and requirements set out by Germany & Romania’s governing bodies. You will work with the commercial leads to ensure compliance are aware of and given the opportunity to feedback/advise on any new propositions before they reach the marketing team. Becoming an expert in your understanding of regulatory affairs, you will also provide guidance to marketing functions with the ability to advise on the validity of our executions.

Given the importance of this role within the Marketing team and wider business, I am looking for someone who is ideally a native speaker (German) who has significant commercial and marketing strategy experience and who is able to display strong collaboration and communication skills.

The successful candidate will be highly organised and will have an ability to multi-task and align multiple stakeholders across different parts of the business effectively.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Identify and develop insight & data led commercial Propositions

  • Be aware of and monitor marketing spend and ensure my client's budgets are helping to deliver our country objectives

  • Produce business briefs which simply and clearly outline the role of marketing to support our business strategy / proposition

  • Work closely with the Marketing campaigns team to effectively hand over the execution of the business brief, providing guidance where required

  • Represent Marketing within Country Tribes, provide clear updates on the status and performance of marketing executions

  • Work collaboratively within the Tribe to identify updates or changes to country strategy

  • Effectively communicate key updates from the Tribes with Marketing stakeholders

  • Lead the Marketing country squad ensuring our marketing executions align back to the overall objectives for the country and creating strong, collaborative, and successful relationships between functions

  • Ensure that all marketing executions remain compliant and endeavour to become a compliance expert for your relevant market

  • Become a key spokesperson and reliable representation for marketing within country specific forums and help build strong working relationships both within Marketing and across the wider business

Who my client needs:

  • A native German speaker, or significant experience of the relevant market

  • 5+ years’ experience of managing significant projects within a complex organisation within the market

  • Commercial acumen and ability to read and interpret business data and insight

  • Marketing generalist who has ability to understand and provide helpful input across most areas of marketing

  • Experience of managing and monitoring budgets

  • Resilient and confident under pressure, comfortable in dealing with ambiguity and track record of managing multiple simultaneous projects

  • Creative problem solver with innovative mindset

  • Confident and effective communicator, comfortable operating at pace to a high standard, despite requiring the involvement of multiple stakeholders to deliver results

  • Actively builds a network of effective relationships across Flutter. Can get things done both through formal channels and informal networks

  • Results driven, self-motivated, and solution focused

  • Learns quickly when facing new situations. Experiments to find new solutions. Takes on the challenge of unfamiliar tasks and extracts lessons learned from failures or mistakes

Technical Competencies:

  • Bachelors / Masters in relevant disciplines

  • Proven track record in commercial / marketing strategy roles

  • Strong communication skills - brevity and ability to deliver a clear narrative

  • Numerate & Data Savvy: Data driven by default

  • Flexible: Adaptable to a changing environment and tactics

What’s in it for you?

A competitive salary! 

Your package will include:

  • Discretionary annual performance bonus

  • 30 days paid leave

  • Health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)

  • Personal life insurance and income protection

  • The option to join our company pension scheme

  • A personal interest allowance to let you learn something new or pursue a hobby

  • External learning support of up to £2,000 or equivalent in local currency, dedicated 4 learning “Power Hours” every month during office time, full access to the Udemy and Mindtools platforms, in-house leadership program and many other training opportunities for developing your skills and progressing your career

  • Looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of 1,000 EUR for your new addition whilst working for us

  • 26 weeks Maternity leave at 100% pay & 4 weeks secondary leave pay (paternity) at 100% pay

  • Daily lunch credit, free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks in the office

  • Cash allowance for lunch

  • Access to an on-site gym 

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