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Career Advice for MII Members

The MII have been listening to what members are looking for in terms of content at the moment.  One of the key themes that was emerging was on career advice.

So we have partnered up with Rory Brennan of Marketing Career Recruitment, who will be on hand to provide advice on anything career-related to all the members of the Marketing Institute.

Location: South William Street, Dublin 2

Saba now seeks a Head of Marketing to own the marketing function for this growing, dynamic, leading food and beverage company in the competitive world of hospitality. As Head of Marketing, you will be the steward and ambassador for the Saba brand and leverage your skillset to attract and retain happy, loyal customers.
The Head of Marketing will be responsible for establishing and implementing a clear strategy for Saba Group in Marketing, Communications and PR aligned to Saba business objectives, with success measured by a broad range of KPI’s. Working collaboratively with the Saba team the Head of Marketing will take responsibility for a digitally led marketing strategy that utilises a broad range of tools to build long term brand equity and loyalty whilst balancing short-term commercial objectives.

About the Role:

  • Development of an integrated marketing strategy aligned to Saba’s vision and business objectives
  • Planning, implementing, and measuring the effectiveness of the Annual Marketing plan and budget (digital marketing, social media, campaigns, events etc.)
  • Ensuring that objectives, targets, and indicators of success are in place to evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of all marketing and communication activities
  • Managing the day-to-day activities of the Marketing team to ensure the Marketing and Communications strategy targets are reached
  • Management of the Saba brand and implementation of a consistent visual identity
  • Manage the company’s social media activity and websites, SEO and Analytics
  • Develop and manage all customer and marketing communications (offline and online)
  • Liaise closely with management teams across the group to gain maximum exposure
  • Oversee and grow our loyalty programme – Saba Rewards
  • Manage sponsorship and PR activities
  • Manage and develop all in store promotion materials and POS
  • Review outlet performance and propose initiatives to drive demand as required
  • Manage customer queries and feedback
  • Source and share market and customer insight and intelligence for the business
  • Develop an internal marketing strategy to cascade the brand story to all internal staff
  • Outlet visits to ensure adherence to marketing and brand activity, to gather feedback and identify opportunities
  • Management of all external and internal events/conferences
  • Management of marketing agency relationships

About You:

  • A graduate of Marketing or Communications
  •  5+ Years working in Marketing, ideally with experience in Food and Beverage
  • Experience leading and developing a team to perform at their best
  • A genuine interest and passion for food and beverage
  • Obsessed with customer experience and identifying new ways to acquire and retain customers.
  • Strong decision maker with a focus on delivering results
  • Superb communication skills – verbal, written and presentation forms
  • Ability to think creatively and generate solutions
  • Positive “Can Do” attitude, you make things happen
  • Highly organised with strong project management skills, with ability to multitask
  • A result driven self-starter with high level of energy, professionalism, and attention to detail
  • Exceptional Digital Marketing and Online Marketing skills, adept with necessary tools including SEO, PPC and Analytics. Skilled in photoshop or similar, while not essential, would be an advantage

Terms:
Status: Permanent role
Salary: DOE
Benefits: Company laptop, mobile, expenses

How to apply: Please submit a CV and Cover letter outlining how your skills and experience fit Saba’s requirements by August 26th to josefin@sabadublin.com

Location: National Blood Centre, James’s St., Dublin 8 / Hybrid

Full Time, Permanent

The Marketing Executive Grade IV role will work as part of a small but extremely busy award winning marketing team, supporting the Senior Marketing Executive, and the Head of Donor Services and Marketing, operationally but also involved in strategic development of marketing campaigns.

The work will include both digital and traditional marketing campaigns at national and local levels.

The position is a crucial and very rewarding role in the long term support and development of donor recruitment and retention to support the national blood supply.

Applicants must:

  • Possess a relevant, recognised third level Marketing qualification.
  • At least 2 years Marketing experience including significant experience, developing and implementing marketing activities and tactics including digital marketing campaigns such as social media marketing, email marketing, content development, digital marketing retargeting, and also traditional offline marketing initiatives.
  • Experience using marketing software tools and platforms e.g. Adobe, Canva, Social Media Scheduling, Email software, Analytics etc
  • Demonstrate the ability to participate and interact with external agencies, helping to drive creative projects to successful outcomes.
  • Be proactive and self-motivated, and demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative, with a high level of organisational skills in order to manage multiple priorities at once.
  • Show Attention to detail and results orientated with the ability to work to deadlines.
  • Have well developed interpersonal and communications skills
  • Good Teamwork Skills – commitment / flexibility to working effectively as part of a team serving donors’ needs, primarily as part of the marketing team, and also within the wider Donor Services function.
  • Good I.T. / Keyboard Skills
  • Presentation Skills – the ability to deliver presentations to groups.
  • Driving licence and access to a car.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience working closely with creative and media buying agencies
  • Experience with Website CMS system.
  • Experience marketing and communicating to donors (not for profit sector).
  • Event Management experience.

The salary scale attached to the post is the Grade IV scale €29,249 to €46,968 (incl. LSI) pro rata per annum. Entry point onto the salary scale is dependent upon relevant experience.

To apply you must complete the online application form by logging into www.giveblood.ie/jobs. The closing date for receipt of applications is 23:45 hrs GMT on 4 September 2022

Intending applicant should note that reviewing/short listing of applicants will be in accordance with the recruitment and selection criteria stated above. Satisfactory evidence of being able to fulfil the essential criteria of the job as stated above is essential and must be clearly demonstrated in the application. If the essential criterion has not been clearly demonstrated in the application the applicant will not be called for interview. Applications from existing (permanent and temporary) IBTS staff working temporary contracts will be considered in the context of overall workforce requirements of the Organisation.

We thank you for your interest in a career with the IBTS, however, if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, unfortunately you have not been successful at this time. We do hope, however, that this will not discourage you from applying for future opportunities with the IBTS. IBTS reserve the right to close the application process early if there has been a sufficient level of qualified applications received before the closing date.

The IBTS is an equal opportunities employer.

Location: National Blood Centre, James’s St., Dublin 8 / Hybrid

Position is Full time specified purpose (up to 2 years).

The IBTS is currently recruiting for two people for its marketing department

The Senior Marketing Executive Grade V role is a varied and challenging opportunity to lead a small but extremely busy marketing team, developing and implementing award winning programmes.

Whether its ensuring existing donors continue to give blood, or attracting potential new donors, IBTS Marketing’s workload is never dull, always varied and incredibly rewarding. The works includes both digital and traditional marketing campaigns at national and local levels.

Reporting to the Head of National Donor Services and Marketing, this position is a crucial role in the support and development of donor recruitment and retention to ensure the national blood supply.

Essential Criteria:

  • You must possess a relevant, recognised third level Marketing qualification.
  • At least 5 years Marketing experience including significant experience, developing andimplementing marketing activities and tactics, including digital marketing campaigns such as social media marketing, email marketing, content development, digital marketing retargeting, and also traditional offline marketing initiatives.
  • Support the Head of Donor Services and Marketing in the development and execution of marketing strategy and campaigns.
  • You must demonstrate ability to think strategically, and to translate your vision into a clear plan of action that will get the desired results.
  • Ability to understand and use marketing analytical platforms and report on effective and relevant marketing analytics and KPIs
  • Good working knowledge of Marketing software tools e.g. Adobe, Canva, Social Media Scheduling, Email software,
  • Creativity in the development of concepts and campaigns
  • Experience working closely with creative and media buying agencies
  • People management experience
  • Excellent communicator with well developed interpersonal and communications skills
  • Be proactive and self-motivated and determined to achieve the marketing goals fordonor recruitment and retention.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative, with a high level oforganisational skills in order to manage multiple priorities at once.
  • Show Attention to detail and be results orientated with the ability to work todeadlines.
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of changing marketing trends
  • Driving License & access to car

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience with Website CMS system.
  • Event Management experience.
  • CRM experience.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Experience marketing and communicating to donors (not for profit sector).

The salary scale attached to the post is the Grade V scale €44,128 to €52,926 (incl. LSI) pro rata per annum. Entry point onto the salary scale is dependent upon relevant experience.

How to apply: To apply you must complete the online application form by logging into www.giveblood.ie/jobs   The closing date for receipt of applications is 23:45 hrs GMT on 4 September 2022.

Intending applicant should note that reviewing/short listing of applicants will be in accordance with the recruitment and selection criteria stated above. Satisfactory evidence of being able to fulfil the essential criteria of the job as stated above is essential and must be clearly demonstrated in the application. If the essential criterion has not been clearly demonstrated in the application the applicant will not be called for interview. Applications from existing (permanent and temporary) IBTS staff working temporary contracts will be considered in the context of overall workforce requirements of the Organisation.

We thank you for your interest in a career with the IBTS, however, if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, unfortunately you have not been successful at this time. We do hope, however, that this will not discourage you from applying for future opportunities with the IBTS. IBTS reserve the right to close the application process early if there has been a sufficient level of qualified applications received before the closing date.

The IBTS is an equal opportunities employer.

Location: Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park

Dublin Zoo is one of the world’s oldest and most popular zoos, and home to some 400 animals in

an environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience. It holds the prestigious position of being ‘Ireland’s Number One Fee Paying Family Attraction’ having welcomed over one million visitors each year.

Our purpose is to save wildlife and inspire a passion for nature – one person, one family at a time.

We are currently seeking a highly enthusiastic Senior Marketing Executive with a flair for writing, proven marketing, communication and PR skills to join our award winning Marketing Department.

The successful candidate will be an ambassador for the Dublin Zoo brand and will support the Marketing Department within Dublin Zoo through planning and carrying out marketing, PR, promotional and online campaigns with a view to promoting the Dublin Zoo brand and growing visitation. With events such as the spectacular Wild Lights night time experience, and The Zoo TV series broadcasting to thousands of Irish homes, this is a unique opportunity to join an exciting and highly creative team.

The key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • PR and Media Relations: Liaise with the PR agency on all PR queries and briefs, ensuring press releases are written on brand. Set up and be the main point of contact for media activity within the Zoo.
  • Project and Campaign Management: Develop and project manage all marketing collateral including promotional leaflets, guidebooks and annual reports. Assist the marketing team in managing and reporting on through-the-line campaigns and marketing / promotional initiatives.
  • Brand Management: Possess a strong understanding of Dublin Zoo’s brand values and ensure all communications are consistent with it.
  • Copywriting and Editing: Serve as main copywriter and editor for the marketing department for all external and internal communications.
  • Sponsorship Liaison: Work closely with sponsors, ensuring projects and communications are executed to a high standard
  • Agency Management: Brief and liaise with third party agencies (PR Agency, designers, printers etc.)

The ideal candidate will have a passion for Dublin Zoo and wildlife, excellent writing skills, demonstrate initiative, strong communication and organisational skills in addition to great attention to detail and the ability to multitask. PR experience is a key advantage.

Applicants must have a Marketing/ Communications related degree in addition to a minimum of 5 years’ experience within a similar role.

How to apply: Applications should be made via email with a cover letter to Amy Vickers, Human Resources Department, recruitment@dublinzoo.ie or via the Dublin Zoo website www.dublinzoo.ie/careers (quoting ‘Marketing’ in the subject/message bar) no later than 19th August 2022.

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