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Assistant Marketing Manager: Primary (Fixed Term Contract)

Assistant Marketing Manager: Primary

About Us

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.   The ELT (English Language Teaching) Division is a global leader in the provision of multimedia English language teaching and learning materials. Operating in over 100 countries, it reaches millions of teachers and students each year to support the development of English language proficiency.

About the Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Marketing Manager to join us on a six-month fixed term contract to support ELT’s Primary learning materials portfolio.

As a member of the ELT Customer Experience Marketing team, you will support the development and ongoing implementation of competitive value propositions for ELT’s Primary portfolio. You will work collaboratively with stakeholders in diverse functions and locations to support growth and market share globally. You will help to champion your area, ensuring that sales and marketing teams are well-equipped to promote key Primary brands and launch new products.

The successful candidate will:

  • contribute to the value proposition development process including USPs, product positioning, and key sales messages
  • champion the customer voice in discussions with various ELT functions, working closely with the development teams to ensure the product delivers a great customer experience
  • write clear and persuasive copy based on the key sales messages and ensure consistency in usage across different channels e.g. on product packaging and online
  • work with local markets to refine messages where required to meet local needs
  • coordinate appropriate research to support understanding of customers, competitors and key markets
  • contribute to the development of marketing plans with clear objectives and KPIs

Please note, this is  fixed term contract of 6 months with the possibility of extension.

About You

You should possess excellent communication skills and proven experience in a marketing environment. To succeed, you will need to demonstrate:

  • a marketing qualification or relevant practical experience
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise successfully
  • ability to assimilate and synthesize information effectively
  • experience of the marketing planning process
  • ability to act as a team player and foster a collaborative, team environment
  • ability to think creatively and demonstrate effective problem solving skills
  • Desirable: Knowledge of and experience in the ELT or Education sector, particularly in relation to teaching and learning materials

For any queries in relation to this vacancy, please contact

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
    English Language Teaching
  • Department:
    ELT Marketing Management
  • Closing Date:
    24 October 2018
  • Salary:
    In the region of £25,000 depending on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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