Nov 04, 2019

Marketing Specialist

£28,000 - £31,000 yearly
  • MXS International UK
  • Dunton Technical Centre, Basildon, UK
Full time Marketing

Job Description

Are you an experienced marketer that enjoys delivering engaging and informative product programmes?

As a Marketing Specialist with the MSXI Global group, you will have the opportunity to work in a team to deliver first class marketing material for our automotive partner, a leading car manufacturer based in Essex.

The ideal candidate will enjoy developing materials to help launch and promote the sale of leading vehicle accessories for the latest and existing models, bringing together multiple brand cultures and ensuring delivery to a high standard.

The Marketing Specialist will work within a team of three, reporting to the Accessories & Quality Manager, and be responsible for the marketing for Ford Accessories to various audiences.


More about the role:

The Accessories Marketing business unit is responsible for the all marketing activity to support annual sales of approx. £20m of Ford parts. The key accessories activities include developing marketing programmes for the dealer network and consumer, co-ordinating the supplier branded accessories programme and managing the accessories content in vehicle brochures. E-commerce represents a significant growth opportunity. This role is pivotal to the business unit hitting its objectives in this area.


The aim of the Marketing Specialist is to improve sales and profitability of Ford accessories whilst identifying additional accessories opportunities, evaluate the business case and work with suppliers / European Accessories Marketing to bring accessories to market

  • Act as subject matter expert for accessory product queries, liaising with dealers, the field team, Product Marketing team, European Accessories Marketing team, Technical Services and Parts Distribution Centre
  • Act as main point of contact with current/future suppliers for supplier-branded accessories, to identify product / marketing / sales opportunities
  • Support accessories e-commerce programmes to maximise sales, with responsibility for maintaining the UK accessories content in, Build and Price and the Ford approved used vehicle website
  • Support the development of communication materials (i.e. image accuracy)
  • Ensure Ford dealers have the right product support materials and sales tools to support accessory sales
  • Leverage the launch of new model launches to increase sales of accessories  
  • Support the pricing of accessories to ensure that we maximise sales and profitability
  • Work with Henry Ford Academy to ensure that accessories are integrated into dealer training courses
  • Provide insight into the accessory competition to identify best practice


Candidate Specifications:

  • A strong knowledge of Passenger Cars and/or Commercial Vehicles would be beneficial, however not essential
  • Proven understanding of marketing principles essential
  • Previous e-commerce experience beneficial
  • Previous experience of marketing agency relationships an advantage
  • Attention to detail essential and strong business mind-set
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly proficient in using MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong numerical and analytical capabilities


Working Pattern and location:

  • 40 hours per week (Monday – Friday)
  • Based in Dunton, Essex


What we can offer you:

  • Salary up to £31,000 per annum based on experience
  • Other company benefits include: 25 days annual leave, company contributory pension     plan, cash back health care scheme, life assurance, car salary exchange scheme, exclusive discounts on everyday purchases as well as exclusive discounts on car purchases.
  • Potential to progress within the company, with global opportunities updated regularly.


About MSXI:

With over 6,000 employees based in more than 80 countries across the globe, our teams provide industry leading expertise that spans:

  • Warranty & Technical
  • Parts & Service
  • Retail Performance Management
  • Customer Engagement
  • Fleet & Mobility

Building trust since 1931, our proven track record means that we now partner with almost every car manufacturer on the market.


Apply now:

To apply for this role please email your CV to Johanna Smith of the UK Recruitment team. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete an online video interview, followed by a face to face interview within the UK Head Office in Colchester, Essex.


MSXI is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy or maternity.

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