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Head of Marketing

Chess are looking for an experienced marketing leader to join an already established marketing team.

Location: Hybrid Working |    Business Area: Marketing |    Salary: Dependent on experience

Reporting to the Sales Director, you will be responsible for the development and execution of the marketing plans, supporting the organic growth strategy and sales teams. You will inspire, lead, guide and motivate a team of marketers in a hybrid working environment. While this is a home-based role although some travel shall be required.


“a great place to work, a great place to be a customer”


The Role:

Strategic Planning

  • Develop and implement comprehensive marketing strategy and plan to enhance brand awareness, drive customer acquisition, and increase market share.
  • Set marketing goals and objectives, ensuring alignment with overall company strategy.
  • Analyse market trends and competitors to identify opportunities and threats.
  • Inspire, lead, guide and motivate the ICT marketing team.
  • Lead the delivery of business development initiatives, brand building activities, marketing campaigns, communications and PR.

Campaign Management

  • Oversee the creation and execution of innovative marketing campaigns across various channels including digital, social media, email, content, and traditional media.
  • Manage the marketing budget and agreed costs, ensuring efficient allocation of resources and maximum ROI on marketing spend.
  • Track and report on campaign performance, making data-driven decisions to optimise future campaigns.
  • Collaborate with key technology vendors on campaigns and activities, including Microsoft, Sophos, Cisco, BT and more. Manage budgets, including Marketing Development Funds from vendors.
  • Manage project delivery timelines with the focus on maximising speed and effectiveness.

Brand Management

  • Maintain and enhance the company's brand identity and ensure consistency across all marketing efforts.
  • Develop and implement brand guidelines and ensure all marketing communications are aligned with the brand’s voice and values.

Team Leadership

  • Inspire, lead, guide and motivate a team of marketers in a hybrid working environment.
  • Build, lead, and mentor a high-performing marketing team.
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative team environment.
  • Set clear performance goals and provide regular feedback and development opportunities.
  • Recruit and manage external agencies to complement in-house skills.
  • Work closely with senior stakeholders, including the Commercial Team, Sales Leadership, and the Technology Consultants to develop new products, establish our go-to-market strategy and enable the Sales Teams.
The Candidate:
  • You will ideally have 3-5 years of experience in B2B marketing and team management.
  • Experience working in technology specifically is desirable although not essential.
  • Extensive experience across all marketing channels, overseeing media and managing KPIs.
  • Proven track record in driving successful lead generation marketing campaigns.
  • Experience of working within a fast-paced environment.
  • Clear business acumen and can demonstrate a strong track record of campaign execution and positive ROI.
Package Details

Salary details: Dependent on experience

Benefits include:

  • Health care support – UK Healthcare, eye tests, flu jabs, onsite health screens.
  • Enhanced Pay: Maternity, Paternity, Adoption Leave and Shared Parental Leave.
  • Access to employee benefits, rewards and recognition platform, Perkbox. This gives you access to hundreds of ‘Perks’ with great discounts. Whether it be days out, your weekly food shop, a clothes shopping spree on the high street and many more.
  • Hybrid working support - Allowance towards a home desk and chair.
  • Loyalty point scheme – allowing you to use your points to increase your benefits each year.
  • Access to our Future Fit benefits package – including Mental, Physical and Financial support.
  • 30 days paid holiday p.a.
  • Buy & sell Holiday scheme – 2 opportunities per year to buy or sell up to 5 holidays.
  • Additional holidays: Half Day Fridays and a Wellbeing Day.
  • £100 per year matched charity donation, plus payroll giving options.
  • Enhanced SMT benefits - UK Healthcare scheme Level 1, Life Assurance at 3 x annual salary, Salary Sacrifice scheme, Dental Plan Level 1, BUPA Private Medical Cover.

Hours: A standard week is 37½ Monday to Friday

Allowing you to enjoy the flexibility of working from home whilst also having the option to
work from one of our many local hubs spread throughout the UK. Ad-hoc travel to offices
within the group and other locations may be required on occasion.

Working location: Hybrid working position

Allowing you to enjoy the flexibility of working from home whilst also having the option to work from one of our many local hubs spread throughout the UK. Ad-hoc travel to offices within the group and other locations may be required on occasion.

Why join Chess?

Chess is one of the UK's leading independent and trusted technology service providers, employing over 250 skilled people across the UK, supporting over 21,000 UK businesses.

Diversity, equality, and inclusion is at the heart of our Chess culture, and we are passionate about our One Team spirit. 

We are extremely proud that our people voted us No.1 in 'The 100 Best Companies to Work for' list 2018, and we continue to celebrate more than fourteen years in the top 100.

Our continued focus on growth creates opportunity for everyone to progress their career, to develop knowledge and skills, to gain reward and recognition and to maximise their potential. The growth and success of our people ensures the growth and success of our business. 

We believe that “if you’re not growing, we’re not growing”.

Is Chess the place for you?

If you are looking for a career that brings exciting challenges and opportunities, then Chess is the place for you.

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