Head of Marketing

Aberdeen or Edinburgh, Scotland — Global PR & Marketing

At activpayroll, service delivery is in our DNA. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a truly global service while never compromising on local talent or expertise, and our fantastic teams across the world are unwavering in their commitment to our clients.

With a passion for growth and innovation stemmed from our entrepreneurial roots, we have ambitious plans for the future. We have a stacked pipeline of new business, we keep our eyes on the market for new opportunities and we have the agility and determination to really make things happen. All this means great opportunities for our people, who are at the heart of our enterprise, and fantastic career prospects for those who share our energy and passion!

The Opportunity

We are deeply proud of our brand, and we know that we have a truly fantastic service proposition that will positively impact customers globally – but we need them to know that too! That’s where you come in. This is a unique chance to join a thriving private equity backed business at a time of transformative growth, in a role which will directly impact the growth of our strategic alliances and new sales. What more could you want in a marketing role?

And now for the technical bit…

You’ll take the lead on our global marketing strategy, delivering high impact marketing approaches that set us apart from our competitors and establish us as the market leader in international payroll. We are a small team, so this role will be hands on from day one, and will give you the chance to flex your creative muscles on building and communicating our global vision.

  • Leading our PR & Marketing team, you’ll define, agree and then execute a marketing strategy which actively improves the quality and quantity of the leads we get both from channel partners and direct channels
  • You’ll write, build and oversee the creation and production of compelling marketing collateral that builds our brand and supports the work of our fantastic business development teams
  • Taking ownership of the marketing budget, you’ll ensure that we deliver clear return on investment – you’ll be driven by data to ensure that our marketing tech stack and external agencies (SEO, tender writing and design) are delivering in line with our strategy
  • Keeping an eye on the changing market is critical, and you’ll be building and maintaining market research data on our competitors, audience and market trends to inform and develop our go-to-market and sales strategies
  • Marketing and business development need to be firm friends to ensure we can turn our brand and vision into new customer wins! You’ll work closely with our BD teams, communicating the vision and value of new products and services and developing sales tools that help get wins over the line

What will you bring?

We are looking for a candidate who has a proven track record in building a B2B brand across the UK and international markets, a sharp eye for detail and passion for leading successful teams. You won’t be shy of rolling your sleeves up and delivering great outcomes individually, but you’ll also have an eye for the strategic plan and keeping the team on course.

Does this sound like you?

  • Experienced marketing specialist with proven ability to convert a marketing concept into tangible commercial results
  • Naturally creative with a sharp eye for detail on the written word and visual design
  • Excellent relationship builder both internally and externally, able to utilise these relationships to build and develop successful projects and initiatives
  • A confident and inclusive leader of people, able to utilise the team to their strengths and supportive of their development
  • Ready and eager to take on a role which utilises your full suite of skills and experience in a fast-paced growth environment

If it does, and you want to use your skills and knowledge in a role that will really add value while opening up a whole new world of development opportunities, then we need to talk!

Why activpayroll?

Making your next career move is an important decision. You need to know that when you take that step, that you are going to be rewarded with opportunities to learn, to thrive, to develop. You need to know that the experiences you will gain and the people you will meet will make coming to work a fun and exciting prospect, not just a day of counting down the hours. And for you, it’s about not just being another number in another big corporate machine, but being visible and contributing directly to the success of the team.

That’s where we come in! For us, payroll isn’t just about crunching the numbers and filling in spreadsheets (although who doesn’t love a pivot table or v lookup!), we are truly passionate about what we do. It’s about quality. It’s about great service. It’s about getting things right for our customers, and being their trusted partner, not just another vendor. And for our people, we offer the chance to be part of something growing, something new, something fresh. The ability to define a career path with an international company, without the corporate red tape and barriers. A great team environment where we share our successes and celebrate them together. And a real opportunity to develop not just our technical skills, but be supported to be the best we can be.

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