Pearson Marketing Automation Manager in London, United Kingdom
Marketing Automation Manager
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Summary of Role:
To drive maximum engagement from Pearson UK’s customers through digital channels, with the goal to increase lead generation, conversions, engagement and loyalty.
TheMarketing Automation Managerwill direct and educate the marketing teams on how to optimise and deliver campaigns using marketing automation in order to achieve the maximum benefits and return on investment.
The role holder will provide advice for running campaigns and help build and develop our marketing automation roadmap, ensuring the marketing teams are embracing a digital first approach. They will also own the reporting centred on email and social media across Pearson UK, working closely with theSenior Manager - Automation & Lead Generationto follow best practice and global standards and thePaid Search & Analytics Managerto create one central view of the UK Digital Marketing ecosystem. TheMarketing Automation Managerwill manage the Senior Marketing Automation Executive, the Digital Assistant and the UK transition from a legacy email platform.
Main activities / responsibilities:
Be the UK lead for digital campaigns within Salesforce Marketing Cloud (ExactTarget/Pardot)
Take the lead role in the scoping, planning, roll-out and implementation of Salesforce email, marketing automation to UK marketing and the wider UK business, ensuring value from the platform is maximised
Oversee UK strategy for marketing automation in collaboration with Global Marketing Data & Analytics team.
Work with the Global Data & Analytics team to identify, prioritise and champion continuous advancement of email features, including targeting, personalisation and automation and provide consultancy to UK teams on global best practice, strategies and industry standards
Deliver best-in-class email campaigns and strategies with a key focus on maximising conversion rates, best practice, branding and deliverability
Manage eCommerce cart abandonment email strategy and welcome programmes, driving revenue through continuous testing and improvement
Build social as a key customer acquisition channel, working with the Analytics and Search Manager to deliver an optimised, integrated digital media strategy across paid social and PPC that drives conversions & delivers a consistent experience for digital customers
Assist Pearson UK teams with the delivery of effective paid social media campaigns, using expertise and data-driven decisions to advise on best approaches and strategy
Be the key point of contact for Digital Marketing during the UK exam season, assisting multiple stakeholder groups with policy breaches and reputation management on Social Media.
Drive the implementation of analysis dashboards for social listening, particularly during exam periods and maintain the escalation process in order to adhere to specific regulatory requirements
Manage the governance of key UK channels and drive consolidation that isaligned to global objectives
Internal / External stakeholders
This is a specialist management role, which requires the ability to build direct and cross-functional relationships. Key stakeholders include (without being limited to):
Global and regional marketing teams
Corporate relations and brand teams
Product content managers and executives
Business intelligence team
Internal design and UX teams
Qualifications, experience and personal specification
This role requires specialist digital marketing knowledge and experience with a focus on measurement and optimisation. The job holder will work with a wide range of teams in a range of locations, and will have an important part to play in driving our evolution to a truly digital company.
As such, the role requires an energetic, creative and commercially minded individual with:
In-depth understanding of marketing automation, with a proven track record in implementing best practice processes and rolling out enterprise level marketing automation platforms, and demonstrable understanding of what makes an effective email campaign
Specific experience of social media, with a deep understanding of the best use of social media, how to drive social media strategy, paid social advertising
Experience with web analytics systems (Google Analytics), as well as various other digital analytics tools
Strong understanding of conversion rate optimisation
Excellent attention to detail and the ability to multi-task effectively
Strong influencing skills, able to enthuse and motivate people at all levels
The ability to seek creative solutions to problems
The ability to engage with the values and vision of the organisation
The ability to manage third party agencies and suppliers
The ability to set and follow processes and procedures with a high level of attention to detail, but flex these processes and procedures when the market or situation changes
Educated to degree or equivalent level qualification
At least 2 years experience working with a marketing automation platform (Salesforce Marketing Cloud)
Experience of training people in the use of marketing automation & social platforms
Experience of creating training and support documentation for email and social media
At least 2 years of managing social media activity and using social media monitoring & listening tools
In-depth understanding of digital marketing techniques
A high level of attention to detail
Good team player
The ability to work to tight timescales
Experience of working in a digital marketing environment
Outstanding written and verbal communication
Demonstrable experience of managing cross-functional teams and coaching and leading more junior colleagues
Strong understanding of web usability and accessibility
Knowledge of accessibility guidelines
Knowledge of using Adobe CQ and Adobe digital marketing cloud/suite
Good understanding of the UK education sector
Experience of adhering to a well-known UK or international brand.
Please note: The official Pearson job title for this role is Market Research Analyst
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Aug 30, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1811719
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.