Regional Marketing Manager, META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa)


United Arab Emirates

Job Family

Marketing & Communications

For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

Purpose of the Role

  • Serve as business marketing partner to provide marketing and communications leadership (external and internal) for GfK business in META
  • Plan and execute integrated marcom campaigns in partnership with Commercial teams to generate awareness and create demand for GfK solutions in META, with ownership and accountability for ROI of marketing budget.
  • Ensure alignment and compliance with GfK corporate communication strategy, brand positioning and standards in META

Key Activities

Annual Marketing Planning

  • Develop and implement annual marketing and communications work plan (internal and external) to support META GfK business priorities in alignment with Global and APAC-META Regional Marketing directions.
  • Strategize and propose marketing execution and budgets with measurable outcomes that will support and contribute to Commercial targets and growth priorities in META. Integrated marketing campaign planning and activation
  • Plan and execute integrated marketing campaigns (including website, email, SEO, social, events, webinars, PR) in partnership with Commercial teams to generate awareness and create demand for GfK solutions in META, with ownership and accountability for ROI of marcom budget.
  • Adapt, translate and activate Global Marketing programs / campaigns / content locally that supports overall value proposition and positioning of GfK solutions.
  • Work with global / local agencies on creative and production of campaign content and deliverables for ongoing publishing, client e-newsletters, social media, blogs and sales engagement activities.
  • Establish clear marketing campaign objectives that includes target setting (sales leads, views, clicks etc), audience segmentation (new contacts, existing clients), contact strategy and tactics with on time, on budget execution as planned.

PR, Social Media and Website

  • Serve as GfK empowered spokesperson in META, handling all inbound and outbound media inquiries
  • Develop and execute PR and Social Media (GfK Facebook, Linkedin) engagement and editorial calendar as part of integrated marcom campaigns with support from external agencies
  • Update GfK website to feature local and global content based on client personas
  • Ensure alignment and compliance with GfK corporate communication strategy and brand standards in META. Marketing Automation and Reporting
  • Leverage in-house marketing platform tool to automate, track, manage and report on campaign results and effectiveness. This includes setting up email campaign workflows, web landing pages, web form fill. • Work closely with Commercial teams to ensure they are updated on the campaign status and adjust to improve results where needed.
  • Ensure contacts and leads (Marketing Qualified leads, Sales Qualified Leads) generated are captured properly and work with Commercial teams on follow up actions and win/lose outcomes for campaign ROI reporting and evaluation.

Internal Communications

  • Provide update on campaigns, achievements and highlights at local staff Townhall
  • Support META Commercial Leader to craft key messages for staff communications
  • Work with APAC-META Regional / Global Marketing and Communications Teams to contribute news on META office achievements and highlights as part of on-going internal communications

Key Interfaces

  • Functional reporting to Regional Marcom Director, APAC-META
  • Local reporting to META Commercial Leader
  • META Commercial and Client Solution team leaders and staff
  • META HR Leader
  • Virtual – region / global marketing and communications teams

Technical skills required

  • Business-to-Business marketing concepts
  • Proven experience in marketing campaign design, planning and execution management skills
  • Understand sales and marketing funnel (contacts, leads, opportunities) and marketing automation tools
  • Up to date on Middle East relevant modern marketing approaches, industry association partnerships, PR, media, social media practices and tools
  • Exposure to product marketing such as new product / solution launch marketing activities
  • External vendor management (preparing marcom briefs, manage events, PR, marketing agencies)
  • Strong proficiency in English (written and spoken)
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, especially Powerpoint
  • Knowledge of basic graphic design, infographics, desktop / publishing tools
  • Familiarity with sales and marketing automation tools: e.g. Hubspot, Marketo, Eloqua, Adobe Campaign, Salesforce

Key Performance Indicators / Performance Management

  • Comprehensive and on-time preparation of marketing plan
  • On-target marketing budget management
  • Timely execution of activities according to approved marcom plan and within budget planned
  • Demand generation: no. of contacts acquired, no. of sales leads
  • Public relations: media coverage in terms of no. of articles, type of publications
  • Marketing: no. of views, conversion from website / downloads, email campaign response
  • Qualitative feedback from internal and external stakeholders on marcom activities and execution

Typical education and work experience required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or Public Relations.
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant work experience. Prior agency experience is highly desirable.
  • Previous work experience in Global MNCs, matrixed organization, preferably in IT / Tech / Professional Services / Consultancy related industry Comments (Optional)

Other Competencies

  • Able to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment with colleagues from different nationalities
  • Open-minded, collaborative, resourceful with good team communication skills
  • Have strong business acumen, stakeholder management and ability to drive conversations with senior managers and leaders
  • Comfortable in working environment with matrixed / virtual reporting lines
  • Independent, mature and strong team player
  • Attention to details with strong project management skills
  • Driven to learn and develop a rewarding career in marketing with the ambition to lead a team

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!

Posted: 135 days ago

City: Dubai

Work Area: Marketing & Communication

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00007409