Marketing Manager (Maternity Cover) 12-18 months

Location UK / Antrim

Job Type Fixed term contract

Salary See description

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1421075

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Marketing Manager (Maternity Cover) based in Antrim.

Marketing Manager  Specific Purpose Contract – (Maternity Cover) 12-18 months 


Salary Range £35,000 – £40,000 + excellent benefits 

Firmus energy is responsible for the construction and operation of a natural gas network of over 1000km across 35 cities, towns and villages across Northern Ireland. As well as connecting over 44,000 customers across its own licensed area, firmus energy also competes in the competitive natural gas market in Greater Belfast, where it also supplies over 50,000 customers.

The future looks bright in the common sense world of firmus energy and for those who are part of our team. We offer excellent remuneration and benefits packages, together with comprehensive training and development programmes and the opportunity to excel in challenging and developing roles.

The role

Reporting to the Director of Sales, Marketing & Customer Services, the Marketing Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of firmus energy’s marketing activities, budgets and performance.  The post holder is accountable for developing and delivering the annual marketing plan to build the firmus energy brand, support business objectives and the day to day management and performance of marketing agencies. They must demonstrate a broad and in depth understanding of the full range of marketing disciplines, and how they come together to create integrated communications and impact. They must also have a hands-on approach across all operational areas, taking responsibility for day to day projects and activities.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Accountable for development and delivery of the annual integrated marketing plan in line with agreed targets (inc. sales connection targets & brand targets) and budgets
  • Liaise closely with internal teams, ensuring that marketing activities are targeted appropriately and are relevant to chosen audiences
  • Ensure that all marketing activity fits and builds firmus energy’s brand reputation
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the full range of marketing disciplines
  • Indepth knowledge and understanding of Public Relations and Public Affairs both offline and online to strengthen brand reputation
  • Develop a website and social media strategy by developing and maintaining various platforms with updated and engaging content
  • Manage, coach, mentor and develop marketing team, including identifying and delivery of team training needs, carry out effective 1:1s and effective performance management 
  • Motivate team to achieve optimum performance
  • Identifying KPIs and producing timely performance reports for the Director of Sales, Marketing & Customer Services as required
  • Accountable for day to day management of all marketing agency activities including advertising, public relations, events, website, social media and market research
  • Communicating rationales and plans to the wider business
  • Act as role model to promote, develop and maintain a culture of teamwork both within own area and across all internal teams 

The Individual

The successful candidate will be a results driven, flexible and dynamic individual, comfortable working to and achieving agreed marketing targets and budgets.  They will be a self-starter, demonstrating first class communication and interpersonal skills and be comfortable interacting with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. They will demonstrate excellent organisational skills, including the ability to work on a diverse set of projects at one time, prioritising and producing high quality work to strict deadlines.  They must demonstrate good planning and activity skills and have a positive attitude, demonstrating initiative and proactivity across all marketing disciplines.

Knowledge/Skills & Experience


  • A degree in Marketing or relevant marketing related discipline, and knowledge of all aspects of marketing disciplines
  • Proven experience in managing and leading a high performing and motivated team to deliver against targets and objectives
  • Previous proven experience in setting and managing budgets in all areas of marketing operations
  • Demonstrate previous experience in delivering sales targets through marketing techniques 
  • Highly computer and web literate, with excellent IT skills and a strong knowledge of digital platforms
  • Experience in management of marketing agencies 


  • Digital Marketing Qualification 
  • Professional CIM membership or equalivant 

We are also offering a starting salary range between £35,000-£40,000 p.a. plus a fantastic benefits package including Performance Related Awards, 25 days annual leave plus 10 Statutory days and 2 Company days, pension, life assurance, permanent health insurance, free parking, and great training and development opportunities.

Applications (including a cover letter detailing how you meet the criteria and a current CV) to be sent by 5:00pm, Monday 24 June 2019.