Sales and Marketing Project Manager with Araminta Campbell

aramita_Logo_small.jpegLocation: Edinburgh (with some scope for home-working)
£20,000 per annum pro rata
Initially Part-time 23hrs per week/ flexible hours.  Permanent position with 3 month trial period.
Immediate start

About the Company
Araminta Campbell produces a wide range of hand-woven and embroidered textiles from artworks to luxurious, one-off scarves, shawls and throws. Araminta also designs tweeds, working on a commission basis. She feels strongly about Scottish identity, only using Scotland-based production and British yarn.

The Role
Working closely with the owner of the company the Sales and Marketing Project Manager will lead on sales and brand promotion strategy for the company.  This is no ordinary run of the mill post however, as the business creates highly designed exclusive products where the story behind the design and manufacture is as important as the product is to the customer. Therefore the successful candidate will need to understand and engage with that story and carry it authentically to market.

The main tasks for this post are to:

• Drive an increase in sales both at shows and on website and develop brand presence to the correct markets.
• Manage, develop and implement social media strategies for all platforms.
• Manage content of company website – aligned to social media strategy.
• Research market and potential sales opportunities.
• Plan and send out news letters to mailing list.
• Work with manager to develop relationship with potential customers.
• Create sales and marketing strategies for different ranges, including new products.
• Write Press Releases and gain coverage in press and blogs.
• Attend shows as sales representative.

Requirements
The ideal candidate will have a background in sales and marketing, not necessarily a recent graduate who would want to make the most of the opportunity to remain in the role, shaping future business development and growth.

An interest in the creative industries is essential, as are excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Experience of developing social media use to fit a business environment is essential.  You must be able to demonstrate good research skills and the ability to prioritise and plan your own work load. Imagination, a hard-working ethic and resilience are key to this post, as is the ability to work as part of team and alone.

Some flexibility can be offered around the hours and place of work.  This will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Application
Closing date for applications is 19 March 2016, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.

Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.

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