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DATE ADDED: Thu 04/07/2019

Marketing Assistant

Milton Keynes, UK

JOB TYPE: Contract

SALARY: £14 - £23.80/hour

Marketing Assistant

Our global client based in Milton Keynes is recruiting a Marketing Assistant to join their busy team. This is a rare and exciting opportunity in the Ruminants Business Unit of their Animal Health division.

The contract has initially been signed off until end of November 2019 with a possible extension. The hourly rate for this assignment is £14.00 - £23.80 depending on experience, plus holiday pay and other benefits.


This role is responsible for supporting a marketing team of 4 plus the wider business unit operations to successfully implement marketing and operations strategy. Our mission in the Ruminants Business Unit is to deliver preventative health solutions to farmers via vets, trade and other stakeholders to improve animal health and welfare.

We're looking for an organising team player to support the department (Marketing, Sales, Technical and Market Access) in order that we successfully execute our marketing, sales and technical operations. With your creative flair you will support the Marketing Managers in design and implementation of effective marketing campaigns and participate in the development of marketing related projects bringing innovation and contributing to strategy development.

Comfortable with working to deadlines, you will lead the department events calendar and coordinate both internal and external meetings and events. As someone who recognises the importance of data and analysis, you will be the main point of contact for the active collection of market intelligence, highlighting important market trends to the Marketing Managers and wider business.

With a keen eye for detail it will be your responsibility to lead procurement activity and administration in order to remain within marketing and operational budgets and ensure timely payments and good value for money for the company. You will act as the compliance champion ensuring business guidelines are understood and adhered to across the Business Unit.


* Understanding of the basic marketing concepts and theory

* Proven track record of success within a business environment

* Good understanding of wider business principles and models

* Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

* Wide ranging and excellent communication and interpersonal skills

* Competent use of Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint to present data to a high standard

* Understanding of the animal health and/or livestock agriculture environment - preferred

Leadership Behaviours Required:

* Focus on customers and patients: Continuously seeks new ways to improve the delivery of technical and services to customers and stakeholders

* Act with courage and candour: Is appropriately assertive in speaking up and expressing own views and ideas at the right time

* Drive results: Demonstrates clear motivation and focus on achieving measurable, tangible results

* Foster collaboration: Shows commitment to collaboration as the normal mode of working and resolving problems

* Project management and team coordination

Core Competencies:

* Understanding of Business Strategy and the core principles of operational Execution

* Creativity: brings new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in idea development settings.

* Priority Setting : spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.

* Learning on the Fly : learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyses both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything

* Interpersonal Savvy: relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organisation; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

* Productive Communication: Demonstrates ability to deliver effective and influential presentations that are tailored to the target audience

* Organisation; be an effective and efficient organiser

* Initiative; ability to use own initiative and make rapid discipline decisions in line with BU strategy and operations

Qualifications / Experience:

* Educated to degree level and/or equivalent business qualification or experience
Role: Marketing Assistant
Job Type: Contract
Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire,

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