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Job Description

Position:

Marketing Undergraduate Placement

Salary/Package:

£17,000 + Non-Sales Incentive

Benefits:

22 days holiday entitlement
Pension
Out of town offices with free parking and onsite sandwich/ coffee bar

Business Unit:

Marketing

Reporting to:

Marketing Team Leader

Location/site:

Basingstoke

Vetting requirements:

No

Company Overview

Centerprise International (Ci) was established in 1983 and has over 30 years of experience and expertise in providing innovative products and services. Our financial strength, and breadth and quality of services offered, together with our enviable record of success in supplying under many framework agreements and winning many government contracts makes Ci one of the leading ICT suppliers. Our cash reserves, recent strategic acquisitions and the quality of contracts held are an assurance of our future growth. Throughout its history, Ci has evolved to meet market demands and now offers Managed Services and Solution Design to complement our own products.

 

Ci actively seeks to attract talented ambitious individuals, to nurture and develop through their career with the organisation.  The Ci Group comprises of wholly owned companies and a joint venture business, so the opportunity to build a wide and varied career path truly exists.

 

All employees have the opportunity learn from successful, capable business professionals within the organisation, to absorb knowledge and experience first-hand how a thriving privately owned business operates. 

Business Unit Overview

The Marketing Department plays an integral part in the internal and external communication of the Ci Group brand and its Go to Market capability. The Marketing Department is vital to ensuring the Business realises the maximum potential of its markets. The team work closely with business divisions to create and implement marketing plans, designs and campaigns. The Team is headed by the Marketing Team Leader alongside the Graphic Designer, Marketing Executive and undergraduate student. 

Role Description

The successful placement student will join the Marketing team to gain experience in key areas such as learning how to create collateral and copy writing, understanding the importance of and learning how to complete administrative processes, help to plan and support Company events and develop key skills in building business relationships with all levels of personnel across the Business. A great opportunity to be exposed to and learn about channel marketing, working with industry leading vendors such as Dell, Panasonic, Intel, Getac to create bespoke marketing campaigns and partner marketing activity online.

 

Placement duties include:

  • Assist with creating marketing material including brochures, press and digital ads, photography and video management.
  • Managing stock and liaising with suppliers for promotional materials.
  • Help with event planning, preparation, creating goodie bags and on the day support.
  • Assisting with vendor marketing development funds, working with the Marketing Executive to gather evidence and write claim submissions.
  • Managing email marketing lists in line with GDPR.
  • Working with the Marketing Executives in managing social media campaigns and analytics.
  • Identifying target audiences for particular communications, such as buying database lists.
  • Conducting competitor research, collating monthly reports on trends and activities.
  • Liaise with Business Managers to support award submission drafts.
  • Support the Marketing team in their day-to-day activities.
  • Support the Marketing team with internal communication and Group events such as Lunch and Learns and Charity events.

 

At the end of this placement the candidate will have:

  • An understanding and be involved in producing campaigns.
  • Gained experience utilising digital marketing techniques in a commercial environment and measuring their success.
  • Developed skills in communicating with Business professionals and key vendors.
  • Gained hands on experience in event planning and execution.
  • Contributed key research data for campaigns, competitor research and management information.
  • An understanding of stock management and working with suppliers.

 

The student will also attend monthly Undergraduate meetings, co-ordinated by the Undergraduate Liaison, which will range from general catch ups, knowledge sharing, planning charity and social events and attending specialist sessions with the Business Directors on a range of topics.

 

As with all personnel within the business, the individual will also be required to show:

  • A commitment to comply with the Company’s Information Security Policy
  • A commitment to promptly report any security weaknesses or incidents
  • A commitment to adopt and maintain a Health and Safety culture within the Group

Competencies

Collaborate & Influence Aware of the importance of connecting with people outside the immediate team and learning to positively influencing the way others think.
Communication Skills Seeks to effectively communicate his/her thoughts in a well organised and effective manner in order to get the desired message across.
Open Communication Is professional and positive in interacting with others and is able to establish rapport quickly, treating others with courtesy and respect.
Drive for Results Demonstrates a strong work ethic committed to seeing tasks through to completion, whilst taking responsibility for and taking pride in achieving successful results.
Innovation Pushes him/herself to think beyond the obvious, contributing new ideas to enhance our ways of working and ensure high quality deliverables.
Focus & Prioritisation Successfully identifies key tasks that are important to complete, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of work/projects.
Problem Solving Seeks to develop the ability to solve routine problems, gathering the information necessary to consider a potential way forward that you can share with your manager.

Experience and Skills

Essential

  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Understand the principles of marketing
  • Possess excellent written communication skills
  • Familiar with Microsoft packages i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.
  • Keen eye for detail

Desirable

  • Be able to demonstrate experience in an office environment
  • Basic knowledge of InDesign
  • Experience writing either persona or professional blogs or working in web design
  • Knowledge of the latest digital marketing techniques
  • PDF editing knowledge
  • Visual presentation skills on Powerpoint

Company Profile

Essential

  • Customer-Centric - Ensure customer satisfaction is our number one priority
  • Commitment - Be true to your work and go the extra mile to deliver on your promise
  • Courage To Challenge - Have the strength to make a difference and don’t be afraid to constructively challenge the status quo
  • Succeed - Be innovative and do all that is reasonable to deliver a positive outcome
  • Dedication - Giving your time and energy in the best interests of the Company

Education/Qualifications/Specific training

Essential

  • Currently enrolled on a Marketing undergraduate degree course
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