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Fluent French Marketing Manager (Pan European)


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Where you’ll fit in & what our team goals are…

You will be responsible for supporting the development and delivery of strategic, integrated, compelling and competitive marketing & communications plans; specifically for our ‘Grow and Maintain’ channels across EMEA. You will help to ensure alignment to the broader marketing strategy and corporate messaging, as well as contributing directly to the business objectives for the specific channel activity. Your role also plays a key part in working closely with the broader B2B Channel Marketing team, to ensure the brand’s activities support, and clearly reinforce, our broader proposition and marketing messages across EMEA.

How you'll spend your time...

  • Support development and delivery of strategic marketing plans, communication and programmes / initiatives across EMEA in specific countries/channels and on a Pan European basis.

  • Support the development and implementation of marketing activities and drive measurable results that support the broader business objectives, ensuring appropriate buy-in, awareness and understanding within the wider marketing team, as well as across the business, to enable successful delivery externally as well as in line with Columbia Threadneedle risk appetite and policies.

  • Proactively assess emerging and evolving Wholesale and Institutional marketing needs to help ensure the brand is on or ahead of relevant marketing trends as well as overall positioning with key target audiences, and aligned to our broader data driven, digital-first marketing approach, focused on deepening engagement with our various target audiences, as well as clearly supporting the commercial objectives of the business.

  • Collaborate with relevant distribution and investment leaders to understand overall business, product, and distribution strategy, aligning these with the broader marketing objectives, and help to effectively manage stakeholders on an ongoing basis.

  • Proactively collaborate with wider marketing team, to help deliver on the broader marketing strategy, key initiatives, etc.

  • Constructively challenge the norm to deliver significant step changes in client experience and commercial results.

  • Serve as an expert and advocate for appropriate use of our brand and institutional marketing activities in accordance with broader corporate messaging and positioning, and brand and style guidelines.

To be successful in this role you will have...

  • Must be fluent in French and English – other European languages (namely German, Dutch, Italian or Spanish) an advantage.

  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of the industry and specifically the Wholesale and Institutional Markets across EMEA and routes to market – able to gain immediate credibility and hit the ground running.

  • Unapologetically client focussed, yet commercially driven with strong understanding of financial drivers / business requirements, and strong budget-management skills.

  • Reputation as a sophisticated marketing expert as demonstrated through past results.

  • Good project management skills with a track record of delivery to time and within budget.

  • “Student of the game”; stays up to date on Marketing and industry trends.

  • Good influencing, collaborating and stakeholder management skills.

  • Good presentation skills, with senior stakeholders.

  • Good written and verbal skills.

  • Good change management skills.

If you also had this, it would be great…

  • Relevant professional qualification.

About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Working at Columbia Threadneedle Investments you’ll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you’ll find growth and career opportunities across all of our businesses. We’re intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,500 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 650 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies, and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients’ specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.


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