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Job listing closed on 2 Jun 2024
29 May 2024

Retail Marketing Manager (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)

🇬🇧 London, UK
5+ years exp.

The Role

We are looking for a Retail Marketing Manager to play an integral strategic and executional role within our Marketing team. This is a fast-paced dynamic position that will drive the creation and delivery of our club’s retail marketing strategy.

You'll be entrusted with a leadership position with responsibility and ownership for product launch campaigns and joint retail brand initiatives with our key retail-focused commercial partners.

Who we are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

  • Develop and execute our retail marketing strategy - you'll create and implement our innovative retail marketing strategy to deliver against our ambitious annual growth targets
  • Collaborate with key colleagues across marketing and retail - you will proudly partner with and influence our wider marketing and retail teams to ensure our brand is showing up consistently across the online and store eco-system
  • Lead on all retail marketing executions - you'll play a pivotal role in all end-to-end retail marketing executions (owned, operated, paid and earned media) to drive online and in-store product sales
  • Plan and execute our kit launches - you will be entrusted to take the lead on the planning and execution of all Adidas kit launches each season
  • Build and maintain winning partnerships - you'll take pride in being the lead marketing contact for our key retail-focused partners and in supporting on joint brand initiatives
  • Identify exciting commercial opportunities - you will collaborate with stakeholders to shape our annual retail calendar to include product launches and highlight peak commercial and brand moments and opportunities
  • Act as an ambassador for our club - you'll develop a deep understanding of our supporters and ensure we're always innovating across our match-day and non-match-day experiences
  • Inspire and lead direct reports - you will courageously manage our Senior Retail Marketing Executive and Retail Marketing Executive
  • Provide key insight and analysis - you'll ensure the timely and accurate reporting of key retail marketing campaigns leveraging data and insights

What we are looking for

  • Proven background in retail marketing - you possess extensive retail marketing experience within an industry leading, consumer-led brand
  • Data-first mindset - you come with demonstrable experience in leveraging data and insights to execute both long-term and nimble marketing plans that strengthen supporter relationships and drive commercial growth
  • Track record of collaborating with creative stakeholders - you're adept at managing relationships with external agencies as well as internal creative teams
  • Proactive mindset and a strong team ethnic - you thrive when you're partnering with colleagues and you're always looking for new commercial and creative opportunities
  • Exceptional communicator - you're able to communicate in an effective manner and you build and maintain impactful relationships with colleagues
  • Best-in-class organisational skills - you pride yourself on your excellent organisational skills and you're able to manage multiple projects and stakeholders concurrently
  • Ambitious approach - you're a go-getter who has the drive and desire to move our club forward - always looking for new opportunities to innovate and inspire

Why choose us

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

  • An exciting reward and recognition scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service
  • Great internal learning and development programmes
  • A flexible hybrid working model
  • Priority access to apply for match tickets
  • A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package
  • A leading Employee Assistance Programme
  • Great discounts with some of our Partners

Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. 

Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.

Application Closing Date - Saturday 1st June 2024

Please note: we reserve the right to close the position early if application volumes are particularly high. We encourage you to get your application in sooner rather than later.

Good luck!