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Marketing & Business Development Director

Marketing & Business Development Director

Work Experience

·Very capable interim marketing manager with both start up and international blue chip brand experience
·Experienced senior marketing professional with strong B2B and B2C background
·Major understanding of web as strategic business tool – not just a online brochure
·Helped launch most successful UK brand ever – The National Lottery
·Worked for very high profile market leader, of credit and financial services
·Developed the retail e-commerce strategy for worlds biggest sports brand globally
·Introduced biggest below the line agency to Europe, as head of marketing function
·Created first design platform, via the web for multi national brands to police corporate design policies
·E-commerce marketing knowledge - recognise differences to traditional marketing and the vital distribution changes it brings about – no organisation can miss this boat!
·Brand building and relationship management is in the blood!
·Looking for senior marketing roles in fast moving environment; B2B, B2C, e-commerce, start up, re-launch
·Thrives on being creative yet commercial, not a typical ‘classic marketer’
·Vast experience of start up operations and cradle to grave development needed
·Management style is very open, strong believer in communication and empowerment

Employment History

Clickstream Technologies PLC (Dec. 00 – Present) Interim Chief Operating Officer

·International brand building role for a new state of the art web measurement software company
·Build communication channels and public relations architecture / campaign
·Creation of marketing strategy through to milestone implementation plan
·Creation of all sales and marketing tools ascertained and created
·Heavy recruiting drive for five senior managers carried out in two months in UK and US
·Set up project consultants for web measurement analysis across Europe and US

eyestorm.com (Jul. 00 – Oct. 00) Interim Chief Marketing Officer

·Start up looking for brand strategy and focus
·Identify and set up key strategic alliances in art world globally, to maximize growth opportunities and alliances
·Recruited permanent marketing team, including new CMO
·Short listed creative agency, media buyer and public relations, then set brief through to implementation
·Amazing niche products called for quick understanding of marketplace, players and international abilities of organisation

Equanim Group (Feb. 00 – June 00) Interim Group Marketing Manager

·Six companies around Europe all requiring significant branding and strategic alignment
·Identify strategic plan for all product groups
·Recruitment of marketing and business development teams
·Brand building and reinforcing of values to existing and new highly targeted prospects

CJS Group, Warrington (Nov. 98 – Jan. 00) Interim Marketing Director

·Created much needed strategic direction for what was non sophisticated marketing services provider
·Developed marketing and sales team with strategic market focus – this change I imposed created a start up environment – took them from 4th to 2nd position – this was the key organisational objective for next 18 months – I did it in 6 months!!!
·Developed critical account handling team, building in customer relationship marketing
·Built and measured effectiveness of complete advertising budget – used agency to build a creative message, to portray usps and commercial values
·Major use of specialist media and sponsorship helped develop positioning of brand
·Retail marketing services carried out for Walkers, Camelot Group, Chanel and Sega Dreamcast (to name but a few)
·Other objectives included driving forward aggressive growth and developing e-commerce

RTC Industries, Chicago (Oct. 97 – Nov. 98)Head of Marketing, Europe

·Given two aggressive challenges; develop the RTC brand across Europe and work with account managers and marketing services to build blue chip brand relationships
·RTC needed to introduce their organisation to Europe, they are the biggest marketing services agency in the world – but no one knew them in European market
·Managed a team of five marketing people across European offices as well as two service managers in European head office
·Introduced e-commerce retail marketing strategy to Nike, used for ecrm development
·Developed true virtual design and project platform, via the web for multi national brands, for corporate design management, international policing, develop (retail) global marketing strategies. Used to increase time to market, save global travel needs - it helped RTC lengthen relationship!
·Positioned this e-commerce usp to top twenty global retail brands, developed into very successful group service
·Brand development for RTC across Europe and for the brands we represented, was never far from my ‘key objective’ list (Nike, Coca Cola, Procter and Gamble, Nokia)
·Creative flair and credibility had to be free flowing to develop these super brands presence – called for multi promotion tasking skills, working with all aspects of mix
·Had to work across all international communities taking into account local culture

Camelot Group, Watford (Jun.93 – Oct. 97)Retail Marketing Manager

·The big one! This was the biggest ever brand launch in the UK – I was marketing it!
·Helped to develop all distribution channels from zero; including relationship management
·Very strong branding aggressively managed across major retail / FMCG network
·Entered as junior executive, within twelve months became senior marketing manager
·Dynamic environment called for continuous development of brand values, positioning statements, creative, advertising and all media campaigns – just part of my job!
·Carried out major research into effects of e-commerce effects on retail marketing
·Developed brand through to maturity stage, built sympathetic re-positioning messages
·Managed very large budget through marketing services team of five
·Developed Camelot’s international brand and developed strategic development in several areas, especially re-licence strategies and partner marketing programs

Barclaycard, Northampton (Jul. 83 – May. 89)Team Manager

·My first role, quickly developed into strong team player worked with brand management to develop retail marketing policy – especially through Barclays Bank network
·Developed brand advertising “You don’t have to bank with Barclays to have a Barclaycard u know! – Kicked the backside out of the growth targets it set out to achieve?
·Brand development and management was my life, especially the way we built creative.

Other Employment Skills – I can bring bag loads of…

·Entrepreneurial flair, attitude and enthusiasm needed to bring about change and focus
·Strong commercial dexterity, negotiating and aggressive persuasion skills
·Building and extracting the best from a team – developing the teams skill set if its needed
·Excellent communication skills – at all levels – internally and externally – cancel the PR!
·Hands on experience with budgeting, planning and training strategies or models
·Well presented, versatile, but not your traditional marketing candidate?


Huddersfield University, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
BA (Hon’s.) Marketing
Northampton College, Booth Lane, Northampton
A’ Levels 3 x C grade +
Thomas Becket Upper School, Kettering Road, Northampton
6 x O’ Levels 6 x C grade +

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