Working for British Embassy Mexico City

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D6 Head of Marketing LATAM

Main purpose of job:

The Marketing Hubs for UK Trade & Investment are based in the British Embassies in Dubai, Hong Kong, and Brussels. The hub in Mexico City will provide strategic and leadership marketing support for other teams in Latin America from Argentina to Colombia. We are looking for a candidate with considerable experience of working on multi-faceted complex projects, and to be an excellent team player and team leader.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British Government organisation that helps UK based companies succeed in international markets and assists overseas companies to bring high quality investment to the UK’s vibrant economy. Our 30 person team in Mexico is charged with the challenging task of helping British companies take advantage of the many opportunities available in Mexico’s fast developing economy, and finding inward investment opportunities for Mexican companies in the UK. This role will support other teams across the network.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a marketing and communications strategy for their respective network that is based on UKTI’s global strategy. Campaigns developed from the strategy will build and reinforce the perception of the UK’s economic strengths and showcase business sector excellence.

  • Lead the entire marketing function within your region. This includes direct management of a small marketing team as well as matrix-management of all full-time UKTI marketing personnel within Posts. Develop a strong, responsive marketing team, able to work independently of London ‘guidance’ and assess all requests with an overall commercial perspective.

  • Provide timely and professional marketing and communications support to develop, deliver and implementation of marketing programmes that support your region’s trade and investment objectives.

  • Work with globally appointed agencies to customise UKTI’s overarching messages and themes for local audiences; This will include trans-creation, translation, collateral production and design work as part of the ‘follow the sun’ production support model

  • Develop and implement (where appropriate) specific campaigns to influence your local markets. This will be done in conjunction with the new (to be appointed) global full service agency.

  • Lead the usage of the GREAT brand as the international brand for UK PLC. Ensure that GREAT marketing activities are supported by your team in Priority or non-Priority markets.

  • Communicate and collaborate with London Head office and local partners (Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Visit Britain, British Council) on a daily basis

  • Ensure the marketing and communications budget is spent appropriately and ensure all activities are targeted and measured.

  • This role will include representation at events and activities as well management of projects.

Key competences required for the job:

Leading and Communicating At all levels, effectiveness in this area is about leading from the front and communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. It’s about supporting principles of fairness of opportunity for all and a dedication to a diverse range of citizens.

Ability to see the Big Picture Having an in-depth understanding and knowledge of how role fits with and support organisational objectives. Focusing contribution on activities which will meet the Embassy’s goals and deliver the greatest value.

Engaging Internationally Effectiveness in this area is about leading internationally, engaging our staff, contacts and international partners to help deliver UK Government objectives. For all staff it’s about understanding UK Government aims in the wider UK and international context and developing productive relationships with those external contacts and partners to help deliver UK objectives.

Building Capability for All Effectiveness in this area is having a strong focus on continuous learning for oneself, others and the organisation. It’s being open to learning, about keeping one’s own knowledge and skill set current and evolving.

Other skills / experience / qualifications:

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Spanish. The candidate will need to be comfortable communicating complex ideas in both languages to a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Essential on arrival: 7+ years of marketing experience (preferably within Latin America)

  • 5+ years of leadership experience managing dispersed teams in complex matrix organisations.

  • Professional marketing qualification preferred (i.e. Degree).

  • Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines

  • Experience in leading projects independently

  • Stakeholder engagement across all levels

  • Resourcefulness in solving problems

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Experience in working in large, complex environments

  • Strong organisational skills and keen attention to detail

  • Excellent computer & IT skills

  • Superior professionalism and judgment

  • Strong work ethic

  • Delegation skills

  • MBA desirable

  • Portuguese desirable

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary to be confirmed upon job offer

  • The opportunity to work in a diverse and stimulating environment.

  • 38 hour working week. Working Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 16:30 with half an hour lunch break and Fridays from 08:00-14:00 hrs.

  • Continuous training available.

  • 15 days annual leave entitlement a year pro rata in the first year, 20 days after second year

  • 30 day Christmas bonus a year pro rata on first year.

  • IMSS and Private Medical Scheme for employee, spouse and dependants under the age of 18.

  • A mix of Mexican and British Holidays that adds up to 14 days per year.

How to Apply:

  1. If you fulfil the requirements and relevant criteria for this position, please send your CV, a short covering letter and your salary expectations in English explaining why you think you would be an excellent candidate for this job, to the following email address: Recruitment4.AmericasRegionalHub@fco.gov.uk

  2. Applications should be sent in an electronic format with all attachments included not exceeding 1MB.

  3. A receipt will be automatically generated upon successful receipt of your application. Your application should be sent with the position you are applying in the subject.

  4. Closing date for applications is 8:00 AM (local time, Mexico City) Monday 30 March 2015. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted and called for interview. Internal candidates from within the FCO network are welcome to apply for this job providing they are willing to work under Mexico’s terms and conditions of service.

Applications that do not fully comply with the instructions above will not be taken into consideration.

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Todos los estudiantes interesados deberán enviar su solicitud por correo electrónico a: rh.mexico@britishcouncil.org

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Todos los estudiantes interesados deberán enviar su solicitud por correo electrónico a: rh.mexico@britishcouncil.org