International Marketing and Relationship Manager

Ashford, Kent
10 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017
Job Discipline
Marketing (General)
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The Agile Business Consortium is going through a process of significant development, building out a new product, the Framework for Business Agility, and implementing new global partnerships to help shape, promote, pilot and refine the Framework.  Existing products include the very successful AgilePM® (Agile Project Management) widely used in the UK and overseas.

To support this growth, the Consortium is seeking an experienced marketing professional.  The role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work in an established, pioneering Agile organisation to develop new revenue streams and markets, maximise on current relationships and develop new affiliations and partnerships both in the UK and overseas.

Leading a small team, you will provide strategic direction and oversee all marketing functions including PR and events.



Design and implement a marketing strategy in conjunction with the Board and CEO and manage the marketing budget

Develop the marketing plan in support of the strategy and review both on a regular basis

Market research and analysis to explore new revenue streams and opportunities

Develop and implement the CRM strategy

Monitor market trends, research influencers, global events and innovations, and report important developments to the Board

Lead a small team to deliver on all marketing activities: PR, advertising, events, social media, content creation

Ownership of the website and developing digital marketing channels and campaigns across B2B and B2C audiences

Analyse and report on all marketing activities


Identify, negotiate and close significant global partnerships that support the Consortium’s mission and strategy

Build on current relationships with partners and other stakeholders to develop full potential

Be an internal advocate for partners, understanding their needs and ensuring they get value from the relationship

Initiate creative sessions and business development activities (networking events, workshops, talks, product demonstrations, newsletters etc.) to engage and inform partners

Skills and Experience

Understanding of Agile concepts and business agility

Proven experience in strategic planning and implementation

Commercial acumen and demonstrable track record of delivering results

Experience of managing C-level stakeholders and negotiations

Proven experience in digital marketing

Experience in initiating and developing relationships in an international setting

Public speaking and representing organisations at industry events

Marketing qualification CIM level 7 or MA or equivalent experience


Agile – understands and lives the ‘9 Principles of Agile Leadership’

Strategic thinker, self-motivated and pro-active with a ‘can-do’ attitude and pragmatic approach to delivery

Enthusiastic, professional and naturally happy to wear multiple ‘hats’ as part of a growing organisation

Personable with excellent communication and presentation skills

Confident and able to engage with stakeholders at all levels

Experienced in leading a team

Ability to work to tight timescales and work effectively under pressure

Willing to travel in the UK and abroad

Closing date for applications 8 September 2017

Interview Dates

19 or 20 September 2017

About the Agile Business Consortium

The Agile Business Consortium is a global leader in promoting Business Agility, with unrivalled expertise in the field. A not-for-profit organisation, it pioneered Agile and continues to inspire new developments and thinking such as the role of innovation at the heart of the Framework for Business Agility.

Agile businesses have been shown to work faster, better and deliver greater value for money – delighting customers, motivating staff and so driving profit.

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