Marketing Director

  • 240 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NW, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Company Description

We organise over 500 large-scale branded and transaction-oriented events in 14 specialist markets. These are typically not-to-be-missed annual events where buyers and sellers build relationships, see and show products and do business.

We also provide year-round online digital platforms where companies showcase their businesses and products and buyers conduct research, generating valuable leads, and we provide data and digital content that supports the flow of knowledge and transactions in markets.

Vitafood Portfolio

Website link:

Vitafoods Europe         

Vitafoods Asia              

Vitafoods Insights       

Job Description

The Marketing Director role plays a key part in defining and shaping the overall strategy and future of the brand.

As a senior management role you will need to drive forward the development of the Vitafoods portfolio including the strategic & tactical marketing plans to achieve revenue, visitor, exhibitor, sponsorship and development goals, and to promote a positive image of the company and products in all communications.

This senior management role is responsible for leading and developing a marketing team to maximise effectiveness and efficiency across the portfolio. The role holder will be a key member of the Informa Markets UK Senior Management Team.

We are looking for a candidate that is driven, motivated and understands data, digital and insights to drive marketing campaigns. This individual should be calm under pressure, think methodically, is an exceptional problem solver and is always striving for leading a team in best practice marketing. The successful candidate knows how to prioritize the marketing teams’ time for delivery and will ensure they leave no stone unturned in the bid for successful campaigns.

§  Attendee and commercial growth for both hybrid events & conferences as well as online growth for the digital products within the portfolio.

§  Driving new initiatives and delivering marketing strategies across all events

§  Evaluation and selection of effective marketing channels, including digital, to achieve pre-determined goals

§  The management of 3 Marketing Managers who in turn manage executives and assistants across marketing & digital product functions

§  Effectiveness of marketing campaigns across the group

§  Digital performance and audience generation for Vitafoods Insights and all Vitafoods digital products to be launched in 2022.

§  Brand development: working closely with the brand team to develop effective marketing strategies for the launch of new events and products within the portfolio

§  Strategic relationships with key Event Partners and stakeholders both internally and externally

§  Budget for team salaries and marketing costs across all events

§  Team management: performance, development plans and overall structure


§  Proven experience of managing a marketing team and managers within an events business

§  Proven experience in digital marketing as well as traditional direct marketing and communications

§  Degree or professional qualification in a business / marketing related field

§  Financial planning and budgeting

§  Experience with working with data and insights

§  Experience with marketing technology and digital products

§  Strategic planning

§  Experience with effectively capturing, storing and using customer data

§  Analytical skills – for interpretation and formulation of research, new products & development

§  Idea generator, initiative-taker and ability to think strategically

Additional Information

Alongside a competitive salary, Informa also offers the following employee benefits:

  • Season ticket loan & Cycle2work
  • Money purchased pension scheme & life assurance
  • Eye care and childcare vouchers
  • 25 days annual holiday, increasing to 27 days after 2 years, plus an extra day off for your birthday
  • Our Learning team supports year-round development, with face-to-face training, access to LinkedIn Learning and the opportunity for colleagues to earn their Certificate in Exhibition Management (CEM) in-house
  • Informa's colleague Share Incentive Plan matches every share purchased with 2 free shares
  • Informa offers a £250 Healthy Lifestyle subsidy to spend on fitness activities and classes
  • You are given permission to take days off to volunteer with an approved scheme

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed.  As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under federal, state or local law. 

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