Marketing Director

  • Five Degrees
  • Netherlands
  • Jul 21, 2017
Full time Marketing

Job Description

What we do? 

Five Degrees is a financial technology provider delivering next generation banking software to retail and private banks. Our clients are retail banks, asset managers, online savings banks and greenfield operations in the financial services industry. 

Our industry-proven and awarded Digital Banking Platform “Matrix” offers fully automated banking services supporting any segment, product or channel through a rich mid office environment, connecting to any (legacy) back-office system. Our products operate in a fully automated model with an unparalleled level of self service at every touch point giving both customers and banks real-time insight and control in the process. The cutting-edge web-based Mid-Office portal offers benefits in terms of efficiency in adapting new business processes on the go. The open API services platform integrates with any external system or service e.g. checks, passport validations, personal finance modules, AML, risk, or any external banking service required. Our clients run the technology in pre-defined flavors: full retail and SME banking, savings bank, private banking or micro finance.

. . . and we do it with high quality 

Five Degrees is 3rd time consecutive member of the FinTech50 and a Dutch FinTech Awards winner in the Banking IT category. Our product and setup has won multiple awards globally.

How we do it?  

Colleagues at Five Degrees are very proud of the company and are extremely happy with their job, as shown in the Staff Involvement Survey. Last year we were in the top 10 of best employers for companies in the category of <100 staff members, according to Effectory and Intermediair.

The culture in our company is characterized as open, transparent and collaborative.

We believe that fun in your work is giving better and greater results! We have monthly activities with our teams in all locations and of course the daily lunch we take in our office.

Following the growing demand from the market, we are expanding the Delivery team with an  Director of Software Development Delivery

Who you are

As a Marketing Director you are responsible  for planning, development and implementation of the organization’s both external and internal marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities. Your primary goal is to increase the brand awareness of Five Degrees. This means you’ll be looking after the company’s image, reputation, the relationships  with the analyst community and also its standing within the market.

The Marketing Director will work within the marketing team (consisting of an Event and PR marketeer, an E marketeer, Graphic Designer) and closely with the sales team. The Marketing Director reports to the CCO.

Your Challenges

  • Responsible for developing the marketing strategy and quarterly plans in cooperation with the sales department including inbound marketing, digital / content marketing and marketing automation;
  • Full accountability for marketing approach, budget allocation, performance and results.
  • Responsible for the Five Degrees Website, social media and other communication channels
  • Create, build and manage a rich content/editorial calendar that attracts a qualified audience to our owned properties (including blog posts, whitepapers, eBooks, reports, webinars, infographics, etc.).
  • Optimize our marketing automation with HubSpot and lead nurturing processes through email, content, and social channels.
  • Nurture and improve relationships with the analyst community
  • Implement marketing to business development strategies to drive highly qualified leads into the pipeline and driving pipeline growth and analytics.
  • Connect with influential media outlets and journalists to place stories about company news and other initiatives
  • Measure all activities and analyse sales funnel for areas of continual improvements to meet quarterly goals;
  • Create a strategy and calendar on hosting, sponsoring and visiting events
  • Representing the company on (PR) events;

Desired skills

  • You possess a Bachelor or Master Degree, preferred, with 10+ years’ experience in a senior marketing management position in Technology/Software/Fintech sectors
  • Strategy experience within a commercial environment.
  • Proven capability in marketing strategy conception, development and execution.
  • Experience of launching new products in new markets, especially in emerging international markets.
  • Conversant with current and online marketing techniques and best practices.
  • Proven ability to engage, energize and enable large, cross-functional teams.
  • You have a hands-on, practical and entrepreneurial attitude.
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills.
  • The work environment is international. Therefore, a good knowledge of English and Dutch is required, both oral and written.
  • You are also willing to (occasionally) travel and work internationally.

Five Degrees Provides Excellent Company Benefits

  • A spot in the top 10 best employers (<100 staff members)
  • Market rate salary
  • Good secondary benefits package (holiday allowance, pension plan)
  • All inclusive (lunch, drinks, snacks and fruits)
  • Flexible working hours and locations (further to be discussed in the interview)
  • Lots of fun and plenty of space for your personal development (Education/Academy to learn)