• Marketing Manager (Ventures)

    Job Locations UK-London
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Entity
    Octopus Investments
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    About Octopus
    The Octopus Group includes Octopus Investments, Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Property, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs. Our aim is to have an impact in everything we do, and to make a vital contribution to the UK economy by helping people, companies and institutions generate wealth. We call it ‘a brighter way’, changing today for a better tomorrow. And we’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people who share our values.


    Role Summary

    Octopus Ventures is looking for a marketing manager to engage with entrepreneurs and raise the profile of our VC fund as the first choice for start ups seeking investment. The role has exposure to a range of on and offline marketing channels, and requires both strategic planning and tactical execution. This is a 'hands on', autonomous role in one of the biggest Venture Capital Funds in Europe, where you will get the chance to shape, deliver and execute a marketing plan.


    We're looking for a multi-disciplined marketing manager to work in Octopus Ventures, reporting into one of our Partners.

    Key responsibilities include:

    - Day to day agency management (including PR agency)
    - Co-ordinating the production of marketing content (including blog schedule, external newsletters, event collateral, sales collateral and social media)
    - Amplifying marketing content through on and offline channels
    - Website and social media content management and technical maintenance
    - Working with the business to plan marketing campaigns to achieve tangible business outcomes
    - Campaign execution and success tracking
    - Working closely with the parent company Octopus Group to ensure brand consistency and alignment of marketing messaging and activity


    - Experience using a number of on and offline marketing disciplines
    - Credible experience achieving tangible business results through end to end campaign activity
    - Good project management and co-ordination skills
    - The confidence to operate and influence at senior level
    - The ability to work autonomously and use initiative
    - Supplier management experience
    - The energy to quickly build your network within the broader Octopus Group and amongst the entrepreneur community
    - Respect for deadlines
    - An eye for detail


    And to really stand out from the crowd:

    - A passion for the ideas and people that might one day change the world
    - Credible experience using content marketing to drive brand awareness and engagement
    - Restless persistence to connect and excite potential customers, even in a B2B market
    - Mature awareness of group structures and complex brand architecture


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