Export Marketing Assistant

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Export Marketing Assistant
Sports clothing & footwear manufacturer

January 2010
6 to 12 Months
£600 per Month
Heywood, Greater Manchester

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Job description:

Working in a friendly and supportive environment, you will play a key role in developing the company’s internet presence in French and German speaking countries. In addition to this you will provide support to our multilingual telephone sales operators.

* Translation and posting copy to websites
* Input of data and updating websites, general website administration
* Searching the internet for opportunities to improve Web visibility
* Identifying and engaging in social media activity
* Link building
* Researching competitor websites
* Recording and administration of daily activity
* Internet and telephone order processing
* Other general office or administrative tasks as required
* Hours of work: 9am – 5pm, Mon - Fri

Essential requirments:

* Very good English, written & spoken
* Fluent French and German language skills, written & spoken
* Studying a Marketing degree or a Business degree with Marketing as a major element
* IT skills
* Good knowledge of internet and new media and social networking
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Professional telephone manner
* Confident & able to work independently as required

Additional requirments:

* Spanish or Dutch language skills would be an advantage
* Interested in sports/dance or clothing
* Experience in a similar role or environment will help though not essential

About the company:

* The Company is a manufacturer and distributor of specialist sports clothing and footwear and has become a leading UK and European supplier of dancewear and gymnastics clothing. They operate two manufacturing units in the North West of England.
* Their products are distributed through selected retailers and dance schools in the UK and world-wide. They market directly to France and Germany. Their gymnastics brand is sold by mail order and through agents in the UK and Europe.
* The Company won the Institute of Export Professionalism in International Trade Award 2004 and is continuing to expand into new export markets throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

Internship placement location:

* Based in Heywood, Rochdale, a former textile manufacturing town, where the Co-operative Movement was started in the 19th Century. It is located only 15 minutes by train from Manchester City Centre. Manchester has a large student community and is famous for its music and club scene.
* Heywood has good transport links to Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool. 2 hours from the Lake District.
* Heywood is on the edge of the conurbation and is good for outdoor activities being just off the Pennine Way, close to the Peak National Park.


A training allowance of £750 a month will be provided to assist with accommodation and subsistence costs.A training allowance of £600 per month will be provided to assist with accommodation and subsistence costs.