CAREERS

Interested in joining us? Take a look through the current vacancies below:

Smarter Shows is a vibrant, dynamic business-to-business exhibition and conference company based in the centre of Brighton.  The company has a wealth of experience in the development and execution of leading events across a wide range of market sectors globally. We pride ourselves on nurturing fresh talent via a highly flexible and open working environment. Our ability to quickly and successfully absorb new ideas and react to changing and increasingly demanding customer needs is making us a small yet powerful force to be reckoned with in an exciting, fast-paced industry.

The company has grown significantly since its creation in 2009 and we are lucky to have a passionate, creative and ambitious team here. We also offer excellent career progression opportunities and international travel. Take a look at our vacancies below or email us directly — your perfect job might be just around the corner!

 

Marketing Manager

Application Deadline
30/06/17

Due to continued expansion and the implementation of a new marketing automation system, we are hiring a Marketing Manager to plan, manage and deliver marketing campaigns across our event portfolio. The ideal candidate will have an event or B2B background and experience using the full marketing mix but will also have specialised in either digital, social, marketing automation, email marketing, content or data.  

The Marketing Manager will have exceptional organisational, planning and communication skills and be a natural multitasker, working to multiple deadlines. The Marketing Manager will be confident and calm, a good team player, ambitious and results driven and always striving for improvement and efficiency. Responsible for planning and managing two annual marketing campaigns, the Marketing Manager will drive visitor, exhibitor and delegate participation, supporting both the sales and conferences teams with an assistant direct report.

Key responsibilities include:

Marketing planning:

  • Responsible for the creation and delivery of the marketing plan.

Database & audience development:

  • Responsible for developing the visitor database with the internal and external database teams.

Online marketing:

  • Responsible for the production, delivery and reporting of event marketing email schedule.
  • Paid search and social campaign management.

Partnership development:

  • Partnership research, outreach, acquisition and renewals.
  • Negotiating and brokering partnership deals.
  • Delivery of partnership activities.

Advertising:

  • Production and scheduling of on and offline advertising including;
  • Display, radio, billboard

Direct mail & print:

  • Responsible for the production and delivery of event print and digital materials, from content, proofing, design through to print and mailing, ensuring relevant sign off and approval is met.

Content marketing:

  • Producing and executing a content marketing schedule.
  • Working with external writers / editors to produce content.

Website management:

  • Copywriting and refreshing event websites.
  • Ensuring website are optimised to generate registrations and leads.

PR & media outreach:

  • Management and delivery of PR campaign.
  • Writing press releases / media advisories.
  • Building a media database.
  • Organising ad hoc PR events.

On-site responsibilities:

  • Visitors, exhibitors, delegates, media and speaker interviews.

Key attributes:

  • 3-5 years marketing experience (event marketing experience advantageous)
  • Proven track record of working to deadlines and within budget
  • Experience using a marketing automation system, such as Marketo or Pardot
  • Experience in print, direct mail and email marketing
  • CMS, email, Salesforce experience (desirable but not essential)
  • Experience working with suppliers, agencies and sales teams
  • Educated to degree level in business or marketing related subject

Exhibition Sales Manager

Application Deadline
31/08/17

Reporting directly into the Event Director, the Exhibition Sales Manager will be responsible for driving a consistent weekly sales campaign, working towards the annual event sales target. You will be tasked with building the event, and ensuring that a comprehensive supply chain exhibition is built to attract global visitor communities which attend the Expo.

The role will involve international travel and face to face selling, although 90% of the position will be telephone sales based.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Building and managing a constantly developing list of relevant leads of potential exhibiting companies
  • Managing and updating company CRM system (Salesforce)
  • Introducing and pitching the exhibition to senior decision makers from SME’s to global corporations through cold calling
  • Objection Handling
  • Managing potential exhibitors through the sales funnel
  • Confirming multiple new exhibitors each week
  • Working with internal teams including marketing and operations for the collective delivery of a successful event

Key attributes:

  • The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, driven and extremely persuasive. A people person who is sensitive to cultural differences
  • You must have initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Experience in a telephone based sales role is essential, along with an excellent telephone manner
  • Good email communication skills
  • Self motivated and incredibly well organised
  • Be adaptable and flexible enough to utilise multiple sales approaches to close business
  • Be resilient and comfortable talking with senior decision makers, company CEO’s and Presidents
  • Experience in an Exhibition based sales capacity it preferred, but not essential
  • A 2:1 Class degree is preferred but not essential
  • Experience of travel and international employment is preferred
  • German language skills would be a benefit
  • Strong MS based IT skills, Excel, Word, Outlook required
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM desirable
  • Adept at using Social Media (such as LinkedIn) to connect with relevant prospects

Benefits:

A competitive basic salary is offered alongside an unprecedented uncapped commission and bonus structure.

We work in a casual but driven environment in central Brighton. As a rapidly growing company exceptional career progression is on offer.

Junior Web Developer

Application Deadline
31/07/17

We are seeking a Junior Web Developer to join our busy marketing team on a full time, permanent contract. The role primarily consists of supporting the Senior Web Developer and Marketing in the day-to-day running of Smarter Shows’ event websites, developing and improving the CMS and company technology infrastructure. You may also be required to support with our on-site registration, before and during our events, and owning the registration and data capture form schedule, ensuring our websites are optimised to capture leads, enquiries and registration data. Onsite registration support may include international travel up to three times per year

Person specification:

The successful applicant must be flexible, able to work in a fast paced environment and adapt to the continually growing requirements for the company.  A good sense of humour will also go a long way. Applicants should be keen to learn, able to use their initiative, be passionate about the web and associated technologies and keen to keep up to date with current industry trends.

Required skills:

  • HTML5 / CSS
  • JQuery / JavaScript
  • Basic Photoshop
  • Working knowledge of PHP / mySQL
  • Keen interest in the web and familiar with current trends and practices
  • FTP
  • Required to work on a PC – not Mac

Desirable skills:

  • Angular JS
  • Angular 2
  • Experience with the Modx CMS platform (OR similar PHP open source CMS such as Joomla, Mambo,  Wordpress, Drupal etc)
  • Experience of php MyAdmin
  • Bootstrap
  • Version control (GIT)
  • Experience of email marketing
  • Woking knowledge of SEO
  • Any design skills would also be an asset