Marketing Manager

  • Marketing
  • Liverpool, United Kingdom

Marketing Manager

Job description

Who are we?
Nova is a Liverpool-based venture builder. We partner with entrepreneurs to turn ideas into successful, scalable tech startups, in sectors including healthtech, fintech and edtech.

What we do?
With no personal capital investment required, Nova provides entrepreneurs with mentorship, guidance and funding. We invest in startups at the ‘ideas stage’. Our team of over 100 people includes Startup Mentors, Designers, Software Engineers, Product Managers and Marketers globally.

Our business takes a startup from idea, to product, to market with startup success rate is six times higher than the industry average.

What We Are Passionate About?

  • Working with talented people
  • Solving real world problems
  • Creating disruptive digital businesses
  • Providing great user experience
  • Using lean innovation management
  • Agile delivery practices

The Role:

The marketing manager is responsible for the successful creation and delivery of marketing activities for Nova's portfolio of tech startups. You’ll be hands-on with execution and, with the support of a small collaborative team of UK and overseas marketers, your work will be instrumental to the success of our early stage tech businesses. You’ll manage the successful delivery of the portfolio’s websites, communicating requirements to the development team.

You’ll lead by example, championing the skills and capabilities of the team as well as ‘lean’ marketing activities that minimise waste, deliver high-quality learning and startup growth. In a fast paced environment you’ll display agility to maintain high quality standards whilst managing the rapid change and marketing requirements of growing startups.


Responsibilities include:

  • Strategising with startup teams and agreeing marketing specific goals and responsibilities (75% of time)
  • Managing the workload and priorities for the website development team (25% of time)
  • Defining the team, budget and tactics required to deliver the above goals
  • Executing the marketing strategy and tactical campaign plans to agreed spec
  • Delivering high founder and internal team satisfaction
  • Empowering startup co-founders to market themselves and their businesses effectively
  • Tracking and analysis of marketing campaigns, reporting and, where required, adapting to improve performance
  • Uncovering consumer and market insights and feeding these into product development
  • Managing the creative development of website designs, copy, video, advertisements, promotional material and other marketing related projects

The Person:

An entrepreneurial thinker with the energy, enthusiasm and confidence to input fresh ideas, challenge people and processes and deliver outstanding marketing value to our startup businesses. You will be a generalist marketer with sound knowledge of the full marketing spectrum.

The core skill and experience requirements are:

  • A marketing degree or relevant formal marketing qualification
  • Management level experience in a growth focused marketing role
  • Multi-channel campaign management experience (paid and non-paid)
  • Experience of working on website and digital project builds
  • Self-starter with the ability to execute and iterate quickly
  • Solid knowledge of website and campaign analytics tools
  • Solid knowledge of search engine marketing
  • Budgeting and project management experience
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills with a positive and proactive attitude
  • Experience of working in a early stage fast-growth tech business would be an advantage

Company Benefits

Our aim is to provide an amazing place for great people to work. We do this in a number of ways;

  • Gifted shares in Nova after 12 months service
  • Work from anywhere and at anytime
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Personal development allowance
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Monthly fitness allowance to use how you wish
  • Access to our Liverpool Hub
  • Weekly yoga (post restrictions)
  • Weekly social events (post restrictions)

How do I apply?

Whilst lockdown and social distancing measures continue, all interviews will be conducted via phone or video call. If you are invited to be interviewed in person, this will be in accordance with strict covid-secure workplace regulations.