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Jobs and careers with Smithers Pira

From time to time we will advertise any available jobs at our various global locations. Please check back for any new opportunities.

 

Job title: Business Development Executive (full time)
Salary: £Competitive
Location: Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7RU

Date Posted: 10/02/2014
Job Type: Full time
Company: Smithers Information
Contact: Kate Blackman

We currently have a vacancy for a Business Development Executive.

The main duties and responsibilities will include:

-To successfully manage revenue targets for product portfolio (reports, consulting, membership and event sponsorship) within Smithers Pira and Smithers Apex brands
- Development of relationships and networking with key clients through telephone, webinars and face to face meetings
- Customer service and account management
- Reporting of sales performance and pipeline via CRM and Excel
- Attainment of key activity metrics including call time and opportunity creation

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

-2 years sales experience in a business to business environment , experience in media sales would be advantageous
- Proven track record of delivering against sales targets
- Customer focused
- Strong IT skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organisational skills

To apply for this position, please send an e-mail with your CV attached, to Kate Blackman, HR Business Partner, KBlackman@smithers.com


Job Title: Events Marketing Executive
Salary: £Competitive
Location: Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7RU

Date posted: 3 April 2014
Closing date: 17 April 2014

We currently have a vacancy for an Events Marketing Executive to work at the Leatherhead site.

The main duties and responsibilities will include:

-Working across a widespread portfolio of European conferences, responsible for creating and implementing effective marketing strategies to maximise attendee uptake at events
- To increase profile of the conferences across their industries
- To create a strong presence across the spectrum of trade media/associations in the industries related to the conferences

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

- Degree qualified (preferably with marketing element) or CIM qualification
- 1-2 years' experience of B2B events marketing
- Strong attention to detail and copywriting skills
- Communication and negotiation skills for dealing with media and supporting partners
- IT competency - Excel (data manipulation, use/construction of formulae etc), use of database systems
- Intermediate Photoshop or similar, to manipulate images, create banners etc.
- Excellent time management skills and deadline driven
- Multi-tasker - ability to prioritise time across several different campaigns in different industries
- Strong commercial awareness

If you would like further information on this position please contact:
Sophie West Tel: +44(0)1372 802085
email: swest@smithers.com

To apply for this position, please send an e-mail with your CV attached, to Kate Blackman, HR Business Partner, kblackman@smithers.com


Job title: Events Marketing Manager: 9-12 month fixed term contract
Salary: £Competitive
Location: Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7RU

Date Posted: 17/02/2014
Job Type: Full time - 9-12 month fixed term contract
Company: Smithers Information
Contact: Kate Blackman

Marketing Manager for B2B Events - 9-12 month Fixed Term contract

Are you a creative, analytical and commercially focussed Conference Marketing Manager?
Do you want to join a global organisation and lead a marketing team across an exciting portfolio of European conferences, with international travel and the opportunity to work in a dynamic, driven team?

The Smithers Group provides high quality B2B conferences, market research, publications and strategic and technical consulting across 3 brands and 10 different vertical markets including packaging, paper, print, imaging and displays, pharmaceuticals and many others.

As the Marketing Manager for EU Events, you will lead two Marketing Executives and work across a widespread portfolio of 19 international conferences, responsible for directing and implementing the Marketing strategies, delivering on annual delegate & SPEX revenue targets and driving up the ROI across the events list.

You will personally manage the marketing campaigns of our five highest profile flagship events ranging from 200-800 attendees with a significant exhibition space, providing high growth and exciting development prospects over the coming years. You will also have the opportunity to implement and analyse your own marketing strategy to deliver the maximum value from your marketing activities. You will play a pivotal role in the implementation of a brand new web platform and Microsoft Dynamics CRM system in 2014.

The right candidate is an intelligent, forward thinking and ambitious marketer with a passion for business to business conferences. This is an exciting opportunity with the successful candidate given a platform to fuel growth in the business while furthering their marketing career in a fast-paced, friendly team within a global organisation.

Preferred experience:

- 2:1 degree or higher (preferably with marketing element)
- 2-3 years' experience of B2B events marketing
- Excellent time management skills and deadline driven
- Strong commercial awareness
- At least one year of Management / mentoring experience
- Strong attention to detail across an entire business unit
- Communication and negotiation skills for dealing with media and supporting partners
- IT competency - Excel (data manipulation, use/construction of formulae etc), use of database systems, online content management
- Intermediate Photoshop or similar, to manipulate images, create banners etc.
- Multi-tasker - ability to prioritise time across several different campaigns in different industries

To apply, please send your CV plus a covering letter to Kate Blackman, HR Business Partner, kblackman@smithers.com

 


 

Job title: Market Analyst
Salary: £Competitive
Location: Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7RU

Date Posted:27/01/2014
Job Type: Full time
Company: Smithers Information
Contact: Kate Blackman

We currently have vacancies for 2 x Market Analysts to work at the Leatherhead site in the Reports and Consultancy team.

The main duties and responsibilities will include:

- Maintain, update, expand and check Smithers internal print, packaging and other market databases
- Ensure statistics in reports are consistent and accurate
- Format and also help devise market research surveys
- Maintain and expand data sourced from/contact secondary information sources
- Extract appropriate data from databases for use in market research reports
- Report writing

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

- Graduate calibre, preferably in economics or maths/statistics discipline
- A-Level maths and statistics
- Ideally some experience of primary and/or secondary market research
- Other languages useful but not essential
- High level of numeracy
- Strong IT skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent attention to detail

To apply for this position, please send an e-mail with your CV attached, to Kate Blackman, HR Business Partner, KBlackman@smithers.com.

 


 

Job title: Search Marketing Executive 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Salary:
Competitive plus benefits
Location: Leatherhead

Established for close to 90 years, Smithers Pira and sister company Smithers Rapra combine industry experience with laboratory testing and simulation facilities to deliver value-added solutions for clients. Our services include consultancy, chemical analysis, material testing, packaging testing, transit testing, tire and wheel testing. We have two sites in The UK (Surrey and Shropshire), multiple sites in North America (headquartered in Akron, Ohio) and a site in Suzhou, China. Clients span the packaging, print and paper supply chains as well as medical, pharmaceutical, automotive and consumer product sectors.

We are looking to recruit a Search Marketing Executive as part of a drive to improve our visibility online. As our Search Marketing Executive you will play a key role in developing both a tactical and strategic SEO plan, taking responsibility for growing this channel as a lead generation stream for both our EU and North American-based businesses. Reporting to the Marketing Director, you will liaise with colleagues at all levels and develop a set of KPIs for senior managers to understand Search performance within their respective businesses.

Working with the Marketing Director and liaising with colleagues within the business, you will:

  • Perform an audit of all sites within the portfolio, identifying areas for improvement
  • Define and execute Search marketing campaigns which support the objectives and targets of the business groups
  • Analyse, report on and improve the Search performance of the Web portfolio.
  • Provide knowledge and support across the business on SEO best practice

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • A graduate with a minimum of 12 months relevant experience
  • An excellent understanding of SEO best practice and tactics
  • Proven experience in increasing rankings, relevant traffic, visibility and conversions from SEO
  • In-depth knowledge of keyword research
  • The ability to use website analytics data to discover trends and deliver business insight
  • Experience of determining ROI from SEO efforts
  • Experience of integrating PPC and social media into SEO campaigns

You will be commercially-focused with strong analytical skills. A team player with excellent time management and communication skills, you will be adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously.

To apply for this role, please send a covering letter and a copy of your current CV to Katy Foster, HR Business Partner, Smithers Rapra, Shawbury, Shropshire, SY4 4NR or email: kfoster@smithers.com

Closing date for applications: 30th January 2014

Please quote reference no; 36/13
Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira Ltd is an equal opportunities employer

 


 

Job title: Analytical Chemist: 9 - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Salary:
Competitive plus benefits
Location: Leatherhead

We currently have a fixed term position for an Analytical Chemist to work in our food packaging safety group.
The position will primarily take responsibility for undertaking chemical tests on food packaging materials to ensure that they comply with all legal requirements and do not contaminate foods.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Graduate with a degree in Chemistry, or other Chemical Science with an Analytical Chemistry component. Alternatively non graduates must have with suitable laboratory experience with good GCSEs/A-Levels (A-C Grade) or equivalent
  • Previous experience of working in an analytical laboratory
  • Experience of GC, GC-MS, HPLC and working within an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory would be advantageous but not essential
  • Possess excellent organisational skills
  • Experience of preparing technical reports
  • Computer literate

To apply for this role, please send a covering letter and a copy of your current CV to Katy Foster, HR Business Partner, Smithers Rapra, Shawbury, Shropshire, SY4 4NR or email: kfoster@smithers.com

Closing date for applications: 13th December 2013

Please quote reference no; 28/13
Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira Ltd is an equal opportunities employer

 


 

Job title: Head of Consultancy
Salary:
Competitive
Location: Leatherhead
Date posted: 20/08/2013
Job type: Full time
Company: Smithers Information
Contact: Kate Blackman

An exciting opportunity to join our reports and consultancy team as Head of Consultancy.

The main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Win and deliver high-margin projects in market consulting.
  • Act as Smithers Information's leading consultant in a set industry or range of industries ( including packaging, plastics, rubber, print etc.)
  • Achieve annual budget target for gross profit and growth of profitable revenue.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Ideally degree qualified in a science or maths related degree
  • Proven experience of wining and delivering market based consultancy projects
  • Preferably previous experience in packaging, print/paper or plastics
  • Strong selling and negotiating skills
  • Customer focused
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

To apply for this role, please send an email with a covering letter and your CV attached to Kate Blackman, HR Business Partner,
kblackman@smithers.com.

 

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