Regional Marketing Manager DACH

Top Employers Institute is the global authority in recognising excellence in people practices. Headquartered in Amsterdam , the Netherlands, we are proud to have certified over 1600 Top Employers around the world for their dedication to enriching the world of work for their people.  

For the DACH market, we are searching for a Regional Marketing Manager for a period of one year to cover for maternity leave. The role will work closely with our team of Marketing Managers around the world as well as our commercial team in the DACH region to grow our business across the region, increasing brand awareness and ensuring an optimised and harmonised customer experience customer journey.

As part of the Customer Marketing team, you will work closely with the different teams within the HQ Marketing function ensuring all activities are aligned to the global marketing strategy but adapted to achieve maximum impact in your region. You need to bring with you advanced digital marketing capabilities but being an all-round marketer, you need to be able to deliver relevant communication materials as well as organize impactful events that create meaningful opportunities to engage with our customers.  

We are looking for a strategic thinker who is also not afraid of getting their hands dirty. Does this sound interesting? Then read further about your list of responsibilities:

Job Title: Regional Marketing Manager DACH (Interim for a period of 13 months to cover maternity leave)

Location: Düsseldorf, Germany

Level/Band: Fulltime

Reporting line: Head of Customer Marketing

Start Date: 1st November 2021

Purpose and contribution to company strategy  

Purpose description, summarising the contribution to the wider company strategy & goals.

The purpose of this role is to grow our brand awareness and ensure an optimised and harmonised customer experience across the entire customer journey in the DACH region.

The role forms part of the Customer Marketing team and works closely with the different teams within the HQ Marketing function. The role will ensure all activities are aligned to the global marketing strategy, implementing the relevant campaigns/tactics. Additional scope to work on global marketing projects. The role is responsible for brand management using our various touch points i.e. social media platforms, email marketing and official customer communications and engagement etc.
Ensure our use of marketing material is up to date and consistent with the global brand guidelines and positioning.

Key result areas and main activities

Key result areas showing what impact the role should have, main activities providing further insight

Implementation Customer Communication Strategy

  • Consistent execution of harmonised communication deliverables including value messaging for all participants in the region across all touch points with customer testimonials, case studies etc (based on input from region and direction from central marketing)
  • Creation of customer marketing deliverables ensuring employer branding materials are relevant, fresh and used throughout the year
  • Ensure all deliverables are aligned to global strategy and on-brand.

Customer engagement through Events optimising Communications & PR

  • Ensure roll out and implementation of centralised approach and deliverables for all events (ensure all deliverables are on-brand)
  • Manage and drive media (PR), social media and Top Employers engagement aligned with the annual Certification announcement and dinner.
  • Manage the production and create content for the Top Employers Certification announcement across our different media partners.
  • Manage media partnerships and drive new opportunities

Content marketing:

  • Content Management on our digital platforms: Create and curate content i.e. HQ HR Best Practice and Trends Reports, Top Employers eBook, Top Employers testimonial videos etc. Effective usage of analytics for monitoring & reporting purposes.
  • Ensure all deliverables are on-brand.

Lead generation, nurturing and automation:

  • Manage and execute LinkedIn advertising and lead nurturing campaigns to support our commercial efforts: create and curate content. Effective usage of analytics for monitoring & reporting purposes.

Marketing strategy (collaborate with central marketing)

  • Creation and implementation of regional marketing strategy aligned with global marketing strategy and effectively manage the budget (optimise budget for best performing channels through analytics and metrics).
  • Explore the market with respect to new business opportunities and customer needs, supporting the product roadmap and marketing strategies based on market research, customer requirements and competitor analysis.


Behaviour that will help you be successful in this role and in our organization

Company competencies

(for everyone)

  • Collaboration
  • Customer focus
  • Global perspective

Key success competencies

(in addition to company competencies)

  • Business insight
  • Manages complexity
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Ensures accountability
  • Drives results
  • Communicates effectively

Skills (job specific) + knowledge (education, work level)

  • Fluent in German and English
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office – Power Point, Excel & Word
  • 3+ years marketing management experience
  • Content marketing experience (copywriting, social media engagement)
  • Digital marketing experience (google analytics, data studio, tag manager), Pardot and Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • Basic design skills and knowledge