Business Development and Marketing Support Assistant

Undisclosed Company
West Yorkshire, Leeds
Closing date
18 Aug 2022

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Marketing and PR
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Manpower are looking to source a Business Development and Marketing Support Assistant on a temporary basis, initially for a period of 12 weeks.

We are hoping for somebody who is Leeds based and will be able to work from the office for around 40% of the working week with the rest at home.

You will play an active role in supporting the efficient delivery of the core work of the Business Development and Marketing (BD&M) Directorate with specific focus on supporting the Business Development Managers' team.

What does the role entail?

You will provide responsive and flexible administration for the Head of Business Development & Marketing and the wider Business Development Team. Additional aspects to this role will be providing support for conferences and events organised by the Directorate. Your role will also include drafting correspondence, coordination and preparation of reports, maintenance and development of office systems, conference and travel support and organisation/servicing of key meetings.

You will be a team player with good customer service skills. You will be adaptable and able to use your initiative to prioritise work to meet strict deadlines and identify pragmatic solutions to support effective and efficient working. Computer literacy is required, particularly in the use of the Microsoft package and familiarity with Google suite is desirable.

As a Business Development & Marketing Support Assistant, your main duties will include:

  • Providing high quality support to the Head of Business Development and Marketing, in the BD&M Directorate, as well as the Business Development Managers' team ;
  • Working with all members of the BD&M Directorate to ensure queries (external or internal) are redirected appropriately and in a timely manner;
  • Providing high level administrative support for complex meetings as required, taking minutes and monitoring progress of action points;
  • Providing assistance to the team to input and review data in the CRM tool;
  • Contributing to the development of good office systems, making recommendations for improvement and implementing agreed changes;
  • Communicating with staff and stakeholders at all levels in a confident and professional manner;
  • Supporting the Business Development Managers team as required. These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post. What will you bring to the role? As a Business Development & Marketing Support Assistant you will have:
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including both written and verbal with evidence of dealing effectively with enquiries by telephone and email;
  • The ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with all levels of staff;
  • The ability to recognise and adapt to different ways of working and show flexibility in your approach to your work using initiative and problem solving skills;
  • Computer literacy with experience of working with database systems and an ability to learn to use bespoke electronic systems;
  • A high level of reliability, confidentiality, accuracy and attention to detail and management of data;
  • Evidence of being highly organised with an ability to prioritise your own workload and deal with new tasks at short notice;
  • Evidence of an ability to cope with demanding situations and work efficiently and effectively under pressure;
  • Experience of producing accurate minutes and following up action points;
  • Evidence of an ability and willingness to work individually and as part of a team.
  • You may also have:
  • Previous experience of using a Customer Relationship Management system;
  • Previous experience writing reports;
  • Experience of University and/or NHS administrative and financial procedures;
  • Experience of introducing new and effective office systems.

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