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Artek is a Finnish design company, founded in Helsinki in 1935 by four young idealists: Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. Their goal was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means.” In keeping with the radical spirit of its founders, Artek today remains an innovative player in the world of modern design, developing new products at the intersection of design, architecture, and art. The Artek collection consists of furniture, lighting, and accessories designed by Finnish masters and leading international designers. It stands for clarity, functionality, and poetic simplicity. 

For over 80 years, Artek’s products have enriched public spaces, museums, schools, restaurants, hotels, shops, as well as countless private homes all over the world. Since 2013 Artek has been part of the Swiss design company Vitra. With a small, yet dynamic and highly dedicated team, we aim to further develop Artek as an independent heritage brand within the international environment of the Vitra group.

Marketing Team Leader f/m/d

Country/Region:  DE
City:  Berlin
Level of Employment:  100%
Duration:  permanent
Required Travel:  0-25%
Company:  Vitra International AG

 

 

Finnish design company Artek is looking for a talented and driven Marketing Team Leader to join the global team. You will be developing and implementing consumer-centric, digital-first Brand Marketing initiatives to further strengthen the Artek brand and business. You will be based in Berlin, manage a partially remote team of 5 and report into the Brand Director.

 

Profile:

  • Strong strategic thinker and powerful tactical doer: you know how to implement your ideas in a multi-channel environment and confidently express them through a variety of tools, media and platforms. 
  • Leadership experience in a multi-cultural context: you enjoy managing, developing and collaborating with a small, talented and international team.  
  • Experience in creating and rolling out brand and product stories across different channels, using digital and traditional tools. 
  • Keen sensibility for visual and verbal content: you are attentive to detail and experienced in collaborating with creatives.
  • Independent and driven, you are looking for a high level of identification with your professional activities.
  • You are a non-corporate personality but know how to navigate a corporate environment.
  • Interested in the fields of design, architecture and art, you are looking forward to learning about Artek’s mission, products, designers, production and heritage. 

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate and implement Artek’s international Marketing and Communications activities.
  • Lead, manage and develop the central Marketing team – 5 direct reports in 2 locations.
  • Increase the global brand awareness and commercial relevance of Artek.
  • Maintain Artek’s independence and unique brand positioning within a multi-brand environment. 
  • Coordinate the Marketing and Communications activities of the international sales subsidiaries with a strong focus on Finland and Japan. 
  • Further the development of Artek’s digital ecosystem.


Preferred Qualifications And Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, or relevant degree.
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent English and German verbal and written communication skills. Finnish and any other language is of advantage.
  • Effective track record of leveraging Marketing assets to drive business results.
  • Understanding of digital media, online advertising platforms & related metrics.
  • Knowledge of social media and digital platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management across entire Marketing spectrum (digital, print, 3D / scenography, CRM). 
  • Understanding of multi-channel distribution: physical & digital; retail & wholesale.
  • Experience in managing an independent brand in a multi-brand environment is a plus.
  • Navigating a corporate structure with international subsidiaries is a plus.
  • Experience in fashion, lifestyle or hospitality industries, brand strategy or creative agencies.
  • Ability to travel (20-30%).

 

We encourage qualified people from all backgrounds to apply.

 

Are you interested?

 

In Artek, you will find a pulsating environment where you can thrive an make a lasting contribution.

 

 

If you have further questions please contact Bastian Brokatzky at +41613771533.

 

 

 

 

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