Social Media Manager - Northern Europe

Reference No: WD-0003754

What's the role?

In this regional role, you will be tasked with developing, implementing and driving social media activities to targeted individuals within our customers’ organisations inline with our contact strategy – driving customer engagement leading to higher sales and profit and thus sustainably building value.

The role will be based from our Norther European Hub in Manchester

Who is Hilti?

Unless you work in construction, you probably haven't heard of us. We're a hidden gem.

We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the professional construction sector. Our customers are loyal and enthusiastic about us. So are our people.

We regularly win Great Place to Work awards globally and are very proud to have been placed on the Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list in the UK by our employees for the past 10 years.

Hilti offers the best of both worlds – friendly teams locally and roles across the UK combined with the opportunities only a company of 30,000 people spread across 120 countries can bring.

What does the role involve?

In this role you will be responsible for developing and motivating the Regional Social Media Community. You will develop, implement and continuously review a consistent social media strategy for various target groups of individuals within our customers’ organisations

You will manage, execute and assess social media activities within the region Northern Europe, aligning to our overall brand, communication and digital strategy. You'll define target audience, content, timing and means of communication for these social media activities

Teamwork will be key - you'll need to achieve strategic buy-in from local and global stakeholders, including liaising with the global social media team to translate global objectives, ensure best-practice and influence global strategy

You will inspire and enable Hilti employees in all areas of the business to use social media for a positive business impact, understanding the needs and pressures of local markets and the adaptation this may require.

You'll also work with the brand and legal team to create crisis communications guidelines, and will be accountable for the Social Media budget effectively, ensuring effective return on investment and management of agency partners

Hilti GB are proud to rank 35th in the Sunday Times Top 100 employers for 2019!

What do we offer?

We really value our people and we've worked hard to develop a competitive reward package that reflects this. Some of the benefits we offer include:

*Different ways to work flexibly including working from home and compressed hours so please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview
*Genuine career advancement (more than 80% of all leadership roles are filled internally
*Competitive salary and above-average performance bonus
*6% employer pension contributions
*Private Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Programme
*33 days' holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) plus the ability to purchase 5 days more annually
*Paid leave to work on charitable projects
*Hilti Benefits Box, a reward platform offering a cycle to work scheme and shopping and lifestyle discounts/cashback
*Subsidised on-site canteen and free fruit and salad
*Free parking and excellent public transport links

Our Head Office is currently based next to Old Trafford but in early 2021 we will move to state of the art new premises at Circle Square in Central Manchester. We will continue to offer free parking for employees and will be located a short walk from Oxford Rd train station and St Peter's Square tram stop.

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people and some of our best account managers joined us with no experience. So, if you’ve never worked in sales or construction, that’s fine with us. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

What you need is:

  • Experience in social media marketing in a technical/industrial and/or B2B environment
  • Degree qualification in Digital Marketing, Marketing, Business or similar
  • Previous examples of developing and implementing social media campaigns from scratch, preferably for construction/technical premium brands
  • Knowledge and experience of developing and implementing social media strategies at an international level
  • Project management skills
  • Analytical, conceptual and digital communication skills

Click through the 'Apply Now' button where you will be asked to upload your CV and answer a couple of short questions – the whole process should take around 90 seconds. If we like what we see, you'll be invited to complete a short video or telephone interview.

If you need any support with your application please contact

“There’s a real family spirit and you can literally knock on any director’s door at any time. Also your line manager will work very hard to help you develop your skills, both professionally and personally.”

- Amer, Key Projects Manager

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