Market Manager

Confidential employer
London (Central), London (Greater)
£30,000 - £45,000 gross per annum
04 Jul 2018
01 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Direct Ferries Limited is seeking a Market Manager to join its Commercial team to assist with its Japanese, Korean and other South East Asian markets.


The postholder will:

  • lead and spearhead the business development plan for the South East Asian markets;
  • identify and analyse customer requirements in the South East Asian markets;
  • be responsible for building strong working relationships with local ferry operators in Japan, South Korea and other East Asian Operators, assisting with their international expansion;
  • liaise with senior stakeholders within the business to understand requirements;
  • prepare data for marketing purposes(SEO/PPC);
  • undertake market research;
  • write contents for drive SEO;
  • plan promotional campaigns and products;
  • analyse sales and customer trends and report to senior management;
  • compile, analyse and review competitor activity and pricing;
  • manage the product inventory on internal systems;
  • assist the Commercial Manager in negotiations;
  • translate the website into Korean and Japanese; and
  • train Japanese and Korean customer service agents.


The successful candidate must:

  • hold a bachelor’s level degree, preferably in Marketing, Communications or Business Development;
  • be fluent in Japanese and have a basic working knowledge of Korean. Knowledge of another South East Asian language and Finnish is desirable;
  • have at least three years’ relevant experience working in business development or account management, of which at least two years were spent working in the travel/ferry  industry;
  • demonstrate strong analytical skills;
  • be client-focused and have excellent communication skills;
  • have a high level of computer literacy, in particular in MS Office and preferably using Tableau; and
  • have strong attention to detail.

To apply, send your CV and covering letter

Date posted: 4 July 2018 Closing date: 1 August 2018

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