We’re Ocado Technology. We are on a mission to put the world’s largest bricks-and-mortar grocery retailers online using an in-house developed platform called the Ocado Smart Platform, which combines the latest innovations in AI, cloud, robotics, big data, and IoT.
Our technology estate is very broad and deep: real-time control systems, robotics, vision systems, machine learning, simulation, data science, forecasting systems, routing systems, inference engines, big data and many more.
As a serial disruptor, we are constantly moving the goalposts of what’s possible to achieve with technology and innovation. For Ocado Technology that means constantly evolving our competencies, structures, culture, values, and ways of working in order to power the future of online grocery retail. Achieving this vision means we need to constantly reinvent ourselves: learning fast, evolving our craftsmanship, and taking risks.
We are rapidly expanding. While our head office operations are based in the UK, we currently have five development offices across Europe to support our growth.
So what does a Digital marketing assoicate do at Ocado?
The technology marketing communications team is responsible for the development of creative campaigns that ensure Ocado Engineering and Ocado Technology stay in the news and are positioned as thought leaders on key industry trends and issues.
We also support internal communications and employee engagement; manage the technology press office function; provide advice and support to colleagues across Ocado with regards to content and messaging for outward facing communications; manage multiple social media channels; and promote our presence at industry tradeshows, conferences and other events. This in turn helps with our recruitment missions and to spread the amazing story of Ocado.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced marketing professional to promote Ocado Technology across our geographic footprint and support our recruitment marketing efforts as we continue to grow at pace and increase engagement with our target audiences.
As the Digital Marketing Associate you will be reponsible for:
Crafting high-impact content across a variety of formats to fuel Ocado Technology’s digital marketing campaigns; ensure content is mapped to audiences and developed with specific outcomes in mind e.g. engage and nurture candidate pipelines through awareness and education of our employer brand, culture an EVP
Designing and activating digital media campaigns across a number of digital media channels to drive positive recruitment outcomes; highlight Ocado Technology’s cutting-edge development, technological leadership and culture of serial innovation with a laser-focus on building a strong employer brand
Managing and coordinating end-to-end digital projects using various online marketing tools such as web pages, CRM/talent pipelines and social media channels
Working closely with recruitment teams to understand local talent landscapes and pain points and harnessing that knowledge to proactively address these challenges via targeted campaigns
Working closely with local brand ambassadors and technology evangelists to innovate digital marketing opportunities
Working closely and collaboratively with stakeholders across the wider Ocado Group communications and marketing team with the goal of consistent and integrated communications across all media channels, geographies and business areas
Managing and monitoring ROI and KPIs for campaigns and provide data to enable future improvements
Supporting the local roll-out of communications and marketing activities in line with global technology communications strategy
You will also have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the world (hardware engineers, software developers, scientists and researchers) and develop your general technology and engineering knowledge.
We’re interested in someone that has:
Proven experience across digital marketing and communications within an agency or in-house
Solid grasp of the technology landscape
Outstanding command of the English language; remarkable aptitude for the conscientious detail and command of the language; ability to articulate both technical and corporate messages confidently and competently
A proven track record of working in fast-moving environments and with multiple stakeholders
Ability to distil complex technical content into engaging narratives that anticipate the needs of different audiences
Strong team player who is self-motivated and able to multitask under pressure. You have the ability to solve problems with positive outcomes.
Comfortable and confident working with senior-level management
Passion for technology
Experience of recruitment marketing channels, content and tools e.g. Beamery highly desirable
Experience with visual communication principles
Experience in technology and/or engineering marketing communications is required
We ideally would like to see around 3-5 years experience within a similar role
We’re also looking for people who reflect our values – people who can learn fast through experimenting; who are autonomous through taking ownership and driving innovation; who are collaborative and work well in high-performing teams. We value trust, honesty, and craftsmanship.
Essentially, if you’re talented and innovative, we’d love to hear from you! Please enclose a cover letter with your CV.
What we can offer you:
Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. Within our flexible environment we can offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and share schemes. Benefits include pension scheme, train season ticket loan (interest-free), free shuttle bus from Hatfield train station and of course, healthy Ocado retail staff discounts.
We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events such as discussion sessions, conference briefs and external guest speakers. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.
Due to the energising nature of Ocado's business, vacancy close dates, when stated, are indicative and may be subject to change so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note: If you have applied and been rejected for this role in the last 6 months, or applied and been rejected for a role with a similar skill set, we will not re-evaluate you for this position. After 6 months, we will treat your application as a new one.
Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity above gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, disability or union participation. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally.