Marketing manager recruitment agencies will have the relevant experience and specialist industry knowledge to supply top marketing or affiliate marketing management professionals for their clients' senior roles. Marketing managers will usually be responsible for publicising a company's brand or service and marketing recruiters are adept at sourcing candidates who can demonstrate the organisational, leadership and communication skills necessary for the job.
The majority of marketing managers will find work to be office based, however some time may be required to visit clients or attend events. The job is usually undertaken in an average working week and typical tasks will include analysing trends, planning campaigns and overseeing a team of assistants.
Salaries for a marketing manager generally start at between £25K-£30K per annum, however depending on experience and the size or location of the organisation, this can rise to £40K. Affiliate marketing managers earn similar salaries with most wages ranging between £25K-£50K. London marketing managers will usually earn the highest salaries when compared to the rest of the UK. Advancement into a senior marketing management position will again create an increase in earnings, with directors commanding a salary of £55K+.
A marketing degree is seen as an advantage for marketing manager candidates although employers will admit to being more interested in skills and experience. Alternatively, candidates can attain professional marketing credentials from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) or the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM). Affiliate marketing managers will also benefit from gaining knowledge of SEO and PPC. Prior experience is a must and employers will expect applicants to have spent a minimum of three years as a marketing assistant or executive.
Marketing manager recruitment agencies will usually carry out skill and qualification assessments before recommending candidates for permanent, temporary or contract vacancies. Some employers may also decide to approach marketing headhunters; who will use search and selection methods to source the top management professionals in the industry.