The role: French Media & Market Development Manager
We are looking for a French Media & Market Development Manager to join our MMD team, based in our Malta office.
Why we need you:
To provide local expertise and insights into the important Southern European markets, and in particular France for market insights and opportunities, media strategy and buying and market development projects. Our Media and Market Development team, supports the Group’s three main product verticals with proposed local marketing plans, including advising them on local media buying. We need to be competitive so it’s imperative that we secure access to the most effective and cost-efficient ad space.
As part of the role, you will be responsible for liaising with local media companies, presenting the Group’s media strategy and plans to all verticals. You will maintain positive relationships with local media agencies and will be responsible for building and handling relationships with local suppliers such as advisors, sports teams, poker associations etc. You will monitor the budget allocated by the brands and find opportunities to increase or save budget. You will recommend TV slots for placing AFPs and identify and report on new TV formats and TV opportunities. Your role will be to report internally on the local media market. You will also be responsible for TV campaign analysis, pre/post return on investment and dynamic learning and reporting the results and help to identify market opportunities, as well as reporting on market analysis including tracking on competitors’ activity.
You will take responsibility for providing our verticals with market insights in terms of target behaviours, language differences, market trends, advertising trends, industry relations etc. Identifying potential co-branding opportunities and providing regular ongoing communication with the Business Development team on market progress and opportunities. You will also help monitor market and industry developments and monitor localization of products and communications.
Who are we looking for:
A native French speaker or an individual with full business professional language skills in French and English. You will proactively look for new marketing and business opportunities, as well as providing actionable feedback to the product verticals on how to improve and adapt products and promotional offerings to be suitable for the Southern European countries, and France in particular.
Previous media and campaign management experience is required. Sportsbook and Poker marketing experience is a plus. You should be a strong team player with the ability to foster good working relationships. You will need to be proficient in preparing reports and competitor analysis. You should be well organised with the ability to multi-task and prioritise various projects with excellent social skills when dealing with third party agencies and media owners. Knowledge of or an interest in online poker, casino and sportsbook is needed.
As the ideal candidate, you will have:
Another language (Spanish or Italian) is a plus.
What’s in it for you?
The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to provide such details at this stage, we can confirm that we do offer an excellent salary and benefits package. Our benefits include a discretionary annual performance bonus, premium health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (providing you all live at the same address), and a generous company contribution into a private pension scheme every month.
We have an Employee Assistance Programme where you receive complimentary and confidential support from professionals who offer independent advice 24/7. To support you in developing your skills and career, we will provide ongoing training.
We contribute €5.25 daily towards your breakfast and lunch. In addition, there is free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks. As an advocate of work life balance, we offer PIA; an annual personal interest allowance where we encourage personal learning outside of working hours; e.g. driving lessons, cookery classes and circus training (to name a few that our people have used this towards).
What happens next?
We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.
The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Malta service office in the MMD department.