- Turkey - Istanbul Office
Dyson is a global research and technology company with engineering, research, development, manufacturing and testing operations in Singapore, the UK, Malaysia, Mexico, China and the Philippines. Having started in a coach house in the UK, Dyson has consistently grown since it was established in 1993. Today, it has a global headquarter in Singapore and two technology campuses in the UK spanning over 800 acres in Malmesbury and Hullavington. Since 1993, Dyson has invested more than £1bn in its Wiltshire offices and laboratories that house the early-stage research, design and development of future Dyson technology. Dyson remains family-owned and employs over 14,000 people globally including a 5,000 strong engineering team. It sells products in 84 markets internationally in over 318 Dyson Demo stores, 50 of which opened around the world in 2021 including a new Dyson Virtual Reality Demo Store.
Dyson is investing £2.75bn in the business to conceive revolutionary products and technologies, and this year will spend £600m of this investment in technology, facilities, and laboratories. Dyson has global teams of engineers, scientists and software developers focused on the development of solid-state battery cells, high-speed electric digital motors, sensing and vision systems, robotics, machine learning technologies and A.I. investment. Since inventing the first cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaner - DC01- in 1993, Dyson has created problem solving technologies for haircare, air purification, robotics, lighting, and hand drying.
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Dyson established our first office in Turkey, to be based in Istanbul on October 2018 and Dyson Turkey has been launched in April 2019. Beginning with triple launch, Dyson relentlessly invests to grow in Turkish Floor Care, Hair Care and Environmental Care categories. The company, at the beginning with a small leadership team and full support from the Regional Hub and Group, is a growing company with the spirit of an energetic and passionate start-up. The exciting growth journey of Dyson in Turkey started and continues.
About the role
The Category Marketing Manager, Environmental Care (EC), Lightening (LIGH) and B2B Pro will lead the development and deployment of strategic marketing plans of related categories.
Working alongside Country Sales Team and reporting directly to Head of Category- Home Care, you will act as the lead contact for the local marketing teams for EC-LGH-PRO B2B categories. You will be responsible for the quality and timely execution of all agreed activities to drive the delivery of the P&L.
Responsible for the creation, management and delivery of your own project plans/timelines, this is a fast pace and autonomous role.
Capable of strategic planning but not afraid to get hands on, this is a great opportunity for a marketer to apply skills in a real 360 role, providing scope and opportunity to be at the forefront of growing and developing the market in Turkey. On top of EC-LGH-PRO B2B responsibilities, being part of Home Care category, this role,also, may support some Home Care related new projects.
Develop & deploy marketing strategy and plans which will drive incremental sales growth, share gains and positive brand attributes for Turkey
Define existing and new consumer target(s) and segments and develop propositions and programs to drive business within them
Conduct competitor and market analysis, including product and claim analysis, to develop counter strategies and initiatives
Deliver marketing activity programs for Turkey; including new product launches, advertising creative, media planning, channel strategies, public relations, point of sale, promotions etc.
Effectively manage key external agencies – Creative Agency, Media Agency etc.
Work with media agency to plan best in class media execution, explore innovative new media channels to ensure cut through
Manage marketing budgets to ensure reporting is in line with actual spend
Assist with the development of effective brand communications including TV, Print etc.
Work effectively with the Global team to ensure that there is alignment and consistency across markets wherever possible and sensible
Champion in store, lead, develop and execute retail strategy in your markets
Own and deliver NPD launch plans for EC-LGH-PRO B2B Categories.
Work closely with Country Sales Team to build and execute JBP activity with strategic retail partners
Regular analysis of market performance against KPIs and monthly reporting to the business
Deliver product marketing for Turkey
Undertake range-planning work to maximize long-term profitability.
Devise product differentiation strategy across various sales channels
Drive competitor analysis to ensure appropriate business response.
Ensure all on-product and in-box communication is fine-tuned to drive sales and communicate brand and machine benefits.
Be the expert in your markets, Dyson ranges, competitor environment & retail landscapes
Manage and collaborate with internal functions to execute go-to-market strategies
Be the first point of contact for insight into your markets for internal stakeholder
Act as the Brand guardian for Dyson in your markets, ensuring activity across all channels is in line with Dyson’s global direction
Regular travel to market to ensure on the ground presence, keep key activities on track and drive success.
Leverage internal resources to deliver the best possible plans, assets and support.
In some cases, challenge where necessary and push for solutions that work locally
Act as the Turkey point of contact at head office, raising the profile of Turkey and ensuring regular contact with key group teams
Lead category development across Turkey for EC-LGH-PRO B2B Categories, acting as the ‘go to’ person for all strategic direction and asset creation and chair bi-weekly meetings with Group Commercial Category Managers.
Fulfill other duties as required
Pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role
Fix things that you can see need fixing
Identify problems and find solutions
Global Commercial central teams in the UK
Global Claims & Performance team in the UK
Global Insights team in the UK
Centre of Excellence team in London/Amsterdam
Online & Offline Sales, Supply Chain and Finance teams in Turkey
PR/Comms team Turkey
Other Category teams in Istanbul
CRM and After-Sales teams in Istanbul
Good at prioritizing and calm under pressure
Analytical Thinker & High in Growth-Mindset
Self-starter comfortable with working independently.
Natural problem solver
Organized and deadline orientated.
Goes ahead and fixes things that need fixing.
Creative and strategic – a firm eye on the bigger picture
Excellent relationship building and management skills.
Performance related bonus
Private medical insurance
Discounts on Dyson machines
Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.