Affiliate Marketing Executive


Job Description

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Affiliate Marketing Executive to join our growing Digital Marketing team in either our York(YO26) or Leeds(LS1) office. The position is a full time(39.5 hours per week) permanent role, responsible for helping to drive customer acquisition and customer retention for our successful family owned and run retail business that is in a huge period of growth. We offer flexible start and end times to the working day and some hybrid working.

We are in the process of moving our digital advertising from agency based to inhouse and this role will be fundamental in this transition. The ideal candidate will be responsible for over £500k of digital marketing budget across the core (Pavers & Jones Bootmaker) and number of emerging brands, however with ambitious plans to more than quadruple turnover in the next 5 years, we envisage this budget growing very quickly.

The ideal candidate will be ambitious individual and have at least 1 to 2 years’ hands-on experience establishing and running Affiliate campaigns (ideally in the retail/fashion sectors) across a number of Affiliate networks (Awin & Webgains preferably). The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and analytical skills. The role has great potential for personal career growth as the department continues to grow and would suit an ambitious person with willingness and aptitude to expand their knowledge in the wider marketing channels.

Main duties of our Affiliate Marketing Executive in the Digital Marketing Team:

  • Reporting into the Digital Marketing Manager, help to create and deliver class leading affiliate strategies across UK and international territories
  • Lead the onboarding of new and optimisation of new and existing Affiliate relationships/campaigns
  • Proactively seek and highlight new opportunities internationally and in the UK within the Affiliate networks
  • Identify and develop key strategic relationships with our Affiliate networks and publishers
  • Experience of optimising campaigns to keen business KPIs
  • Experience implementing the latest optimisation technologies and techniques to optimise channel performance.
  • Reporting of campaign/channel performance to senior stakeholders on a weekly/adhoc basis
  • Briefing advertising assets with product and seasonal updates in line with best practices
  • Demonstrate critical thinking to highlight opportunities to innovate and drive growth

Requirements to be our Affiliate Marketing Executive in the Digital Marketing Team:

  • A strong working knowledge of Affiliate marketing platforms/networks (Awin & Webgains preferable)
  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years’ experience working in Affiliate marketing (Agency or client-side)
  • Experience of launching and establishing new brands across the Affiliate networks
  • Proven track record of successfully running, optimising and growing Affiliate market campaigns (preferably in the fashion/retail sector)
  • Have strong test and learn methodology to maximise the scale and efficiency within the Affiliate channel
  • Experience of launching and establishing new brands across the Affiliate networks (international experience would be desirable, but not essential)
  • Excellent time management and highly organised
  • Be open minded, adaptable, intelligent, and open to change
  • Display a ‘can do’ attitude and be willing to help the wider marketing teams
  • Be proactive and be constantly learning new technologies and marketing methodologies
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • Display personality and humour, with a professional and positive attitude
  • Meticulous attention to detail

Pay & Benefits you will receive as our Affiliate Marketing Executive in the Digital Marketing Team:

Salary: circa £28,000 depending on experience plus:

  • Flexible/Hybrid Working core hours are 9.30am-3.30pm
  • Annual profit related bonus scheme
  • Generous Staff Discount
  • Holiday Entitlement (Increases with service)
  • Company Contribution Pension
  • Access to RetailTRUST (Wellbeing Support)
  • Access to RetailCURE (Financial Support)
  • Access to the Pavers Foundation: an employee-led grant application and charitable giving scheme

About Us

We are passionate about providing comfort and happiness to our customers, and we make sure to employ people who are as passionate as we are. We always look for happy, confident, upbeat people, and we provide great jobs in a supportive family environment for them. We know that without our colleagues there is no business, and so the better we look after you, the better service you will provide our customers. We always try and do the right thing by our people.

We strive for diversity of thinking across the business and believe strongly in supporting our local communities. In 2018 we donated over £2.2m to establish the Pavers Foundation, with the specific purpose of providing grants for causes important to all our colleagues in the areas of health, education, and community. In terms of the environment, we are constantly seeking to reduce our impact. Since 2021 we have been fully carbon neutral, and we also have one of the largest solar arrays in the North-East of England on our warehouse generating clean energy. Because every year we give a percentage of our annual profits to our Foundation, our overarching aim is to be financially successful, but to achieve this in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Pavers has been trading for over 50 years and is a highly profitable family owned-and-run retail business with a strong balance sheet, over 170 retail locations, and a rapidly expanding digital presence. We also own the Jones Bootmaker and Herring Shoes footwear businesses, remain acquisitive, and employ over 1600 people. We were recently recognised by Best Companies as one of the UK’s Top 10 Retail Employers, are Carbon Neutral, have donated more than £1m to charity in the past 3 years, are currently applying for B Corp accreditation, and are imminently undertaking a significant expansion and modernisation of our Warehouse, Head Office, and Retail estates.

If this sounds like the kind of business you’d like to know more about, we’d love to hear from you - please apply today for the role of Affiliate Marketing Executive!

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