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The Customer Relationships Team

The FT’s Consumer subscription business has reached a level of maturity and sophistication, and is now moving into the next phase of our subscription strategy, which calls for ever-greater focus on customer needs, lifetime value (LTV) and nurturing valuable relationships. To support our ambitions for this next phase of growth, we are investing in enhanced capabilities - including a new marketing automation platform - and creating newly transformed roles across the teams to leverage these new opportunities. 

Sitting within the Consumer Revenue Group (responsible for individual consumer subscriber revenues and profit for the FT), the Customer Relationships Team is focused on driving engagement and increasing the value of the subscription base. The team’s objective is to build strong and valuable customer relationships through engagement in FT content, by creating community experiences and delivering first-class subscription experiences that nurture customer loyalty and advocacy.

About the role

Working in the Customer Relationships Team, the Senior Marketing Executive is responsible for managing the lifecycle of our digital and print subscriber base to drive retention and lifetime value.

You’ll get the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, however, some of the areas you’ll be most focused on are:

  • Launching new marketing initiatives 
  • Optimising existing programs and communications through documented test and learn plans
  • Writing on-brand, engaging, customer-centric copy 
  • Delivering and defining the best practice approach for service communications that support our customers and our Customer Care team

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop & optimise subscriber lifcycle comms and journeys to increase renewal rate/reduce churn
  • Work with relevant teams - Customer Care, product, membership, engagement marketing, marketing automation etc - to deliver those initiatives 
  • Closely monitor the trends of our customer base and key segments to spot opportunities to improve the performance of our marketing initiatives that drive subscription renewals
  • Support and work closely with the Marketing Managers across the Customer Relationships team where necessary on the overall plans
  • Continuously adapt best practice, based on insight and changing business or customer needs 
  • Develop briefs for the marketing automation to launch new or optimise existing journeys and communications 

Required Skills / Experience 

  • Experience in a life-cycle based marketing team,  driving customer engagement and / or retention and loyalty 
  • Copywriting skills 
  • Customer-centric - a passion for building insight-driven experiences that deliver value to a customer/ subscriber whilst also driving business impact
  • Data-driven, analytical mindset - experience working with data and insight to devise, evaluate and optimise customer journeys based on data
  • Commercially minded, with proven experience of delivering customer or business growth through marketing initiatives
  • Action orientated with initiative to deliver effectively in a fast paced, collaborative environment
  • Problem-solver able to collaborate with diverse stakeholders such as customer care, product development and insight towards implementing solutions.

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