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Head of Vertical (Media)

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Head of Vertical (Media / Publishing)
Manchester(Hybrid) M50 2ST

Hybrid working, 25 days holiday with purchase options & carry over, Private Medical, Health cash plan, Rewards & Discount portal, EAP, Income protection, Life Assurance, Enhanced Maternity and Paternity, excellent track record of personal development. Opportunity to join a lon established global network; exciting sector; Head of Vertical for a Media / Publishing business, strategic level role.

The Head of Vertical will play a pivotal role in growing one of an exciting line up of lifestyle and entertainment publishing brands. The audience doesn’t just want to consume passive content, but expects personalised, real-time information that they can interact with and influence - with education and entertainment being key drivers. As Head of Vertical, you will be responsible for the vision and positioning of the offering, and product ownership. This is a growth focused role, where you will be able to leverage your subject matter expertise and commercial mindset to build a recognised and trusted leader in media across your vertical.


The Head of Vertical will be responsible for the following:

- Strategic Vision and Leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead and influence teams to capitalise on emerging trends in your vertical. You will develop and execute strategic plans to drive business growth and market penetration.

- Revenue Strategy and Demand Generation: Develop and execute revenue strategies to maximise profitability and sustain business growth. Partner with marketing to generate demand and deliver subscribers with high retention, through strong value exchanges. You will have P&L responsibility for the vertical.

- Product development: lead the development of innovative products and own the product and content roadmap. This includes utilising market insights and consumer feedback to drive product ideation, development, and launch strategies, resulting in increased market share and revenue growth.

- Market Analysis and Forecasting: Proficient in conducting comprehensive market analysis and forecasting to identify opportunities and risks in landscape. Partner with Marketing Operations and BI to utilise data-driven insights and make informed decisions to guide business strategies.


The Head of Vertical role is looking for someone in a similar position, potentially titled Head of Brand, Brand Director or similar particularly with experience in the [online] Publishing / Media sector 

- Minimum university educated (to Degree level) in marketing, business management or similar

- Experience: 8+ years experience in a commercial, marketing or business development role

- Proven track record developing brands and/or products

- Budget management experience with strong analytical skills and P&L responsibility

- Leadership experience (managing a team and multiple stakeholders)

- Entrepreneurial and able to multi-task and prioritise

- Able to work autonomously & provide independent opinions


As part of a large global Marketing network, the Head of Vertical will be joining a high growth Publishing business, delivering engaging Lifestyle and Entertainment content in clear verticals to consumers around the world. Focussed on growth, and with a track record of recruiting, developing, and retaining world class talent, the business upholds a culture of humility, ownership, ambition and collaboration. The role will see you playing a key role at a strategic level, focussed on commercial goals. Based out of the Manchester office, working 2 days in the office and 3 from home per week, you will enjoy a significant list of excellent benefits. The company is looking to move quickly, please apply with your CV asap.