Strategic marketing lead
We’re looking for a strategic marketing lead to work embedded within an in-house creative team.
Why Octopus Energy?
We’re a leading energy technology company with a digital-first approach. Launched by e-commerce entrepreneurs, we bring a fresh approach to energy, making it green and flexible with fair and transparent pricing and putting the customer at the heart of our business.
We are shaking up the energy industry, redefining what is possible with a home developed platform, cloud-based billing, and sophisticated use of data science, modelling and AI.
Our breakthrough Agile tariff, built with proprietary tech and recently integrated with IFTTT, has been widely reported as leading the way in energy innovation, moving the UK to a decentralised smart grid and reducing the £billions needed to update aging energy networks.
And we’re passionate about fairness - we were first to uncover the widespread strategy of energy company tease and squeeze pricing and following on from this campaign, our CEO and Founder Greg Jackson presented evidence in favour of capping energy tariff prices before the bill committee in Parliament - the start of a process that ended in the new Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Act 2018.
We also already supply 100% renewable energy to nearly 500,000 homes and 5,000 businesses (including Arsenal Emirates) across Britain and we’re the supplier behind M&S Energy. We’re award winning for both our tech and our customer service, and the only Which? recommended energy supplier for 2018, and proudly enjoy a 5-star TrustPilot ranking from our customers.
What do we need?
We’re looking for a strategic marketing lead to work embedded within our in-house creative team. You’ll be responsible for the full spectrum of activity, from brand to acquisition to CRM, and across digital and non digital channels - you could be launching a new product or service with one of our partners, creating your own TV ad, or building award winning mobile experiences. Or quite probably all of the above and more. You will lead an agile team of world class designers, copywriters and front end developers, but with our flat structure, bounce ideas daily off everyone from the Creative Director to the CEO.
You’ll need to know your AdWords from your AdSmart but we don’t want a traditional marketer entrenched in process and reliant on agencies. We need someone with a insatiable fascination for understanding consumer behaviour, a driving curiosity for the new and the innovative and an relentlessly irrepressible focus on the detail - someone who can take their own blue sky idea and lead the full stack team to implement a complete solution or spend hours compulsively picking over the detail of something to make it better.
We’ve awesome offices in Soho (and also in Leicester and Brighton) and enjoy the best of both worlds - a flexible, dynamic start-up culture (agency style Friday beers and regular parties), but with serious backing - our biggest investor Octopus Capital put £2 billion into renewable generation, and backed UK success stories like Zoopla, LoveFilm and Graze and we look to our future with incredible ambition.