Company Overview

Pioneering the way that software is developed for the retail industry, the Swan Retail group (of which Standout is a part) has an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to join our team as a Marketing Communications Manager.

Whether it’s EPoS, Stock Management, Customer Ordering, Warehousing, Accounts or eCommerce and Mobile, we have developed software and hardware services for over 25 years as we continue to grow in markets including Garden Centres, Department Stores, Catering Solutions and Furniture Stores.

In what is a fun and informal working environment, this is an exciting opportunity to join a business where you can really make a difference and contribute to its continued success. Hard work does not go unrecognised and you’ll be working in a rewarding environment where everyone gets stuck in across all areas of the organisation.

Job Description

Based at our Leicester office, your role will be to manage and coordinate all marketing and communications activity across the group. This will include the coordination of B2B publications to our customers, the planning and execution of events and exhibitions, the scheduling and delivery of email communications, the management of internal communications, whether printed or digital, and regular publishing of content to our LinkedIn, Twitter and Web platforms.

Reporting directly into the Business Development Director, the role will include working closely with the group’s creative marketing agency (STANDOUT) who provide brand strategy and creative direction across all marketing and communications.

Skills Required

  • Effective communicator (verbal, written and digital)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent grammar
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to self motivate
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Comprehensive understanding of marketing
  • An understanding of sales and sales processes
  • Awareness of brand and the need for consistency
  • Social media and LinkedIn strategy
  • Content creator and/or editor

Essential Software Skills

  • Microsoft Suite of Applications
  • Google Docs / Sheets / Drive
  • Google Analytics
  • WordPress
  • LinkedIn


  • Regular printed and digital newsletter for Swan customers
  • Organisation and publishing of digital content for the Swan websites
  • Organisation and execution of key meetings, user groups, workshops and events
  • Weekly sales team support
  • Coordination of all marketing and communications
  • Direct support for the Business Development Director
  • Coordination of regular sales and marketing meetings
  • LinkedIn and Twitter management

Essential Software Skills

  • Microsoft Suite of Applications
  • Google Docs / Sheets / Drive
  • Google Analytics
  • WordPress
  • LinkedIn

Attitude & Approach

We are seeking a talented and confident individual who is fully committed to the wider goals and objectives of the organisation. We need you to be both driven and determined, but for that to be balanced with empathy and understanding for those around you. Efficiency is key and the ability to seek out the most effective, economic and least environmentally impacting methods of executing your role is important to us as an organisation. You will have done this type of job before and you will have experience of each task listed within this job description. You will be a positive and energised individual with the ability to motivate and inspire those around you by the way in which you apply yourself and carry out your role.

Team Swan is growing and it is important to us that we add outstanding individuals who are going to help us become the business we want to be.

Further information

Please visit the following websites for further group information:

Swan RetailFurniture Retail SystemSTANDOUT UK