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Barcelona

Global Marketing Executive
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you comfortable working in a team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!
 
 
The company

As a leading study abroad agency, ESL has been organising language courses abroad in Switzerland and throughout the world since 1996. Our presence is international, with more than 45 sales offices in Europe, Oceania and Latin America. Beyond linguistic, cultural and geographical borders, we have helped thousands of students to learn languages and discover the world.
 
For the third time since 2010, ESL was voted Star Study Abroad Agency in Europe at the 2014 STM Star Awards. This prestigious award results from the votes of hundreds of language schools around the world and rewards the quality work and efforts provided by all of the ESL staff.
 
 
Job overview
 
For our Offline Marketing department, we are currently looking for a Global Marketing Executive who will work in direct contact with our marketing teams in Montreux (Switzerland) and Barcelona (Spain).
 
Your mission is to define and fine-tune the regional marketing strategy for 7 of our markets in collaboration with the regional managers on site.
 
The Global Marketing Executive is also in charge of various large-scale projects aimed at developing the marketing activities of the whole company.
 
 
Main tasks (non-exhaustive list):
 
  • Defining and optimising our regional marketing strategy for 7 markets (supervision in the development of marketing plans, budget allocation and follow-up, validation of marketing actions, operational support, optimisation and analyses)
  • Operational coordination of marketing actions in collaboration with the Marketing Assistant.
  • Participating in the development of marketing activities and managing various projects autonomously (contests, customer surveys, scholarships, events, partnerships, etc.)
  • Collaborating on various analyses (customer buying cycle, impact of our special offers, etc.)
  • Writing texts, press releases, advertorials and news
  • Support during waves of promotional material printing
  • Competitive analysis and intelligence
  • Updating information on our websites
  • Preparing PowerPoint presentations
 
 
Your technical skills:
 
  • With a commercial qualification or equivalent, you have a few years’ experience in a similar position (3-5 years) in an international, multicultural environment. A post-grade degree / qualification in the field of Marketing is an asset
  • You have an excellent command of English and written/spoken French. Any other language skills are an asset
  • You have an excellent knowledge of MS Office computer tools, in particular Excel and advanced formulas
  • You are comfortable working with figures and have had the opportunity to manage budgets in the past
  • You possess excellent writing skills and can write engaging, compelling texts
  • You have some experience in project management
 
Your personal skills:
 
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and are comfortable interacting with many people from various cultures and countries
  • You are extremely well organised, thorough and responsible
  • You are able to multitask and/or manage several projects at the same time
  • You know how to find solutions for yourself and work autonomously while respecting the guidelines provided
  • You have the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • You are proactive and have analytical skills
  • You like the idea of working with a superior and teams located in other countries
  • You are naturally dynamic and enjoy working in a team
  • Experience of language travel abroad is a bonus
 
We offer you:
 
  • Extremely varied tasks and a chance to develop a wide range of skills in an international company
  • The opportunity to monitor projects that will contribute to the success of our marketing activities
  • Autonomy at work, alongside regular contacts with the marketing team in Switzerland and in Spain
  • A young, stimulating and dynamic work environment
 
Place of work : Barcelona (it can be open to negotiation in locations where ESL has a sales office (Europe only) if coordination and logistics aspects allow it)
 
Start date: August 2015
 
Type of contract: To be defined
 
Activity rate: 100%
 
You can find out more about our company on our website: www.esl-languages.com.
 
If you think you would be a good fit for the job, please get in touch by sending your application in French or English (résumé and cover letter) to the e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
We plan on running preliminary Skype/phone interviews and, if successful, in-person interviews. The in-person interviews (location to be defined) will be organised according to both parties’ availabilities.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Only applications fulfilling all criteria will be considered and only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
 
Regional Online Marketer
ESL – Language Studies Abroad is one of the world’s leading language travel organisations, which offers tailor-made language and educational programmes in over 40 countries.
 
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Regional Online Marketer to join our in-house E-marketing team in Barcelona, whose role will be to promote our brand and grow our online community.
 
About you
 
You have a background in PR, communication or journalism, have a good previous experience in a similar role or you simply love to build professional relationships; you have good language skills and you spend a fair amount of time on the Internet already, for personal and professional use – you may already run a blog or write online about something that you are passionate about.

In an ideal world, you also have some experience in community management and / or in outreaching content across various channels.
 
About the role
 
We have an opportunity for someone who can relate to our brand and promote it through online channels by sharing interesting content online – we call this Outreach.

The right candidate will report to the Global Online Marketing Manager, and will require a very creative, flexible and proactive approach to his/her work. He/she will be fluent in French (ideally as mother tongue) and English, with a genuine taste for written and verbal communication.

The role is based in our Barcelona office as part of a small team of multi-lingual Regional Online Marketers, in liaison with our Montreux Headquarters.
 
Main tasks
 
  • Work within the Regional Online Marketing team to identify opportunities to connect with ESL’s audience online
  • Run communication campaigns across all available channels (social platforms, blogs, etc.) and build ESL’s community around the industry’s core topics
  • Share ESL’s content online and create a community around key topics whilst building strong relationships with the industry’s influencers
  • Develop and support the content strategy with the help of marketing and SEO tools – content audits, personas, keyword research, etc.
  • Write various types of texts – descriptions, comments, blog posts – and create content for the various online campaigns
  • Manage & answer comments on ESL’s various social platforms
  • Track, monitor and report on all outreach campaigns
 
Required skills
 
  • Proven experience in a similar role or in PR / Communication / Journalism
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Irreproachable online profiles
  • Keen interest in the latest Internet trends & technologies
  • Proven experience in using industry tools (Google Analytics, SEO tools, etc.), Excel guru a plus
  • Outstanding organisation skills
  • Reliable, detail- and result-oriented personality
  • Enthusiastic and creative thinking
  • Great flexibility
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Fluency in French, English
  • Good knowledge of any other European language a considerable asset
 
Place of work: Barcelona (Spain)

Start date: ASAP
 
We are passionate about language travel and online marketing. If you think the job is for you and if you share these passions with us, please get in touch by sending your application in English (CV) accompanied by a cover letter and a photo to the e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
We plan on running preliminary Skype/phone interviews, and if successful, in-person interviews in Barcelona.
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
Language Travel Consultant
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you comfortable dealing with customers? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!
 
The company

As a leading study abroad agency, ESL has been organising language courses abroad in Switzerland and throughout the world since 1996. Our presence is international, with 43 sales offices in Europe, Oceania and Latin America. Beyond linguistic, cultural and geographical borders, we have helped thousands of students undertake their project to learn languages and discover the world.
 
For the third time since 2010, ESL was voted Star Study Abroad Agency in Europe at the 2014 STM Star Awards. This prestigious award results from the votes of hundreds of language schools around the world and rewards the quality work and efforts provided by all of the ESL staff.
 
We are currently looking for a Language Travel Consultant for our office in Barcelona.
 
Main tasks

Your mission will be to develop the sales of education programmes for clients residing in Spain by means of written price quotes, phone calls and personalised interviews.

Your professional skills
 
  • You must have previous experience in a sales position, ideally in a travel agency
  • You possess interpersonal and communication skills
  • You are able to work in an autonomous and organised manner, with a high sense of responsibility
  • You are a native Spanish speaker and have a very good level of English, any other language is a bonus 
Your personal skills
 
  • You have a smart appearance
  • You are available and flexible, with a good team spirit
  • You possess a good knowledge of geography
  • You have experience and a taste for travelling 
What we offer you
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment
  • A first experience in the exciting field of language travel
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere
  • Corporate ethics oriented sustainable development 
Place of work: Barcelona
           
Start date: October 2015
 
Reference: SALES_BAR
 
Type of contract: non-fixed-term contract
 
Activity rate: full time
           
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in Spanish or English (résumé) along with a cover letter to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
SEM Strategist
ESL – Language Studies Abroad is one of the world’s leading language travel organisations, which offers tailor-made language and educational programmes in over 40 countries.
 
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an SEA Strategist to join our in-house online marketing team in Barcelona.
 
About the role
 
We have a great opportunity for someone who can relate to our brand and promote it through our paid online channels.
The ideal person will be data-driven, with a strong analytical mind, while having excellent communication skills. He/she will be in charge of developing the paid channel’s strategy, and, together with the SEA Coordinator, setting it up across all accounts, for all markets. Also, he/she will be in charge of the Analytics set up.

The role is based in our Barcelona office, in liaison with our Montreux Headquarters.
 
About you
 
  • You have a strong experience in digital marketing paid activities, both at a strategic and operational level.
  • You know how to analyse and explain results in a clear and comprehensive way, so that co-workers with other backgrounds understand your vision.
  • Although you are specialised in paid campaigns, you have got the full picture of what it takes to run a successful online marketing campaign; you’ve got a good understanding of how PPC integrates into an overall online marketing strategy.
  • You have a deep understanding and extensive love of Google Analytics – and any other web analytics tool.
  • You are an Excel guru: you have no fear of extensive spreadsheets with complex information – including conditional formatting, charts, filters, pivot tables or macros.
  • And finally, you are an open-minded, energetic and committed team player with a vision. You love travelling, learning new languages and discovering new cultures, and want to work for a company that shares your values.
 
Main tasks
 
Working closely together with the SEA Coordinator as part of the Online Marketing team, the SEA Strategist’s tasks include:
 
  • Establishing the strategy, objectives and KPIs of all SEA activities in collaboration with the Online Marketing Manager
  • Managing budgets for the various paid channels, for all markets
  • Keeping the overall view of all paid activities, and supporting the Online Marketing Manager in integrating them into ESL’s global marketing strategy
  • Reporting on a monthly basis to top management on ESL’s paid activities, together with recommendations and guidelines, in order to constantly improve performances and adjusting the SEA strategy
  • Supervising and planning the SEA Coordinator’s work
  • Operationally optimising Search and Display accounts according to the strategy, in different languages
  • Working closely with the Web and IT teams in order to improve the internal ROI measurement structure
  • Improving the Analytics set up for all accounts, ensuring correct tracking method for all online campaigns across the team 

Required skills
 
  • At least 5 years experience in a similar role, in an international environment
  • Proven SEA experience in creating Search and Display strategies and managing campaigns at an operational level
  • Solid understanding of performance marketing, conversion and online customer acquisition
  • Google Adwords and Analytics certified
  • Social Media PPC and affiliation experience a plus
  • In-depth experience with Google Analytics or any other web analytics tools
  • Outstanding Excel skills
  • Highly analytical thinker with a deep love for data, details and results-oriented
  • Good communication skills, ability to clearly and synthetically write reports and analyse results
  • Ability to work independently and within a team, as well as multi-task and take initiative
  • Previous work experience in an agency an asset
  • Keen interest in the latest Internet trends & technologies
  • Fluency in English as a working language; good knowledge of any other European language a considerable asset 
 
Place of work: Barcelona (Spain)

Start date: ASAP
 
We are passionate about language travel and online marketing. If you think the job is for you and if you share these passions with us, please get in touch by sending your application in English (CV) accompanied by a cover letter and a photo to the e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
We plan on running preliminary Skype/phone interviews, and if successful, in-person interviews in Barcelona.
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.

5 REASONS TO CHOOSE ESL – LANGUAGE STUDIES ABROAD

  1. Star Agency Europe
  2. ESL – LANGUAGE STUDIES ABROAD IS EUROPE’S STAR AGENCY  

    ESL – Language studies abroad won Star Agency Western Europe for the third time at the 2014 STM Star Awards. 

  3. BEST PRICE GUARANTEE 

    If you find our programmes cheaper with another language travel agency, you will be refunded 100% of the price difference.

  4. FREE AND PERSONALISED SERVICE 

    We offer you free and personal advice before, during and after your language course abroad.

  5. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 

    In 2014, 97% of our students would recommend ESL – Language studies abroad to their friends and relatives. 

  6. CERTIFIED QUALITY 

    ESL – Language studies abroad is accredited by quality control bodies in the tourism and education industries.  

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TESTIMONIALS

I enjoyed the classes with my teacher very much. We talked a lot in class, and I learned much new grammar.
It was very intensive and I could improve my German very well.
I also enjoyed the city of Salzburg very much. After being a little nervous in the beginning, I quickly found that it is easy to get around e.g. with the public busses, and to explore the sights of the town.
My host family was very nice and the food was delicious. They helped me with my German, we spoke a lot and they corrected me if I made a mistake. I am happy that I picked Salzburg as a destination for my German course.

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More than anything, I enjoyed my time in Torbay. It’s a kind of small town on the cost. I would said that it’s better than a big city… clearly there is fewer attractions or big shops but you need to jump inside the language. You just can’t find any French, german, spanish … etc speaker when you are out from the school. That’s Why I choose Torbay.
Oh ! I must talk about the school a little bit … I went there for improving my english before the EPFL and I wasn’t disappointed. I filled the gaps I had by practising all day my english and the lessons was really well given. I mean I had incredible teachers.
The school also offers execution, some are really worth others not, but all helps you to simply visit the area and jump deeper in Devon. Torbay is divided in three towns : Torquay for shopping and going out to disco, Paignton for enjoying your time and Brixham for visiting a traditional fishing town. Torbay is not far from London so you can easily plan a weekend.
I spent twelve weeks in two blocs and It’s was a great time, I tried the host family the first time. The second time I tried the residence, Hunter’s Lodge, and this one was just fantastic, like a family… we visited everything together, we cooked and shared meals, Now I’m invited to Brazil, Germany, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and most important to Swiss-German part.

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My stay in Freiburg is really good. I really like the courses and the fact that we have different teachers during the week. Also the excursions that the school offers are really interesting! At the beginning it was difficult to get integrated in the class, since most of the students were already here and knew eachother. But then, when the new students come every week it is very easy, we always go talk to them, ask them where they are from and form a new group of friends! There are many French speakers here, so sometimes you are quite tempted to talk in French! Freiburg is a big city for me, since I come from a smaller town. But it´s perfect, there is everything we need and a lot of things to do! My host family is great, we have a good relationship. They are very nice and we do things together such as going for a walk or hiking. I was worried at the beginning that the food wouldn´t be good, but it´s really delicious and there is always a lot to eat!

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