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We are currently looking for people who wish to join our team! If you are interested in any of the positions advertised below, please send us your CV and cover letter to: jobs:::esl:::ch

Barcelona

Creative Content Copywriter (Native English Speaker)
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you inspired by the idea of working in a dynamic team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!

Job overview
 
We are looking for a native English language writer to push our global communications forward. Working as part of the Product team and closely with our translators, marketing team and HR as well as all other ESL departments, you will report directly to content management.
 
Main tasks:
 
  • Working collectively to develop global communication angles
  • Writing, proofreading and editing website content in English for a variety of products related to languages and travel
  • Writing, proofreading, correcting and editing website and print content in English for a variety of products related to languages and travel
  • Writing and publishing articles for owned and third-party blogs and print publications
  • Brainstorming and writing creative content ideas in various media (including visual and audio)
  • Ensuring a consistent and appropriate tone of voice across all channels
  • Sourcing images to go along with written content 

Your profile:

Your professional skills
 
  • First-class written English
  • School of journalism or similar background
  • Proven ability and experience in writing blogs
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and persuasively and adapt copy to different target groups
  • Ability to write client-oriented text that can be translated into various languages
  • Understanding of the developing internet landscape
  • Demonstrable SEO knowledge
  • Understanding of the different demands of digital and print
  • Sensitivity to client motivations and corporate goals
  • Good knowledge of French language is a key asset
  • Spanish and German languages is a considerable asset 

Your personal skills
 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – you will interact with many people from various cultures and countries
  • Flexibility and reactivity
  • Ability to channel creativity towards business goals
  • Ability to meet deadlines while working with an international team in various locations
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative
  • Passionate about languages and travel
  • You are confident and persuasive
  • You have willing to travel to Switzerland if necessary and to other ESL countries, depending on projects 

What we offer you:
 
  • Highly varied tasks and a chance to develop a wide range of skills in an international company
  • Creative and rewarding work
  • Autonomy at work, alongside regular contacts with teams in Switzerland and Spain
  • A youthful, stimulating and dynamic work environment
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter 
 
Place of work: Barcelona - Open to negotiation in European locations where ESL has a sales office, if coordination and logistical aspects allow it.
 
Start date: January/February 2017
 
Reference:
ESL_Content
 
Type of contract: 12 months fixed term contract (prospect of a permanent position)
 
Activity rate: Full time
 
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in English (résumé) along with a cover letter and online examples of published work to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch.
 
We plan on running preliminary Skype/phone interviews and, if successful, a writing test.
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
CRM Manager
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you inspired by the idea of working in a dynamic team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!
 
We are currently looking for a CRM Manager based in Barcelona.
 
Job overview
Your mission will be to ensure that ESL’s CRM system provides timely, accurate information to manage the company’s Sales, Admissions and CRM-related Marketing activities.
 
The CRM Manager will work closely with the Sales, Marketing, IAC and IT departments, to provide strategic recommendations and insight in order to continuously improve and refine the performance of our CRM system. As CRM manager you will be a key team member or leader of company-wide projects such as CRM, Client Area and Leads. You will provide strategic and operational input to these projects.
 
Main tasks:

 
  • Ensure that the CRM meets the company’s strategic objectives for Sales, Marketing and IAC workflow and reporting
  • Improve processes around the usage of the CRM, by continuously evaluating, monitoring, coaching, performing spot checks and developing best practices
  • Manage and coordinate, from the user perspective, all development and enhancement projects related to the Argo CRM and related tools and provide regular support to CRM users
  • Provide strategic input to the Head of Sales, Marketing and IAC regarding training, resource requirements and best practices regarding CRM tools
  • Design and prepare Sales and Marketing reports and dashboards which provide comprehensive analysis of performance
  • Prepare user and best practices documentation and training with respect to activities surrounding the CRM system
  • Create and maintain the relevant data in the CRM, such as form letters, templates, automatic paragraphs, postal and other demographic data and other codes and information relating to the Argo CRM
  • Prepare exception reports and follows up with the sales staff to ensure compliance with best practices
  • Ensure the quality of all standard messages and texts are effectively coordinated with the Marketing and Products so that all CRM communications meet the company’s highest quality standards, while addressing local market requirements
  • Ensure the highest level of data integrity, quality of usage and best practices, to enable Top Management to make sound strategic decisions based on the analysis obtained through the CRM system
  • Travel regularly to the Montreux and Barcelona Headquarters and other key locations such as sales offices, to perform training, coaching and quality checks 

Your professional skills:
 
  • You have a university-level bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing or Management Science, or professional equivalent
  • You have a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar position
  • You are extremely proficient in the use of computers and standard office software, with extensive experience using a modern CRM system
  • You have expert-level knowledge of Excel, Business Intelligence tools and/ or CRM report writing tools
  • You have direct experience in sales and sales management in the education or travel sectors
  • You master written and spoken English, as well as at least one other major European language, including the language spoken at the job location (French or Spanish) 

Your personal skills:
 
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships with people at all levels
  • You have excellent team working skills and ability to work with a remote team
  • You have excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • You have good negotiation and problem solving skills 

What we offer you:
 
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment
  • A first or new experience in the exciting field of language travel
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere
  • Corporate ethics oriented sustainable development 

Place of work: Barcelona (Spain)
 
Start date:
ASAP
 
Reference:
ESL_CRM
 
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 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.
 
Front-End Web Developer
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you inspired by the idea of working in a dynamic team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!
 
We are currently looking for a Front-End Web Developer for our head office in Barcelona.
 
Job overview
Working within a small team, you will participate in the technical development of different websites and applications for the company.
 
Main tasks:
 
  • Develop and integrate websites
  • Develop and integrate complex web interfaces
  • Develop and optimize applications and APIs
  • Create and develop technical documentation for the Web department and for the user
  • Support application/website users

Your professional skills:
 
  • 3 years’ minimum experience in web development
  • Excellent front-end development knowledge (CSS3 / HTML5 / Javascript / CSS pre-processor / Responsive design)
  • Perfect command of at least one Javascript framework (AngularJS, Backbone.js, React/Flux…)
  • Command of task-running tools (Grunt / Gulp)
  • Command of versioning tools (git)
  • Good Linux/Unix knowledge (Ubuntu)
Other skills:
  • Command of graphic creation tools (Adobe Suite)
  • Experience and competences with Web Design and Ux/UI
  • Good back-end development knowledge (PHP / MySQL / MVC frameworks)
  • Command of testing tools (Jasmine, Karma, Protractor, Selenium)
  • Command of Wordpress CMS
  • Command of Agile (Scrum) development method

Your personal skills:
 
  • Fluency in English. French or other European languages is considered a strong advantage
  • Ability to listen
  • Ability to work both autonomously and within a team
 
What we offer:
 
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere in a beautiful setting, on the shores of Lake Leman
  • The opportunity to further develop your skills in an international environment
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter

Place of work: Barcelona
 
Start date: To be discussed
 
Type of contract: Permanent contract (CDI)

Activity rate: Full time
 
Reference: WEBDEV
 
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send your application file in 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
HR Manager

Are you looking for an enriching experience in the human resources field? Are you passionate about languages and travel? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!
 
We are currently looking for a HR Manager based in our Head Office in Barcelona.
 
Job overview
In direct contact with the Head of HR in Montreux (Switzerland), your main mission will be to execute the global ESL HR strategy and be the contact HR person in Barcelona Head Office.
 
Main tasks:
 
  • You will actively participate in the development of our international recruitment strategy and lead processes for our Barcelona Head Office.
  • You will be in charge of the coordination of the recruitments for our Head Office in Barcelona, which involves the contact with external partners and tools (recruitment agencies, job boards providers, social medias, etc.) preparing of the job adverts, checking application forms, shortlisting, screening potential candidates and realising first interviews
  • You will support the development and implementation of policies (working conditions, health & safety, performance management, absence management, etc.) and replies to the questions of managers and employees
  • You will assist the Head of HR in defining the right internal communication strategy for our Head Office in Barcelona
  • You will be the person of reference in case of absence of the Head of HR
  • You will promote equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organization
  • You will participate in different HR and company projects and perform other duties as required and assigned 

Your professional skills:
 
  • You have a higher education in business with HR specialisation ideally or a similar level of thinking achieved through experience
  • You have at least 3-5 years of experience in Human Resources in a high quality service environment
  • You have proven experience in business partnering with senior managers
  • You have solid experience in recruitment in an international environment with a track record to recognizing and recruiting talents
  • You possess very good knowledge of recruitment tools (job boards, social medias, recruitment interview processes, potential evaluation, etc.)
  • You have extensive Spanish labour law knowledge skills
  • You are able to compile and interpret statistical data and you know how to communicate it in a professional and understandable manner
  • You have excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • You possess very good IT skills (MS Office)
  • You have a high ethical standard to manage information of a confidential nature 
 
Your personal skills:
 
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships with people at all levels
  • You have integrity and approachability
  • You have excellent team working skills and ability to work with a remote team
  • You have cultural awareness and strong ethics
  • You have good negotiation and problem solving skills
  • You are fluent in English and have an excellent command in Spanish. French is considered as a plus and any other language would be an asset. 

Other
 
  • The preferred candidate needs to have a proven passion for languages and travel as part of professional or personal life and willing to travel to Montreux Head Office and/or other ESL locations when requested. 

What we offer you
 
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment
  • A first or a new experience in the exciting field of language travel
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere
  • Corporate ethics oriented sustainable development 
 
Place of work: Barcelona (Spain)
 
Start date: ASAP
 
Reference:
ESL_HR
 
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 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.
IT Network Engineer
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you inspired by the idea of working in a dynamic team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!
  
Job overview
We are currently looking for an IT Network Engineer who will be responsible for the technical management and administration of the ESL and affiliate IT networks (LAN and WAN) in over 55 locations in Europe, Latin America and New Caledonia.
 
Your main goal will be to ensure that the network is secure, highly available and offers optimal performance. You will propose and implement cost-effective solutions to allow us to implement long-term IT strategies, and you will install, configure and maintain network hardware and software and provide level 2 and level 3 support for network and system-related issues.
 
Main tasks:
 
  • You ensure efficient and effective communications with the IT Operations and Support Manager and other members of the IT team.
  • You ensure that the company’s network (LAN, WAN) functions efficiently and with minimal down-time.
  • You ensures that the company’s VoiP system, business applications and services function efficiently on the ESL network.
  • You create and update configurations for network hardware and software.
  • You conceive, install and maintain performance and bandwidth monitoring solutions.
  • You participate, with the IT Operations and Support Manager, in the elaboration of active and passive security solutions for the entire ESL and affiliate’s network.
  • You participate, with the IT Operations and Support Manager, in the elaboration of a disaster recovery plan.
  • You participate in company-wide projects, including migration of ESL and affiliate services to the cloud, with particular accent on network bandwidth, latency and availability to provide adequate performance.

Your experience:
 
  • You possess a Bachelor’s or high technical school diploma in Information Science with specialization in network technologies.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years experience administering a complex network environment.
  • You have a Certified Sonic Wall or Cisco administrator or equivalent through professional experience. 

Your professional skills and education:
 
  • You have a detailed knowledge of network protocols, hardware, software and firmware.
  • You master UNIX / Linux operating systems and command-line interfaces.
  • You possess in-depth knowledge of VoIP.
  • Knowledge of Mac OSX is an advantage.
  • You are a French or English mother tongue or equivalent and with a good working knowledge of the other: any other languages (Spanish, German or other) are considered a plus. 

Your personal skills:
 
  • You are a highly motivated self-starter, passionate about network technology and administration.
  • You are flexible with respect to working hours. 

What we offer you:
 
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment, in the exciting field of language travel
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere.
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter. 
 
Place of work: Montreux or Barcelona (the candidate in Barcelona would have to be prepared to come and work in Montreux for 12 to 24 months, then re-locate to Barcelona.)
 
Start date: As soon as possible
 
Reference:
ESL_IT
 
Type of contract: Permanent contract
 
Activity rate: Full time
           
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in 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.
Regional Online Marketer
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!
  
Job overview
For our Online Marketing department, we are currently looking for a Regional Online Marketer – Spanish native speaker, someone who can relate to our brand and promote it through online channels by sharing interesting content online – we call this Outreach. You will report to the Global Online Marketing Manager, and will require a very creative, flexible and proactive approach to your work You have a genuine taste for written and verbal communication
 
You will be 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, newsletters, websites, blogs, etc.) and build ESL’s community around the industry’s core topics
  • Share ESL’s content online (internal and / or external platforms) 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
  • Apply SEO and SMO strategies and recommendations at a local level and search actively new opportunities
  • 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
  • Send monthly newsletters to our clients and external databases
  • Track, monitor and report on all your activities
 
Your experience:
 
  • You have a background in SEO, community management and / or in outreaching content across various channels
  • You have a good previous experience in a similar role or you simply love online marketing
  • 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 PR, communication or journalism on online channels

Your professional skills and education:
 
  • You have proven experience in a similar role or in PR / Communication / Journalism
  • You have irreproachable online profiles
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You have a keen interest in the latest Internet trends & technologies
  • You have proven experience in using industry tools (Google Analytics, SEO and SMO tools, etc.), Excel guru a plus
  • You are a Spanish native speaker and you are fluent in English, any other languages (German, Italian or other) are considered a plus
 
Your personal skills:
 
  • You are reliable and have a detail- and result-oriented personality
  • You are enthusiastic and creative thinking
  • You have great flexibility
  • You have outstanding organization skills
  • You have he ability to work independently and in a team

What we offer you:
 
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment, in the exciting field of language travel
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter
  • Autonomy at work, alongside regular contacts with the marketing team in Switzerland and in Spain

Place of work: Barcelona (Spain)
 
Start date: As soon as possible
 
Type of contract: 12 months fixed term contract (prospect of a permanent position)
 
Activity rate: Full time
 
Reference: ESL_SEO
 
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in English (résumé) along with a cover letter to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
We plan on running preliminary Skype/phone interviews, and if successful, second Skype interviews or in-person interviews in Barcelona.
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.

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In the beginning, I went on this trip just to improve my English knowledge and skills, but it soon became one of the best ways to strengthen incredible relationships. I am still very close to some of the people I met during my stay and I really would like to develop these friendships in the future and take them as good excuses to travel more.

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Learning French at the Institut Européen de Français was a great experience. I refreshed my French and got ready for my third Erasmus term. Classes are interactive and practical. Life in Montpellier is quiet, but – as it’s a student town – there is always something to do.

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