We recruit across all online and digital marketing disciplines and provide a highly personalised marketing recruitment service placing executive level marketers; Head of Marketing, Marketing Directors, VP Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer levels.

Intelligent People recruit both B2B and B2C Marketing generalists and professionals with specialist experience, such as online marketing, CRM, SEO and PPC, Campaign Management, Field Marketing, Public Relations, Marketing Communications, Lead Generation, Event Management, Product Marketing, Channel Marketing, Direct Marketing, Indirect Marketing and Collateral Marketing.


Marketing recruitment agency with a difference

We employ specialist consultants, all with experience of working within marketing teams themselves across the marketing mix. This means when you speak to your marketing recruitment consultant, they’ll already have a good knowledge of the area you want to access, in particular the skills and attributes candidates require to do the best job. They will be able to talk to you on your level and understand the unique requirements of your business. How many recruiters can say that?

We always meet clients and candidates to ensure we have the information needed to make an accurate match between role and candidate, and we provide advice and consultancy throughout the whole lifecycle. We intimately understand our client’s needs, their environments and ethos. We do the same for our candidates, ensuring we fully understand their specialist skills and what they want to achieve from the next career move. This puts Intelligent People in a unique position to ensure all parties aspirations are fully met. We’ve successfully placed many executive level marketers, maintaining great relationships with many today.

Marketing roles we recruit for

With a dedicated Executive Search arm of the business, we support businesses in important marketing executive appointments. We advise on where the talent may be, what you should offer as a package and how to engage and retain the very best candidates.

Head of Marketing Recruitment

This role is often a transition from managing an aspect of marketing, to managing a multi-functional team of specialists. Depending on the size of the organisation, a generalist approach to marketing is often best at this level, able to make best practise decisions and support team members by giving them strategic direction and the tools to be effective at their job without hand holding. Head of Marketing recruitment requires candidates to have experience across as many marketing disciplines and technologies as possible, with particular focus on managing budget and performance against KPIs.  

Marketing Director Recruitment

Within a Marketing Director role, the candidate will be responsible for designing and delivering comprehensive marketing strategies to increase brand awareness, lead generation and loyalty within the customer base. The Marketing Director must champion the brand, ensuring the brand is represented consistently throughout all promotional activities and channels. At Marketing Director level, candidates will need to identify and analyse the target customer, ensuring all activities point towards this objective, producing business growth through innovation.

Vice President Marketing Recruitment

The VP of Marketing is responsible for setting the brand vision and overall direction of the marketing teams, creating both a long- and short-term plan, using KPIs and objectives to review performance. The VP will need to ensure the customer is considered at each stage of the marketing process and oversee the user experience from start to finish, reporting to the CEO on strategic performance metrics.

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Recruitment

Chief Marketing Officer roles are often similar in roles and responsibilities as Marketing VP’s. Both levels require a strong person to adopt the voice of the customer, implementing customer segmentation models, to improve user experience across all marketing touchpoints. When a chief marketing officer starts applying a customer-centric approach, other metrics normally take care of themselves – lead generation, sales and repeat business.


Our marketing recruitment services

Our head of marketing recruitment services include end-to-end services. We are here to help with maximising the exposure of your job description, through job boards, LinkedIn and our own vast network of candidates. Once we have gained the best possible pool of talent, we provide our clients a shortlist, and prepare interviews. We often get asked what the best questions are to ask marketers, so we have produced a guide here.

Post interview we can help provide feedback to all candidates, as well as providing advise on the best offer package, and what to do in the event of the candidate receiving a counter offer from their current employer. This process takes time that often internal recruitment teams or line managers don’t have in abundance, so we take on that challenge for you.


How much do marketing directors make in the UK?
Marketing Directors in the UK can make between £100,000 to £150,000. The salary is often strengthened through a good benefits package which may include a performance based bonus, access to private healthcare, wellness benefits and enhanced pension contributions.
What qualifications do you need to be a marketing director?
No official qualifications are required to become a Marketing Director, although many Marketing Directors do have University degrees involving Marketing and/or Business related fields. To gain a Marketing Director position, you'll need to showcase a clear brand vision and strategy, your previous experience of leading a marketing team to success and proven marketing campaign experience.
What skills do marketing directors need?
Marketing Directors often require generalist knowledge and skills across all the marketing channels including brand, digital, CRM, advertising, SEO, paid advertising and more. At this Marketing Director level, people management and leadership skills become more important than hands-on skills on a specific channel. Success of this role will be measured on whether the marketing team has acheived it objectives, its growth and lead targets, and its brand awareness KPIs.
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