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Senior International Trade Marketing Executive

27,062 P.A. ?
Location: London
Company: Future PLC
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About the Team

Do you want to manage the global sales of some of the world’s best magazine brands? If so, this is the opportunity for you! The International Department at Marketforce is looking for a, data-literate, dynamic and motivated individual to work within the award winning international distribution team as a senior circulation executive.

Reporting to the Group International Business Development Manager you will manage the international sales and distribution for some of Marketforce’s most prestigious publisher clients. The role has two main purposes:

  • Be responsible for managing specific Publisher portfolios and developing their export strategy;
  • Manage and develop specific territories for the whole Marketforce portfolio.

Key responsibilities

  • Day to day management of a large and expanding portfolio of titles
  • Recommend and implement promotional plans, taking ownership of budgeting and forecasting and exploring new business opportunities to drive sales.
  • Responsibility for ensuring smooth operational process covering logistics, finance and returns, setting efficiency targets and managing supplies and print orders.
  • Selling in new product to worldwide agents to hit publisher agreed supply targets
  • Producing regular performance reports with insight and recommendations.
  • Dealing with print orders & reporting for third party business with a key focus on updating title forecasts and publisher packs.


  • Good presentation skills and ability to present complex data in a concise, easy to understand format
  • Good planning skills and the ability to prioritise and delegate work to meet strict deadlines
  • High level of numeracy able to analyse data from a number of different angles and draw the correct conclusions
  • A good working knowledge of G Suite/ MS Excel
  • Ability to maintain and develop good relations with a number of core departments at all levels both internally and externally
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the company


  • Experience of working within a circulation/retail/ international department and a sound knowledge of how a distribution company works
  • Internal systems knowledge (Orion, Boxi)

What do I need to succeed?

  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise.
  • A keen eye for detail and process management.
  • The ability to use performance and reporting systems to maintain a clear view on title, sector and retailer trends.
  • The ability to translate sales data into clear actions and recommendations.
  • The ability to construct persuasive and creative sales marketing information that can positively influence key decision makers at retail.
  • The ability to work across teams and coordinate activity across relevant departments.
  • Numerate and analytical.
  • To be able to manage own deadlines, as well as working as part of a wider team.
  • Excellent communication skills


What will I get in return?

As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:

  • Unlimited paid time off (yes you read that right!)
  • A share in our success- every member of staff receives a profit pool bonus at the end of our financial year
  • Free digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines
  • Regular staff socials arranged by our wonderful Employee Community & Culture committees (when we get back to the office)
  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

Future is a global multi-platform media company and leading digital publisher, with scalable brands and diversified revenue streams. We are dedicated to connecting over 300 million people worldwide with their passions, through expert content, world-class events and cutting-edge proprietary technology. We have big ambitions to transform media and change people’s lives.

We have a market-leading portfolio of over 220 brands spanning across technology, gaming, TV & entertainment, women’s lifestyle, music, sport, creative and photography, home interest and B2B. You may have heard of us…

But a stellar heritage isn’t enough. We continue to grow our portfolio and launch new brands, restlessly looking to improve, innovate and push the boundaries of what can be done. We develop leading-edge technology which is disrupting the media marketplace.

Together, we’re exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for – our audiences, clients, staff and shareholders. In a short space of time, Future has transformed into an innovative global media platform.

We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work with endless opportunities to forge a career. We believe in teamwork that transcends location, so we don’t have a Future HQ but a globally connected workforce across the UK, US, Europe and Australia

Every kind of talent is celebrated here.. We hire for person not for the role, looking for people who share our ambitions to be bold and innovate, making Future a global success story.

Let’s do this!

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why this is your dream job!

Inclusion & Diversity

At Future we are passionate about ensuring that as a business, we are continuing to promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do.

Future is an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process will be free of bias and our workplaces are inclusive, positive, free of discrimination and respects all backgrounds and beliefs. Our culture is underpinned by our values which will continue to ensure that all applicants, current and future employees are treated with respect and fairness.

We are continuing to be inclusive in our approach to flexible working, ensuring that we are making adjustments where required and providing our employees the tools and support to enable them to grow and flourish in their careers.

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