Mustad, founded almost 200 years ago, is a global leader in equine hoof care. The company is adapting to today’s digital environment. The EMEA Marketing Manager will lead this journey and develop and implement Mustad’s multi-region, scalable marketing strategy. This is an opportunity to be strategic and operational and truly leave a mark on the company’s traditional and digital marketing.
Wherever there are horses, there are Mustad products. This family business – founded in Norway in 1832 – is the global market leader in equine hoof care products and employs around six hundred people worldwide. Horseshoe nails, horseshoes, farrier tools, and horse care products: Mustad offers the best and sets the industry standard. Customers include farriers from worldwide, Olympic riders, horse owners, and veterinarians. The past years saw a growing number of new players entering the market, particularly with online sales of similar products. Mustad aims to remain a global leader and is ready to leap into the digital future. The company seeks to realize profitable, sustainable growth and create long-term value for its customers, dealers, employees, and society.
The family business has a committed and loyal work atmosphere, yet they operate at the level and with the strength of a well-oiled multinational. The culture is family-oriented, transparent, and very collaborative. At the same time, there is a ‘work hard, play hard’ mindset. With a very competitive strategy for the next five years, the company seeks to stay on top of its global game.
“We take pride in the outstanding products we offer, and it’s great fun to work here. Meanwhile, we work hard, we are global leaders and intend to keep it that way.” – Juan Carlos Agudelo, Global Sales, Marketing and Innovation Director Mustad
Mustad has manufacturing and distribution facilities in The Netherlands, Sweden, USA, Brazil, Colombia, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Turkey, and Morocco. The EMEA Leadership team operates from Lelystad, the Netherlands.
Vacancy: EMEA Marketing Manager
The Mustad EMEA Marketing Manager is responsible for developing and implementing its multi-region, scalable, automated marketing strategy. This boils down to managing traditional marketing as well as the complete digitization of the sales and marketing of a highly successful global company in a very traditional industry. Although the digital opportunity is greenfield and has the feel of a start-up, the traditional business is highly successful, and thus, capital is available. The role reports directly to the Global Sales, Marketing, and Innovation Director.
Within this context, the EMEA Marketing Manager has a strategic and operational attitude. On the one hand, they are smart and understand the dynamics of the hoof care industry; on the other hand, they roll up their sleeves to execute a campaign or experiment. This requires thorough knowledge of traditional channels and website analytics tools, ad serving tools, Google Adwords, and some understanding of web development languages and constraints. In every country where Mustad operates, a salesperson, a marketing manager, and a digital marketeer are available to support the EMEA Marketing Manager when needed. This means the role involves cooperation with people from different cultures from around the world and the need to unite everyone around one future-proof digital framework.
“Digital marketing at Mustad is a greenfield opportunity within a globally leading company, hence a chance to truly leave your mark!” – Juan-Carlos Agudelo
Since the company is newly embarking on the digital journey, the EMEA Marketing Manager has the space to carve out their own career path. The organization’s culture allows for a path that builds on each person’s individual strengths, assuming an eager attitude to maximize one’s own potential. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned marketing expert to teach and transform a traditional, highly successful company into a strong digital player and truly impact its organization and global business success.
Mustad works with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, contact Max Tasseron via firstname.lastname@example.org.