Head of Marketing

Job description

As our Head of Marketing you will lead the marketing organization, be responsible for the development of our marketing channels as well as our communication strategy and the creative output across the entire user journey. You have the opportunity to build up and lead your team and drive significant impact immediately. You will be starting on an almost blank canvas while profiting from being in a medium-sized company with significant budgets.

Sharpist is on a journey to deliver measurable business outcomes to its global enterprise clients, through a digital people development solution that is founded on 1:1 coaching.

As Europe's leading solution for people development, Sharpist marries the individual employee's needs for personalized learning with the demand for worldwide scalability of global organizations such as Axel Springer, STRABAG, and Porsche.

To achieve this "personalization at scale" Sharpist bets on unparalleled user engagement. This engagement derives from combining a 1:1 human coaching offer with a digital learning journey that makes personal growth transparent and gamifies the development experience, just like Apple Health or Strava are doing in their particular domains.

Sharpist is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage people of all ethnic backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations to apply for this role.


What you'll do here at Sharpist

Within 1 month you will...

... Implement marketing strategies to reach key target accounts.

... Develop a deep understanding of our users, what their journey looks like and start building powerful lead generation funnels.

Define long-term priorities and investments as well as prioritize and distribute budgets. 


Within 1 quarter you will...

... Generate a consistent stream of quality leads that eventually convert into customers.

... Define and develop our brand identity and make Sharpist known amongst our target audience.

Deliver convincing marketing materials for touchpoints all across the organisation.

... Have started building up a team nearly from scratch by defining team requirements, hiring, onboarding, leading, developing and retaining team members.


Within 1 year you will...

Shape all of Sharpist’s external communication.

... Make Sharpist THE voice of a new generation of companies in L&D.

... Collect and anticipate internal requirements and prioritize according to top line impact.

Build brand awareness among target audiences including press, customers and competitors.

Lead a high performing team and enable them to consistently reach their objectives.

Job requirements

We believe, you'll be successful if you are this type of person

  • You are passionate about our mission, customers and product.
  • A strong communicator: clear, direct, honest, empathetic.
  • A people person with a collaborative mindset who enables his stakeholders.
  • You thrive in a high-growth tech start-up environment and inspire the team to develop outstanding creativity.
  • You are confident about driving results, setting ambitious (yet realistic) targets and reporting on progress to key stakeholders while prioritizing based on ROI and growth potential.



These hard facts will get us excited to get to know you better

  • You bring at least 5 years of leadership experience, preferably in an enterprise-level B2B marketing leadership role.
  • You have a long-term vision for growth and the ability to cross-functionally collaborate on its execution.
  • A proven track record of driving fast growth in an unstructured environment.
  • You know what it means to build a brand, control it and grow it.
  • You have successfully led creative teams with demonstrable impact in a competitive media landscape.
  • A deep understanding of how individual marketing activities tie into top-line growth.
  • You bring the ability to simplify complex problems and situations into digestible, prioritized action plans.
  • A strong empathy for the media and knowledge on how to seed our story into our target publications.
  • Fluency in English, German would be a plus.