Marketing Communications Specialist





Title :       Marketing Communications Specialist 

Reports To :     Senior Director, Marketing and Deployment EMEA

Department : Marketing



Summary & Scope of Position:

Manage all Marcom activities (development and distribution of marketing materials and organization of marketing events).


To accomplish this, a number of key responsibilities are listed:


Primary Responsibilities:

. Maintain website (Content Management System in Drupal).

. Manage eNewslettre communication (MailChimp).

. Manage Showpad platform.

. Basic html and InDesign knowledge to create or modify simple documents like symposium

   invitations and mailing templates.

. Manage the review and approval process of new collaterals.

. Collaborate with customer-facing staff to forecast ongoing inventory needs for marketing

  materials, giveaways, booth assets; responsible for managing warehousing functions and

  ensuring consistent and timely delivery of necessary materials within target budget.

. Maintain and expand knowledge of current industry best practices and vendor / technology

  options for Cerus eMarketing programs, including websites, showpad, e-mail / newsletters,

  and webinars.

. Provide support in creation of brochures / layouts, figures, photos, graphs, web pages,

  slides and other materials in-house to fulfill specific marketing program objectives;

  collaborate with outside vendors and designers as needed when such materials are

  produced by outside resources.

. Interact with internal stakeholders, customers, distributors and vendors.

. Monitor the marketing expenses (accruals).

. Collaborate with Legal and Regulatory Affairs with regards to overall compliance.

. Any other duties, if required.


Qualifications / Requirements / Skills

. Experience with DTP, managing blast e-mail newsletters / campaigns, creating and

  maintaining web pages, managing marketing projects and supporting trade shows and

  marketing events.

. Ability to work effectively with management and other stakeholders in order to represent

  the company in a professional manner.

. Fluent in English. Any other language is an asset.

. Attention to detail – able to verify and proofread own work, check facts and calculations,

  identify inconsistencies and potential problems that emerge in marketing program

  activities and materials.

. Project management – Ability to grasp goal and scope of individual projects, work with

  team to organize timelines and details, monitor progress and contribute by completing

  specific tasks.

. Ability to work under pressure and stay composed.

. Excellent communication & organizational skills (encompasses verbal, written,

  interpersonal, listening).

. Flexible; ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities.

. Interest in learning about blood safety, Cerus and INTERCEPT – Must demonstrate the

  desire and ability to learn about the industry, product and customers; apply acquired

  knowledge to daily tasks.

. Very strong knowledge and skills with software applications, technology,

  internet – Expected to make extensive use of Office applications at expert level for daily

  tasks, and to use specialized design- and web-related software and online tools

  to create e-mail newsletters, web pages, layouts and graphics.


This position is based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.


If you are interested in one of the current openings at Cerus Europe B.V., please submit your resume to:


Cerus Europe B.V.

Attn. Bianca Vos – Director, HR and Administration, EMEA 

Stationsstraat 79-D


The Netherlands



Phone: +31 33 496 06 00


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