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Career profile

Marketing

Are you creative? Enjoy working as part of a team? Marketing could be for you. Alex enjoys working in a dynamic and fast paced environment, where no two days are the same.

Describe a normal day in your job

No two days are the same, this is the best part of my job! There is no set routine, we are always working on a large variety of projects and constantly developing new ideas. I love the fast pace and ‘can-do’ attitude of my team.

What skills/qualifications are relevant to your role?

I have a BA (Hons) degree in International Business Management. My course covered a wide range of subjects from economics to HR, and logistics to marketing. This knowledge base helped me understand the ‘big picture’ and how the Marketing Department is connected to every aspect of the Company.

What has been your career path to your current role and what experience do you have?

I joined the Company in the role of Marketing Executive in November 2017 as a university graduate. I spent my 3rd year of university on a fulltime job placement working as a Sales & Marketing Coordinator for a tech company. Then, after graduation, I pursued an internship with a wine merchant to gain more marketing experience.

What further training/ courses have you completed or are completing?

The Company enabled me to become a member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing, thanks to this I have attended a number of training courses. Nevertheless, you can’t beat hands-on learning on the job!

What is the best thing about your job?

I take great pride in my responsibilities and I am extremely passionate about seeing every task through to the end – our team motto is “Don’t get stuck!” But the greatest reward is seeing how my ideas and efforts help drive our Company forward.

What interested you in a career in Aquaculture? 

I am genuinely fascinated by all the biological, nutritional and environmental factors that affect this complex business. I also love learning more about Scotland and visiting the remote communities where we operate.

Why would you encourage others to think about a career in Aquaculture?

If you dread monotony, then you would definitely enjoy a career in Aquaculture. Given all the external factors that can affect salmon farming, planning, innovation and sustainability are key to succeed in this industry. And most importantly, salmon is Scotland’s #1 food export, contributing to our entire economy and providing jobs for thousands of people.

Name

Alex

Job title

Brand Manager

Location

Edinburgh