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Competitor Monitor is a fast growing, innovative company involved in online competitive intelligence. We provide intelligence to online retailers to help them make more informed decisions, and the company is growing at a remarkable pace.
 
We build exciting products to help businesses gain a competitive edge online, and we could use your help!
 
Regardless of our current listings, we’re always looking for great people to join us. If you’re passionate about what we do and can bring something unique to the team, get in touch.
 

Job Opportunity:  Marketing & Account Executive

 
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

The Role and Person
 
 
 
 IntelligentEye is an internet success story. We're passionate about helping our clients understand their online business, stay one step ahead of the competition and win more customers. And this passion has seen our business grow rapidly over the last year.
 
Our client base has spread across the globe with major high street names and leading consumer brands choosing our services to improve their sales performance. From the world’s largest toy manufacturer to the UK's leading department store.
 
We're now looking to expand our team with more passionate people!  If you're ambitious, well organised, like engaging with people and can write persuasively you could be just what we're looking for. 
 
The role will support our marketing and client operations teams with their challenge of delivering standout sales and service to clients. We'll make sure you get all the support and training you need to succeed. You just need to bring the ambition to grow your career.
 
Key Responsibilities
 
Marketing
 
  • Delivering our marketing plan – writing press releases and blog posts, building email campaigns, contacting journalists and bloggers
  • Managing the company social media profiles, interacting with fans and generating leads
  • Working with the Marketing Director to shape the marketing plan and add new creative ways of reaching out to customers
  • Managing our agencies and freelancers 
  • Writing brilliant copy for our website and case studies
Account Management
  • Managing customer enquiries and accounts
  • Working with our designer and programming teams to manage projects and ensure deadlines are met
  • Managing payments and invoicing customers
  • Handling administrative details for projects
 
Person Specification
 
Operating in a fast paced, dynamic industry we are looking for a self-starter that can quickly adapt to the role.
 
You must have good writing skills, be confident in speaking to customers and be familiar with today’s online marketing channels.
 
We're also looking for fresh ideas so being able to demonstrate creativity is essential.
 
We're a small but perfectly formed team of senior players who can really help shape your career in the most dynamic sector out there. So if you feel passionate about this role we'd love to hear from you.
 

Job Opportunity: Front End UI/Web Designer

 
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
 
What we are looking for
 
We are seeking a talented front-end web designer who also has excellent CSS, HTML, Ajax skills. You should be comfortable building sites from scratch producing fantastic clean, semantic markup without the need for frameworks.
 
You should also have experience building rock solid, standards compliant, cross-browser compatible websites along with a good to excellent understanding of JavaScript and when to use it; you will be comfortable writing your own functions rather than rely on plugins (or writing your own plugins). A keen eye for design and an understanding of user experience design would be an advantage. You likely have an interest in emerging trends: canvas, media queries, flexible grids, and draft CSS3 enhancements.
 
We want you to work on our next generation web applications.  You will have a passion for creating simple, clean and intuitive interfaces, but also a working knowledge of some of the technologies to deliver leading edge, interactive sites and applications.  The successful candidate will become a key member of a small, passionate team with a rapidly expanding company focused on deploying innovative products.  
 
We are also looking for someone who will be a knowledge resource for the latest trends and technologies for web interface design and development.  You will work to actively assist in improving the usability, usefulness and desirability of our applications.  
 
This position is contract-based, with possibility to become full-time. We would prefer someone local, but we are happy working with someone who is remote if they are exceptional. 
 
Please note: If you do not have an existing portfolio of work that you have done, please do not apply.
 
Specific Skills
 
Technical
 
Obviously this is an ever-changing landscape, but here are the skills we feel we are looking for:
 
First and foremost, you should have an excellent eye for design. You should know great web UI when you see it, and be able to explain why it’s great (even if you didn’t create it!).
 
Strong command of visual design capabilities, including composition, layout information hierarchy, typography and colour.
 
Conduct ongoing research of web-based user interface development best practices. Introduce emerging user interface technologies into the stack.
 
Work on new features and functionality and suggest improvements to other areas of the applications based on user feedback.
 
Contribute to the overall look and feel of the brand through clean, efficient use of web standards and optimisation.
 
Apply graphic design principles including layout, typography, and color theory with strong skills in information hierarchy.
 
Fluency with web standards and technologies, including HTML5, CSS, Javascript
 
Extensive experience with JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Prototype, jQuery).
 
Deep experience with maintaining cross-browser compatibility (multiple versions of Safari, Firefox, Chrome and IE).
 
Finally, you should have a solid portfolio. We want to see that you’ve built great web interfaces before, not just great websites.
 

Job Opportunity: Junior Developer (1 years placement)


Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
 
What we are looking for
 
We are seeing a talented developer to join our team, on a one-year placement, to help us to take forward our competitive intelligence applications.  We are currently focusing on pricing intelligence solutions for online retailers, but also researching new products to help businesses gain a competitive edge.  We are naturally looking for someone who is enthusiastic, smart and talented but also someone who has a demonstrable passion for coding using scripting languages.  We operate with a 'startup' culture with a loyal and close-knit team.  You will be coding in Python and ideally you need to be experienced in at least one server-side or scripting language.
 
This is a unique position and the successful candidate will gain a substantial amount of knowledge during the time working with us.  
 
Our technology stack includes Python, Pyramid / Pylons framework, MySQL or Postgres, and MongoDB.
 
Although some Python experience is desirable, it’s more important to be able to demonstrate an understanding of OOP in another language such as PHP, Ruby or Java,  Having enthusiasm for learning Python is a must.
 
Specific Skills
 
A working knowledge of any of the following languages: Python, PHP, Ruby, Perl, ASP or Java
 
Good understanding of relational databases such as MySQL, Postgres or SQL Server.

 

Job Opportunity:  Business Process and System Creation - Placement

 
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

The Role and Person
 
Help us to systemise our business
 
We are looking for a business school student who, over the Summer, can help us to implement business systems that will help our company to work more effectively.  This is a great opportunity for the right candidate and you will be working in a multi-disciplined role, with quite a lot of autonomy.  Naturally we are only seeking self-starters who are prepared to roll up their sleeves and who revel in achievement.
 
 

Personal Qualities

We are looking for someone who can integrate with our team and who works well both independently and in a group, without daily management.
 
Have excellent communication skills.
 
Works well under pressure.
 
Enjoys startup environments.

About the Company

Intelligent Eye Ltd
 
Competitor Monitor is an IntelligentEye product. IntelligentEye Ltd is a business centred around providing online business intelligence solutions. Please see this page for more information about us.
 
Hopefully you can see working with us as being challenging, yet rewarding.

How to Apply

To apply, send a covering letter and your CV/Resume to jobs@competitormonitor.com. Please don’t send us a generic covering letter – we are looking for intelligent people who stand out and are prepared to go the extra mile.
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