Marketing Placement

Valencia, Spain
€750 per month
01 Jan 2018
31 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Work Placement, 7-12 months
Full Time

Upffront is a small, start-up online marketing and distribution company. We promote “performance sailing systems” and are building a worldwide sales and marketing infrastructure. The two directors have extensive knowledge in performance marine products and their distribution. The business has just received a large European Government backed loan which allows it to move into an accelerated growth phase.

The company operates from two sites. Our warehouse and fulfilment operation is in Kiel, N. Germany and a sales & marketing plus product development team based in Valencia, Spain.

The company is initiating an intern programme, offering internships from 3-9 months, to bring in young talented individuals and give them opportunities to contribute and make a real impact on the development of this exciting business.

As an internet business focused on end consumers, in a very niche field, we see little value in employing experienced industry professionals. We are actively trying to change the way people do business in the marine industry and therefore, with the Directors extensive product and industry knowledge to fall back on, we intend to grow a young team from the ground up. 


  • Under the guidance of the directors, you will be expected to put all your theoretical skills into practice
  • You will be required to complete market research projects followed by development and execution of marketing plans across the full spectrum of marketing activity
  • Maintaining a list of daily tasks
  • Take an active role in contributing to business strategy development
  • Manage daily social media postings and develop social media campaigns
  • Market analysis and customer segmentation
  • Develop direct e-mail campaigns
  • New customer acquisition
  • New customer development
  • Optimise segmentation of CRM database and maintain quality of the data
  • Create and distribute monthly newsletter
  • Develop product specification tools and resources
  • Specification guides
  • Pricing tools
  • Order confirmation templates
  • Website content updates & development
  • Content creation
  • Manage YouTube Channel and plan a strategy for content development
  • Manage Blog content generation from external resources
  • Manage artwork creation from external resources
  • Statistical analysis & reporting
  • Website traffic and conversions
  • Social media interactions
  • Sales and ROI on marketing activity
  • Customer service and support
  • Assist with day/day customer enquiries

About You

  • All Marketing Interns for 2018/19 should have English as a first language
  • An interest / passion for sailing
  • Studying for, or recently completed, a degree in Marketing
  • Preferably digital orientated
  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Web literate
  • Excellent written English
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, self-starter
  • Takes initiative and can work alone or in a small team
  • Organised, accurate but fast worker, with close attention to detail
  • Good people skills
  • Ideally, we are looking for marketers who are experienced, top-level sailors


  • This position will be based in our office in the Americas Cup Port in Valencia, Spain
  • A placement at Upffront guarantees an opportunity to put your skills into practice
  • With a constant through-put of students we are hoping to create a talent pipeline and as the growth of the business permits, to turn internships / placements into full-time roles
  • There will be opportunities for management roles for any individuals showing the drive, enthusiasm and ability to lead others as the business grows
  • Placement students will be expected to work 6hrs/day and 5 days/week, with a holiday entitlement of 20 days/year
  • Accommodation can be provided in a shared flat/house with a cost of €200/m
  • The placement pays an allowance of €750 per month

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