Marketing Manager

Role Type: Permanent, Full Time

Hours: 37.5 per week

Location: Programme, Tower Lane, Bristol, BS1 2NB

Application Closes: 1st December 2020 at 12:00hrs

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum (DOE) + company bonus + share options

The Company:

Open Bionics Ltd is a Bristol based company who designs, develops and manufactures bionic limbs for amputees. Our mission is to: “Create and Democratise Technology that Enhances the Human Body”. In other words, we want to make beautiful bionic limbs more accessible and to turn disabilities into superpowers! We’ve collaborated on marketing campaigns with some of the biggest brands in the world, such as Star Wars, Marvel, Twentieth Century Fox and Konami, and we’ve won multiple awards including, most recently, Hanger Clinics Innovation Award for 2019. Please visit our website to find out more about us:

Role Specification:

Are you a creative marketing superstar with a flair for producing innovative content and campaigns to reach international audiences? If yes, this could be the role for you!

We are super excited to be recruiting for a Marketing Manager at Open Bionics to grow and engage our UK and US territories! Working with world-class content and an award-winning team, this is an important leadership position where you’ll be responsible for developing strong marketing strategies, securing international media coverage and always finding innovative ways to produce content that resonates with mainstream and targeted audiences.

This is a rare and unique opportunity for a can-do person to work closely with the co-founding team to scale the company, ideal for candidates looking to make a big impact and hold a lot of influence. Open Bionics has never worked with a press agency or advertisers. We create all our assets, campaigns, and press in-house, so we’re looking for a person that enjoys dreaming up, executing, and measuring high reach campaigns. We’ve grown the largest digital audience in the industry by creating joyful organic moments and we’re looking to continue that growth. There will be no outsourcing to agencies, this role is for a creative person who loves to write and create!

Open Bionics is a start-up and has ambitious growth plans, which will enable you to grow your personal career and responsibilities along with the company. The role itself involves:

  • Leadership & management. This role requires exceptional people management and time management, as well as the agility and adaptability to respond quickly in a fast-paced environment - you’ll need to wear many hats. You will be responsible for line-managing the Content Creator, Lead Qualification Manager, Web Dev contractor, and Customer Success Officer.
  • Brand. You’ll work closely with the Chief Operating Officer on managing and growing an exciting young brand with an international reputation, as well as managing brand partnerships.
  • Creativity. You’ll have an abundance of creativity, excellent writing skills, and be able to spot an empowering story opportunity, and with great care, bring that story to life through innovative content across multiple channels.
  • Media. You’ll harness great relationships with journalists to secure regional, national and international media coverage, as well as respond swiftly to all inbound media enquiries and be confident fielding requests from journalists.
  • Reach. You will have a global outlook and will understand the cultural nuances of the USA and UK. You’ll have experience of successfully talking to and running campaigns for both audiences.
  • Lead Generation. You will use a combination of marketing and communications tactics to drive traffic to and encourage potential Hero Arm users to register interest.
  • Digital Channels. You will be responsible for the management of and all Open Bionics social media channels, which includes content creation, growth and community management.
  • Pay-Per-Click (PPC). You will have experience of implementing successful PPC campaigns using tools such as Facebook Pixel and Google Ads.
  • Data-driven. You will have experience of data capture and visualisation, and be confident using Google Analytics and native social analytics tools.
  • User-driven. Our Hero Arm users are at the heart of Open Bionics and frequently co-create campaigns and content. You will therefore develop and maintain genuine relationships with existing and potential Hero Arm users. Our users come first and are always the priority, you will champion their voice and empower their ideas.
  • Events. Currently all events for both users and clinicians are postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, however you will be involved in managing such events in the UK and USA once restrictions are lifted.
  • Technology. Staying abreast of new and emerging platforms and marketing techniques such as TikTok.

Person Scorecard:


  • Experience of content marketing management (identifying opportunities, assigning videographer and ensuring right content reach)
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skills with a wide range of audiences
  • Experience of working with media outlets (locally, nationally and internationally)
  • Experience of growing social platforms organically
  • Able to demonstrate strategic thinking, planning and execution
  • Passionate for making a difference and/or working with limb difference communities


  • Experience of using Mailchimp, Netsuite ERP or similar CRM platforms for marketing automation

To Apply

1) Visit and click on the vacancy link where you can follow the instructions to apply. Your application will only be received if you apply through our portal.

2) You must write a Covering Letter explaining why you are suitable for the role. You should address the person scorecard criteria and detail why you want to work for Open Bionics.

3) You will be asked to upload your CV which should evidence the technical aspects of your knowledge, skills and experience.

Please note that both of the above must be provided in order to be considered for the post.

Employee Benefits

  • 32 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Cycle Scheme
  • 50% subsidised Gym/Sports membership or exercise classes
  • 50% subsidised language classes
  • Free Fruit
  • Free Tea & Coffee

Other Information

Open Bionics is an Equal Opportunities employer. If you are disabled and require any reasonable adjustments, please contact james

We welcome enquiries from everyone and we value diversity in our workplace. We may operate positive action measures to encourage people from under-represented groups to apply and help them overcome disadvantages in competing with other applicants.

If you are successful, you will be expected to start within one month following the offer of an employment contract with Open Bionics Ltd and be expected to provide proof of your right to work in the UK.