Events and Sponsorship Manager

Location: Dartford, Kent

Working model: Initially for a 3-month contract working 3 days per week; possibility of extension

Mazda UK welcomes events professionals who have taken an extended career break to apply for a temporary role within its Marketing Department. Successful hires who have taken a career break of 2+ years will receive coaching support through the transition period from Women Returners. You will be in a strong position to apply for permanent roles at the end of the contract.

Job purpose 

Responsible for providing strategic development and delivery of major national consumer and corporate events, sponsorship activity, brand experiential campaigns to generate positive exposure and experience of the Mazda brand and its products.

Below are some of the tasks that you would be involved in:

Education, knowledge & experience

Educational level: Ideally educated to degree level – Degree in business/ marketing: Chartered Marketer or CIM Professional postgraduate diploma in Marketing an advantage

Experience (area & duration): 4+ years marketing experience ideally in Events

Technical Skills / Specific Knowledge:

PC/Software: Proficiency with Microsoft Office – all packages especially Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint

Automotive experience a key advantage

About Mazda UK

Mazda UK is a subsidiary of Mazda Corporation, based in Hiroshima Japan, and with European regional headquarters near Cologne.  The UK operation employs 121 staff, the majority based in their new head office in Dartford, Kent. Mazda has been importing cars into the UK market since 1969, has 130 independent dealerships and sells up to 50,000 cars per year. The brand has a history of making beautiful cars with advanced technology and a strong ethic of customer satisfaction and daring to do things a little differently, challenging convention to make things better – whether that is the cars they make, the customer experiences they deliver or the relationship they have with their suppliers.

For a small company, Mazda UK enjoys punching above its weight. They are proud that their products defy convention and strive to ensure that they create a fun and open place to work where everyone understands how they can contribute to the ongoing success of the company. If you like a challenge, you’ll like working at Mazda! Being nimble and entrepreneurial whilst being creative and thinking outside the box means they are able to challenge traditional conventions to be successful. However, having fun is just as important for them. Celebrating successes, coming to work with a smile on your face and having an open and transparent culture is what they strive for. For further company details see

To Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter addressed to Kim Skidmore, HR Manager by Friday 8 September 2017.