Head of Marketing and Communications

Salary Competitive

IQM is the European leader in superconducting quantum computers, established in Espoo, Finland. In three years, we have grown to 190+ employees and have established subsidiaries in France, Germany, and Spain. We build quantum computers for research laboratories and supercomputing centers. For industrial customers, we deliver quantum advantage through our unique application-specific co-design approach. 

We build world-leading quantum computers for the well-being of humankind now and for the future.

(www.meetiqm.com)


As the Head of Marketing you will be responsible for:

  • Leading and building the marketing and communications team (5 members) to drive business expansion, branding, and growth

  • Market research and analysis for B2B and B2G customers

  • Define IQM brand positioning through various channels (i.e digital, social, community management, partnership, events, influencer, etc) and deliver to internal/external business partners

  • Develop growth initiatives including integrated co-marketing campaigns, partnerships, and corporate promotions to drive customer awareness, acquisition and maximize revenue growth


To be successful in this role, you must:

  • Be a strategic thinker yet hands-on executor, a solid relationship builder with partners, advanced analytical skills with a passion for the deep tech industry.

  • You must have an entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to drive short- and long-term strategic marketing partnerships opportunities & branding building expertise

  • Able to lead a team of marketers to support business objectives

  • You will have an overarching view of all marketing and communications activities


What will I be doing?

Branding

Building Brand Awareness & PR

  • Develop IQM brand messaging, positioning, and other associated marketing themes to ensure the most optimal brand awareness and recognition growth for the market

  • Champion and lead branding initiatives needed for global success

  • Strong ability to advocate for optimal resources/investment in marketing to drive robust long-term brand revenue and profitability.

  • Execute the most optimal marketing mix for each channel; digital, social, community management, events, partnerships, etc.

  • Lead the events strategy and use it as a strategic asset to build the IQM brand

  • Thought leadership – Initiate and conduct globally recognized thought leadership content


Stakeholder management

  • Work with the partnerships team to assess and identify new partnerships, new traffic growth, new products, and revenue opportunities

  • Be a part of the commercial with C-suite executives

  • Manage media relations, analyst relations, and agencies to deliver world-class execution

  • Work with the finance team to support investor relations


Leadership

Internal marketing team

  • Lead, motivate and inspire the Marketing and communications team to develop a solid marketing strategy & plan to drive marketing promotion campaigns

  • Ensure all partnerships deals, marketing & branding campaigns are communicated effectively to internal teams

  • Support leaders and people and culture team with internal communication

Cross-Functional team

  • You will work in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment. Coach and partner with internal teams to deliver long-term success for IQM

  • Closely collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders from various cultures/countries to facilitate communication and objectives alignment


What skills do I need?

  • You have Masters's degree in Marketing, Business, or Communications

  • You have 10 years of work experience in Marketing or equivalent role, ideally from large deals and in a B2B environment

  • You have at least 2 years of demonstrated leadership skills (leading a marketing team) and the ability to succeed in a fast pace, startup environment.

  • You have a proven track record in developing new partnerships and deals with C – suite executives

  • You have experience in developing marketing strategy into a target and monitor framework for different go-to-market channels

  • You have excellent project management, analytical, and partnership management skills

  • You are a self-starter who will deliver results

  • Your strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills help you partner with multiple stakeholders

  • You have a strong entrepreneurial mindset, motivated and driven to meet tight deadlines

  • Proven experience in building a strong relationship with C suites executives at partners firm to increase commercial collaboration opportunities

  • You have the ability to have effective communication with teams across different offices and cultural backgrounds


Additional qualifications:

  • Quantum, Physics, or Engineering experience

  • Experience from a late-stage VC-funded startup (Series A, B onwards).

  • Hands-on sales experience is an added advantage

  • French/Spanish/German/Finnish language skills


What can I expect from IQM?

  • A great opportunity to be part of world-class R&D and cutting-edge technology

  • Working with our passionate, diverse, and growing team on an important mission

  • A unique opportunity to make a real impact on the future of quantum

  • Growth and progress in a creative and open start-up environment

 

Meet our people and hear more about IQM by visiting our Youtube channel here 

We'll proceed with the interviews immediately, so please submit your application soon.


Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

New tech gear
New tech gear

Are you a true Tech Savvy? Macbook, trackpad, you name it, we get you covered.

Wellness
Wellness

Strengthen your body with office yoga and handstands or leave your body in good hands by our masseuse.

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Working at
IQM Quantum Computers

IQM is a Pan-European leader in quantum computers. IQM provides on-site quantum computing for research labs and supercomputing data centers and offers full access to its hardware. For industrial customers, IQM delivers the quantum advantage through a unique application-specific co-design approach. IQM is building Finland’s first commercial 54-qubit quantum computer with VTT, and an IQM-led consortium (Q-Exa) is building a quantum computer in Germany that will be integrated into an HPC supercomputer to create an accelerator for future scientific research. IQM has offices in Espoo, Munich, Madrid and Paris, and employs over 190 people. More information: www.meetiqm.com

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