East Flanders

International Head of Digital

  • East Flanders
  • Digital Project Management, Executive
  • Permanent

Ready for a new challenge? Our clients are the leading brands in Europe, and they’re looking for a variety of digital talent for their teams. We’ll help you reach the next level with a job perfectly suited for your unique skills and aspirations.

About Ariad:

  • We’re the digital consultancy & staffing firm leading A-brands in Europe, like Samsung, Carrefour, ING, Orange and MediaMarkt count on to make digital transitions happen.

  • We bring together Europe’s finest talent and develop successful teams that create digital customer experiences that people want, love and talk about.

About our role:

Our client is a growing Belgian pharmaceutical company engaged in the advancement, manufacturing, and distribution of various products, including medicine, medical devices, biocides, cosmetics, high-quality food supplements, and pharmaceutical preparations. Their operations cover the Benelux region, Central and Eastern Europe, and they also cater to global markets through their export division.

Our client is looking for an e-Commerce expert to join their team as International Head of Digital. In this role, you will be responsible for the incremental expansion and maximising the online presence of the brand.

What you will be doing:

  • As the responsible party, your role will involve defining, executing, and measuring the global digital and E-commerce strategy for the company's leading over-the-counter (OTC) brands in key markets:

    • Identifying the most suitable E-commerce platforms (Owned D2C, Epharma, Marketplaces) for each brand and maximizing their potential.

    • Selecting and implementing necessary digital tools such as Product Information Management (PIM) systems.

    • Enhancing content strategy and planning to optimize brand visibility and engagement.

    • Elevating campaign and promotional planning through various channels, including Epharma and Marketplaces media, social media, programmatic advertising, Google advertising, influencer marketing, native advertising, and User Generated Content (UGC).

    • Implementing SEO, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), retargeting, and loyalty-building strategies. Improving operational management aspects like customer service and fulfillment.

  • Inspiring, motivating, and leveraging the Local Sales & Marketing teams to align with the global digital and E-commerce strategy.

  • You will report to the International Sales & Marketing Director

What you bring:

  • Ambition to further develop your career in the pharmaceutical sector.

  • 5 years of solid experience in a similar role.

  • Past experience in communications, digital advertising and media and E-commerce with OTC brands in the Pharma Industry is a big plus.

  • You’re at your best when you can use your strategic thinking capabilities, with a hands-on, can-do mentality.

  • Exceptional communication, collaboration, and influencing skills.

  • Strong focus on targets and results, with a goal-oriented mindset.

  • Willingness to travel occasionally as required for business purposes.

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) in English and Dutch or French.

The offer:

  • Full-time employment.

  • Digital recruitment process and onboarding to the company.

  • Work for a growing pharmaceutical company and have an impact on its international expansion.

  • An international and diverse role that allows for initiative and personal growth.

  • The opportunity to work within a vibrant and dynamic company alongside talented colleagues.

  • An attractive salary package tailored to your level of experience

Why Ariad?

  • You will never be a number: we match you with projects that suit your skills and ambitions.

  • Personalized follow-up & honest feedback guided by our Digital Talent Managers.

  • Access to leading A-brands in Europe such as Samsung, ING Bank, Carrefour, L'Oreal, Decathlon and many others!

If you are excited about the opportunity to grow your career and make a difference, we encourage you to apply for this amazing job. Don't miss out on the chance to join a top-notch team and be a part of something special. Get started by sending your CV!

We’d love to meet you. We have a variety of opportunities that could be the perfect next step in your career, and we’re adding to this list every day. Join us to find your fit, and be a guide through the maze of digital change.

At Ariad, we believe that building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills is critical to our success and the success of our clients. We consider candidates based on hard and soft skills, experience and business needs. *Excited about this role, but your experience and skills don’t align perfectly? Apply anyway! You may be just the right fit for this or other roles.