Marketing & Community Manager

At IDE we love building better futures. We create products that change lives, grow new organisations and build better futures for our clients and partners at home and abroad. We’re looking for a flexible and versatile professional to carry out the objective of the Marketing Function at ide by continually refining/improving our message/image/brand and making sure our message is heard and understood by potential clients & customers.

You need to be curious, a positive thinker and be willing to put the project and team first. You will often be working in uncertain and uncharted environments, and need to be comfortable doing so, developing and delivering complex products that realise new futures. The person we are looking for should be the voice of IDE’s team of entrepreneurs and product developers, collaborating with everyone on the team to create regular online content on topics such as entrepreneurship, design thinking, understanding human needs, user testing and insights.


Areas of responsibility will include:

  • Being the voice of ide’s team of designers, engineers and product developers
  • Collaborating with everyone on the ide team to create daily online content on topics such as design thinking, understanding human needs, prototyping, user testing and insights
  • Creating and publishing original content on the company blog, partner websites, email updates and social media
  • Seeking out opportunities to contribute to publications, partner websites and get involved with related events
  • Building a community of people interested in entrepreneurship, design thinking, human insights and innovation
  • Increasing online engagement and event attendance 
  • Planning, organising and promoting a series of workshops and events
  • Connecting with professional organisations, universities, industry leaders, media and cultural event organisers to find opportunities for partnership and sharing content 
  • Tracking growth in social media engagement, website visitation and event attendance


Desired Skills and Experience  

Ideally at least five years’ experience working with and presenting to senior-level managers and executives. Key specific areas of desired qualifications, knowledge and experience include:

  • Knowledge of and effective use of CRM data, database marketing, demand generation, brand management, merchandising, social, and channel marketing
  • Strong leadership, motivation and consensus building skills with a willingness to embrace personal and professional development of both self and direct reports
  • The ability to set and articulate a vision and then develop and deliver supporting business development and marketing plans
  • The ability to translate trends into mission-centric business opportunities
  • Project management skills to enable the management of timelines, budgets and the differing needs of project stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to create and maintain a community using online means like social media and blogs, and a series of events
  • A passion for entrepreneurship, new business creation and for creating an environment fosters the development of growing new businesses around the IP that IDE creates
  • A tertiary qualification in marketing, communications or business would be preferred but is not integral to this role
  • Experience in the design, product development or medical technology industries would be looked upon favourably

If you are ready to be challenged but fulfilled, have the right skills, experience but most importantly the right attitude, then a truly unique role in a life changing product Development Company awaits. To be considered for this unique role, please send through the following:

  • CV
  • A short introduction telling us about your educational background, relevant experience and what interests you about the role
  • Writing samples and/or examples of using social media for business

If you are ready and have the right skills, experience but most importantly, attitude, then a role in a truly unique, award winning product development company awaits. Please email a resume and cover letter to  

Seniority Level

Entry level


  • Medical Devices 
  • Consumer Electronics 
  • Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Employment Type