Director of International Growth (remote)

Job post summary
Location Ireland
Team Marketing and Growth

About the role

What’ll you be responsible for:

  • Owning the Active merchant goal for international growth targets/regions/countries w/a focus on customer acquisition through our digital channels

  • Building, managing and coaching an impact-focused performance marketing team

  • Direct and support market research collection, analysis, and interpretation of market data for short- and long-term market forecasts, reports, budgets and ROI

  • Lead annual marketing investment planning and strategy for our international markets 

  • Maintain brand standards and ensure compliance across marketing efforts

  • Identify levers for Merchant growth by country 

  • Understand our merchant segments (marketplace sellers, dropshippers, social sellers) in each market

  • Work cross-functionally with regional and in-country teams to develop local market strategy in relation to investment priority and monitor progress, highlight trends and biggest opportunity areas

  • Collaborate with Revenue & Comms team to drive in-country outcomes 

  • Plan, execute and measure the effectiveness of growth experiments within the market with the goal of improving customer acquisition

  • Owning acquisition efforts across local performance marketing channels, that aren’t managed by central teams

  • Partner with the central performance marketing teams to achieve acquisition goals by country

  • Create consistent frameworks for growth across different markets of the region

  • Provide insights for Product market fit. Identify merchant needs & localization gaps, document and share with the Product org / R&D

  • Build and share market context for Shopify, across different teams

  • Develop a bi-directional feedback loop to foster strong collaboration with sales and marketing teams, driving a culture of constant improvement, career development and management with your people.



  • Experience working in regional and headquartered teams.

  • Strong growth background, quantitative and performance acquisition and retention experience.

  • Deep P&L knowledge and experience. Has managed medium to large teams across marketing.

  • Ability to report to executive management.

  • Strong data and analytical skills.

  • Have proven ability to build and scale marketing business models.

  • Have a deep international experience

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