Director of Marketing & Comms

Job description

Our Company:

At Proton, we envision an internet where privacy is the default, and we’re building ways to help all people secure their digital lives and take control of their data. ProtonMail was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). And since its inception, the company has grown at a fast pace and today has over 40 million users.

Our principal product, ProtonMail, is the world’s largest secure email service. Our second product, ProtonVPN, is one of the world’s most popular VPN services. Our vision is to build an internet platform for the protection of digital rights, and we are also developing additional products, including ProtonCalendar, ProtonDrive, and more to come.

Proton users include leaders of the Hong Kong protest movement, New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens from over 180 countries. Our team is diverse and dynamic, representing over 30 different nationalities, with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Prague, Vilnius, Skopje, and Taipei. We're also considering future potential office locations such as London and Barcelona.



About the position:

Reporting to the CMO, the Marketing & Communications Director will play an instrumental role in redefining our brand campaign & communications strategy. You’ll be our brand advocate, planning and executing global campaigns with the goal of growing our brand awareness and share of voice through both organic and paid channels.

If you’re a self starter & results-driven marketer, and you thrive in a fast-paced environment, this is a great opportunity to play a pivotal role in a fast-growing company. You will have a concrete impact on the future of the business as a whole.


This job would ideally be based in Geneva/ London but if you are the right person, based elsewhere in Europe we are open to discuss as well !



What you’ll be doing:

Strategy & Vision: Establish, evolve and implement global marketing strategy, delivering against company vision, and business goals. Provide leadership and coordination for all communication initiatives to target audiences across our entire portfolio, including recommended plan optimizations to maximize impact.

Influence: Cultivate strong collaborative relationships and inspire key local and global stakeholders as well as external agency partners to drive high quality output. Masterfully communicate up/down/across the organization to ensure transparency, alignment, and advocacy of brand strategy.

Execution: Analyze cultural, technological and market trends to inform strategic and creative development. Build outstanding global creative concepts with assets across the marketing mix to take our story worldwide through social, content, PR and campaigns.

Leadership: Build, lead and nurture a growing team of high performing marketers who deliver undeniable business impact and breed a high standard of strategic, creative and executional excellence through coaching and capacity-building.

Scaling: Implement processes, guidelines, playbooks, audits etc. Setup monitoring of brand health metrics and campaign measurement tools and processes.

Job requirements

What are we looking for:

  • 10+ years of marketing experience with consumer-facing brand in CPG, consumer technology, or similar global/multinational company

  • 3+ years experience leading brand portfolios, including brand strategy and design, advertising and marketing campaign, digital and social asset development

  • Strong business acumen and proven strategic, analytical and creative abilities with significant knowledge and experience of markets around the world.

  • Demonstrated experience developing and executing insight-driven integrated marketing campaigns that drove quantitative results at local and/or global levels.

  • Proven experience building and leading teams, including experience directly managing teams of 5+ individuals and scaling organizations.

  • Independent, self-motivated, and proactive with strong attention to detail and excellent written and spoken English


Why should you join Proton?

  • We work on interesting, challenging problems every day. There is never a dull moment.
  • Our startup culture means everyone’s opinion matters. You can have a significant impact.
  • Our rapid growth means there are many opportunities for advancement.
  • The chance to do something meaningful. Proton products protect dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
  • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default. Join the privacy revolution that is changing the world.


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