Head of Growth and Conversion

Hybrid - Palo Alto /
Marketing /
About Issuu

Issuu is one of the largest content publishing and distribution platforms in the world, with millions of pieces of content (marketing collateral, magazines, catalogs, brochures and more) added every year. 

At the heart of Issuu is the Issuu Story Cloud, a suite of advanced features designed to transform a single piece of content into assets for every online marketing channel, including mobile articles, email graphics, and social stories for Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest (and more). Create once, share everywhere with Issuu.

Reporting to the CMO, this newly created role will build a customer acquisition and conversion machine. We’re looking for a leader who takes ownership, crafts strategies, drives execution and obsesses over results. Issuu’s Head of Growth and Conversion will lead a team that focuses on innovative ways to accelerate new user acquisition and the conversion of existing freemium users.

You will leave the traditional channels (SEO, SEM, etc.) to others to manage and focus your attention on acquisition programs; growth hacks (partnering with a dedicated engineering team); affiliate, influencer and referral programs; partner marketing and activation; and any other ideas you bring with you.

What You Will Be Doing

    • Design and build an acquisition machine that doesn’t exist today. You’ll direct the resources of your own team and leverage other marketing, customer success and product teams to ultimately increase the number of paid subscribers on the Issuu platform. 
    • Own the development, execution, and optimization of outbound and offline user acquisition, pipeline generation and upsell (conversion) efforts.
    • Establish a culture of testing and experimentation; regularly test new programs, tactics, partners, channels, etc. to accelerate customer acquisition and conversion.
    • Partner with sales and business development on campaign follow-up, outreach strategies, and partner activation tactics.
    • Forecast measure, and report on the impact of marketing initiatives on leads, pipeline, and revenue..

What You Bring With You

    • You thrive on owning and beating ambitious goals. We plan to more than double user acquisition and drive triple-digit upsell growth over the next two quarters. 
    • You’re always learning. You fail fast, iterate quickly, and have a history of solving tough problems with innovative solutions. 
    • You're excited about (and have plenty of experience with) product-led growth, leveraging Issuu’s scale to acquire and convert new users.  
    • You’re a natural leader. As a member of the marketing leadership team, you’ll be a steward of an experimentation and high-velocity culture. 
    • You balance strategic, long-term thinking with a move-fast, gritty style of execution.
    • You've scaled acquisition programs and results in the past and bring a playbook with you, assuring you’ll have an impact quickly. 
    • You have experience managing people, agencies, vendors, and budgets.
The real reason to join Issuu is not all these perks, it’s our unique company culture that delivers the leading results in our industry. Be yourself and thrive!

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Palo Alto, with offices in Copenhagen, Braga and Berlin, Issuu is growing fast, and expanding our team across many departments. If you are a collaborative and ambitious professional looking to join a community that: deeply cares about our users and colleagues, has a growth mindset, sees and embraces challenges as a means for continuous improvement, and takes accountability to have a phenomenal impact, apply today!
Issuu is an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives.