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International Marketing Manager
London & South East
About the Role 12 months FTC to £55k pro rata The International Marketing Manager will help achieve global expansion through overseeing the end-to-end management of the launch into new markets, including ensuring a consistent positioning and look and feel wherever the brand is represented in the world. Developing the brand in the markets we have identified as areas of opportunity for expansion. Act as the visual brand owner internationally. Own, refine and test and learn in new markets. Work with new markets to create new packaging, ensuring they conform to local market regulations. Lead the development of international brand assets. Oversee international campaigns, ensuring they are on brand and delivering ROI. Update the brand toolkit including visual assets, promotional toolkit, communication tool kit. Oversee activity carried out through distributors, supporting on adhoc requests. Direct reports: 1x Marketing Executive. About You Resilient, confident and commercial, gravitas to work with senior stakeholders and business partners You will be a highly confident communicator, able to influence in a positive and calm way There is no space for big egos in this highly collaborative working culture. Genuine passion to do a great job and be the eyes and ears of the brand are required About our client This is an ambitious, young company in strong growth. The company is highly collaborative with strong company values/ethics which are lived and breathed at every level. A highly inspiring and supportive environment to work in where everyone shares the company’s values and prides themselves on the company ethos. Based North London.
Marketing and Communications Associate
London & South East
Marketing and Communications Associate The City £30-35k A Marketing and Communications Associate is required to join the team of one of the world’s premier financial advisory firms. With offices across Asia, Europe and the US, they are ideally looking for someone who has worked within global markets, and has the experience and gravitas to manage complex, high level stakeholder relationships. Taking full ownership of specific sector groups, your responsibilities will include: Developing global social media platforms Creating, writing and editing insightful and compelling content Overseeing CRM system (Salesforce) End to end campaign management, including everything from awards submissions and event delivery to writing internal comms and managing sponsorships The successful candidate will be tenacious, organised and flexible, and come from a similar background. There will be occasional travel to events.
London & South East
Innovation Manager £40-45k Moorgate Our client, a national charity dealing with vulnerable young people, seeks an Innovation Manager to take on the responsibility of developing new fundraising products to attract support. Working closely with the fundraising, communications, partnerships and beneficiaries teams, the successful candidate will be managing the innovation pipeline, insight, research, testing and delivery of projects, so will need to be an experienced end to end project manager. Experience expectations include: Leading innovation, co-creation and change management Proven experience of a new product development environment with an ability to demonstrate creativity, take calculated risks and innovation in thinking and practice Confidence in compiling and presenting business cases to key stakeholders Innovation pipeline management/delivery in the charity or commercial sector: Significant fundraising and/or commercial income generation New proposition development Project management Social media marketing knowledge and testing Budget management and financial modelling Agency management Digital build management Qualitative Research Creative facilitation/ideation This is a new role, and an extremely exciting opportunity for a strong FMCG marketer to move into the third sector, or for someone with previous experience in a similar position.
Senior Marketing Manager
Senior Marketing Manager Salary £90,000 Based West London This technology led innovative online retailer, passionate about connecting people with the things they love is looking for a Senior Marketing Manager with experience in marketing, retail promotions and loyalty This role will drive the overall strategy for how and when these offers are made and to which customers. You'll be responsible for designing the customer facing plans including all promotions, targeted and strategic coupons. You are: Experienced in managing multiple cross-functional stakeholders and optimising finite resources (budget, operational capacity) to most effectively achieve desired outcomes Strong at customer focus and ability to design a customer centric plans Innovative, forward-looking thinker with an impetus to learn quickly Highly commercial with strong quantitative skill set and ability to self-educate Able to balance the incentive plan against multiple dimensions – cost, sales, frequency/engagement, active buyer growth Knowledgeable of how customers engage with different offers & use that insight to build a robust, efficient plan
Head of Insight and Strategy - online subscription
London & South East
Head of Insight and Strategy- online subscription Paying to £70,000 West London Looking for an insight professional with a combination of in-house and agency experience and recent or current experience working within a direct to consumer/online subscription model business. Leading a team of 3 insights professionals, you will be responsible for leading the consumer & customer insight strategy. You will work closely with the brand and growth teams to develop engaging propositions, brand and digital experiences, that continue to grow the brand and create best in class customer experience. Working with the Innovation team you will develop and deliver consumer centric innovation, optimised through consumer research and validation. This is a fast paced and varied environment – so you must be good at managing multiple tasks, juggling and prioritising. About you: Recent or current experience from with an online subscription business An experienced team leader across Insights with the ability to inspire and engage direct reports to be the best they can be Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build cooperative, productive relationships with internal clients and vendors and influence at senior level inc C-suite & CEO Expertise across consumer & customer research including innovation, brand, user experience and shopper/ growth Experience of in-house research tools & methodologies (online sources, surveys, interviews etc.) Experience of managing agency relationships ensuring best business outcomes Meticulous and detail-oriented with excellent verbal, written & presentations skills You have bags of energy, proactive and a great collaborator who thrives in a fast paced environment If this role sounds just like you, please get in touch. ** Please note that due to the high number of applicants we receive, we may not be able to respond to every application. If you don’t hear back from us within 3 days please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please continue to visit our website and register for job alerts as new opportunities arise daily **
London & South East
Senior ABM - Surrey Up to £38,000 Our client is looking for a talented Assistant Brand Manager with some FMCG food experience who is ready to take on a bigger role. This is an extremely exciting opportunity to work for a leading UK grocery company and on a UK No. 1 top selling brand. Working into the Senior brand manager you will to work on developing new snacking propositions for both kids and adults - working from concept through to launch in store. You will work on campaigns, encompassing ATL, digital, and in-store activation. It's a company with a strong and values led culture where there are plenty of opportunities to flex your marketing muscle, and the right candidate will progress quickly to Brand Manager level. Skills needed for the role Proven marketing experience in FMCG or packaged goods- preferably food or drink Innovation and packaging experience. Great commercial skills - understanding market data and P&Ls - good analytics Experience in building up annual and 3 year marketing plans, working with designers and agencies to deliver both BTL and ATL marketing activity, and brand activation/execution Digital/social media experience. Great communication skills - working closely with the Sales team and with other members of cross functional teams to ensure marketing plans are fully joined-up Budget management Our Client A global organisation with a strong UK presence in the food industry -with many best loved, household brand names. Huge ambition to grow those brands beyond the UK, and committed to developing talent. If you are interested in hearing more please get in touch. ** Please note that due to the high number of applicants we receive, we may not be able to respond to every application. If you don’t hear back from us within 3 days please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please continue to visit our website and register for job alerts as new opportunities arise daily **
London & South East
An independent firm within the construction/property sector seeks a Practice Marketing Manager to lead their Marketing and PR activities. The ideal candidate will come from a 360 marketing background within the B2B sector, and responsibilities will include: Developing the Marketing, Social Media and PR strategy and ensuring this is aligned to the business plan Putting together the annual marketing calendar Managing web content and identifying relevant news stories to post across all platforms Advising on look and feel of templates, bid documents and project profiles Event management Handling client feedback and development plans Managing CRM Producing annual company magazine and miscellaneous marketing material Writing and proofreading creative pieces The successful candidate will be a flexible, competent all rounder who is self-driven and motivated enough to be able to work autonomously.
Brand Manager Salary circa £55,000 Based Greater London This popular restaurant chain with multiple outlets in the UK & Ireland is recruiting for a talented Brand Manager ideally from Blue Chip business or Retail. This position requires a real passion for genuine brand strategy and strong commercial acumen. You will need a growth mindset that allows the brand to disrupt category conventions. Responsible for: Full marketing mix, you’ll have the opportunity to work with significant exposure, below and above-the-line, managing creative and media agency partners and influencing stake-holders across the board. From TV to POS Be the strategic and commercial owner to deliver a marketing strategy that super-charges our retail footfall to stores Lead a cross functional team across product development, commercial finance and store operations to deliver the brand strategy. Build strong relationships with our Executive Management Team and Franchise owners to implement the brand strategy. Identify the opportunities to grow revenue by driving relevance and distinctiveness to increase the penetration of the brand within the UK & Ireland market through a pipeline of core activations, limited time offers and value plays. Test & learn mindset with a willingness to adopt best practice from around the world. You will have a remit to modernise the brand through building a magnetic brand world in our advertising and communications and to take a transformative approach to media to further grow brand value perceptions.
Digital Marketing Manager
Digital Marketing Manager Salary Circa £50,000 Based in West London This established entertainment brand is looking for a dynamic Digital Marketing Manager to champion digital products and digital media for the brand within the UK&I. The Digital Marketing Manager will be accountable for the day to day maintenance and delivery of website, opp, email & social media channels to maximise their effectiveness and increase traffic, conversion and customer retention. They will work closely with the UK&I Head of Marketing and Group Brand Manager to ensure business brand guidelines are adhered to across all digital channels. Responsibilities include: Oversee email campaigns implemented by the Digital Marketing Assistant, acting as an advisory and escalation point. Support Assistant Digital Marketing Manager to deliver appropriate scale for content to support the UK&I email send ambition. Deliver an annual plan and conduct quarterly reviews of all paid media activity with Group Digital Director & Group Digital Media Planner. Conduct a monthly review of channel performance with the Group Digital Media Planner. Brief the Group Digital Media Planner for Digital Paid Media campaigns as required. Produce weekly KPI updates for product and digital marketing performance Digital marketing and analytical experience gained within a fast moving customer facing business. Expert in Google Analytics and / or Adobe for Analytics with campaigns across PPC, Display, You Tube and Social.
Head of Innovation
London & South East
About Our Client Our client is a market leading food business, delivering weekly to thousands of families across the UK. About the Role This is an extremely high-profile role within the business, reporting into a board director. They are looking for a consumer champion who will drive consumer insight and develop propositions which will deliver first-class product experiences for consumers tailored to their individual needs. The role is focused on ‘non -food’ propositions for the business – such as ‘plastic reduction’, ‘next day delivery’, packaging and other sustainability projects as well as pricing strategy. You will work closely with an insights, tech and digital teams and use a mixture of internal and external data, a knowledge of current trends, competitor activity, etc to inform attitudes, needs and usage, to develop propositions to ensure the best consumer experience – for everything outside of food propositions. Responsibilities Own the proposition road-map for ‘non-food’ projects using a test and learn approach, to step-change business performance Build proposition briefs and work with the insights team to test early stage ideas to make sure efforts are focused on projects which will have the biggest impact. Own pricing strategy Own sustainability strategy Present back plans and business propositions to CEO, CFO, COO Lead a team of 3-4 direct reports - project managers, innovation managers You must have the following experience Ideally FMCG / Retail background Proven track record of driving growth through innovation Experience of working in a start-up/ scale-up/ high-growth business an advantage. You will have achieved success in a similar environment and will be a key influencer delivering results through people You will have line managed with the ability to build and empower a high performing team E-commerce experience would be a plus About You You will enjoy and be used to working in a fast-paced and agile environment and are able to manage ambiguity Commercially astute – highly numerate – strong academics Be consumer-centric in all thinking. Excellent strategic skills – but happy to get ‘hands-on’ Can create structure and build process Good at building relationships and making allies Able to quickly build and sustain strong working relationships Will enjoy making the job your own Lovely culture, great team, lots of business awards, good perks! If you think this sounds like the perfect next innovation role for you, please get in touch. Central London location ** Please note that due to the high number of applicants we receive, we may not be able to respond to every application. If you don’t hear back from us within 3 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please continue to visit our website and register for job alerts as new opportunities arise daily **
Event and Marketing Manager
London & South East
Event and Marketing Manager 12 month FTC Bishopsgate £40-50k An organised and driven Event and Marketing Manager is required to join the EMEA and APAC team of a rapidly growing global advisory and expert services firm. Responsibilities will include: Managing, overseeing and supporting the execution of a portfolio of 70-100 internal and external events from sending invitations and dealing with registration to overseeing budgets and ensuring timely delivery Communicating and maintaining timelines for each event and conference Creating and drafting social media posts to promote events Producing supporting collateral for events Establishing relationships with key internal stakeholders and suppliers Using metrics to assess and report on effectiveness and ROI Collaborating in the development of internal communications The successful candidate will have a relevant degree in Event Management, Marketing or Communications and experience of working autonomously to deliver multiple events within a professional services/B2B environment. An understanding of using Salesforce would be an advantage.
Senior Brand Manager - Innovation
London & South East
Brand and Innovation expert with a passion for food. Tech-led multi-channel food retailer Innovation role with some brand management – background FMCG food/drink Turning insights into strategy Innovation and renovation pipeline – concept to launch This is an extremely exciting opportunity to work for one of the UK's fastest growing companies in the tech-led food space. Our client is looking for an ambitious and innovative foodie who can get to the heart of what matters to consumers and what they want and then knows how to deliver this. It’s a challenging role where you will need to evaluate market opportunities, conduct consumer research and then define and build a growth strategy across a portfolio to drive sales across all channels. Reporting into a Head of Brand and as part of a broader marketing team, you will be responsible for tracking the performance of existing and new products, recommending renovation and optimisation to ensure the optimal range is on offer to drive growth in store and online. You will also develop and lead out an 18- month innovation and renovation pipeline as part of a cross functional team, owning proposition development for new products and packaging innovation from concept to launch. Our client is progressive and expanding with a strong and values led culture and the company offers plenty of opportunities to flex your creative marketing muscle. The team are smart, agile, informed and dedicated bunch of creative marketers and the company offer lots of training and development. Skills and experience needed for the role: Solid FMCG food or drink innovation background, ideally with experience of working in a start-up/ scale up/ high-growth business, or experience of launching and growing smaller start up brands. Proven track record in developing and delivering long-term innovation pipeline and launching new propositions Broader FMCG brand management experience – gained at some point during your marketing career. Understanding of insight methodologies – interpretation and application (qual and quant). Concept ideation, test and development of new propositions Excellent project management skills. Experience working with cross functional teams in a fast and agile manner. About you: Entrepreneurial, creative and passionate about food! Down to earth, collaborative and practical; prepared to roll up your sleeves and embrace a start- up way of working- with speed, accuracy, flair and can-do attitude. Great communication and influencing skills - with internal stakeholders such as other members of the cross-functional team and senior stakeholders. Able to deliver clear action plans and make robust recommendations Able to quickly build and sustain strong working relationships The initiative and self-confidence to come up with ideas, propose them and make them happen without being spoon fed and the maturity to engage with senior stakeholders Good attention to detail and be highly organised If this sounds like the perfect job for you - click apply and send your CV to me today. ** Please note that due to the high number of applicants we receive, we may not be able to respond to every application. If you don’t hear back from us within 3 days please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please continue to visit our website and register for job alerts as new opportunities arise daily **
Senior Brand Manager - Innovation
London & South East
SENIOR BRAND MANAGER – Innovation, Central London Up to £58,000 FMCG Senior Brand Manager with lots of experience launching new brands into the UK market to join major Global player in personal health. Personal Care or Healthcare brand experience preferred. Our client is a £3.5 billion health and personal care business with global reach. They are looking for a talented marketer with good innovation experience to join their team who will work on the feasibility of launching a new portfolio of brands into the UK market. Reporting into a highly experienced Marketing Manager in this challenging new role for the business, you will work with Global teams and assess the feasibility of launching products that exist in other markets to the UK, using consumer insight, market trend analysis and developing a deep understanding of the chosen categories. Using sound judgement and your commercial capabilities (size/scale/competitor analysis) you will identify the correct products for launch and work through a stage gate process to launch in market. You will work with creative and media agencies to develop powerful brand communications across channels and all disciplines - from creating inspiring briefs to producing engaging and cut through ATL and BTL communications. You must to have the following skills and experience Have strong analytical skills – financial and market data – for opportunity assessment Significant experience commissioning and utilising qualitative and quantitative market research Experience in developing brand concepts and developing launch business cases Significant experience of launching FMCG/CPG brands in personal care or B2C healthcare brands – an understanding of claims development is important. Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills Portfolio management experience Excellent communication and presentation skills Agency management (packaging, advertising, websites) About You Mature in your approach - looking to grow and learn Excellent interpersonal skills Positive, creative and energetic in mindset If this role sounds just like you, please get in touch. ** Please note that due to the high number of applicants we receive, we may not be able to respond to every application. If you don’t hear back from us within 3 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please continue to visit our website and register for job alerts as new opportunities arise daily **
Brand Manager - consumer healthcare
London & South East
Brand Manager – Consumer Healthcare – Harlow Circa £50,000 with car allowance and excellent benefits This is a terrific opportunity for a bright and enthusiastic Brand Manager with UK FMCG experience to join a Global Healthcare organisation working on a No.1 selling consumer healthcare brand. Reporting into the UK Marketing Manager in this well-rounded role, you will cover all key elements of the marketing mix. You will be responsible for managing a budget, preparing and delivering 1-3 year brand plans that will cover NPD, ATL and BTL activities, digital/social media, PR, SEO and sampling. You will also develop support materials and promotions by channel for sales teams. One of the most exciting elements of this role will be looking at ways of expanding the brand out into new formats and user territories– assessing opportunities for new product development and line extensions and researching the potential for new consumer groups. It’s a really exciting time to join a new team in a progressive company. You will need to demonstrate your passion for brands and be a real team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude. You will be given a lot of autonomy and will be expected to be a creative marketer who can work on your own initiative. Skills needed for the role Proven marketing experience in a UK based role having worked on a well known FMCG brand Great commercial skills - understanding market data and P&Ls - good analytics Experience in building up annual marketing plans and working with agencies to deliver marketing activity, and brand activation/execution Digital/social media experience. Great communication skills - working closely with the Sales team and with other members of cross functional teams to ensure marketing plans are fully joined-up Budget management Our Client A Global Healthcare organisation who own a range of healthcare consumer brands and OTC and prescription medicines. Plenty of well-known household brands. If you are interested in hearing more please get in touch. ** Please note that due to the high number of applicants we receive, we may not be able to respond to every application. If you don’t hear back from us within 3 days please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please continue to visit our website and register for job alerts as new opportunities arise daily **
Digital Performance Analyst
London & South East
Digital Performance Analyst, Greater London Salary £60,000 - £65000 Are you a Digital Insight & Data Analyst working within an FMCG or retail business or working in an agency with this type of client? Our client is a Global player in drinks. Working across a portfolio of brands, they are looking for an experienced Digital Insight and Data Analyst to join their newly formed Digital marketing function which has been created to accelerate Digital marketing across the brand marketing teams. About the role: This is a strategically important stand-alone role for an ambitious digital analyst expert, who has the experience and technical know-how to come in and set up digital analytics and reporting strategy from scratch. You will join as the expert who will set up dashboards, run analytics reports and become the go to person on how to improve digital marketing effectiveness. You will use your experience from other client side or client facing roles with FMCG or retail businesses to work alongside a team of social media and digital marketing managers who will work with agility and a start-up mentality, to lay great digital marketing foundations. This is a technical role and you will need to have the ability to code from scratch as well as being ‘switched on’ to the external environment around the latest developments with social networking websites and platforms. You will be used to tracking the performance of social media, influencers, Google Analytics, Digital Paid Media and do competitor benchmarking. You will foster a test and learn culture within the organisation and then report, refine and optimise based on campaign results. You'll be responsible for: Supporting the Digital marketing team and wider brand teams with analytics and insight driving strategy Building simple, actionable dashboards and reports to illustrate short, medium and long-term insights and analytics Tracking performance of (but not limited to) Social Media, Influencers, Google Analytics, Digital Paid Media, Competitor Benchmarking Building strong test and learn framework delivering digital marketing optimisation Setting standards for Digital ‘Metrics that Matter’. Collaborating with Marketing, Insights and media agency to track KPIs, optimise activations and drive best practice across a portfolio of brands. You will need the following experience and skills: Proven track record in leading, developing and embedding a Digital Analytics and Insight approach within an FMCG or retail business. Analytics experience in Digital and Marketing effectiveness. Experience identifying and implementing new analytics tools within a business. Able to take data through to actionable insights suitable for a Marketing and Commercial led organisation. Proven ability to manage tension points internally and between agency partners in service of a better outcome for brands. Have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build cooperative, productive relationships with internal teams, external agencies and be able to influence as senior level. FMCG or CPG experience preferable but not essential - will look at agency only candidates. If this role sounds like you, please get in touch. ** Please note that due to the high number of applicants we receive, we may not be able to respond to every application. If you don’t hear back from us within 3 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please continue to visit our website and register for job alerts as new opportunities arise daily **
Category Development Manager
London & South East
Category Development Manager £55,000 Our client is a leading global business with some of the world’s best known alcohol brands sold in over 140 countries worldwide. We are looking for an experienced category executive from FMCG background, ideally with a familiarity with working with UK grocery channel. Key remit: Design and deliver a short to medium term category activation plans within designated customers across range, merchandising and promotions. Use the full suite of insight sources to identify the key drivers of category performance and highlight the risks and opportunities to customers Work with the Brand, Insight and Sales teams to create compelling category selling stories Build strong relationships on a day-to-day basis and be proactive at managing the needs and expectations of immediate internal and external customers About you: Able to collect and shape insight into compelling customer centred category selling stories. Build customer relationships - demonstrate deep understanding of the needs of customers and be able to implement engaging long term and tactical campaigns Work as part of a team to achieve shared team and company goals Develop clear project briefs and manage agencies Commercial acumen and accountability – have a clear understanding of the impact of actions on revenue and profit Creative problem solver, with an openness to new ideas and others perspective or views specifically from broader business and peers IT and digital skills – competent in Microsoft Office plus other agency or retailer specific software (e.g. Nielsen, Dunnhumby, Kantar)
London & South East
A global leader in asset financing seeks a Marketing Manager to support the UK sales teams and ensure that information is effectively communicated with external and internal business channels, as well as optimizing new methods of digital communication and developing traditional marketing channels including: POS materials Presentation materials Advertorials and award submissions Tender library Events Press notices Web, social and intranet content Internal and external communications A key requirement will be to ensure that all marketing materials and communications conform to brand standards. The successful candidate will ideally come from an Asset Finance background or a similar industry with the Services Sector. Experience of using Salesforce would be a plus.
Senior Marketing Executive
London & South East
Senior Marketing Executive St. Pauls One of the UK’s most well-respected Accountancy firms seeks a Senior Marketing Executive to join their dynamic and enthusiastic team. The successful candidate will be: Planning and implementing strategic and creative marketing activities Undertaking firm-wide projects from initial planning to execution Developing lead generation processes Advising partners and develop strong internal and external stakeholder relationships to ensure the marketing team are perceived as approachable experts Managing the creation of marketing collateral, presentations and tender documents Sourcing relevant advertising opportunities Developing conferences and events Reviewing and auditing the firm’s website to improve functionality and user experience Analysing web and social media statistics Putting appropriate metrics in place and analysing these to demonstrate effectiveness Experience of using CMS and social media platforms, and an understanding of InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop would be a massive plus. This is an exciting time to join a well-regarded, client focused firm that offers a huge amount of growth and development.
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