Established in 1988, we are a recruitment company who are experts in marketing.
Ball and Hoolahan was set up by marketers for marketers. We have deep roots in the marketing community and have built strong relationships with some of the most talented marketers and leading brands in the industry.
In 2016, Ball and Hoolahan joined forces with Become Recruitment, and became part of the Empresaria Group. As part of a bigger group we have the benefits of support and size that will allow us to grow, without losing the personal touch we are known for, remaining true to our heritage and values.
Sectors we cover
- FMCG – Food, Drink, Household, Beauty, Personal Care, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
- Retail, Entertainment, Travel, Leisure and Hospitality
- Professional Services, Events, Financial Services, Technology, Telecoms and IT
- Not for Profit (NFP) and Charities
Personal recommendations have always been, and still are the cornerstone of our brand, underpinned by our marketing expertise, personal approach and understanding of people. Whether you are looking for your next career move in marketing, to recruit exceptional marketing talent for your brand or considering a move into marketing recruitment consultancy, please get in touch.
London & South East
B2B Marketing Manager Buckinghamshire up to £70k This is an exciting opportunity for a confident, numbers oriented senior marketer - ideally from a tech or SAAS background - who understands modern marketing techniques and wants to be part of building something new and exciting. This B2B tech company within the construction sector are on a growth curve to make it one of the largest private software companies in the UK with the financial investment to support its ambitious growth plans. The Role You'll be the driving force in managing the achievement of your business unit's marketing goals and be responsible for all marketing activity and communications to hit the target audience and drive the highest level of interest and uptake across all the products you're responsible for. Your key area's of responsibility will be: Defining the marketing strategy and customer engagement model for the business unit Segmentation and target audience identification Responsibility for demand management strategy and growing market share Creation of thought leadership strategies to increase recognition Data analysis, pipeline and marketing performance management Skills and experience required B2B marketing experience working in a high profile, fast paced, results geared enterprise software business at either a solutions or product level. Excellent business understanding with the ability to analyse market potential, assess competitive strengths/weaknesses, develop a segmentation and account strategy and build an actionable, measurable plan. Understanding and experience of using a breadth of different marketing channels to deliver pipeline growth, build market awareness and improve customer retention. If you are a strong, sales-related marketer, used to working in a demand generation environment, and are comfortable being data driven, this is the role for you!
Global Head of Marketing
London & South East
Global Head of Marketing Central London up to £90k + bonus A Global Head of Marketing is required to join one of the world’s fastest growing tech companies and take responsibility for developing, driving and executing their go-to-market strategy. Ideally with experience of working within emerging markets and managing large, complex marketing projects from strategy development to analysing their impact on the economics of the business, your responsibilities will include: Driving lead generation and customer acquisition efforts globally Building the brand and product awareness across all markets Finding cost effective ways to attract a large customer base through digital and traditional channels Overseeing internal and external media and communications Delivering all collateral including brochures, leaflets and merchandise Designing, planning and executing ATL and BTL marketing campaigns Managing an in-house team and global/local partner relationships This is an opportunity to truly influence the strategy of a vibrant, global and fast-growing business, and bring them fully into the 21st century by driving their digital transformation. Travel to relevant markets will be expected.
London & South East
Innovation Manager £35-40k 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.
London & South East
Brand Manager £32,000 Fantastic Brand Manager supporting the SBM/ MM across all marketing activities, including BTL, digital, social, ATL (including TV). This toy company has a number of brands in their portfolio. You will also have ownership for some of your own brands and be responsible for delivering key brands within the UK portfolio from conception through to launch, developing and implementing marketing campaigns as well as financial accountability. About the role: Brand analysis and reporting Selecting SKU’s for the local markets, deciding which brands fit the market/retailer Brand Activation - responsibility for ATL and BTL communications ATL- including managing TVC development/ edits Assist with A&P plan, manage agencies and advertising budgets Working with Sales teams on Sell in decks, POS development, In store pricing and promotion Digital Marketing activity Social Media – content creation and calendar of activity ownership Work on Licensing activity Work with key retailers- including Asda, Tesco, Argos About you: You will have previous experience of another consumer brand Ideally at ABM level and looking for a step up Can demonstrate ownership of own projects and be able to work in a small team Curious and creative- love spotting new trends and coming up with engaging marketing plans Very organised, able to build project timelines and manage projects to time and budget Able to juggle multiple projects Ideally have a car and drivers licence
London & South East
Brand Director £70-80k An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Brand Director to join the team of a fast growing business providing flexible work spaces and property management services. Working autonomously and reporting to the CEO of and Director of Marketing and Communications, your responsibilities will include: Developing a high performing marketing campaign and communication plan to attract new and retain existing Clients Creating and executing generic and centre specific strategies for managing Customer relationships Keeping up to date with industry trends, carrying out research into customer needs, and creating methods for measuring and acting upon feedback Working with the Client Development team to launch online and offline marketing plans for each new centre opening Delivering a strong social media presence Managing external agencies and internal stakeholder relationships Building strong marketing plans for white label products and other partners Nurturing strong relationships and effective multi-channel campaigns Taking full responsibility for all content and collateral, putting together marketing guidelines and identifying ways to use technology Managing budgets With a mix of B2B and B2C marketing experience, the successful candidate will ideally have experience of implementing a CRM system and have an understanding of SalesForce.
Senior Content and Optimisation Executive
London & South East
A well known lifestyle brand seeks a highly analytical Senior Content and Optimisation Executive to take responsibility for the planning, management and development of exceptional content across an international portfolio of websites. You will be working with the wider marketing team and external agencies to ensure that you are delivering the highest levels of optimisation and customer-centric content, and responsibilities will include: Leading the development and management of content across 9 + fully translated sites Supporting global website rollout Ownership of search engine marketing Mapping key user journeys, deploying personalisation based on behaviour and user data to drive greater relevance, higher engagement and increase conversions with our target customers globally Developing website KPI’s and analyse performance Identifying gaps in functionality or errors in the site Supporting the marketing team to execute effective campaigns through the delivery of engaging campaign content onsite Working with external agencies and internal teams to test content and layout changes in order to improve conversion and engagement rates on site Creating and managing a content-based SEO plan for the global websites Working within a fast paced and entrepreneurial environment, the successful candidate will be involved in exciting product launches and major technology deployments. Experience of working with enterprise-grade content management systems would be preferred.
London & South East
Internationally famous food company with annual turnover of +2 billion euros, requires entrepreneurial and driven FMCG Marketing Manager to join team. About Our Client Our client is a family-owned business that produces both ambient and chilled foods. Their UK office is based in SW London. Hugely successful, with great distribution in FMCG retailers – they have ambitious plans for growth into other categories. Their culture is entrepreneurial and they believe in empowering the individual. About the Role The team are looking to recruit an experienced FMCG Marketing Manager to develop and execute their ambitious marketing agenda and to create a strategy for further growth. The role is full mix, with where you will be expected to take ownership of marketing campaigns and NPD. It’s an exciting business to work in - fast-paced, with lots of autonomy and the ability to launch new products at speed. As one of the top subsidiary markets, the UK business also have autonomy on marketing communications. Whilst reporting into the head of Marketing you will also have regular exposure to the UK Managing Director and will be line managing 2 direct reports. Responsibilities Support Head of Marketing in the development of a future vision for the brand in the UK Develop and execute the long term strategic brand plan, with a strong focus on the innovation pipeline. Own key innovation projects, working with both UK and global teams to source high quality products our consumers will love and ensuring excellent delivery and execution across the trade Develop compelling stories for growing the brand in existing and new categories Develop optimum consumer communication plans to deliver both marketing and business objectives, exploring new and different ways to connect with our target consumer Accompany and support the Commercial Manager at customer meetings, bringing to life the brand world for the trade Provide leadership and coaching to two Brand Managers About You Our client is looking for an ambitious, passionate and motivated person, who will be excited to work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial company. This role will suit your if you have worked in an FMCG food or drink business and possibly an SME or start-up business, as you need to be both strategic and hands-on. Self-aware, professionally mature with excellent communication and influencing skills A passionate brand advocate with a natural affinity for brands and how they connect with consumers Proven success in a branded FMCG food company You will be classically trained but comfortable with working in an entrepreneurial environment where you can handle ambiguity, roll up your sleeves, and be able to make decisions without a full set of data. Understanding of the UK multiple grocery channels and their associated trading issues Experienced in launching and building brands, developing brand strategy and managing activation. Able to demonstrate working with pace and quick decision making Analytical, inquisitive and creative in your approach to brand challenges. Can balance information and gut feel to make decisions Confident and dynamic with ability to inspire others. Persuasive, determined & makes things happen Track record of senior stakeholder management A lover of good food! 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
FMCG Brand Manager + £40-48k + car + bonus Our client is looking for an ambitious and entrepreneurial ABM or BM with FMCG food experience and high commercial awareness to take ownership of a market leading UK brand - which is enjoyed nationally as a household staple. This is an extremely exciting opportunity to work for a leading UK grocery company, within a large and highly competitive sector with full PYL responsibility. It's a challenging role where you will need to build highly creative strategies and tactical plans to gain cut through. You will work on brand partnerships to drive engagement and loyalty and develop digital and social media plans and brand activations. This is your chance to gain profile and make a real impact in a fast paced business, working closely with the commercial and category teams to develop compelling and cohesive marketing plans for key grocery customers to drive profitable growth with NPD and packaging innovation. 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 within the business. Skills needed for the role Proven marketing experience in FMCG or packaged goods with an interested in food and consumer trends. Great commercial skills - understanding of key market trends and competitor insights Previous experience of managing a P&L and understanding key profitability drivers and how you leverage growth through a P&L Digital/social media experience - briefing agencies, developing advertising and managing social media campaigns. Innovation and packaging experience - including value engineering. 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 Great communication and influencing skills - with internal stakeholders such as other members of the cross-functional team and grocery customers. Able to deliver clear action plans and make robust recommendations Ability to work in an entrepreneurial manner - with speed, accuracy, flair and can-do attitude. 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 **
Head of Marketing
Head of Marketing Circa £85,000 Based West London Are you an experienced senior marketer with strong knowledge of digital and in managing a team? Do you have multi site experience and enjoy a fast pace, results driven environment? This entertainment and leisure brand with sites across the UK & Ireland is on an exciting journey, introducing new, innovative and dynamic initiatives. You'll be part of a team to deliver the ultimate consumer experience and outstanding service whilst keeping ahead of the competition. Lead and implement local marketing initiatives to drive footfall and loyalty Lead and manage the marketing department to drive traffic to physical and digital propositions Manage relationships with external stakeholders Own, prepare and submit annual budget and quarterly forecasts Oversee the local relationships with UK&I digital partners You should have: Significant experience in a senior marketing team and managing a team Clear understanding of how marketing can delivery business value and benefit Experience of digital marketing with in-depth knowledge of current channels and emerging trends Proven experience in creating and delivering revenue growth Knowledge and experience of managing PR Have a deep commercial understanding of how a successful multi site business operates This company is made up of passionate and energetic people who really want to make a difference and be the best.
London & South East
Brand Director £70-80k An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Brand Director to join the team of a fast growing business providing flexible workspaces and property management services. Working autonomously and reporting to the CEO and the Marketing and Communications Director, your responsibilities will include: * Developing a high performing marketing campaign and communication plan to attract new and retain existing clients * Creating and executing generic and centre specific strategies for managing customer relationships * Keeping up to date with industry trends, carrying out research into customer needs, and creating methods for measuring and acting upon feedback * Working with the Client Development team to launch online and offline marketing plans for each new centre opening * Delivering a strong social media presence * Managing external agencies and internal stakeholder relationships * Building strong marketing plans for white label products and other partners * Nurturing strong relationships and effective multi-channel campaigns * Taking full responsibility for all content and collateral, putting together marketing guidelines and identifying ways to use technology * Managing budgets With a mix of B2B and B2C marketing experience, the successful candidate will ideally have an understanding of Salesforce.
London & South East
Insights Manager to £50,000 Central London We’re looking for a passionate and dynamic Insight Manager to join the Proposition team for one of Europe's fastest growing independent companies. You will be instrumental in creating the best product and service for the ever growing customer base. About you: Strong experience with primary & secondary quantitative, and qualitative research Responsible for understanding the consumer (both existing and potential) Enjoys working in a fast-paced, ambiguous and data-hungry environment Ability to manage high-quality research projects end-to-end and translate research into strategic insights Experience managing ad-hoc projects and supporting growth focussed proposition development testing Experience leading customer research, community management and analysis Experience of in house research tools and methodologies (including online sources, surveys, interviews) You’ll have worked in a range of roles previously and have experience in a combination of innovation, brand & growth and user experience Ideally you will have a mix of agency and client side experience If you are inquisitive, love interpreting data and spotting trends and have the ability to explain insights and how to use them in a way people understand then this could be the role for you.
Head of Insight and Strategy
London & South East
Head of Insight and Strategy Paying to £70k Looking for an insight professional, ideally who has a combination of in-house and agency experience preferably including CPG or Tech. 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: 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
Brand Manager Salary circa £50,000 Based near Surrey This popular restaurant chain with over 900 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 up to £50,000 Based central London A fantastic opportunity to join this travel related sector to promote tourism through all digital channels You'll be responsible for creating and implementing exciting B2C marketing campaigns through digital channels. Work closely with the digital team to oversea social media strategy including Twitter and Facebook, increasing engagement, influence and fans. Formulate marketing strategy, brief agencies and develop the annual marketing plan in order to achieve set KPIs and target ROI. Plan and deliver campaigns to drive brand awareness in line with strategy, KPIs and budgets. Develop and maintain strong relationships with marketing teams of partner airlines, tour operators and hotels, assessing and evaluating joint marketing opportunities. Develop mentor and manage the Marketing Executive to enable career progression. You should have Detailed knowledge of internet related technologies and applications including setting up and managing PPC and social media campaigns. Be an excellent negotiator, able to obtain the favourable terms for the business. Knowledge of Webtrends an advantage
Assistant Campaign Marketing Manager
Assistant Campaign Marketing Manager Based - West London Salary - competitive plus benefits Support the Campaign Marketing Manager in executing and implementing marketing campaigns in Territory. Support the Campaign Marketing Manager with delivery of Group-wide marketing campaigns. Support the Campaign Marketing Manager with delivery of ad hoc campaigns and promotions as required. Collaborate with Retail to manage retail marketing including the design, print and distribution of POS. Collaborate with local F&B suppliers to ensure new concepts are delivered to best effect. Work with distribution and brand partners to secure campaign assets, approvals and campaign delivery and results. Experience of developing multichannel advertising, media, promotional and POS plans with 3rd party agencies. Ideal candidate: Experience of working in a cross-departmental structure, building effective links at all levels of the company Experience of planning, developing and implementing marketing communications in a multi-site environment, preferably with a retail, leisure or entertainment brand. Experience of managing 3rd party creative media and advertising agencies on a day-to-day basis. Strong time management skills with the ability to support multiple projects within agreed timelines.
Digital Brand Manager
London & South East
Digital Brand Manager Up to £45k London Our client is a multinational pharma and beauty business is looking for a superstar Digital Brand Manager to take responsibility for two of their key brands- one is a beauty brand and one is a hair care brand- both well known and have a presence in major phrama channels including Boots. We are looking for a digital marketing expert who has worked on consumer brands that are sold in major UK retailers and has experience in UK&I markets. You will be responsible for the brand’s websites, email marketing, social media & influencer strategy, search engine optimisation and pay-per-click. Key remit: Working with Brand Managers to define and deliver digital strategy for the brands Creating strategy to drive consumers to website and increase online sales via e-retail partners Partnership marketing Creative content development and calendar planning Tracking and analysing on-line success and reporting to business Analysing, refining and optimising digital channel success Briefing and managing agencies Managing responsibility Managing one direct report The successful candidate will demonstrate previous digital marketing experience in a similar environment and have a proven track record of designing and delivering digital marketing strategies in complex organisations.
Senior Events manager
London & South East
Senior Events Manager £45,000 Fantastic marketing / events agency is looking for a Strategic Marketing and Events manager who is passionate about food and drink! Ideally a mix of client-side and agency experience within food /drinks fields. The main role is to develop and deliver all of the marketing collateral associated with the events, managing existing clients and partners, and ultimately driving footfall and traffic to the events. About the role: Communicating with sponsors and partners, developing marketing plans and activities to help them achieve their marketing objectives. Regular high-level contact with senior clients. Creativity- input into developing creative campaign, content and best leverage the brands/ partners Social media, direct mail, print and production, digital advertising and creation of event collateral. About you: Strong communicator Highly organised, with strong attention to detail Ability to succeed in a deadline-driven environment Ability to work under pressure and multi-task An entrepreneurial spirit: we’re looking for someone to join the team who is self-starting and business-minded Social media whizz Competent user of Excel / Indesign / Photoshop, Microsoft office Very strong client account management skills
Category Development Manager
London & South East
Category Development Manager £40,000 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)
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