Clare has been with B&H for over 3 years and works across consumer brands- with a focus on FMCG. Prior to B&H, Clare spent most of her career in agency side roles – working on brand activation programmes for clients such as O2, Cadbury and Schweppes, a highlight was heading up the global sponsorship and colleague engagement programme for Cadbury’s sponsorship of London 2012. Her passion for people and brands, as well as her personal interest in psychology and counselling led her to a career within recruitment at B&H.
Category Development Manager
Category Development Manager £50,000 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)
Brand Manager to £50,000 central London Fantastic full mix brand role for this premium alcohol brand, reporting to the Brand Director and managing one direct report. This entrepreneurial business is looking for a seasoned brand manager to join the team and help to build the brand positioning, strategy and comms across key markets bit in the UK and across key markets including the US and France, as well as having a strong presence in travel retail. The brand has won more awards for innovation than any other in its category and in 2019 was ranked number three among the top trending brands in its category in top bars across the world. The ideal candidate will come from a FMCG or luxury/ premium brand and be able to deliver across creative, brand planning, PR and digital. You will have an affinity to luxury or premium marketing and understand the nuances of marketing to this demographic. You will thrive in an autonomous environment where you will have a fair share of accountability Ideally you will have man management experience and enjoy working quite autonomously, being comfortable liaising with stakeholders of all levels and presenting to senior management. The role requires strong digital and social experience, including developing social strategy and calendar planning, content creation, crafting brand stories and reporting and analysing campaign success. If you thrive in a fast paced environment, have a great eye for detail and love premium brands this could be the role for you.
Head of PR
London & South East
Head of PR Paying to £65k Based in London Fantastic stand-alone PR role in this entrepreneurial, fast paced alcohol brand based in central London. To date they have used lots of agencies and they are looking to bring the PR in house. Although the role doesn’t have direct report you will work closely with other members of the marketing brand and comms team and also be able to use the existing PR agencies and contacts as an extension of your team. This is not your typical PR role and is less traditional in its approach. So don’t expect to just be pulling together presentations, dealing with public enquiries, or writing a press release to announce a new brand launch. This role is looking for someone who can do the fundamentals of PR but do things differently, whether that is using content to inform creative PR strategies across digital channels and partnerships, or creating crazy stunts and experiential activations to working with influencers or brand partners that are just a little bit different – anything that create real buzz and talkability. Ideally you will have gained experience in a client side/ in-house role, or a mix of agency and client side could also work well. This role is a real mix of strategy and creativity but also being able to be quite hands on. Industry wise- ideally an FMCG / alcohol background would be an obvious fit, but we would also consider candidates who have experience in smaller challenger brands- be it in FMCG or other sectors, or within other disruptive, quirky brands where you have managed to push boundaries and make an impact.
London & South East
UK Brand Ambassador Based in West London Salary up to £40k This premium alcohol brand is looking for a brand ambassador to straddle the sales and marketing teams, with the ultimate goal of driving the brand to be the go to brand in its category with on-trade and off-trade partners. The focus will be on premium and prestige outlets where you will be responsible for increasing listings and growing brand awareness and prestige. You will have relevant drinks experience - ideally in a client side role, working with on-trade accounts. Alcohol is preferred or a relevant brand that has a strong and premium presence in the on-trade. If you have the following skills/ traits then get in touch today: Sales experience – proven ability to win new account and gain new listings Experience in developing and managing bar tender advance programmes Developing and implementing trade and consumer facing events Brand campaigns and activation including pop ups, influencer events Strong digital and social, be great at creating and posting engaging content in real time Brand partnership- development and delivery Brief and manage agencies Act as brand guardian - ensure brand positioning and TOV across all channels Be the face of events, the face of the brand Great at presenting / strong communications skills Personable and good at building relationships