Ball and Hoolahan is a marketing recruitment consultancy filled with marketing industry experts who are uniquely placed to help you grow the very best marketing team for your business. We work in an efficient and transparent way to get the best results every time. Our heritage and reputation attract a strong talent pipeline of the best candidates. We have been known for growing great brands with great people for over 30 years and will continue to be the go-to recruitment consultancy for marketers and clients alike.
We are brand builders - Whether you are just starting out or about to take the next big step, we love helping people and brands grow. We support brands of all sizes in their goals by listening to our clients and understanding our candidates. From blue chip to start-up, FMCG to B2B, global to local, we have the expertise to match your ambition.
We are human - We love meeting people and they love meeting us. Our approach is inquisitive, respectful and - we've been told - refreshingly honest. We believe that everyone deserves equal attention regardless of the size of your business or where you are at in your career. From start-ups to established brands, budding marketers to seasoned experts.
We are marketers - Set up by marketers for marketers, Ball and Hoolahan has its roots in growing great brands with great people for over 3 decades. With such strong marketing DNA, we are dedicated to matching the right people with the right brands. Our deep understanding of your world means we are rigorous in our methods and relentless in finding the perfect match for you.
We are partners - Continuing to work with marketing people we placed in their first marketing job and throughout their career, is not only something we are incredibly proud of, but something that we love doing. It matters as much to us as it does to you that your next career move or hire is the right fit. We actively coach both clients and candidates on how to best approach their search in a collaborative way.
We have an inherent intuition and curiosity to make sure we only provide the best matches for both clients and candidates in a way that has you at the centre of everything. We are transparent and uncompromising in our approach because we know that every and any contact is important, so managing everybody's expectations is second nature to us, ensuring you always know where you stand at any point. We deliver what you need by focusing on 4 key elements:
- Brand Advocacy - We commit fully to your brand and to building long-term relationships.
- Cultural Fit - Crucial to the success of matching the right candidates with you.
- Marketing Expertise - Our unique team of industry experts fully understand your needs.
- Quality over Quantity - We will never bombard you with irrelevant or unqualified candidates.
Contact us today to discover more about our solutions and start building the marketing team you need to achieve your business goals.
Marketing & E-Commerce Director
Marketing & E-Commerce Director Contract - 6 months Competitive salary This luxury brand is looking for a creative and strategic senior leader to create and deliver the brand strategy for the UK market through the leverage of local initiatives and development of all media platforms. You will grow and positively portray the brand image through the brand website in the UK. Develop and implement the digital marketing strategy, delivering an integrated annual plan in conjunction with the global strategy. Ideal candidate will need: Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal relationship building skills Ability to work flexibly, to handle change and to manage and motivate the Marketing and digital teams Solid experience with online marketing tools and web-based technologies To accurately produce and analyse reports and documentation Advanced knowledge of and ability to use various computer systems Self motivated, able to effectively prioritise and plan workload to strict deadlines Commercial awareness and strategic vision with a customer focus Effective leaderships skills, managing team with vision and purpose Concrete/hands on/operationally driven, whilst also able to function at highly strategic levels
CRM and Data Analyst
London & South East
CRM and Data Analyst up to £40k City of London A CRM and Data Analyst is required to join the team of a well-established firm in the financial services sector. As well as managing the overall day to day CRM and Data function, responsibilities will include: Leading project team meetings and managing stakeholder expectations Analysing technical requirements Developing code Data cleansing, quality control and maintenance Bug fixes and troubleshooting Reviewing vendors and proposals If you are a CRM expert with Salesforce Administrator and Developer qualifications, then this is an exciting opportunity to take full responsibility for driving the strategy forward.
Head of Marketing
London & South East
Head of Marketing Hampshire/ Surrey Fantastic newly created role for a growing board games and card game company based in Surrey/ Hampshire. Ideally you will come from a gaming/ entertainment background with significant expertise within traditional FMCG in a local (UK) senior role: Lead and deliver the overall company branding and image. Work with external partners including the global team to oversee local adaptation and implementation of the marketing strategies for the UK’s top brands/products Identify opportunities for growth- including via comms and NPD Develop marketing plans (annual and longer term) Set and manage marketing budget Work with commercial team to maximise sales through improving consumer demand, retail placement and other initiatives About you: You will be a senior marketing leader who has had significant experience managing teams and agencies within a games/ entertainment or FMCG environment Experience in bigger blue chips as well as more entrepreneurial environments Happy to be strategic, enjoy creative and financial accountability but happy to be hands on Successful role out of local (UK ) initiatives, strategies and NPD Proven success in improving consumer awareness, loyalty and consideration A genuine passion for games
North of England
Graphic Designer Based in Blackpool (No flexible working) to £25k Our client an award winning health & beauty business based in Blackpool are looking for a Graphic Designer to join their growing business. Established for more than 20 years, this business has made its name in offering an extensive range of health care and beauty products to major retailers on the high street. The Role: Working within the Design Team and alongside the NPD team, your responsibilities will include: · Designing and updating primary and secondary packaging, Shelf Ready and Display Packaging, from initial concepts to print ready designs · Designing and updating brochures and creating visual content, (graphics, imagery) for social media channels · Taking and editing product photos · Providing pack mock ups and visuals for customer presentations This role will be ideal for those with: · A minimum of 3 years experience within graphic design with experience of packaging design · Full understanding of the process from design to print ready artwork including all necessary cutter guides where required · A good working knowledge of preparing artwork for print and working with various print specs · Talent and dedication to design with a particular interest in Health & Beauty packaging design · Excellent working knowledge of the Adobe Suite, particularly Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop & Adobe InDesign as an added advantage
London & South East
Product Innovation Manager To £40,000 London An exciting opportunity to develop new product opportunities for this well known and well loved alcohol brand. Key remit: Customer insight - manage Qualitative and Quantitative inputs to educate decision making and brand and product strategy Manage the creation, development and launch of Products. Market insights and trends - to deliver new products. Analyse multiple sources to understand Market dynamics, product strategies, new product launches, Marketing executions and Competitor activity. About you: NPD/ innovation roles in FMCG (as core role - not as part of broader Brand role) Product, Price, Place, Promotion and how the Marketing strategy will be delivered across these Drive the strategy behind product development, planning and launches. Experience in running a successful New Product Development process. Experience of launching new, successful products to market. Experience in running/commissioning/interpreting Qualitative and Quantitative Research.
Marketing Director £80,000 London This is a fantastic opportunity for a beauty marketer looking to make their mark on an entrepreneurially-minded business. If you enjoys autonomy, challenges and would relish working on a really cool, fast growing hair care brand this could be the role for you. To apply you MUST have recently worked for a beauty/ skincare/ haircare brand and will have managed NPD as well as brand and comms. The role is UK based but working globally – especially with US market. Strong distribution online so this person will ideally be familiar with e-commerce and have a strong digital background Innovation/NPD within relevant categories - know the ins and outs of product testing, developing new formulas, negotiating with 3rd party suppliers. Product and packaging a must Manage a small but capable and passionate team therefore need to be strategic yet hands on/ operational To be considered you must have: Strong Leadership and huge amounts of gravitas. Huge drive and able to work autonomously, get projects off the ground and deliver them. Experience in blue chip businesses AND smaller, more entrepreneurial environments
Content Producer to £30,00 Central London Our client is well known alcohol brand with a big personality and a loyal fan base. Reporting into the Head of Brand Marketing, this role will be responsible for the planning, creation, design, filming, creative writing and editing of engaging brand content. You will be a whizz at filming content as well as an expert stills photographer capturing the unique product range. You will be responsible for Producing a wide range of Content with the Marketing Team. This Content will be used across a variety of Channels, particularly Social, supporting the Editorial approach and E-commerce. Key requirements/skills: Knowledge and understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, and Premier Pro (or similar) Photography, videography, Post-production (including editing, titles, sound, grade), graphic design, copy writing Creative thinker, articulate and persuasive Able to communicate Content plans and initiatives to a broad range of stakeholders Passionate about Design, Art and Music is ideal Experience in Fashion or Brand focused E-commerce is a bonus Degree (or similar) in Videography, photography, design or equivalent experience in the creative or graphic design field is a desirable Portfolio of work that supports skills needed If you are a positive team player who puts their all into a challenge and tick all the boxes above- this could be the dream role for you.
Brand Manager- German/ French Speaker
Brand Manager £40,000, London Looking for fluent German speaking FMCG brand marketers This global business has well known brands across personal care, haircare and more. They have great offices in central London (once businesses do go back to office working!) You will have responsibility for working across the full marketing mix, inputting into the brand strategy, annual brand plans and comms. The brand has a strong presence in European markets and core to this role will be interacting with the brand teams in Germany and France. To apply you will need: You will either be an experienced Brand Manager within FMCG/ Consumer Proven experience in creating brand strategies and executing annual brand plans Have strong analytical skills – financial and market data Prior experience of creating A&P programmes (ATL, BTL and digital/social) Experience working with relevant retailers - particularly pharma (Boots and Superdrug) as well as on-line retailers Fluent in German and Ideally fluent or conversational French About you: Mature in your approach, great at building and nurturing relationships Energetic and resilient Ability to work autonomously, as well as being part of a wider team Excellent communication and presentation skills Excellent interpersonal skills
London & South East
Brand Manager – Haircare £40,000, London Our client a major player in the health and personal care and haircare categories with global reach. They are looking for a Brand Manager to join their team working on 2 key brands in the portfolio. About the Role You will have responsibility for working across the full marketing mix for 2 well known brands. Both brands are at different stages and have different challenges and opportunities. You will input into the brand strategy and annual brand plans, supporting in brand communications as well as working on the innovation strategy. You will work closely with global teams, cross functional local teams and various agencies (research, comms, etc). You will be responsible for tracking brand KPI's and reporting on performance and for analysing market data, so it’s important that you are numerically literate and are comfortable working with financial and market information. You must to have the following experience: You must be an experienced Brand Manager already in FMCG - ideally health/ beauty/ haircare You will have a really thorough grounding in the full marketing mix Prior experience of creating A&P programmes (ATL, BTL and digital/social) Have strong analytical skills – financial and market data UK marketing experience - knowledge of UK grocery and pharma retailers and on-line Ideally experience in international markets About You Results Driven and Commercially focused Excellent interpersonal skills, enjoys working collaboratively Ability to multi-task and prioritise Able to think strategically and be decisive Get up and running quickly, a fast learner Positive, creative and energetic in mindset
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