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.
Social Media Manager
Social Media Manager £40,000 London MUST BE AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Newly created role for this quirky and well loved drinks brand. Managing one direct report you will be responsible for the development, shaping and implementation of the Social Strategy. This innovative strategy will be delivered across all aspects of the social media channels and you will lead and manage the delivery of all things social, as well as supporting Multi-channel brand campaigns and editorial. You understand how Social can build a brand. You understand how Social can contribute to brand equity. You will have launched products, campaigns and new activity through social, which have delivered against both the business needs and the needs of the customer as well. We are looking for someone who is consumer insight driven, with an eye for detail and analysis and a passion for working collaboratively and getting stuck in! If this sounds like you do get in touch today!
North of England
Graphic Designer Blackpool £26,000 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 company is part owned by Private Equity and is going through a rapid stage of growth with ambitious future plans. 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 · 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 · Basic understanding of CMS with WordPress and a good knowledge of social media platforms · Update the company’s in house website, including updating product info, removing and adding product imagery. · Knowledge of the print process and preparing artwork to be print ready · The ability to see projects through from concept to completion, listening and taking on board the views and objectives of other members of the team and accepting of constructive criticism · The ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Key Account Manager
North of England
Key Account Manager Based in BLACKPOOL TO £60,000 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 company is part owned by Private Equity and is going through a rapid stage of growth with ambitious future plans. The Role: Working within the Sales Team, your responsibilities will include: DRIVING NEW BUSINESS · Proactively engaging with new accounts – high street and online retailers focusing on the development of new accounts with specific focus on driving new business. This will entail approaching the relevant contacts, securing meetings, showcasing our product offering, and O/L product development capabilities. ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT · Managing a selection of accounts, ensuring strategic and sustainable growth through data analysis, planning, store visits and sector knowledge in order to recommend sound commercial opportunities This role will be ideal for those with: · A proven track record of effective account management · Evidence of approaching new retailers and successfully successfully opening new accounts (including: increasing business turnover, gaining new listings, delivering sustainable business growth) · Advanced knowledge of multiple retail sectors including discount, high street and online sectors · Personal credibility and the ability to gain confidence and trust of others · Excellent organisation and communication skills, a passion for growing sales
Brand Manager £40,000 London Work with the Marketing Director to create the annual brand plans FMCG experience and success with working with cross functional teams and the major mults Be financially accountable- manage A&P, contribute to P&L management and look at ways to improve profitability Identify comms activations to best leverage this fabulous brand Manage the social and digital strategy and activation of the brand Work with the commercial team to identify and unlock key shopper marketing opportunities to help drive brand performance Deliver NPD to market from concept to shelf (concept testing, product development, packaging development, sell-ins) Be responsible for disrupting the category and building brand equity and awareness About you: Proven track record as an ABM/BM in FMCG Able to think both commercially and creatively You have amazing ideas and can foresee how to put these into practise People-focussed, able to build relationships Excellent project management skills Attention to detail and the confidence to work independently and drive projects
Senior Innovation Manager
London & South East
Senior Innovation Manager £65,000 London This is an amazing and rare opportunity for a marketer with a passion for food, food trends and Innovation! You will have a background in FMCG, gained with known consumer brands and you will have a track record of delivery in Innovation. Reporting into the Marketing Director, the Senior Innovation Manager will own the innovation funnel, setting the strategy and defining how to diversify the brand into new sectors whilst maintaining brand standards. - Oversee development of products through from scratch to shelf - Work closely with the technical team to drive the agenda for growth - Challenge the norm and look to deliver ‘breakthrough’ innovation. - Work with internal teams - operations, sales, packaging and supply chain, and external suppliers - Facilitate problem resolution A lively, collaborative working style and a commitment to delivery are all also top priorities for our client!
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 KP'Is 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 will either be an experienced Brand Manager or an ABM looking to step up You will have a really thorough grounding in the full marketing mix, and will have previous FMCG brand experience 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
Brand Manager- German/ French Speaker
Brand Manager £40,000, London Looking for fluent German speaking FMCG brand marketers who are looking to make their mark in this innovative category within personal care. 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: FMCG/ Consumer background You will either be an experienced Brand Manager or an ABM looking to step up 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
Product Innovation Manager To £40,000 London Working with the Marketing Director and wider Business, you will be responsible for executing against the Product Strategy and approach. Customer insight - you will 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. Be adept at analysing multiple sources to understand Market dynamics, product strategies, new product launches, Marketing executions and Competitor activity. About you: Product management and performance experience - awareness of how products are performing and any gaps in the portfolio. Product, Price, Place, Promotion and how the Marketing strategy will be delivered across these Go to market plan - work with the full Marketing and Sales teams Project management - ability to make sure all stakeholders are kept on track Drive the strategy behind product development, planning and launches. Beer, Wine, Spirits, Product management experience essential. You have 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.
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.
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