Head of Marketing

Job Title: Head of Marketing
Contract Type: Contract/ Freelance
Location: Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
Salary: dependent on experience
Reference: CSR10604_1563207640
Contact Name: Recruitment Team
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 15, 2019 17:20

Job Description

Head of Marketing (1 year maternity cover), Newport Pagnell -

Brand Recruitment have partnered exclusively with an award-winning retailer to find a Head of Marketing to join their hugely successful team on an interim basis, just outside of Milton Keynes. This is a one-year maternity cover contract and the successful applicant will be able to start as soon as possible.

We're looking for a driven, visionary and passionate marketer, with at least 7 years' experience at a senior level under their belt and proven experience heading up the marketing strategy for an FMCG brand. Candidates must have experience across the full marketing mix, as this role will encompass trade marketing, social media, PR, ATL, marketing activation, ecommerce and events management. Prior line management and agency management would be highly desirable, as you will have a small team working underneath you.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in brand management, ideally having worked within FMCG or tangible consumer products, with experience developing and implementing annual marketing plans. As this is a strategic role which will see you leading on marketing and brand strategy, we're looking for candidates with the authority to drive and deliver this, whilst managing the expectations of stakeholders.

As Head of Marketing, you will have full management accountability for a market leading brand across both traditional and digital marketing activity. You will be expected to work across the full marketing mix to deliver a successful marketing strategy that drives the brand performance, brand awareness and increases sales, both through their direct ecommerce site and through retail channels. Strong, proven above the line marketing experience is essential in this role, as you will work on major television, radio and print media campaigns. You will also have full ownership of the trade marketing strategy, building a plan that will support retail partners with POS, promotional materials and brand partnerships.

Prior budget management experience and a strong head for figures is essential, as you will be managing a sizeable, annual marketing budget and ensuring the correct funds are allocated for each campaign and project.

Offering you the chance to shape and drive the UK marketing strategy for an iconic and instantly recognisable brand, this is an exciting and rare opportunity to join an award-winning and internationally renowned business who continue to go from strength to strength. Viewed as pioneers within their industry with a portfolio of iconic brands and products, they offer a collaborative and fun team culture with excellent opportunities for personal development.

As this is one-year maternity cover position, we are looking for candidates who are able to start as soon as possible to ensure a seamless transition for the rest of the team.
If this sounds like it could be the role for you, apply now as this role won't be on our books for long!

Due to the location of this Buckinghamshire office, this role could be of interest to those living in Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bletchley, Banbury, Bedford, St Neots, Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury, Hitchin, Banbury, Buckingham and Bicester.

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