Status:  Closed. Another successful assignment for Oakleigh Resourcing.

Job Title:  Marketing Manager 

Client:  Carrs Foods International  

Location:  South Manchester (easy access M6, M56, M60)

Remuneration: £45k-£50k bracket (depending on experience) plus excellent bonus & benefits package (including flexible start time 8am-10am)

The Opportunity:  This is a new high profile role where you will:

  • Develop and deliver marketing plans with a strong focus on digital, PR, in-store activation and packaging.
  • Influence a range of senior stakeholders and teams across the organisation
  • Work with our sales team to create new selling opportunities.
  • Be responsible for brand management within your allocated brands.

 Background:  Our need for the role:

  • The marketing team is at maximum capacity; increases in workload have been driven as we improve and expand marketing. This is set to continue.
  • Carrs Foods have some really exciting new category launches planned for 2018 and more under development for 2019.
  • Brand growth - we can uncover more opportunities by focusing on our brands.
  • Improve our brand planning to deliver growth.
  • Strengthen the skillset within the team.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Setting the marketing strategy for your brand and implementation.
  • Think commercially and with the confidence to lead day to day brand management.
  • Analyse market data to uncover consumer trends for use with NPD.
  • Working with external agencies to bring the brands to life for new consumers delivering disruptive creative work from packaging through advertising and to point of sale.
  • Create excellent relationships with the teams continually building their understanding of our brands and products.
  • Use your project management skills to manage projects/teams in the UK and internationally.
  • Occasional international travel may be required.

Person Specification:

  • Of graduate calibre.  CIM desirable.
  • An experienced, ambitious and creative FMCG marketer who wants to grow with the business.
  • A track record in brand management with the ability to think strategically and act pragmatically.
  • Bakery industry experience would be great but is not essential.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Attracted by an entreprenuerial role in a dynamic business that is truly going places.
  • Good negotiation and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and be results orientated.
  • Adaptable with a 'can do' attitude.
  • Good communication skills - written and verbal
  • Strong analytical and data evalutation skills essential. Prior experience with Nielsen, Dunhumby & Kantar an advantage.

To apply for this role please email your CV to Elaine Rippon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  No agency CVs please.  To chat about your interest in the role call Elaine on 01477 534491.

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