Marketing & Brand Controller

Location: London/M40 corridor. Hybrid working.
Around £70,000 + bonus and benefits

Our client is a £60m, family-owned international fine food business with over 70 years of an enviable reputation in the FMCG industry; above all a highly respected senior leadership team who care passionately about their people.

Adding to the gene pool of commercial experts this new role will play a unique part in leading a transformation by embedding true consumer marketing know-how to the current product marketing function. This is a busy team, influenced by constant NPD initiatives arising from trends and customer demand, on behalf of brand owners. A £15m fast-growing portfolio today, including three crown jewel brands, is now crying out for an entire repositioning and concerted consumer push to modernise and rejuvenate their nationwide appeal in grocery retail.

Your classical FMCG structured training and experience in consumer marketing roles will clearly mark you out as talented and passionate about consumerism in the branded food world, where innovation and invention are the norm. As leader of a team, you’ll be charged with the strategic 3-year brand plans and tactical marketing initiatives, NPD, as well as fully integrated trade, consumer PR, and digital communication programmes.

Whether you’re a Head of today, stifled by the shackles of Big co., or an experienced SBM looking to step-change your accountability, this role is packed with a sense of adventure and variety across multiple categories in ambient products. Here you will have genuine short-term promotion prospects to lead the entire marketing organisation, and a seat at the top table; your legacy will be ‘first to bring brilliant consumerism’ to a sales-led culture hungry to reform.

This is your chance to make a massive difference within a company, whose family values are at the heart of every decision made, where every member cares about what they do to make an impactful contribution.

The role demands real conviction and energy - someone with obvious self-confidence who wants to make a real difference. You will need strong interpersonal skills, bags of EQ, coupled with a constantly enquiring mind and a natural ability to lead others. Our client is looking for the right person with the right attitude, adaptability, and resilience, someone who can demonstrate creative flair as a marketing entrepreneur and pioneer.

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