Marketing Manager

£35,000 (dependent on experience.)
03 Feb 2017
03 Mar 2017
Job Discipline
Brand & Product, Insight
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Exciting opportunity for a Marketing Manager to join Crown Foods, based in Lymington, Hampshire. This is a varied and entrepreneurial role which works across food service and retail accounts, perfect for someone who has a true passion for food.  

Details about the Client

Crown Foods are a privately owned food organisation who have been in business for over 40 years. Operating in both the food service sector and retail space, they have a huge and expanding portfolio of successful SKUs. With a talent for carving out niches in the food space; Crown Foods have continued to prosper and have exciting growth plans and partnerships plans in place to make this happen.

As a family owned business, Crown Foods offer a friendly and collaborative environment with an exciting opportunity to make a real impact on the future growth of the company, with a current headcount of circa 22 people. Crown pride themselves on their offering of high quality products to a variety of consumers; making this an exceptional opportunity for anyone to learn, grow and succeed.   

Based in lovely offices in Lymington, Hampshire; Crown Foods are ideally located, perhaps for someone living in the surrounding areas or looking to relocate. Coming from slightly further afield? Lymington has easy transport links, with the offices a short walk from the local train station and parking on site too.

Crown Foods Products

Crown Foods provide a wide and varied range of food products to a number of different customers, including local authorities and more recently, delivering tailored dishes to a number of high profile grocer accounts. Crown Foods supplies to clients across chilled and frozen foods, with a number of SKUS across Party Foods and a niche focus on Ambient. With a number of partnerships in Thailand and South East Asia, UK & EU, they are a go-to business for new and upcoming food trends with brands including WAT KITCHEN, Simply Chicken and Simply Fish and a brand new Gluten Free range.

Detailed Job Description

There is an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Manager to join the team, with key responsibility for the day to day management of the Food Service and Retail products as well as inputting into the longer-term strategic marketing vision. Looking to expand across both arms of the business, this is a great opportunity for someone passionate about food and upcoming trends to input into the future ranges.

Working within a tight-knit yet dynamic environment, this will be a varied role which will require candidates to get stuck in and really integrate within the business.

Reporting into the Marketing Director, you will support across areas of marketing with a focus on the creation and execution of marketing assets and materials as well as trend analysis to spot the next big gap in the market!

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Planning and implementation of the company marketing strategy

  • Portfolio management
  • Insights analysis, reporting and forecast
  • Price positioning and market analysis
  • NPD research and idea generation
  • PR and social media activities
  • Cross functional working

Candidate requirements

The successful person for this vacancy will enjoy working in a varied and close-knit environment and will display a keen interest in working in a small yet entrepreneurial business. This role will suit someone who is a real foody who shows passion for food trends and innovations.

Crown Foods are looking for someone with the following skills and qualities:

Strong marketing experience, ideally in food but this is not a prerequisite

  • Entrepreneurial thinker, able to work collaboratively and autonomously
  • Willingness to get involved across all areas of the business
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Self-starter with a strong sense of initiative
  • Experience in consumer marketing, ideally food but this is not a prerequisite
  • Experience working with digital marketing would be desirable but not necessary

What's on offer?

There is a package on offer of up to £35,000 (dependent on experience.)

This is a full time role, based in Lymington, with direct report into the Marketing Director and brilliant potential to scope out the role and make it your own!

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

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