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Brand Manager

We are looking to recruit a success driven, creative and enthusiastic Brand Manager to join our busy and energetic marketing department at our Head Office based in Pwllheli, North Wales.In this exciting and varied role, you will lead the product and brand direction for a portfolio aimed at professional trades people and retailers. You will take responsibility in steering your product groups commercially throughout the whole lifecycle, utilising the full marketing mix to drive brand awareness and sales growth among targeted customer groups.

The main elements of this role are to:

  • Take “ownership” for the successful end-to-end management of the product portfolio
  • Work closely with the Trade Marketing Executive, Graphic Designer to deliver targeted marketing and promotional communications
  • Work closely with the sales team to bring the brands to life within the market. Driving brand awareness through the development, management and communication of national and customer specific advertising campaigns.
  • Support the role out of marketing projects with sales support material including POS, sales aids, sampling and event tools
  • Defining areas of opportunity and identify winning concepts by managing product positioning within the market with specific focus on pricing, performance and competitor activity
  • Champion a research led approach to identify opportunities for portfolio development with user needs firmly in focus
  • Working with the NPD team to manage new product development through to building campaigns to launch new products to market, ensuring they are delivered with excellence and at pace

You might have been in an Assistant/Junior Brand Manager or Marketing Assistant/Exec role in the past, looking for development.

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • A hands on and can-do attitude, with an entrepreneurial & naturally instinctive mind-set
  • The ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workload
  • To be open minded and inventive thinker with the ability to apply a creative approach to problem-solving
  • Exceptionally high standards with meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong ownership and able to take proactive control of situations
  • Happy working in a busy, fast-moving environment, with the confidence to build trust, engage and influence senior managers

Qualifications/Experience:

The ideal candidate will be educated in a related field with a minimum 3 years’ experience in a product marketing or product sales role, online marketing experience and/or sales experience would also be advantageous.

  • A degree or equivalent in marketing/business studies
  • A strong commercial understanding in taking product to market
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • A creative eye and an ability to work to brand guidelines
  • The ability to work simultaneously on different projects
  • To be able to work independently and take the lead
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Good understanding of MS Office, especially Excel

Benefits:

  • 34 days Annual leave (Increasing to 37 days with length of service)
  • Excellent career progression opportunities with support towards professional development qualifications
  • Pension Scheme: 5% company contribution + 3% employee contribution
  • 3 x Salary Life Assurance
  • 50% discount on CKI products
  • Annual bonus linked to performance targets (worth up to £1000 pa)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to Employee Assistance programme including support for your wellbeing via an app
  • Corporate Gym Membership
  • Free on-site parking

We always welcome CVs from talented individuals so please feel free to submit yours at

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