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Marketing Director

Salary negotiable
M3 Corridor
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Marketing Director

The Business
This Division is one of the group’s most successful businesses with strong growth and consistent profit performance. The Group’s global sales are some $40 billion. The Division is one of the four core focus categories globally, operating in the UK, France, Germany, USA Canada and Japan. We are the market leaders in our sector.

We strive for sustainable growth in profit, volume and market share and aim to be the best consumer products company in the world. We build sales and set the standard for consumer excitement in our market by continually upgrading and launching new products and brands. Our approach to advertising and distribution is often groundbreaking. The market in which we operate is dynamic and is driven by innovation.

We are a genuinely entrepreneurial business. This emanates from a style that attracts individuals who enjoy the freedom to fully explore their roles. Because the business is staffed by fewer but able people, capable individuals are given senior roles where their personal contribution can be easily measured and rewarded. Cross-divisional and cross-functional assignments are frequent and proactively encouraged.

Marketing Director, reporting to the UK General Manager and has direct line management responsibility for five high calibre individuals.
The creation of this role is one of the “step-change” initiatives for the UK Market. The Marketing director will play a vital role in collaborating with Central Marketing and developing the critical insights that will develop “pull” from Consumers, Office Buyers and Distributor Partners.

The Role and Responsibilities
• Development of the brand strategies including key proposition gaps
• Development of systems infrastructure + E-Business competence + execution
• Creating of Market Metrics, Review & Governance structures
• Clear Strategies for Direct sales, National Accounts, Food Service and other channels
• Development of winning propositions including pricing and contract lengths etc
• Ongoing development of operational excellence including Direct sales
• Development of Indirect Strategy including five year p&l
• Development of Insights on the market
• Identification of B2B opportunities in the UK
• Development of the Marketing Plan > “Pull” including Lead Generation
• Identification of more/better Distributor Partners
• Building collaborative relationships with key distributor partners
• Deployment of Lead Generation Strategy within Customer Service, Direct & Indirect
• Automation of core inbound product ordering via internet
• Development of concepts that allow us to better sell our Service Excellence
• Development of new metrics and review processes for improving Customer Quality

Key Attributes
B2B marketing, plus cross functional experience Creativity
E-savvy & CRM systems experience Delivery through business processes
Business acumen Organisational agility
Decision quality Communication skills, written & verbal