The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for a Head of Market for our Grocery portfolio.

The purpose of this role is to provide strategic direction, leadership and management of the Marketing Team and drive profitable growth for the grocery division.

Using internal, Consumer and shopper data the Head of Marketing will be responsible for creating the 3 year growth plans and annual operational plans to drive sustainable growth for the Everyday Puddings and Spreads and Drizzles business units – both brand and OL.  The head of marketing will act as the brand guardian for Hartley’s and Sunpat ensuring continued brand salience and distinctiveness.

Lead all new product efforts and pipeline development, including product strategy, generating and testing new concepts, overseeing the commercialization process and creating market launch plans to guarantee success in the market place.  Work with the factory GM to ensure all growth plans worked through to EBITDA including influencing CAPEX and operating model decisions.

Plan and execute the holistic marketing strategy for the Grocery division and lead agency partners to deliver break through market plans and creative development capable of improving A&P ROI.

Provide direction and coordinate with other functions such as sales, category, NPD, technical, finance and factory teams as necessary.  This role will play a leadership role in the monthly portfolio management review and commercial leadership team and will be a key member of the site leadership team.

Manage, inspire and lead the marketing team in line with our ACHIEVE values and behaviours.  Continue to build on the strong team and coach and support to ensure they perform and achieve their absolute potential.

The successful candidate must be an original thinker who quickly grasps the essence of an issue.  They are able to use their experience to look toward the broadest view.  Has good judgement about what will work when and where.  Develops competitive breakthrough plans within a strategic framework.  In addition, this candidate must be able to communicate a clear and compelling vision that inspires the total business.  They will need to bring passion and enthusiasm to the vision with clear map and milestones.  They are able to sets a high-performance climate. Builds high performing teams role modelling ACHIEVE behaviours.  Lastly, the successful candidate must be highly agile with good change agility, people agility and learning agility.

The role will have direct and indirect  line management responsibility.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Innovation Development
  • Team development
  • Media and campaign development
  • Budget control

What you will need for the role / what it will take:

  • Degree in Business or Marketing desirable
  • Extensive experience in marketing/brand management
  • Experience in Food/ fmcg
  • Track record of building successful and credible brand growth
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Highly numerate
  • High degree of change agility

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary+ car allowance
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holiday
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • A day off work to support our charity partners
  • Flexible working options
  • Pension
  • Medical benefit
  • And access to a HUB that offers many discounts from a range of suppliers and retailers

About Us

The Hain Daniels Group is one of the UK's leading food companies. We create food and drink products with natural goodness at their core. We're the business behind a host of household brands - Hartley's jams and jellies, Sun-Pat peanut butters, New Covent Garden Soup Co., Linda McCartney's meat free food, and Yorkshire Provender to name a few. Nearly half of our business is private label - we create quality freshly prepared fruit and juices, desserts, soups, sweet spreads and meat free products for our retail partners.

Our Vision

To make it easier for everyone to lead a healthier, balanced lifestyle. Without our great team of people, this vision couldn't be our reality.

Top Talent across the UK

Over our 12 sites up and down the UK, we employ circa 3,100 people in roles within Production, Supply Chain, Product Development, Sales and Marketing, and through to our Finance, HR, IT and beyond. Each of our colleagues is vital to our continued success. That's why we target the best talent, and help to develop them through the ranks. In fact, almost a third of our vacancies were internal promotions and transfers last year.

Our Business behaviours

As a business we strive to promote from within and our underlying business behaviours really enable us to drive this strategic objective. We believe we can provide an opportunity for all individuals to grow and achieve with Hain Daniels through demonstrating core behaviours such as ambition & energy, collaborative working, honest communication, innovation, delivering excellent quality, embracing versatility and equality

If Hain Daniels sounds like the company you'd like to contribute your energy and enthusiasm towards, and come on an exciting journey with us, then we can't wait to hear from you!