Findus axes marketing department with loss of up to 20 jobs

Findus group is closing its marketing and commercial operations in Grimsby, jeopardising up to 20 roles.

Findus: latest pasta TV spot
Findus: latest pasta TV spot

The move forms part of a company restructure at Findus as it looks to streamline marketing operations within its London office.

The food company's remaining 1,700 employees at its Grimsby office will continue to be based there and will focus primarily on new product development and manufacturing. The company's marketing director Tasha Gladman will continue to be located in London.

The restructure is being managed by Findus UK and Ireland  managing director Leendert den Hollander.

The losses will be partially offset by the creation of 11 new marketing roles in London in an attempt to centralise operations.

The changes follow the appointment of former Unilever marketer Gladman as UK & Ireland marketing director in August.

Yvonne Adam, Young's brand director and Martin Gormley, Findus UK brand director both report to Gladman.