Brand Manager

Gatwick, West Sussex
Competitive Salary plus additional benefits
13 Oct 2016
13 Nov 2016
FMCG, Food & Drink
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type

Permanent, Full time


Competitive Salary plus additional benefits

We’re looking for a Brand Manager based in our attractive Gatwick offices who will manage the NESCAFÉ AZERA brand. 

It is an exciting opportunity to help plan, develop and execute plans to continue the growth of this rising star in the NESCAFE portfolio. You’ll be rewarded with an attractive package, plus a car allowance, an annual bonus of up to 12%, private medical insurance, 25 days holiday plus 12 Flex days on top.

Brand Manager Opportunity:

As Brand Manager on the NESCAFÉ AZERA brand reporting to the Marketing Manager, you will have responsibility for developing and executing strategic plans for this innovative sub brand which despite having been launched only 4 years ago, has grown to be the number 1 in the Super Premium segment and is delivering Innovation such as the recently launched NESCAFE AZERA Coffee To Go cups. With a heavy weight consumer marketing budget, you will have responsibility for developing communications across the full marketing mix, developing and executing annual brand plans and involvement in the development of product and packaging innovation; so it offers a fully rounded marketing role.

You will be working cross-functionally within this position, interacting daily with sales, category, supply chain, finance and managing external agencies to implement the plans.

Experience required for the Brand Manager

We’re looking for an experienced Brand/Marketing professional who:

  • has a strong academic back ground and ideally qualified to Degree level
  • has proven experience managing a portfolio of brands, products and projects independently
  • can work under challenging/demanding market environments in a FMCG company

As the ambassador for this key brand throughout the organisation, you will:

  • need to be passionate, insight driven with strong analytical skills and results focused
  • enjoy working in a highly energetic and dynamic environment as part of a broader beverage marketing team
  • be pro-active and enthusiastic with a real passion for the food and beverage industry
  • have marketing experience as a Brand Manager within a Blue Chip FMCG company
  • have the grounding you need to drive this brand forward
  • In return we can offer you the opportunity to work on the world’s leading coffee brand, where you can expect fantastic exposure to brand strategy development, a competitive salary and benefits package and full career development.

What you need to know

We have a friendly and supportive team and we offer a coaching and mentoring environment. Nestlé has a strong benefits package which includes, for this role, a car allowance, private medical cover, pension, bonus and 25 days holiday plus an additional 12 days flex leave. This role will be an exciting, challenging step in your career. 

The closing date for this Brand Manager role is the 26 October 2016, and we plan to interview candidates as soon after application as we can. The interview process will comprise an initial telephone interview, online testing and a face-to-face meeting. We will be considering applicants as they apply, so please don’t delay in submitting your application. 

Brand Manager Ref: OLR11804

Our Story

Nestlé SA is the world’s leading health, wellness and nutrition company, with over seven thousand employees in the UK and Ireland alone across the 19 sites of all our businesses. We are proud to produce some of Britain’s best loved brands such as Kit Kat, NESCAFÉ, Smarties, Buxton, Go Cat and Shreddies. Around 95% of UK households consume our brands and more than two billion Nestlé products are sold in the UK every year.

Nestlé’s Beverage Division is part of the wider, global Nestlé business and is home to a number of the UK’s number 1 brands including NESCAFÉ and Nesquik. NESCAFÉ is the biggest coffee brand in the world equating to over £6bn global turnover a year. Within the portfolio a range of sub-brands exist including the nation’s favourite NESCAFÉ Original. This accounts for 25% of all instant coffee cups consumed in the UK! The range also includes the iconic NESCAFÉ Gold Blend, innovative NESCAFÉ Azera and stylish NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto. Providing great quality coffee which tastes perfect and is ethically sourced is at the top of our agenda.

The beverage division is always changing in line with current trends and is a fundamental part of Nestlé within the FMCG market. We believe ‘it all starts with a NESCAFÉ, so your career could start with one too! 

NESCAFÉ is a strategic global brand for Nestle and one of Nestle’s global billionaire brands, with a presence in almost every country across the globe. The UK is a key market for NESCAFÉ globally and as such offers huge opportunity to influence the strategic direction for the brand and also to locally develop and execute plans across the full marketing mix.

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