UK Market Planner

Slough, Berkshire
£44-55,000 + excellent benefits package
21 Nov 2016
31 Dec 2016
FMCG, Retail
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract

UK Market Planner – Consumer & Market Insights (CMI)

Fixed term contract – maternity cover

As UK Market Planner, reporting to our UK Director – CMI, your key responsibility will be for market, consumer and shopper performance management and continuous data provision right across the organisation.  The UK Market Planner role is also a key interface into the UK Management team, not only on performance but on key strategic issues to support the delivery of our ‘Growth We Are Proud Of’ strategy.  So you’ll be the go-to person across the business for any UK market, consumer and shopper input.  Supporting our UK Management Team by leading on market and cross brand/segment insights, you’ll prioritise these for maximum impact in forecasting market share and growth trends.  Key accountabilities as UK Market Planner include:

  • managing our continuous-data agency teams to ensure insights are effectively delivered to the business
  • driving efficiencies from our continuous data suppliers, agencies and related investments into continuous data (£1m)
  • leading the market and consumer elements of transversal UK projects
  • supporting the finance team on global reporting.

Ideally educated to degree level in a marketing or business-related discipline, you’ll need a proven track record in market planning, underpinned by the ability to synthesise disparate pieces of information, both numeric and verbal, in an actionable and objective way to create consumer insights.  Comfortable using analytical PC tools, or with an aptitude for them, you have strong analytical, prioritising and organisational skills and are capable of handling multi-projects simultaneously.  Strategically agile and with real customer focus, as UK Market Planner you can also offer strengths in:

  • supplier management
  • directing others
  • comfort around higher management.

Helping drive forward the success of globally admired brands like Mars, Snickers and Galaxy is a major deal for a $33billion, family-owned company which also produces other iconic brands such as Uncle Ben’ s, Dolmio, Wrigley’s and Whiskas.  

This UK Market Planner is a great opportunity with one of the world’s great consumer businesses.  So, if we’ve just described you and your aspirations, to open up a dialogue click on the APPLY button below.