Assistant Retail Range Marcomms Manager - 12 month FTC

£26,000 to £32,000
25 Jun 2019
25 Jul 2019
FMCG, Food & Drink
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract

Assistant Retail Range Manager  up to £32,000 – 12 month FTC   

Our client a global giant in confectionary with a strong heritage in the UK and a chain of retail stores.  They are looking for a marketer who has already started their career in retail marketing, and is looking to progress in this area.   You will be part of a Retail Marketing team based in London.   

About the Role:

This is a newly created role where you  will be responsible for supporting the Retail Range manager in driving the development of an in-store range of products for the retail channel – from innovation strategy to hands-on product development, to POS in store.    

You will liaise with marketing, R&D, production, third party suppliers and the in-store teams to ensure that the brand visions are brought to life through a delicious and differentiated portfolio of products for loyal customers and a new target audience.    

This is fantastic opportunity to gain some really great transformational experience and work on game-changing strategy.   


  • Working with suppliers and the R&D team on new product development (food and drink propositions), building and developing briefs that the R&D team and 3rd parties will work on
  • You will manage a stage gate process, keeping all parties up to date and ensuring projects hit deadlines
  • Work with an operations team on in-store trials and teste and learn to make sure new products are fit for purpose 
  • Attend trade and innovation shows 
  • Build and deliver packaging design briefs, working with a design team 
  • Assist in photo shoots when required
  • Coordinate all launch paperwork
  • Work with agencies and suppliers in the development of POS and new marketing campaigns related to new launches 
  • Support experiential team with product information and delivery
  • Build and manage retail relationships, providing training support for new products alongside the operations team

Insights and Trends:

  • Review sales data, customer insight and market trends to build future briefs  and help direct innovation
  • Lead NPD/EPD customer research, with support from the customer insight team
  • Support the Trading team in the set up and monitoring of KPIs for all NPD/EPD

About You:

  • Have a real passion for food – and be inspired by customer, food and drink trends
  • Have had previous retail marketing experience – ideally from a food retailer
  • Have a customer focused outlook
  • Experience working within a stage-gate development process – strong project management skills
  • A self-starter
  • Can create structure and build process
  • Good at building relationships and making allies
  • Will thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable with frequent UK travel
  • Will enjoy making the job your own

If this role sounds just like you, please get in touch.

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