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Marketing Manager Thorntons

Job Location: ​Greenford​


Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

We are growing and innovating all the time, the acquisition of the much-loved domestic chocolate-maker Thorntons in 2015 made us the fourth largest confectionery manufacturer in the UK. Like Thorntons, ours is a family business with a rich heritage, driven by a commitment to quality and excellence and built around the hard work and shared values of our employees. 

Are you interested in delivering pleasure to the life of our consumers through our high quality and premium treats? We have a new opportunity for a Marketing Manager to join the premium chocolate category. In this role you will achieve defined targets related to Profit and Loss, market share and competitive position, for Thorntons Premium Chocolate. You will also support the Region Marketing Manager Premium Chocolates UK&I (RMMC) in the definition of positioning and detailed strategies for Thorntons Premium Chocolate, developing and implementing ideas, projects, and other required actions, by monitoring and managing costs (e.g., advertising, promo, research spend). 

Main Responsibilities:

As the Marketing Manager Thornton's you will provides information to the Region Marketing Manager Premium Chocolates and to other involved local functions, to define volumes and sales value budget (with required details in term of SKUs and packaging). As a result of your skilled work, you will connect-the-dots from strategy to creative delivery to ensure a launch delivers on its promise, and within budget constraints, manages advertising, promotion, research, and market analyses costs. 

Together with the Region Marketing Manager Premium Chocolates, you will manage the process within the business cross functionally for a defined brand portfolio for Thorntons Premium Chocolates range, by challenging and supporting your team to deliver great long-term strategies, to enhance portfolio success. 

You will implement the advertising strategies (copy strategy, target segments and consumers, etc.) received from the Region Marketing Manager Premium Chocolates. Developing the advertising creation and briefs and managing creative agencies, and communicating the media plan brief to the media planning responsible; monitoring and controlling the outputs related to brand plans. 

Propose and support the promotion strategy definition by supervising material development activities (execution of packaging development and new packaging / labelling projects. You will evaluates with the Region Marketing Manager Premium Chocolates and UK&I and Trade Marketing Manager, the “state of work” for promotions, sponsorships, or co-marketing activities. 

You will take part on the sales forecast process, with Sales, Logistics and Trade Marketing departments. Regularly overseeing and monitoring the Profit and Loss single items and global result, to suggest and manage possible countermeasures. 

You will participate in the proposal both local and global, implementation and follow up of strategic projects, e.g., studies which deal with strategic issues such as Exploratory subjects, Uses & Habits, Insights, Brand positioning for Thorntons Premium Chocolates. Propose, implement and follow up of operational improvement projects follow-up, e.g., studies which deal with operational issues such as pre and post-test, performance of new packaging, market data monitoring, assortment, pricing, etc. 

Lead relationships to help form long term strategic business partners (external), which creates excellence in Ferrero brands’ positioning, communications & other activities. Recommend and influence all internal stakeholders concerning key business strategies, to gain buy-in. 

You will deliver mid-term & 1 year profit growth targets for defined brand portfolio (to contribution level) for Thorntons Premium Chocolates range. Leading profitable brand portfolio development for Thorntons Premium Chocolate.  

Who we are looking for:

The Marketing Manager Thorntons will be a champion for strong communication and collaboration across brand, production, PR, talent relations, digital, sales channels, and agency partners. You will have the ability to articulate the brand in an appropriate strategic manner by understanding the UK market due to your strong marketing experience. You will be a passionate and driven person, able to inspire, motivate and develop your team to achieve all your goals. 

If you are looking for the next step in your career and want to work for an organisation that truly values the contribution each and every individual can make then we want to talk to you.  

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

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