Brand Project Manager
Position: Brand Project Manager
Location: St Albans
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Who Are They?
Our client is the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies, Wagon Wheels and Thomas Fudge’s to name just a few of their brands. They are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!
They are the UK’s third largest – and fastest-growing – biscuit manufacturer, and their vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking great biscuits & snacks that delight their consumers, shoppers and their customers. Their head Office is in St Albans but the majority of out 1800 employees are based in their four bakeries in Llantarnam, Blackpool, Edinburgh and Dorset.
Alongside some of the nation’s most loved snack brands, such as Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels, they work in partnership to manufacture a number of Mars branded biscuit products, Marmite biscuits and Cathedral City savoury snacks. They are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.
What are they all about?
Our client prides themselves on being an employer of choice. Their goal is to support their team in achieving their career goals, by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Their culture is the foundation of their business. They are fast paced, agile and fun.
They don’t want to bore you with just a job description - they want to tell you what it’s really like to work for them.
So let’s start with ….…
Why work as part of their Brand Projects team?
This is an opportunity to join a team full of energy, which is great as the environment is fast paced, with no two days ever the same. They are always driving innovation and best practice across their UK & International portfolio of products. This means that not only are their current products getting better and evolving, they also launching new products.
This is a great opportunity for someone to gain experience working for one the leading biscuit manufacturers within the UK, across some of the most well-known household brands in the UK. Every time you walk into a supermarket, you’ll be able to see a product that you’ve contributed in delivering, what’s even better, is you get to take it home and eat it as well… Yum.
The Project Management team effectively and efficiently delivery of new products, change management of products and pack change. You will work closely with the Brand Marketing Team and take the lead on creating project timelines, managing the Stage Gate Process and working closely with key customers, ensuring all key stakeholders are kept up to date.
What are the key ingredients needed for the role?
You will need to have an understanding & experience of managing projects in a fast paced environment, within a similar consumer led product environment. This role would suit someone with experience in a Project led role looking for more responsibility or someone in an Assistant Brand Manager role who wants to develop into more of a project focused role.
Final part of the mix.
You will need excellent communication skills as this is a cross functional role, ability to articulate and identify business risks & changes to projects is key. Understanding of project methodologies is essential and any formal qualifications would be a bonus.
If you are ready to begin a career with real bite they would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.
Competitive Salary plus Company Performance Bonus, 25 days holiday (option to buy up to 5 extra days a year), Company Pension Scheme, Single Healthcare Cover, Free Fruit, Free Fitness Clubs such as running, yoga and boot camp, plus a flexible working policy.
You may have had experience or be interested in the following: Brand Project Manager, Prince 2, Assistant Brand Manager, Marketing, Product Development, NPD, Brand Marketing, FMCG, Food Manufacturing etc.