Marketing Assistant – UK & Ireland
Alpro is the European pioneer and market leader in drinks and food products (plant-based alternatives to yoghurt and cream, desserts, margarine) based on soya, and has extended its range with plant-based ice cream as well as drinks made of almonds, hazelnuts, cashew, rice, oats and coconut. Alpro products are known under the brands Alpro® and Provamel®.
Alpro, as a dedicated plant-based business unit of Danone with head office in Ghent (Belgium), has more than 1200 employees in Europe and has three production facilities in Belgium, France and the United Kingdom. Alpro markets its products in the whole of Europe and will grow the category further beyond current territories. Alpro realized a turnover of 555 million EUR in 2016 and continues its strong growth.
Together with Danone, Alpro creates opportunities for your personal and professional growth through training and learning, mobility programs, new positions and geographies. You will be part of a diverse network of talents with whom you might be able to share your experience and learn from theirs. Joining the group Danone will make you part of one of the leading and most innovative food companies in the world leading the Alimentation Revolution by bringing health through food to as many people as possible.
About the Job
Objective of the role:
To support the UK Marketing Controller, and wider Marketing team, with the day to day running of the marketing function, including marketing administration, marketing team administration, management of our care line agency, samples and (where appropriate) implementation of brand activation plans.
Key Result Area 1: Administrative support
To provide administrative support for the Marketing Controller (diary management and personal admin e.g expenses) and Marketing team on day to day operations (e.g. coordinating meetings, meeting agenda’s and minute taking / organising travel plans, couriers)
Key ‘Super’ SAP user status – raising and managing PO’s on behalf of the Marketing Controller & Media Marketing Manager. Management of budgets.
To effectively manage and co-ordinate packaging and product sample requirements (including couriers) for the marketing and wider commercial team.
Key Result Area 2: Digital &Call Centre
To support with Digital on website updates such as product updates, FAQ sections, newsletters, competitions, recipe support and tailoring campaigns to UK market.
To manage consumer complaint and retailer responses - both directly and managing through the retained call centre agency. To include briefing of product news/ changes to the teams and FAQ documents and invoicing for retailer complaints.
Key Result Area 3: General marketing activity
To manage adhoc requirements of coupons and literature, and to keep the Alpro product catalogues, ‘handy Guide’ and Brandbank up to date.
Managing and assistance of selected brand activations such as experiential campaigns, sampling events, trade events, supply and co-ordination of artwork.
Educated to CSE/GCSE level or above.
What we offer
The opportunity to work for the Brand of the Year 2016 (The Grocer Gold Awards) and the UK’s fastest growing Top 50 food and drink brand (The Grocer, Britain’s Biggest Brands 2017).