Head of Marketing

Organisation
Frugi
Reference
VAC-4626
Sector
Creative Arts, Design, Culture & Humanities, Marketing, PR, Media & Communications
Location
Helston, Cornwall
Salary Details
Competitive
Hours of work
37.5
Job Type
Permanent
Closing Date
30/11/2019
Frugi, the UK’s bestselling organic childrenswear brand, is looking for a Head of Marketing to join our brilliant team in Helston, Cornwall.

Job Description

About You

You’ll be a highly experienced, creative marketeer with a proven track record leading successful marketing initiatives for a consumer brand, both within the UK and across global territories. You’ll have strong management and leadership capabilities and be able lead a team that together develops compelling stories and supporting assets, and expertly weaves them through the customer journey to inspire, educate, convert and retain Frugi’s customers.

You will tell these stories via our own channels, including social media, email, our website and through our trade partners. You’ll also seed these stories with press, influencers, strategic partners to spread the Frugi message far and wide.

You are the customer champion, always putting them at the heart of everything you do. You’ll develop a deep understanding of our customer and what makes them tick, using profiling, feedback and analytics. You’ll use this insight to develop successful marketing campaigns and to deliver world class marketing collateral that meet Frugi’s commercial objectives.

You’ll be brimming with ideas to continue to improve what we do and how we do it, helping Frugi stay ahead of the competition. You’ll be computer literate and super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. You’ll be a self-starter, able to work both independently and collaboratively with others.

 

Your Role in a Nutshell

This key role is responsible for the creation and implementation of brand marketing strategies through the development and delivery of the annual marketing plan. Working closely with our senior team to understand and build on our brand vision, you will be responsible for ensuring that Frugi’s story is reflected accurately and consistently across all internal and customer facing touchpoints and activities, strengthening the brand identity and building awareness of Frugi across the globe.

 

Your Key Responsibilities

 

  • Translate the Frugi brand vision into a strong and compelling brand story, that resonates with our customers, drives awareness and builds brand loyalty.
  • Be Frugi’s go-to brand champion within the business, always ensuring we have our target (global and local) customer in mind when planning any activity.
  • Understand and monitor market trends and competitor activity, and the impact on our business and customer.
  • Use existing and new research to understand our customer and what makes them tick, using this insight to develop messaging to drive them to action.
  • Develop an annual marketing plan which delivers high quality and effective marketing materials and campaigns that bring the Frugi brand to life, whilst delivering against our strategic objectives and ensuring consistency across the globe.
  • Work closely with the Ecommerce team to align the global marketing calendar and contribute to content creation and distribution across our owned and earned channels to drive brand awareness and traffic in all channels.
  • Work collaboratively with the Design and Production teams on product development ideas to support key marketing initiatives.
  • Develop individual country or regional marketing plans, demonstrating an awareness of cultural difference where applicable, ensuring brand KPI's are clear for each marketing program and are monitored and assessed for ROI, retention, growth and brand awareness, etc.
  • Develop and deliver effective trade marketing materials to ensure Frugi’s trade partners are well supported when representing our brand.
  • Champion Frugi as an employer of choice, celebrating what makes us individual and successful, attracting future talent and growing awareness of Frugi’s brand within the industry.
  • Develop a strong social media strategy to build engagement across our social media channels, ensuring activity is always on-brand, and supportive of our overall brand story.
  • Define and implement our influencer plan, building and retaining strong relationships to secure ongoing coverage.
  • Establish new and strengthen existing brand partnership with like-minded brands to extend our reach and build awareness.
  • Lead PR activity, managing our reputation in the media, defining and placing key messages to increase organic coverage and raising our brand profile and overall awareness in key regions
  • Manage the application of our brand identity by delivering materials on time in full, and ensuring our brand guidelines, templates and other supporting resources (marketing collateral, training documents, etc) are fit for purpose and drive our consumer and commercial objectives.
  • Manage workflow within the creative team and external providers, ensuring that tasks are prioritised effectively and delivered on time and on budget.
  • You will own the budgets across Brand, Social, PR and Partnerships and be responsible for monitoring these on a regular basis to ensure they remain on track.

 

Essential skills

  • Extensive experience at a similar level within an ecommerce led consumer brand
  • Highly experienced in delivering a global brand strategy, creating assets and weaving together campaigns to create brand engagement and drive customer acquisition and retention through PR, email, social media and other communication channels.
  • Creative and innovative thinker and ‘out of the box’ problem solver.
  • Ability to balance commerciality with a creative and entrepreneurial flair.
  • Expert knowledge of brand marketing techniques, tools and platforms.  
  • Excellent communicator in the spoken and written word, with the ability to build rapport and credibility across internal and external teams at all levels.
  • Well-organised, logical and efficient, with strong budgeting and project management skills
  • Strong leadership and management experience, working with marketing teams and external partners across Creative, PR, Social media and Content.
  • A keen eye for detail and high standards of execution.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working across a number of international territories would be advantageous.

Company Description

About Frugi

Frugi is the UK’s bestselling organic childrenswear brand, proving that ethical and organic clothing can be bright, beautiful and successful! The company was born in 2004 and continues to grow at 25% every year, selling through a rapidly expanding network of over 500 stockists in more than 25 countries worldwide.

We strive to be ethical in everything we do, each year donating 1% of our turnover to our Little Clothes BIG Change charity project which includes a children’s charity, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and an orphanage in India.

We have been earmarked by The Sunday Times Fast Track Ones to Watch list, received GOLD in the Healthy Workplace Awards, expanded to more than 100 permanent team members with even more joining us for our busy seasons, accelerated our turnover year after year, donated over £500k to charity, and eaten a lot of pasties (and cake!).

We strive to be the most fun, desirable and trusted clothing brand on the planet, but this is only the start of it…

Other Application Details

What’s in it for you?

  • We’re offering a full time, permanent contract.
  • We’ll invest in you with a competitive salary
  • We’ll support your ongoing professional development with bespoke learning initiatives and training opportunities.
  • We offer fabulous career progression - as we grow, you’ll grow too!
  • If we have a good year, we’ll share our profits with the team.
  • To help save for your future you can join our company pension scheme.
  • We’ll give you a whopping 60% discount across our fantastic range.
  • We’ll invite you to take part in our award-winning health & wellbeing activities.
  • We hold regular team events organised by our very own Frugi Fun Committee.
  • We offer a dynamic, innovative and exciting environment to work in.

 

How to Apply

Send your CV and a covering letter stating why you are exactly the right person to join our team to jobs@welovefrugi.com. Your covering letter is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personality and understanding of all things Frugi – so go for it!!

Closing date: 30th November 2019. We’ll be interviewing as we go along, so the role may close earlier than advertised. The early bird catches the worm!

Important: All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK at the time of submitting your application; unfortunately, Frugi are not licensed to sponsor overseas workers.

 

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