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Marketing Manager UK & Ireland 

Santa Maria
Office-based role in Milton Keynes, with flexibility to work at home under our Hybrid working philosophy
£Competitive + bonus and benefits
Closing date
31 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Marketing, Sales
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Marketing Manager UK & Ireland

Are you a leader with a hunger for growth, building top-performing teams and great tasting food? If yes, you could be just the one we are looking for! We are now looking for a Marketing Manager UK & Ireland. This role will be responsible for the marketing and business plan for the UK and Irish markets.

As a Marketing Manager, you will work pro-actively to lead the business towards continuous successful growth and deliver on ambitious overall business objectives and building our loved brands, Santa Maria and Golden Green, with a focus on the out of home and industry sectors. You have the overall responsibility for the brand, portfolio and marketing strategy for the UK. To include assortment, price, activation and implementation on the market to secure engagement with our customers. You are responsible for the ‘strategy into action’ development and implementation. You lead, set and monitor the performance of objectives and KPIs throughout the marketing and sales organisation.

Your team will work closely with central functions such as our Marketing and Innovation department. The role is based in our office in Milton Keynes, and you will report to Marketing Director Scandinavia & Central Europe located in Mölndal, Sweden. You will be a member of the Marketing Leadership Team in the Business Area.

The role and key responsibilities

As Marketing Manager, you have the overall responsibility for the country growth strategy, including ensuring successful growth initiatives and the general management of the product brands and portfolio for the UK & I. A mid-sized business, the role has two direct reports.

•    Channel Management of Out of Home, convenience and fresh meal industry
•    Develop long term (3y) vision and plan for the commercial business and marketing, incl. roadmap for the country together with Country Manager
•    Yearly planning and execution of commercial business and marketing plan for the country (also with Country Manager)
•    Creation and execution of marketing plan, including managing all parts of the marketing mix in line with strategy and priorities.

•    Assortment Mix management, optimal and profitable assortment


Competencies and Qualifications

•    Minimum 8 years’ experience from marketing in an international environment,
•    Experience from Convenience sector, fresh meal industry and OOH / Retail
•    University Degree in Business Administration
•    Strong business acumen:
- Understanding of the customer and market dynamics
- Portfolio, price and marketing investment management (incl. ROI)
•    Robust understanding of brand, consumer and shopper marketing, on a strategic as well as tactical level
•    Proven, strong management skills
•    Proven ability to translate insights and strategies into action
•    Beneficiary to have experience from other commercial departments, e.g. Sales or Category.
•    Fluency in English (written and verbal)

Cv's will be sent to our retained consultant Neil Rogers at Morgan Philips UK Ltd.


Santa Maria is the leading seasoning brand on the Nordic market. Our product categories are Tex Mex, Spices, BBQ, Asia, India and Street Food. Santa Maria constantly provides the best in spices and exciting seasonings from around the world, from the raw ingredients to the kitchens of home and professional chefs.

Our way of thinking

We believe good taste is more than just the culinary experience in itself. It is also equally about taking responsibility for people and the environment.

Only the best is good enough and we never compromise on taste. This is our promise to you. It is also natural for us to integrate sustainability thinking into everything we do. Our continued success is based on the well-being of the environment and the people in our value chain. Our business is strongly tied to raw materials that come from all over the world. Therefore our responsibility extends from the fields where our raw materials grow all the way to your kitchen.

Our values

Our work at Santa Maria, part of Paulig Group is based on three values: Stay Curious, Grow Together and Strive for Excellence. Our values are the foundation for everything we do. They form the compass for our sustainability work and the basis for our ethical principles, the code of conduct which describes our approach in matters concerning ethics and responsibility. They guide us in conducting our business in a way that we can be proud of

Our ethical principles:

• We avoid conflicts of interest
• We exceed consumers’ expectations
• We foster a responsible way of sourcing
• We care for the environment
• We respect people
• We build trust

Take a deeper look into who we are by visiting our website

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