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Hovis Assistant Brand Manager 12mth FTC

Seven Search & Selection
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire - Hybrid
Highly competitive salary & benefits package
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

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Hovis Assistant Brand Manager (12 month contract)

Seven Search and Selection are exclusively partnering with Hovis on a very exciting Assistant Brand Manager 12 month FTC hybrid opportunity based at Head Office in High Wycombe.

Please see further details below and apply today if the opportunity may be of interest.

The role:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Brand Manager to join the Hovis team, to enable Hovis to deliver on its vision of being the best quality brand in bakery. Hovis are looking for an energetic and self-motivated Assistant Brand Manager to support the delivery of an inspiring brand marketing plan and to help facilitate the wider marketing team activities.  


Working with the Hovis Marketing Team, some of the key accountabilities include;

Marketing Leadership

  • Lead 1-2 on-going key marketing projects as agreed with Senior Brand Manager
  • Effective marketing team calendar in place and diarised 12 months ahead.

Budget Support

  • Supplier liaison & coordinate vendor set-up process.
  • Raise & manage PO’s and any queries.

General Support

  • Arrange couriers / product samples in collaboration with R&D / Supply chain teams.


  • Respond to queries to marketing from Consumer Care team on product or communications/social media (consulting with wider marketing team as appropriate)

Requests from internal departments

  • Ad hoc sales requests for information/images relating to product portfolio.
  • Ad hoc wider business requests for information/images

Marketing Support

  • Order/manage Brand Merchandise
  • Liaison with Senior stakeholders, Customers and Agencies as required.
  • Arrange key / large internal and external meetings / events as required.
  • Assist with key team presentations when needed.
  • Provide Trade Show support as required.
  • Support Brand Planning Process / Customer sell-in presentations and sessions as required.
  • Support Product Sampling activity as required (via 3rd party agency)

The ideal candidate will be energetic and self-motivated and up for playing a key role in our friendly marketing team. The ideal candidate will need to be curious, well-organised, “entrepreneurial” and have an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Having a passion for building brands, previous FMCG experience and an interest in food are definite plusses.


Ideal Experiences / Qualifications / Capabilities:

Essential Skills:

  • Highly organised with excellent time / task management
  • Demonstrably numerate
  • Solid administrative skills and able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work within team environment
  • Advanced Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (MS 365 experience is a clear plus)
  • Works well under pressure within a fast-paced changing environment
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible depending on priorities
  • Experienced in dealing with highly confidential information
  • Excellent presentation and documentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills for dealing with colleagues at all levels, customers, and external stakeholders.

Essential Behaviours:

  • Articulate
  • Assertive with strong influencing skills
  • Can use initiative (and seek clarity and alignment where needed)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Professional
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Team worker
  • Flexible


  • A passion for building brands
  • Previous FMCG brand experience
  • A keen interest in food


Why work for Hovis and  benefits:

Hovis  understand the importance of looking after colleagues, so they provide a variety of benefits in addition to their salaries. The benefits provided at Hovis are as varied as the people who receive them but they are offered with the intention of creating value to them personally over and above their salaries

  • There are a range of colleague benefits available, which individuals can select based on their needs.
  • The benefits scheme is called Hovis Choice, which offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day to day living and much more including eyecare vouchers, and a healthcare scheme to suit everyone.  It also includes our Cycle to Work scheme where you can obtain a brand new bike at a significant saving
  • They offer enhanced annual leave and maternity/paternity leave, and flexibility where possible in order to create a healthy work-life balance
  • Hovis celebrate loyalty with our generous long service and colleague recognition schemes
  • They also offer three levels of pensions


Hovis values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace. Every job applicant, employee or worker will be treated fairly and equally with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, social class, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, union membership, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.


Seven is a leading provider of multi-functional recruitment solutions in Consumer Goods & Retail, covering roles in Sales, Marketing, Head Office functions, Category, Operations and Manufacturing. We provide executive search and selection as well as award-winning RPO services and interim solutions.

"One of the leaders in FMCG recruitment" - client feedback, Bayer.

"Having worked with some of the biggest names in recruitment, I would recommend Seven above all." - client feedback, Mars UK.

We are 20 passionate sector experts working from our London and Leeds offices. Take a look at our website to see all vacancies and learn more!

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