Marketing Assistant

Position Overview:

We are looking for a vibrant, energised and exciting individual to join our team to provide support to the Brand Manager.  We welcome applicants who are eager to learn, develop and build a career in brand and product marketing.    You will be a key part of the marketing team, working across multiple brands.

As an individual, you will have flair and be able to demonstrate good organisational skills and the potential to develop a career in marketing.

This position will ideally be suited to a candidate who has completed a marketing apprenticeship. Or a candidate who has worked previously in an office/ marketing environment.

Location:

The location of the role is within a new state of the art head office, alongside its Distribution Centre located on Whitebirk Industrial Estate, Blackburn.

Company Overview:

Pets Choice is a leading pet food manufacturer whose industry knowledge spans over 135 years. Based in Blackburn, Lancashire, the Pets Choice portfolio of brands offers a variety of products for pets and wild animals under its brands; Webbox, TastyBone, Meatiful, Spike’s World, Goodwyns, Davies, Oceanic and Vitakraft. Each brand offers a unique insight into animals from dogs to ducks and produces high-quality products that cater to a wide variety of consumer needs. As a trusted partner, Pets Choice provide private label goods including extruded food, wet food and retorted trays, and baked fresh meat treats. The business also offers additional services such as packaging design, fulfilment and logistics. With a broad range of capabilities and distribution channels worldwide, Pets Choice are proud to be a major supplier to the UK grocery, independents and pet speciality sectors.

Role:

  • To assist the Brand Manager in creating and maintaining a suite of suitable marketing materials, including presentations, sales documents, brochures and exhibition collateral.
  • Assisting Brand Manager with NPD, marketing and research projects.
  • General data administration including updating and generating NPD documents.
  • Assisting with the preparation and execution of consumer exhibitions and other events. Attendance is mandatory.
  • Generating and thoroughly proof-reading marketing copy. Checking, cross-referencing and signing off packaging artworks.
  • To ensure that all work produced meets the needs, requirements and brand values of the business.
  • Any ad-hoc duties that are required depending on the demands of the business and needs of the department.
  • Gradually working towards managing small product projects from brief to fulfilment.

Key attributes and skills:

  • Eligibility to work in the UK on a permanent basis.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Polite, courteous well presented.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and the ability to work individually.
  • A flexible, enthusiastic, and committed, positive attitude.
  • Willingness to go the extra mile.
  • Experience of MS Office.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the potential ability to juggle multiple projects.
  • Team player with strong communication skills.
  • An outgoing and friendly personality.
  • Good organisation and planning capabilities.
  • Willingness to be part of a wider marketing team.

Package:

The package on offer comprises of a competitive salary based on experience. 

Core working hours are 8.30 – 5.00 with a half hour for lunch, however, due to the nature of the role, some out of hours working will be required.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your cv to recruitment@petschoice.co.uk