Head of Marketing

c.£60k + car + benefits + relocation
14 Oct 2013
29 Oct 2013
Business Type
In-house / Client-side
Brand Management
Contract Type
Full Time


c.£60k + car + benefits + relocation


As Head of Marketing with one of the UK’s most successful privately owned businesses, you’ll be the driving and visionary force behind innovative local marketing and store-specific initiatives to drive consumer footfall in convenience stores across the country.

Your challenge

You’ll work closely with SPAR UK to develop innovative and effective national marketing and digital marketing strategies. Leading a small professional team, you’ll design and deliver PoS mechanics for key promotional periods and annual events. You’ll also have responsibility for the PR programme for both Blakemore Trade Partners and Blakemore Retail. We’ll be looking to you to increase our company profile, both in the trade press and to the consumer.

Your skills and experience

You’ll have an impressive track record within FMCG – either with a supplier, wholesaler or retailer background– and a proven drive to achieve results. This background will have given you a natural commercial insight, with a methodical and analytical approach to develop specific solutions to drive clear competitive advantage. But we’re also looking for a real relationship builder – someone who can empathise with our entrepreneurial customers and offer them innovative marketing solutions that add real value to their businesses. That’ll mean having your feet firmly on the ground, but at the same time being a true creative thinker.

What we offer

As well as an excellent package, including a car, healthcare, pension and bonus, you’ll become part of a business with a very strong focus on ethical and responsible business practice. For example, we donate 2% of our pre-tax profits and more than 4,000 hours of employee time to good causes within our communities. It’s all part of the Blakemore Way, which defines our purpose and values to ensure our identity and principles are maintained as a unique family business.

A.F. Blakemore – what you may not know about us

Our name may not be well known, but our work is. We’re one of the UK’s most successful privately owned businesses, responsible for retail, wholesale, fresh foods, food service, distribution and shop-fitting across the UK. We’ve trebled in size over the last 15 years – and our annual turnover is now almost £1.2 billion. We are the biggest division of SPAR within the UK, owning 322 SPAR stores and serving 650 others. We are also the largest member of Landmark Wholesale and a significant supplier of the UK’s independent grocery sector.

Apply now – visit www.afblakemore.com/careers/vacancies

Closing date: 29th October 2013