Assistant Trade Marketing Manager - LEGO

Location
England, Berkshire, Slough
Salary
competitive package
Posted
13 Feb 2018
Closes
13 Mar 2018
Ref
3233345
Marketing Disciplines
Trade Marketing
Industry Sector
Consumer Goods, Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Work Experience Level
Manager
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side

Your new company
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK, Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough", the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. Our ultimate purpose is to inspire and develop children to think creatively, reason systematically and release their potential to shape their own future - experiencing the endless human possibility.
Vision:
'Inventing the future of play'
We want to pioneer new ways of playing, play materials and the business models of play - leveraging globalisation and digitalisation...it is not just about products, it is about realising the human possibility.

Your new role
As an Assistant Trade Marketing Manager with LEGO, your job is to drive the best brand experience at retail to engage and inspire shoppers and consumers. You will plan and execute retail activations with 3rd party retailers with an omni-channel approach to ensure LEGO stands out in an engaging and impactful way. You will utilise consumer, shopper and retail insights to inform and develop retail execution plans, working closely with the LEGO sales team and 3rd party retailers to understand the best ways in which to communicate at retail. You will implement your ideas in-store, on-line and in catalogues to create an exceptional brand presence and will be responsible for managing both agencies and budgets to ensure effective implementation.

What you'll need to succeed
You will utilise your understanding of Marketing in the Retail landscape in order to efficiently plan and activate retail execution campaigns. You will demonstrate proficient project management & analytical skills in order to utilise shopper research and run the end-to-end project process in a fast-paced environment. Collaboration is key; you will work closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and therefore being a team player is essential to your success. You will also use your previous experience in budget management - tracking spend, processing invoices and raising POs - and briefing & managing external agencies.
The position does come with challenges in the form of a fast pace and high workload, so you need to be brilliant at prioritising what's important, and also dealing with ambiguity, as retail execution plans can be fluid & changeable.

What you'll get in return

You will receive a competitive salary and package including a robust benefits offering. This is a great opportunity for someone who would love to work with and protect one of the strongest brands in the world, aiming to inspire the builders of tomorrow. You will be able to see tangible results of your work out in the marketplace, truly inspiring shoppers and consumers. You'll also get to build a fantastic understanding of a number of functions within LEGO, and be part of a team which sets the benchmark for the rest of the toy industry. Apply for this exciting opportunity and be part of the team inspiring and engaging shoppers and consumers through driving excellence in execution.

What you need to do now
In the LEGO Group, we succeed together, and you will be part of a global family where you will collaborate across the LEGO Community. We look very much forward to reading your application - please use the APPLY NOW button above or below, and please remember to attach a current CV.

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