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  • Marketing Manager - Publications

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Marketing
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent + Benefits + Bonus
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 09-Aug-2019
  • Job reference: 22534

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Job Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers. That’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together.  It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make.

Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture.  All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be.  If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.

A little about the role...
We are currently looking for a Marketing Manager to look after publications and leaflets to join the Marketing team. The main purpose of the role is to ensure that all publications are aligned to the Wickes brand.  

Responsible for the creative development & production of all Wickes publications including promotional leaflets and seasonal flyers ensuring they are delivered on time and in budget and are aligned to the Wickes brand.

Reporting to the Customer Experience Manager this role will require both internal and external stakeholder management, as well as being responsible for publication budgets and manage the entire end to end process of all publication creation, from brief to distribution.

Principle Accountabilities
  • Lead the creative development and production of all publications, including promo leaflets and seasonal flyers, ensuring they are on time and in budget
  • Manage the end to end process from initial brief to delivery in store, working closely with in-house studio and external suppliers
  • Initiate, develop and maintain robust processes to efficiently manage and deliver the publication production workload planner, including tracking & reporting on run rates ensuring stock levels are maintained at all times
  • Own relationships with production suppliers and printers to ensure the business is partnered with the most appropriate third-parties, and budgets are used to achieve the best and most appropriate value for money in this are
  • Own and manage publications budget. Produce accurate phasing by period and report on cost savings/overspends throughout the year
  • Cross-functional stakeholder management, including; developing effective working relationships and methods of communication with key influencers and stakeholders in other departments, such as Commercial, the wider Marketing department and Retail Operations
  • Lead the relationships with external suppliers ensuring the full brief and scope of project is delivered on time and in budget.
What we are looking for in you...
  • Educated to A-level or graduate degree
  • Specific experience in a design and production environment and preferably within; workload planning, communication planning, artwork production, print production, brand guardianship
  • Project management and strong stakeholder management
  • Attention to detail and proofreading
  • Working knowledge of photoshop and illustrator (Adobe CS)
What can we offer you?
Wickes provides own-brand home improvement products and is committed to strengthening its position as the destination DIY and Home Improvement store for DIYers and Tradespeople. No wonder they have been voted “Britain’s Favourite DIY Store” and continue to grow their Business.

Wickes are part of the Travis Perkins Group, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials with over 20 different brands and over 28,000 employees we are able to offer long and varied career opportunities. We are committed to investing in your development and enabling you to fulfil your future career aspirations
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