Marketing Manager (Afro-Caribbean) – Colchester Essex

  • Salary: Negotiable/Competitive dependant on experience
  • Status: Full Time / Permanent
  • Location: Colchester, Essex

We’re looking for an enthusiastic Marketing Manager for our established food business looking after Afro-Carribean brands. A fantastic opportunity for a talented and experienced individual to bring customer campaigns to life and lead integrated digital marketing campaigns from concept to execution. Constantly seeking new opportunities for the business to succeed, as well as keeping an eye on the competition, and making sure the business is at the forefront of the industry. You will also ensure that the company sees a good return on any money that is invested in marketing activities by way of research.

Surya Foods is one of the largest suppliers of authentic world foods in the UK and the company behind the fastest growing rice brand, Laila – part of the rapidly expanding, family run Flying Trade Group (FTG) which boasts an annual UK turnover in excess of £160-million, operating in over 30 countries.

We supply 100’s of products into supermarket giants Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl, Co-Op, Iceland. We supply key customers such as Bestway, Brakes and Bidfood in our every growing food service channel. We also supply over 1000 independent retail accounts across the UK which is the heartbeat of our business, as well as our recently created online store selling over 2,500 SKU’s.

Surya Foods also represents some leading imported brands including Britannia Biscuits, National Foods, FOCO, Ajinomoto and Samai among others as part of our World Foods ranges.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, tracking and optimising campaigns across all digital channels.
  • Developing and integrating content marketing strategies.
  • Researching new online media opportunities that may benefit the business.
  • Utilising a range of techniques including paid search, SEO and PPC.
  • Managing online brand and product campaigns to raise awareness.
  • Understanding current online marketing concepts, strategy and best practice.
  • Planning and budgetary control of all digital marketing.

 Skills required for this role:

  • Have a marketing (or other relevant) degree
  • Have at least 2-3 years’ experience in a digital marketing role
  • Have strong stakeholder management skills
  • Be organised and have excellent attention to detail
  • Have strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • The environment is busy, fast paced and sometimes pressurised, therefore an ability to remain calm when under pressure is essential.

If you want to join us on the journey, have the dedication to take us to the next level and work with excellent people, we would love to hear from you..



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