Senior Trade Marketing Executive

Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Food & Drink Manufacturing
Functional Expertise
Sales, Business Development, and Marketing
Salary Type
Job ID

Job Description

Do you have relevant qualifications in marketing or business studies coupled with excellent business acumen?


Do you have at least 3 years of experience working in a trade marketing role, ideally within Food or a related industry?


Our family-owned client takes pride in their heritage and has an unwavering focus on quality. They are committed to excellence in all that they do and are valued as market leaders in their field.


Senior Trade Marketing Executive

Location – Sittingbourne, Kent (Hybrid 3 days in office, 2 days WFH after probation period)

Salary - £35,000 - £ 40,000 per annum DOE

Hours – Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Benefits - On-site parking, childcare vouchers, employee discounts and more

Permanent role


Responsibilities for the role of Senior Trade Marketing Executive


  • Create, manage and deliver strategic trade marketing plans for owned and third-party brands across relevant channels (including on-trade, off-trade and wholesale), collaborating with sales teams
  • Manage day-to-day relationships with relevant customer teams and run the activation calendars ensuring plans are delivered to meet the needs of the business, brand and customers
  • Research, analyse and present data marketing consumer and category insights to assess brand and customer performance and make business recommendations
  • Successfully launch branded NPD into relevant channels supported with compelling insight with clear and achievable KPIs
  • Work with sales teams to build and implement plans by account to achieve desired growth, profitability, brand awareness and market share
  • Manage relevant agencies to ensure the successful delivery of trade marketing initiatives
  • Plan, organize, implement and attend trade shows, events, chef seminars and product demonstrations
  • Manage all online and social media content and activities for customer websites ensuring consistency and alignment of brand guidelines
  • Track, evaluate and report trade marketing campaign effectiveness, providing guidance and recommendations for plans
  • Monitor trends within the trade to identify and drive new business opportunities through new/existing product development, communication strategies or channel development
  • Ensure the supply chain is aware of trade marketing activities and plans promptly so sufficient stock is available
  • Translate brand and product marketing initiatives to build marketing ‘sell in’ stories and decks for all key accounts linked to the objectives of the wider business
  • Manage trade marketing budget to achieve commercial objectives and deliver a strong return on investment
  • Manage customer engagement through a range of channels including face-to-face and remote contact to support the achievement of the plans
  • Conduct market trends & customer analysis, looking at the strengths and weaknesses of competitors’ products to help inform NPD and EDP plans




Skills and Experience for the role of Senior Trade Marketing Executive


  • Science degree or equivalent experience
  • A university degree in marketing or business is essential for the role
  • At least a minimum of three years’ experience working in a similar trade marketing role, preferably in food and ideally, experience in food service /B2B
  • Will know about different marketing and trade marketing activities, tools and techniques
  • Will have the ability to identify insight and deliver projects through action
  • Mindset that is entrepreneurial and happy to be actively involved






  • Long service recognition awards
  • 25 days annual leave (pro rata for the 1st year due to commencement date) – holiday year is 1st April to 31st March
  • EAP with GP 24/7 and private counselling
  • Perks for Work
  • Staff Discount on products
  • Company events
  • Discretionary Bonus (this is based on the previous year’s financial company status; therefore a qualifying period is required, and the first one would also be pro rata should they qualify as it is also based on both Company and Individual performance and is completely discretionary).
  • Supportive colleagues
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • No weekend working





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