Marketing Executive

Marketing Executive

The Wensleydale Creamery is an award-winning, independent traditional cheese-maker and specialist blender of cheese with ingredients, situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.   Home of the famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese (PGI), it uses traditional methods to handcraft cheese, using milk from local farms, as well as being innovative with the development of new cheese recipes and formats, plus other dairy products.  Operating across two sites, the business supplies multiple & independent retailers throughout the UK, wholesalers, manufacturers and also exports its range of products around the world.  It is also home to a thriving Visitor Centre at its site in Hawes, attracting 300k visitors pa.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, creative & driven individual with experience in marketing to join our busy team, to assist with all elements of the marketing mix, to continue to effectively develop The Wensleydale Creamery brand and deliver business performance objectives.

A varied role, covering multiple disciplines across the business, from the delivery of brand campaigns (including Visitor Centre activity) involving PR & brand agencies, to engagement with new product development (concept to launch), to data analysis, to organisation of shows and events, you will need to be an organised and confident individual with energy and excellent communication skills, to liaise with both internal & external stakeholders.  Importantly, you must be a team player.

With specific responsibility for the management of digital marketing, you will have a thorough understanding of web-based marketing and social media, with blog & copy writing skills too.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office functions will be a given, as is the necessity for excellent literacy & numeracy skills.

Educated to degree level or equivalent in a food, marketing or business-related subject, you will have experience of working across a variety of marketing functions.  Specific web-based marketing experience is essential.  A keen interest in food, its production and application, plus agriculture and the countryside would be desirable.

Predominantly based at the Hawes site and occasionally at the Kirkby Malzeard site, with travel to suppliers and events as and when required, a full driving licence is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is passionate about food, creativity and who is keen to develop their career with a company who will support and guide them.

Salary details: £25,000 – £29,000 dependent upon skills & experience

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Closing date: 19th February 2018


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