Epoch Making Toys is hiring

Join a global toy leader and help shape the future of a best-selling arts and crafts brand

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 14.03.2019 | Products

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Epoch Making Toys is seeking a new Brand Manager to develop and grow its best-selling Aquabeads arts and crafts brand and support its world-famous Sylvanian Families.

If you’re looking for a new challenge with a global toy leader and are passionate about building brands and telling compelling stories across digital, TV and in-store, this could be the ideal role for you. See the details below: 

To apply for this role, send a CV and cover letter to Faye Williams at fwilliams@epochmakingtoys.com with the subject Brand Manager. All applications will be treated as strictly private & confidential.

Key Responsibilities
• Managing and taking ownership of brand budget by providing quality input into budget spending and forecasting.
• Lead new product development initiatives from concept through to launch.
• Creating a 360-degree marketing plan for AQB and associated marketing campaigns.
• Working with the Visual Display Manager to create strategic and effective in-store displays & POS to maximise in-store sales.
• Planning and executing an effective trade press activity, working with PR agencies, setting KPI and managing social media activities.
• Coordinating with the Ecommerce Manager to improve brand representation via online platforms and third-party ecommerce sites.
• Communicating to the sales and data analysis teams on AQB sales performance whilst assisting in collection and analysis of relevant brand data.
• Creating presentations on new AQB products for the sales team to present to retailers.
• Working with third party designers to create consumer catalogues and leaflets. Localising product text including catalogues, fan club magazine, online platforms, and internal databases.
• Planning, organising and executing consumer and trade events, including Toy Fair, festivals, and brand events to create the ultimate consumer experience for both brands and raising brand awareness.
• Liaising with event agencies, managing Sylvanian Families character events and AQB demonstration event bookings, calendars, and budget allocations. Updating retailer event guidelines and liaising with sales team on allocated spend.
• Managing brand websites (www.sylvanianfamilies.net/uk and www.aquabeadsart.com/uk), ensuring product catalogues, ecommerce links, and news/blog contents are up to date.
• Supporting all departments on any marketing related matters, including arranging and sending images, packaging, samples, product information, and artwork assets.

Aquabeads

Skills and Personal Qualities
• Be passionate about growing AQB into an evergreen arts and craft brand.
• Have a flexible attitude, respecting the head office’s corporate vision and philosophy, experience of working within a global company and overseas head office is desirable.
• Ability to learn quickly when facing new problems, enjoying the challenge of unfamiliar tasks and open to change.
• A drive for results with a winning spirit.

Qualifications / Knowledge
• Educated to degree level or equivalent - highly desirable.
• Experienced with a high skill level in all aspects of the Marketing preferable and evidence of strong delivery within a brand role.
• Track record of excellent communication, organizational skills and delivering results whilst working well under pressure.
In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, Epoch offers an attractive benefits package within a highly successful business offering financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory and private pension, life assurance and generous holiday allowance.

Salary circa £30k

To apply for this role, send a CV and cover letter to Faye Williams at fwilliams@epochmakingtoys.com with the subject Brand Manager. All applications will be treated as strictly private & confidential.
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