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Marketing Management Trainee Scheme

Salary notes: 
£30,000 per annum
Job/scheme locations: 
Hammersmith, London
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

We realise that people are different; that’s why we’ll create an individually tailored management training programme just for you. Each year we offer up to 28 graduates from all different degree disciplines, the opportunity to join our programme across 5 business areas. The scheme lasts for one year and is made up of two or three, placements across a variety of different roles, thereby giving you a unique overview of how different functions and divisions operate. This early exposure will equip you with the breadth of knowledge to ensure you start off with a strong footing in your career with us.

You will...

If you want to learn about consumer goods marketing from one of the very best in the business, then this is the place to do it. Every year, we launch hundreds of new products into this fiercely competitive market, and as a graduate on our scheme you will have the opportunity to work across any of our 27 global brands.

Take one of our fragrance launches, Diesel “Only the Brave”. One of our graduates played a very real part in this launch campaign, liaising directly with agencies on point of sale merchandise before negotiating prices with retailers, to ensure that the whole launch was a major success from day one. And it worked … Diesel “Only the Brave” turned out to be the UK’s biggest fragrance launch ever for L’Oréal!

So it goes without saying that working as a marketer for us requires reserves of ambition and resilience to realise your brand’s vision in a challenging market. You will need to think on your feet to manage ever-changing deadlines and you will need to combine a flair for strategic and creative thinking in order to come up with new ideas to penetrate the market and create a successful launch campaign for your brand.

Understanding your consumer is also key which is why you will monitor and report on the performance of your brand and its competitors within the market, whilst all the while building strong relationships and networks with other teams.

Day-to-day you may be...

  • Performing a competitor analysis: pricing and market awareness/tracking
  • Managing projects; including adaptation of international product concepts/advertising to the UK
  • Budgeting; forecasting costs accurately, tracking spend and ability to save costs where appropriate
  • Data analysis; extracting the correct data for analysis, and ability to interpret and relay the data.
  • Creative strategy; manage campaigns with both clear strategic and innovative input.
  • Designing; briefing artwork agencies on designs for product packaging and point of sale materials and supporting the process through design and print until the materials reach the retailer
  • Brainstorming new ingredient and name ideas, reviewing product submissions, evaluating the beauty market and voting on final product names and packaging

You have...

In order to be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • Sense of initiative and problem solving
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to work to deadlines whilst under pressure
  • Proactivity, with a keen eye for improved efficiency
  • Good all-round performer with emphasis on creativity and numerical skill.
  • Able to work autonomously

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More about this vacancy

Life assurance, Pension scheme (with company contribution), Season ticket loan
Days' holiday: 
Extra benefits: 
Staff Shop with up to 70% Discount, Free Haircuts, Free Yoga Classes, Subsidised Canteen

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
Skills required: 
Microsoft Office Skills
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: