Role details

Trade Marketing Manager (North Europe)

England   •   £45,000 - £55,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of eyeware
  • Must have B2B experience

About Our Client

Luxottica Group is the global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of prescription frames and sunglasses in the luxury and premium segments. Luxottica Group has a strong brand portfolio that includes Ray-Ban (the best-selling sunglass and prescription eyewear brand in the world), Oakley and licensed brands including Bulgari, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Tiffany, Polo Ralph Lauren and Versace.

Based in Italy, Luxottica Group is present in the world's key eyewear markets, employing 78,000 worldwide. Their products are designed and manufactured in high quality sites in Italy, USA and China.

Luxottica Group's operations are segmented into two main divisions: wholesale and retail. The wholesale distribution network covers 130 countries across all five continents and they are the leading player in major retail markets, operating Sunglass Hut and David Clulow in the UK and Ireland.

Job Description

As Trade Marketing Manager (North Europe) you will be reporting into the Marketing Director UK & Nordics and your key responsibilities will be to :

  • work with the Brand Managers and Sales teams to implement strategy and marketing activities across the different channels within the wholesale business;
  • develop key trade promotions and incentives for wholesale and key accounts;
  • recommend calendar of activities relevant for the Northern Europe Region in line with corporate strategy;
  • drive Brand Visibility, volume, and value within budget and to time by ensuring that both sales force and trade are supported with the appropriate tools and selling mechanics to positively affect both business-to-business sales and increased consumer demand;
  • be responsible for managing all POS, organising training, sales days and occasional brand events;
  • manage a team of Trade Marketing Assistants and Training Teams for UK, Sweden and Netherlands;
  • work cross-functionally with: Commercial Managers, Sales Reps, Tech Reps, Key Accounts, Training team, Sales Support and PR in addition to being a key relationship holder with head office in Italy regarding all trade marketing;
  • act as a Brand Ambassador for all Luxottica brands ensuring brand consistency.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate for this Trade Marketing Manager (North Europe) position must:

  • have strong commercial acumen around sales performance, promotional activity and analysis;
  • have strong analytical skills and be able to manage large amounts of data including sales figures and campaign reports;
  • Ability to handle multiple internal and external stakeholders in order to successfully deliver on key projects;
  • Seamlessly move from strategy to execution without being stuck in the detail or too high level;
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • have excellent spoken and written English;
  • have an imaginative and entrepreneurial approach;
  • have demonstrable interest or experience in the luxury goods and eyewear markets;
  • have excellent leadership and team working skills;
  • ideally, have some experience of managing teams/projects;
  • have strong previous trade marketing experience ideally within consumer products.

What's on Offer

This Trade Marketing Manager (North Europe) position will be based in Hammersmith and will include European travel on a regular basis.

The role is paying between £45,000 to £55,000 and offers great benefits including a fantastic bonus scheme, pension, life assurance, private medical insurance, frame allowance and gym discounts.

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