Vacancy: Marketing Assistant

About Luscombe

We are the country’s leading producer of organic soft drinks, juices, and mixers. All our drinks are made in small batches on a farm in Devon using the very best raw organic and wild ingredients, blended with Dartmoor spring water.

Our drinks are listed in the leading hotels, bars and restaurants across the UK including Ottolenghi, Nobu, Chewton Glen and The Newt, as well as being sold in the very best places, from Harrods and Selfridges to online retail outlets such as Able & Cole.  Our drinks have also been enjoyed by the Royal family at home, served at palace events and Buckingham Palace tea parties for many years now. In April 2021, we were awarded the Royal Warrant. and we were the first drinks brand to gain organic Soil Association accreditation. We have now won a total of 90 Great Taste awards by the Guild of Fine Food.

Over recent years, Luscombe has experienced exponential growth, leading us to export to over 15 countries around the world and produce over 7 million bottles per year. Despite this, as a family-owned business we remain faithful to our principles, making ever more innovative, natural drinks for increasingly discerning global consumers.

Base: Luscombe Drinks, Dean Court, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0LT
Reporting to the Senior Marketing Manager

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Undertake daily administrative tasks to ensure the functionality and coordination of all marketing activities
  • Managing the brand asset and imagery bank
  • Supporting delivery of secured ad schedules
  • Managing sampling programme
  • Coordinating response to all general marketing enquiries
  • Supporting our Agencies with any material or sample requests
  • Supporting the Marketing Team to effectively manage budgets, including raising POs and updating the expenditure tracker
  • Manage our marketing intelligence monitoring and reporting ensuring quarterly reports are produced and sent out to all stakeholders
  • Undertake clear competitive analysis, articulating the competitive landscape and Luscombe’s positioning within the market
  • Assist in managing our annual event programme of trade and consumer events

Qualifications and experience required

Essential

  • Good communication, management, and organisational skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial and agile thinking capability
  • A passion for marketing
  • Ability to work to deadlines and juggle multiple priorities

An advantage

  • Educated to degree level
  • Marketing or CIM professional qualifications
  • Experience of working in an FMCG company
  • Project Management skills
  • General marketing experience
  • Event Management
  • Ability to write high quality copy
  • Photography and content production experience
  • A good understanding of UK drink market

Objectives for 2022

  • To be defined once candidate is in position. These will be set according to the candidate’s particular areas of strength

Working Relationships

  • Product & Trade Marketing Manager
  • Senior Marketing Manager
  • Sales Team
  • Technical Manager
  • NPD Team

To Apply

Please email your CV and a cover letter to HR@luscombe.co.uk before 6 May 2022.