May 2021

Marketing Director for privately owned pub & restaurant group

We are seeking an outstanding Marketing leader to take overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the marketing strategy for one of London’s most exciting privately owned pub & restaurant groups.

  • Location: London Based

Starting with a single site, our client has quickly grown to 12 multi award-winning sites ranging from fine dining restaurants to brasseries and friendly local gastropubs. Working as key member leadership team, presents incredible opportunities to develop a career in a young and dynamic company.

The reopening of the hospitality sector is one of the exciting time in the industries history, the increased usage of digital technology, combined with a hunger for exceptional lifestyle experiences, is filled with opportunities. Therefore, finding a candidate who can inspire a winning culture in Marketing team and contribute to the lasting success of the overall business are both key requirements.

Other key elements included the following:

  • Stand-out, experienced Marketing leader from the hospitality or closely related industry.
  • Strong track record of delivering growth through exceptional customer experience, ideally from a Digitally savvy organisation familiar with harnessing technology to increase sales & service levels. This should include detailed knowledge of; Social Media, company/venue websites, CRM systems, interactive apps and eCommerce.
  • Credible member of cross functional Executive leadership team, able to contribute to the broader strategy and operations beyond their function.
  • Knows best in class practice but naturally entrepreneurial, creative, innovative, pragmatic where processes, structures, and resources not in place.
  • A keen interest in food & drink and sports would be preferable given these are core element of the customer proposition.
  • Seasoned people leader – the marketing team would benefit from a manager able to set clear direction, inspire and motivate, manage performance and development.
  • Self-starter, comfortable running own show with day-to-day autonomy and managing a substantial budget effectively to maximise ROI.
  • Excels in pacey, high visibility, high ownership environments.
  • Ability to win over key stakeholders, particularly maximising the opportunities that arise from relationship with suppliers.
  • Market expertise - Up to date knowledge of UK hospitality landscape and trends.
  • No ego, collegiate, motivated by driving high performance vs own status.