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Marketing Controller - Pet Products

Marketing Controller - Pet Products

Posted 31 January by Clear Edge Search & Selection Ltd.
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Marketing Controller - Pet Products

£competitive DOE plus benefits


Pedigree Wholesale is an award-winning, market-leading distributor of pet and aquatic products, selling into the UK independent retail sector as well as leading national retail customers. The company is family-owned, with a strong reputation in the marketplace built up over nearly 50 years of successful trading. The company employs over 180 people at their Nottingham Head Office and across 5 depots nationally.

With revenues in excess of £45m, they can offer retailers over 10,000 SKUs across the food, accessories, healthcare and aquatic product areas. Key to Pedigree’s success is the range of Own and Exclusive Brands actively sells to the specialist channel. In addition, they own the independent retailer Just For Pets, which has 16 sites predominantly across the Midlands. The business is now looking to appoint an ambitious, proactive group Marketing Controller with responsibility for both the wholesale and retail business.


Reporting to the Commercial Director, this role will take responsibility for a team of 5, with a strong focus on activity that drives both trade and consumer demand for their 20 own brand ranges or exclusives, which have delivered double digit growth in 2019. In addition, you will oversee all marketing decisions in relation to the parent brand and the retail business, with overall responsibility for online, PR, exhibitions and POS/retail execution. You will have an action-orientated, tactical approach, focusing on the details that ensure your marketing goals are delivered on time and on budget.


  • Ideally you will come from a retail/consumer goods marketing background, preferably with some knowledge of the pet industry
  • Minimum of 5 years marketing experience, with demonstrable career progression
  • Exceptionally organised with a solid understanding of the key trade marketing levers
  • A natural leader, with a passion for people development and mentoring
  • Some understanding/an affinity to the independent retail channel
  • Strong online and social media awareness across multiple platforms
  • The ability to think strategically but also to roll your sleeves up and get the job done
  • A natural problem solver, with the ability to think logically
  • Being a pet owner/animal lover would be an advantage

If you feel you have the experience outline above, please forward a copy of your CV today!

Reference: 39860247

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