Planning Manager - Marketing - 12-month FTC

£40,000 (full time or pro rata if 4 days a week)


  • Desirable Marketing qualification such as MBA, diploma or CIM
  • Significant Marketing, Consumer Planning, Insight’ experience

Role Descriptions

We are looking for someone to join Stonegate Group’s Planning, Insights and Innovation team, working with the UK’s largest hospitality operator to help shape the future of customer experience in pubs, bars, and venues.

If you enjoy being at the heart of things, this role will support the Head of Planning to be the strategic glue that ensures we deliver a consistent, clear and effective annual marketing plan, driven by customer insight and data across our all our pubs, bars and venues. You will support in establishing a new category and planning function within the Marketing team with an opportunity to engage with a network of senior stakeholders and board members to collate the annual Marketing calendar. You will support bringing together brand strategy and activity plans from the Heads of Brand and coordinate the holistic company marketing strategy into one plan. You will partner with the brand marketing leads to ensure food and drink offer changes, campaigns and tactical marketing activity are delivered on time, ensuring plans are in line with customer demand, feedback and maximising supplier support. You will be intrinsically linked to our Marketing, Operations and Commercial teams as the point person for what is going on in our diverse range of pubs, bars and venues throughout the year.

You will work closely with the Category Manager to ensure that our brand and format propositions are in line with macro and local market customer trends. We want data and insight to put the customer at the centre of our marketing plans so you will be familiar with extracting insight from multiple data sources and using that to drive action. Finally, you will support on measurement, ensuring that all marketing activity is measured, reviewed and learnings are taken and applied to future activity.

You will be part of a new and exciting team of talented individuals. A real mix of diverse thinkers, all interested in furthering their knowledge of the category, often in a fun and exciting way. We have a big focus on training and development, and encourage everyone to shape their own learning agendas, leaning into opportunities wherever they can find them.

Key Skills:

  • Building insights from data
  • Organised and efficient
  • Diligent project manager
  • Astute commercial acumen
  • Creative and innovative
  • Strategic thinker
  • Excellent communication & influencing skills

We need you to be:

  • An experienced project manager
  • Obsessively organised, experienced in managing multiple objectives
  • Have strong attention to detail
  • An excellent communicator, able to take large amounts of information and present on in a simple, effective way
  • Confident to challenge or change ways of thinking/working
  • Confident building a network of stakeholders across functions and seniority
  • Comfortable with handling data in multiple different formats
  • Great at creating clear and compelling insights
  • Able to present to others (small & large groups) in engaging and impactful way
  • Have experience in consumer planning, insight or category management

We would love you to:

  • Be a self-starter, highly motivated to deliver effectiveness into a business
  • Have experience of working with On Trade category data from CGA
  • Be able to build strong internal and external networks
  • Be a team player who wants to win and help others win too
  • Bring new thinking and perspectives to our team
  • Be an active coach within the team, and an ambassador for the category

Benefits of working for Stonegate Group:

Pension Contribution

Single cover private medical insurance

Reward Card – 25% off Food & Drink

Wagestream – Ability to withdraw part of your salary prior to payday

Stonegate Xtra Rewards – Voluntary benefits from major high street retailers & travel

David Lloyd – 25% off gym membership

Dental Insurance

Employee Assistance – Licence Trade Charity


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