Marketing Graduate

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Are you looking to build a marketing career in a diversified, multibillion organisation? Associated British Foods is an international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £13.9bn, 133,000 employees and operations in 53 countries across Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia. Our purpose is to provide safe, nutritious, affordable food and clothing that is great value for money. We are grouped into five business segments: Sugar; Agriculture; Retail; Grocery; and Ingredients.

We are currently looking for an ambitious, hardworking marketing graduate to join our AB World Foods business, which has a portfolio of brands including Patak’s, Blue Dragon, Levi Roots, Al’Fez and TABASCO®.

Join us in a Marketing position and you’ll get to develop skills, knowledge and professional experience from day one, as you play a key supporting role in the development and execution of annual marketing plans.

What you will be doing

Your role will involve providing wide-ranging support to one of our marketing managers as you work together on marketing plans for our range of brands. Areas you could get involved in include:

  • Creating annual activity plans with clear targets and budget allocation
  • Supporting the development of new and existing products
  • Overseeing brand and performance reporting to ensure we stay on track to deliver budget commitments
  • Working closely with sales and category and the wider marketing teams to ensure promotional strategies are effectively delivered
  • Championing brands with the commercial teams so that key initiatives are prioritised
  • Working with agency partners in digital, packaging and media
  • Supporting the management of A&P spend for brands

How you will grow

While we encourage you to drive your own career development, we also make sure you are fully supported along the way. As well as learning every day on the job, you will benefit from a thorough onboarding programme, continuous development, ongoing networking opportunities and business support to progress – plus there will be plenty of people to guide and advise you on your path.

What you will need

We’re looking for highly commercial, results-driven graduates with strong project management skills. Storytelling ability is key, whether you’re delivering a presentation to a roomful of people or distilling complex information into inspiring stories that customers will love. Numeracy is also important, especially when it comes to handling data and drilling down for insights. Your degree should be in business or marketing.

We expect all our graduates to demonstrate our early career talent competencies, which are:

Drive & ambition - Demonstrates a wide range of leadership qualities; Engages a team in completing tasks, setting high standards for themselves and others; Is passionate, resilient, and learns from their mistakes

Analysis & judgement – Inquisitive and challenges the status quo and can see both the big picture and drill down on detail; Able to make quick, sound decisions based on strong analysis of numbers and data

Humility & authenticity - Clear and effective two-way communication; Demonstrates empathy, values difference and self awareness; Considerate of their own impact and adjusts their style; Can build credible relationships in a down-to-earth way

Learning & growth - Actively questions and is open to feedback; Can recognise gaps in their own performance and owns their development plan; Effectively adapts their approach according to new learnings and feedback; Proactively expands their knowledge and experience.


Ready to start building a career at the forefront of the food industry? Apply now


Associated British Food

Associated British Foods is an international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £13.9bn, 133,000 employees and operations in 53 countries across the world.

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