Marketing Associate

Date: Jun 21, 2024

Location: Å kofja vas, SI

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

Who We Are
Tastepoint by IFF is a flavour and food ingredients business owned by IFF – a global leader in food and beverage flavours and ingredients.

 

Tastepoint ETOL Slovenia is a 100 year heritage company with production facilities in Slovenia and representative offices in Slovenia, Serbia, Czech Republic and North Macedonia. Tastepoint ETOL Slovenia is a flavour and food ingredients business owned by IFF – a global leader in food and beverage flavours and ingredients. 

 

We are in a fast-pace and exciting industry, where we support the NPD pipeline for a large variety of categories including (but not limited to) beverages, snacks, culinary, confectionary. 


We have fantastic facilities, with collaborative spaces where we support both ours and our customers’ product development, leveraging the portfolio of IFF ingredients and technologies, including flavours, compounds, seasoning blends and more. 

 

Role Scope:
We are looking for a Marketing Associate, who is passionate about food and beverages and looking for the chance to develop their marketing skills across busy and fast-paced environment.


Our Marketing, in close collaboration with commercial and technical teams, helps food and beverage manufacturers to develop products consumers will love.


Working alongside the Marketing and Business Development Manager and the wider team, you will support the Tastepoint ETOL Slovenia strategy targeting new prospects, improve understanding of market trends and consumer drivers. 


We work smart, embrace new ideas and innovations, whilst supporting personal and professional development. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Explore and communicate to Marketing and Business Development Manager on a regular basis insights on changes in the marketplace and retail environment (mainly for Czech, Serbia, Bulgaria) via store audits to build food and beverage landscape of the market.
  • Support local commercial team with regular updates on client portfolio changes via retail and online monitoring.
  • Be proactive in development of promotional materials and presentations for Tastepoint ETOL Slovenia team and its customers (printed handouts, digital materials…).
  • Interact with design, packing and printing agencies to create branded materials with “wow” effect for internal and external use.
  • Create impactful internal communication (copywriting for online internal media, movie creation) to improve positive image of Tastepoint ETOL Slovenia.
  • Collect and share with Marketing and Business Development Manager on a regular basis available data/analytics/researches on Generations Zoomer and Alpha.
  • Contribute pro-active and reactive customer projects in a way that significantly increases the chances of generating winning business opportunities and improves external positive image of Tastepoint ETOL Slovenia.
  • Interact with databasis to extract data of food and beverages for selected markets.

Job Requirements

Personal attributes: 

  • You will be great proactive, be curious about markets and consumers (especially Generation Z understanding), demonstrate passion for taste, food and beverages. 
  • Strives to deliver success in an open and honest way by working collaboratively. 
  • A team player who is non-hierarchal.
  • Ready to travel and to spend time in Czech, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Austria.

 

Skills & qualifications: 

  • Experience with social media - curated, scheduled, and posted social media content.
  • Experience with AI (texts, images).
  • Experience in short movie creation.
  • Good understanding of omnichannel approach in promotion including digital – is a plus.
  • Sound knowledge of consumer marketing gained within food and/or beverage manufacturing environment. 
  • Good in Excel and PowerPoint skills, movie software.
  • Copyrighting - Ability to write compelling, simple stories for internal and external use to support product and range rationales.
  • Ability to have an eye for detail, analytical skills.

 

Required Skills:

  • We will rely on your at least 2-3 years of marketing experience, B2C or B2B, in food ingredient industry or FMCG.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • Czech is a plus.
  • You have a driving licence.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to digest marketing information from numerous sources as well as data sources, create logical arguments and apply it relevantly, to determine direction and future idea focus.
  • Can-do attitude, proactive.
  • Team player – willing to share knowledge and collaborate with others within and outside marketing.

 

Job Location: Czech or Slovenia
The position includes travelling (~20%-30% travel)

 

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