Head of Marketing
Founded in 1997 by HRH The Prince of Wales, In Kind Direct distributes consumer goods donated by companies to UK charities working in the UK and overseas. They work with not-for-profit organisations and companies to help ensure that everyone has access to life's essentials and that no usable product goes to waste.
In Kind Direct is a commercially-oriented social enterprise that runs a B2B model, partnering with significant branded donor companies such as Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, Disney and P&G and is the leading UK authority in the consumer product giving sector, with a growing international network.
Their model involves manufacturers and retailers donating their new, surplus consumer products, and using an integrated ecommerce platform, In Kind Direct distributes the products to the doors of charities; supporting more than 9,000 so far. From essential toiletries and cleaning supplies to office and sports equipment, cooking utensils to clothes, tools and toys - these products are desperately needed to run charities' services and for them to give to their beneficiaries.
In Kind Direct
Head of Marketing
The City, London
Permanent - Full Time
This is a broad and varied role which offers the opportunity to refresh and run the marketing function and to also support In Kind Direct International. Working closely with other members of the Senior Management Team, the Head of Marketing will be responsible for developing and delivering a fully-integrated marketing strategy and plan. Supporting all aspects of In Kind Direct's work, the HoM will be responsible for the delivery and upkeep of the charity's website, on-line catalogue, ecommerce campaigns and social media channels.
The strategic aspects of the role will bring the Head of Marketing into contact with a highly commercial Board of Trustees (MDs from Disney Store and P&G, Amazon Fresh, Lloyds and others). The successful candidate will need to be a highly engaging, commercially minded professional who can identify with the In Kind Direct cause and who has the ability and gravitas to engage with senior stakeholders as well as demonstrate strong leadership capabilities
-A broad, commercial marketing/communications background
-Ability and enthusiasm to take a strategic overview and also work operationally which is required given the small size of the charity - 19 people
-Ability to lead the marketing team, bringing innovative, creative ideas to the organisation; inspiring other team members with fresh ideas, stories and initiatives and an overall review of the way the charity approaches its marketing
-Private sector or charity background, with exposure to product marketing or driving product sales
-KPI/ROI orientated individual, comfortable with analytics with experience of measuring the effectiveness of marketing initiatives and activities
-Ability to communicate strategic and creative ideas to internal and external audiences and at very senior levels in a confident and eloquent manner
-Ability to originate clear, compelling content suitable for multiple audiences, telling the In Kind Direct story, cross-platform
-Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks, keep calm under pressure and meet tight deadlines
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