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Portfolio Project Lead (Marketing Project Manager)

Are you a talented commercial marketing project manager who is looking for a new challenge? Do you aspire to work for a purposeful, sustainable, and growing ethical brand where you can work on an exciting and fast-growing category?

Based in our award-winning Bristol head office, we are looking for a Portfolio Project Lead to join our Pukka Life (Marketing) team. The role is a 9 month fixed term contract, full-time, with a competitive salary of £35k to £50k per annum (pro rata) depending on experience. This sits alongside a benefits package designed to nurture your wellbeing and personal development.

About the role

We’re looking for a Marketing Project Lead to manage and implement artwork and packaging changes across the entire tea portfolio which are required due to Brexit. You’ll manage the specific packaging artwork changes ensuring an accurate, on-time, on-brand and on-budget delivery. It’s a complex project where you’ll need to work cross functionally with teams inside Pukka and in Unilever for a successful outcome.

Working closely with our technical and innovation teams, you’ll ensure the scope of the artwork changes are in line with Brexit requirements and all changes comply with legal, quality, sustainability and certification standards and our packaging guidelines.

You will lead the core artwork team and project meetings, managing the actions, key documents and updating stakeholders, and ensuring all required documentation, files and artwork project briefs are completed accurately, with support from an Assistant Brand Manager. You’ll then liaise with our Unilever artwork colleagues to enable the start of the process.

Representing the Global Brand, you’ll be the key approver of artwork changes in line with the specifications and guidelines, and work with the brand team, artwork excellence and print management agency to ensure final artwork files are in line with Pukka print and colour standards.

About You

To be our Portfolio Project Lead you’ll have a commercial background in branded consumer goods and a broad understanding of branded consumer goods and their associated supply chains. You’ll have a degree level qualification in business, marketing, commercial or food technology discipline, or have worked in marketing in branded consumer goods, new product development or activation roles.

Strong project management experience ideally gained in a marketing, commercial or packaging/innovation context is needed. You’ll have functional knowledge and experience of project management techniques, such as the stage-gate approach, and be skilled at planning and delivering in complex and fast-paced operational areas, and able to motivate others to progress actions.

A creative problem-solver, you’ll be able to use your industry knowledge, prior experience and resources available to help unlock challenges and find solutions. Leadership and stakeholder management skills are essential alongside your experience of working effectively within cross functional environments. You’ll be able to join the dots across complex projects to identify opportunity, risks or obstacles and articulate recommended actions. Highly organised with excellent attention to detail, you’ll also have a flexible approach to work and change, and able to change gear quickly as events demand.

Resilient and confident, you’ll have the ability to influence and engage with our senior team and raise challenges when required for discussion and resolution. Clear written and verbal communication skills are essential, you’ll be skilled at succinctly articulating requirements and issues.

If you are to be our Portfolio Project Lead you’ll thrive at pace, be resilient dealing with ambiguity, and turn challenge and obstacles into decisive and purposeful action. You’ll be someone who seizes opportunities to benefit the wider business and communications goals, and be passionate about contributing to a purpose-led mission – everything you do is designed to inspire people to nurture healthier, happier lives through powerful organic plants.


About Pukka Herbs

Pukka Herbs harnesses the incredible power of nature through its award-winning organic and ethically sourced herbal teas, lattes and food supplements.

Founded in 2001 by Tim Westwell and herbalist, Sebastian Pole, Pukka’s mission is to create a world where plants play a central role in human health and wellbeing.

Pukka is a beacon for sustainable and ethical business. All Pukka’s teas are certified Fair for Life, one of the highest independent fair trade standards in the world and many of its teas use FairWild herbs. Pukka is a B-Corporation, signifying its ongoing commitment to put people and planet ahead of profits. And over one percent of its sales are given to environmental causes around the world every year through 1% for the Planet.


How to apply

If you’re intrigued and excited by what you’ve read so far, let’s see if you have what it takes to thrive at Pukka. To apply please use the link below and attach your CV and your answers to the questions below.

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Pukka supports, facilitates and promotes equality of opportunity and a culture which celebrates diversity and inclusion. The diversity of our people is important for Pukka and we value and celebrate individual differences.

Closing date – 17th November 2020

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