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Senior Brand Development & Marketing Manager

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Marketing, Communications, Insight & PR Strategy



An exciting and unique opportunity to join our Restaurants Commercial Marketing team where you will lead all the brand and marketing activity for Bar + Block steakhouse

Senor Brand Development & Marketing Manager – Restaurants Marketing - Bar + Block - 12 month secondment 

£competitive + up to 30% bonus and excellent benefits

The Role  

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join our Restaurants Commercial Marketing team where you will lead all the brand and marketing activity for Bar + Block steakhouse. In this high-profile role, the key focus will be to optimise trading performance and pipeline potential of the brand so that it becomes a proven and commercially robust proposition which can be rolled out on a larger scale.


What you will be doing  

Accountable for owning and leading all our brand and marketing activity for Bar + Block Steakhouse, you’ll incorporate key insights from initial trials to successfully open additional sites whilst regularly refining and evolving the proposition and location strategy based on guest, commercial and operational insights.

You’ll lead the exterior and interior design for Bar + Block, considering what works for the brand as well as from a customer and operational perspective, all without taking your eye off the impact on the guest.

Leading the briefing process internally and working alongside the F&B team to develop menus as per the commercial plan, you’ll also act as a key agency interface, using your expertise and knowledge to provide direction and approval for all creative communications, ensuring that the team deliver on brand, in budget and on time.

Developing and delivering the commercial marketing and engagement plan for the brand as well as a fully integrated marketing strategy and plan for the launch of all sites, you’ll ensure that not only is each site supported from a commercial perspective but also that Bar + Block Steakhouse becomes a recognised and considered restaurant brand in each local marketplace.


Why we would like you to apply 

An experienced, proven and passionate commercial marketeer, you have a minimum 3 years experience in a senior marketing manager or similar role with strong brand strategy and interior/creative design development experience in a fast paced, multi-site environment.

You are an insights driven, commercially focused individual with the ability to recognise issues and develop effective solutions. Able to multi task and prioritise within a fast paced, cross functional working environment, you have exceptional stakeholder management ability which makes you a pro when it comes to engaging and influencing effectively across all levels both internally and externally.

You have a Business/Marketing degree or professional marketing qualification and knowledge of integrated marketing campaign management as well as brand management and development and trading/P&L understanding.


A bit about us:  

At Whitbread, we are fully committed to growing legendary brands through building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead.  Our winning teams delight customers so they come back time and time again which, along with our focus on everyday efficiency, drives profitable growth.  

Every day our fantastic team members serve up great memories in our restaurants and wow guests through a great night’s sleep in our hotels. We pride ourselves on providing consistent quality and service. We’re continually innovating to meet our guests’ evolving needs whilst being committed to creating a great place to work for our team members.   

Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn currently have over 750 hotels across the UK offering over 70,000 rooms.  Our aim is to make this 85,000 by the end of 2020!  We have hotels in the Middle East and having opened our 1st hotel in Germany with more sites in the pipeline. 

Our much loved restaurant brands include Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table Table and Whitbread Inns.  Alongside these, our new propositions Bar + Block and Cookhouse & Pub are both growing at pace.  We have over 420 restaurants across the UK offering the highest level of service. 

We have recently celebrated our 275th anniversary when Samuel Whitbread founded our business on a set of principles and although our core business has changed over the years we stay true these with our values: 

  • Genuine - we really care about customers 
  • Confident - we strive to be the best at what we do 
  • Committed - we work hard for each other 


We are excited about what the future holds and would love you to join us on this exciting journey! 



We are committed to supporting your career development within Whitbread and welcome a conversation, or application, from any colleague who is interested in this role. If you do decide to formally apply for any role we would recommend that you have a conversation with your Line Manager, to inform them of your intention and help them to understand your career aspirations.

If there are circumstances that mean you are uncomfortable having this conversation please make us aware at the beginning of the process, we can then manage your application appropriately.

Job ref:



15 May 2019

Applications close:

29 May 2019

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