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  • Job ID: 1042479

  • Salary: £32,000 to £34,000

  • Hours per Week: 37.5

  • Closing date: 17-07-2024

Assistant Instore Design Manager 
£32,000 - £34,000 plus benefits (Work Level 6A)
12 month fixed term contract 
Manchester city centre, in this role you’ll work in a hybrid way splitting your time between home and the office (find out more about our hybrid working policy at

We’re looking for an Assistant Instore Design Manager to join us and help deliver a full calendar year of instore comms, supporting our campaigns and promotions. In this role, you’ll work on multiple instore marketing campaigns, collaborating with all kinds of people across the business, and building meaningful relationships as you go. It’s a big job and you’ll need to be structure and process driven to meet the demands of our comms calendar. If you can bring us the upbeat and collaborative approach we need, we can offer you the chance to build your career and make a big impact in this varied and exciting role. 

What you’ll do
• Prioritise and deliver multiple instore marketing campaigns concurrently
• Make sure campaigns are customer focused and delivered on-time and supplement other comms channels
• Brief agencies on creative concepts, managing through the creative sign-off process and approving final artwork through to print repro
• Work in collaboration with the rest of the instore team to ensure customer needs are balanced with budgets assigned
• Make sure all strategy and creative supports both the overarching business objectives and reflects the customer insights for each campaign

This role will suit people who have
• Below the line/through the line comms/marketing experience in a retail or FMCG context (could be agency or in-house)
• Excellent organisational and time-keeping skills; you can prioritise workload and work optimally under pressure
• Experience of handling relationships with 3rd party agencies
• Delivered well-rounded coordinated marketing campaigns
• Experience of assessing creative briefing and sign off processes (including writing briefs)
• Great communication skills, with the ability to challenge and influence people at all levels

Why Co-op?

If you have the skills that we need, we can offer you a competitive salary and great benefits package which includes 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (as well as other discounts on Co-op products and services).

• An annual bonus (based on personal and business performance)
• 28 days holiday (rising to 32 with service) plus bank holidays 
• A pension with up to 10% employer contributions
• Access to a subsidised onsite gym (at our Manchester HQ)
• Coaching and training to support your career development
• Wagestream app – giving you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn
• YuLife app – rewarding you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands

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Building a diverse environment

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We're also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we'll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.
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