Head of Marketing

Job Posted: 5th November 2021

Job Title:        Head of Marketing, Scottish Leather Group

Function:        Sales & Marketing

Reports to:     Managing Director, Scottish Leather Group

Location:        Paisley, Scotland

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Role Purpose

The Head of Marketing is responsible for devising and implementing the company’s marketing strategy and plan to support the successful delivery of Scottish Leather Group’s Strategy 2025.

This individual will play a key role in leading the marketing team with “best-in-class” expertise and an empowering leadership style, providing an environment that enables the delivery of effective marketing and communications activity that supports our commercial objectives.

Coupled with creating a strong customer-centric culture, success will require close collaboration with our Design, Innovation, Sales & Account Management, Sustainability and Technical teams to ensure that we grow and sustain a profitable business and deliver our purpose:

We innovate and manufacture the world’s finest sustainable leather for the world’s most respected companies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and deployment of the Bridge of Weir, Lang, Muirhead and Scottish Leather Group brands to successfully deliver the brand-building and sales activation objectives for each business.
  • Support the business with industry-leading insights - Macro, Industry, Sector and Customer - which provide a comprehensive view of our external business environment and support our commercial opportunities.
  • Develop a customer-centric approach for the business, implementing a CRM plan which fully utilises Scottish Leather Group’s CRM system [Dynamics 365 & Click Dimensions] to support and enhance relationships with our current and prospective customers.
  • Act as a brand champion for Scottish Leather Group - living the Company values, promoting health, safety, and wellbeing, and providing clear vision and leadership to the Marketing Team to deliver excellence in execution across all channels.
  • Collaborate closely with HR on Scottish Leather Group’s Employee and Corporate Communications, encouraging increased employee engagement and strengthening our Employer brand.
  • Provide clear vision and leadership to the Marketing Team, as well as inspire, motivate and coach to help them develop new skills and support succession planning.
  • Establish and be accountable for the annual marketing budget.

Skills & Experience

  • Marketing generalist with extensive experience of defining and developing the strategy for a brand(s) on a global basis and a focus on excellence when executing the annual marketing plan across multiple marketing channels.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing CRM and digital capabilities from a standing start.
  • Knowledge and expertise of building customer relationships through management of data and development of propositions based on insight. Proactively feeds customer information and insights to the business to drive broader commercial engagement.
  • Previous experience of leading the development of a premium brand(s) where differentiation is achieved through quality positioning, product innovation and customer experience will be welcomed. Experience of the Automotive, Aviation, and Luxury Goods sectors is desirable.
  • Strong attention to detail with a focus on planning and project management skills to deliver brand-building and sales activation campaigns efficiently and effectively.
  • Comfortable working and collaborating with a multitude of internal and external stakeholders including Sales, Account Management, Design, Innovation, Sustainability and Technical functions. Experience working with and leading external partners including brand, communications, and digital agencies.
  • Demonstrable leadership and line management skills with a coaching style that supports collaboration, continual improvement, personal and professional growth and empowerment
  • Experience of developing and implementing meaningful KPI’s, targeting key areas of improvement, enabling the ability to celebrate success

Key Competencies Required

Role Model

  • Being an exemplary role model and taking the lead in promoting and living our values
  • Establishes norms of behaviour (from the shadow he/she casts) for the team and takes appropriate actions if they are broken  

Develop Yourself

  • Translates strategy, creating a positive vision
  • Inspires while managing change

Drives for Results

  • Delivers against targets in a way which is fast, agile and in line with our company values


  • Uses effective influencing strategies  
  • Clear, concise, consistent, and relevant for individual situations. Understands, manages, and clarifies expectations
  • Engages with key stakeholders prior to an important presentation/meeting to enlist their support 

Customer Service

  • Concern for internal and external customers

Negotiation Skills

  • Qualities that allow two or more parties to reach a compromise.

Entrepreneurial Orientation

  • Finding and seizing opportunities

Key relationships

  • Marketing Team
  • Brand Manager – Bridge of Weir
  • Marketing Associate – Bridge of Weir
  • Brand Manager – Muirhead
  • Marketing Insights Manager
  • Marketing Associate – Scottish Leather Group
  • Sales Directors for Bridge of Weir and Muirhead
  • Global Account Director
  • Managing Director – Commercial
  • Head of Innovation and Sustainability
  • Technical Director

How to Apply

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to careers@scottishleathergroup.com


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