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Head of Marketing

About the role

Walkers Shortbread is one of Scotland’s most iconic and respected companies.  Its signature pure butter shortbread is baked in the Speyside village of Aberlour to an original family recipe perfected by Joseph Walker in 1898 and it has gone on to develop many other excellent products and a truly global business.  Indeed, its original product is said to be “the World’s Finest Shortbread”.  It also remains to be an award winning business, most recently as “Family Business of the Year” and “Exemplary Employer of Choice”.

The Head of Marketing will report to the Board and will be responsible for managing and developing a small team of Managers across Brands, Consumer Insight, PR & Sponsorship and Digital.  The task is to continue building a great brand for the future, to own the marketing plan and create a top class marketing culture and capability.  This is clearly a fantastic opportunity to join the Leadership Team of a company of amazing history and heritage and which is equally determined to have a great future.

Candidates will of course be expected to have a relevant and demonstrable track record in consumer marketing.  The ability to be both strategic as well as hands on/agile when necessary will also be key to success.  Location is flexible, although to maximise impact, the Head of Marketing will also be expected to be visible and influential at HQ.

For further information and detailed conversation please contact Willie Finlayson via or by phone 0131 539 7087.

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