Position: Head of PR, Sponsorship and Events

Department: UK Marketing

Reports to: UK Marketing Director

Location: London

Our purpose sits at the heart of everything we do and that’s to make food discovery exciting for everyone, whether it’s by giving our customers more choice than anywhere else, or by supporting our Restaurant Partners to get more out of their business. We’re bringing together everything that’s great about food. Connecting over 15 million customers with over 60,000 Restaurant Partners serving over 100 different cuisine types, we’re working hard to to deliver our vision to create the world’s greatest food community.

About Marketing at JUST EAT:

In Marketing we help our takeaway restaurant partners own the high street. We bring together a top-notch partner marketing function, innovative strategies, digital marketing wizards and a passionate consumer marketing team. The department produces award-winning creative work, and keeps JUST EAT’s ‘no.1 takeaway ordering service’ flag stuck firmly in the ground. The Marketing department is at the forefront of driving JUST EAT’s ever-ambitious growth plans, so we’re always spinning more than a few plates. Everything we do is underpinned by the company’s all important purpose – to empower consumers to love their takeaway experience.Our brand has become famous for its stand-out and entertaining advertising and for its passion for food.

The opportunity

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Sponsorship/PR/Events professional to to develop and execute the PR, Sponsorship and Events programme in support of business initiatives and increase brand awareness. This role will report into the UK Marketing Director. to develop and execute the PR strategy in support of business initiatives to look out for opportunities to raise the profile of the business such as thought leadership and partnership events.

Key responsibilities

Raise brand awareness and drive brand engagement

Working in partnership with the digital acquisition team you will be responsible for driving new consumer acquisition to JUST EAT

You will be ROI focussed and will be responsible for reporting back on market insight to drive ongoing development of the Events function, including strategic planning of event activity to meet current and future needs

Consumer PR strategy development and driving engagement – drumbeat (data-led) and pillar PR activity

Reactive UK press office aligned with Head of Corp Comms

Proactive consumer and TR story development aligned to brand purpose, narrative and key messages

Development of amplification platforms of core marketing campaigns

Development of experiential platforms to drive increased engagement

Management of key trade relationships (eg British Kebab Awards/ PAPPA’s/ACF) and key publications

Regional and national TR roadshows

Takeaway Expo / Restaurant Show / Casual Dining Show ownership

British Takeaway Association concept development, formation, launch and management

British Takeaway Awards ownership and execution

Development and execution of consumer and TR sponsorship strategy- working closely with Marketing Comms and Partner marketing team and aligned to core brand purpose

Required skills and experience

Inspiring and driven PR professional with prior experience in the Tech/B2B space.

A strategic thinker, who can translate insights and strategy into concepts.

This will be combined with a strong understanding of sponsorship strategy and event delivery

exceptional relationship management skills and the proven ability to work with and influence senior executives and senior external stakeholders.

Prior budget and people management experience.

Proven track record in leading a Marketing team and driving a high performance culture.

Strong commercial acumen demonstrated through past experience and an understanding of the B2B2C operating model.

Ability to think strategically and develop, communicate and implement a compelling vision and plan.

Strong commercial acumen/business sense and ability to forecast shifts in our marketplace.

People management skills – mentoring, coaching, performance management , able to spot and develop talent.

Why work for JUST EAT?

It’s the people that make Just Eat the great company it is. We hire smart, determined and dedicated people, and we favour ability over experience. It’s not about what you’ve done, but what we think you can do. Our people come from all walks of life and speak dozens of languages, reflecting our global audience and outlook. Another big part of our business is our open culture. We’re about making everyone feel comfortable, sharing ideas and trying out new things. In that way we’re more like a start up than a global brand, and we’re really proud of that.

Just Eat is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here.

Just Eat is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at recruitment@just-eat.co.uk for assistance.

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