Job details

Brand Strategist

Job reference: 004470

Closing date: 02/12/2021

Salary: £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits

Department: Brand and Creative

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Brand Marketer, Brand Strategist, Senior Analyst or Insight professional looking to join our Head of Brand Strategy in driving the commercial plans to support N Brown growth. In this role you will be focusing on translating consumer insights and analytical assessments of financial and commercial data into clear strategic direction and providing thought leadership for the business. 

This role will suit candidates with an analytical mindset, attention to detail and strong commercial acumen who enjoys working with senior stakeholders in a business partnering capacity.

Your role as Brand Strategy Lead:

  • Brief market research, competitive and financial analysis; turning insight into action
  • Develop and refresh brand strategy, ensuring key stakeholders understand both the strategy and how it links to the achievement of N Brown business objectives
  • Create, build and deliver presentations across a variety of formats to cross-functional senior stakeholders that communicate a clear and compelling story with clear and concise recommendations
  • Working closely with Head of Brand Strategy, assist in answering the big strategic questions for the business, leading key ad hoc projects in collaboration with wider business stakeholders
  • Provide stimulus and new thinking on the future of online retail

What skills and experience are we looking for?

  • Previous experience of interpreting commercial analysis and developing brand strategy is essential
  • First class written and verbal communication skills; the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort to large and small audiences
  • Understanding of an online retail business is desired
  • Leadership qualities; the ability to easily establish trust-based relationships and gain valuable insights through collaboration and communication
  • Drive; enjoys a challenge, proven ability to adapt and remove obstacles to achieve results, determination and optimism
  • Ability to work cross functionally whilst managing multiple stakeholders
  • Established external network that can be leveraged in the role to bring alternative perspectives and innovative thinking

About N Brown

Here at N Brown, we champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We don’t believe that age, size, shape or background should stop anyone from feeling confident, stylish and happy with the way they look and feel. With our industry leading expertise in creating fashion that fits, we’ve been proudly breaking down these barriers for over 150 years. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance. Now, we’re moving forward together, embracing innovation and new technology, to continue to delight our customers.

Our benefits:

  • A salary of up to £40,000
  • Company pension with up to 6% N Brown contribution
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Incredible colleague discount across all our N Brown Group brands (Simply Be, Jacamo, JD Williams, Home Essentials, Ambrose Wilson to name a few).
  • Local restaurant discounts across Manchester’s Northern Quarter
  • 24 days annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 over the year
  • Hybrid working, enabling you to work from home or office (at a frequency agreed with your line manager) and staggered start times. We know these are different times and have embraced them to ensure our colleagues are supported.
  • A Manchester City Centre office base, socially distanced workstations and sanitizing stations around the business
  • Great tech to enable you to not only make doing your job easy but to also allow you to work from anywhere with a great WIFI connection
  • Onsite café at great subsidised rates

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check; having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams


The closing date for this job has now passed.