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Brand Communications Manager

Date: 23-Nov-2021

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3194

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precious resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits:


At Simplot, we are fuelled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values: 


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People


The safety and wellbeing of our people, contractors, and communities are priorities for us, which is why we require any new starter to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless exempt, by 29 November 2021 to work with us.


We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.


Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

The Perks:


  • ​​​​​​Flexible working arrangements and a variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program 
  • Bonus incentives 
  • Discounted Health Insurance and Gym Memberships
  • Sensory Club Program – Enjoy and taste our new product launches daily including access to our Culinary cooking sessions
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance 
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave                                     

About our role:


We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate Marketing Communications Manager, to join the Simplot team in a dynamic role reporting to the Head of Brand Communications & Digital, working on market leading brands like Birds Eye, Leggo’s, John West, Edgell, I&J and Chiko. In this role, you will partner with the Simplot Marketing team to ensure that Simplot delivers world-class integrated campaigns built upon consumer insights to achieve our financial commitments. The role is accountable for partnering Marketing Managers and Senior Brand Managers in the development of communication and media strategy ensuring that best in class communication methodologies and processes are followed. Key to this role is building strong agency relationships.

What you will do:


Responsibilities for the role will include but not limited to:


  • Manage campaign development between Simplot brand team and agencies for all ATL campaigns, ensuring key stakeholders have been engaged and launch deadlines are met on time, in full.
  • Drive approvals for communication campaigns cross functionally including Legal, QA, Corporate Comms, Nutrition and Senior Stakeholders. 
  • Provide mentoring & support to Simplot Marketing Community on communication campaign briefs, packaging development and media strategy which drive optimum financial outcomes
  • Manage key packaging initiatives, keeping project to clear timeline, managing feedback with agencies, adhering to brand guidelines and stakeholder engagement
  • Identify where communication programs are not delivering on brand plans & objectives & provide mentoring and support to Brand Team
  • Assist with the development & refining communication methodologies & processes, ensuring these are embedded across the organization
  • Assist with the development of internal training programs for the marketing community
  • Staying abreast of local and international marketing trends and sharing this knowledge through internal collaboration forums

About you:


To be successful in this role you will be tertiary qualified in Business with a major in marketing / advertising (or equivalent) and have a minimum of 5 years' experience in leading and managing marketing communications either within an agency or in-house environment. You will be able to demonstrate strategic & conceptual knowledge of marketing, advertising and media. FMCG experience highly desirable.


With a strong focus on delivering positive outcomes, you will be able to capably manage multiple projects at any given time and build collaborative working relationships across the team, the business and with external suppliers.


If this sounds like you, please apply online today! 

Job Requisition ID: 6655 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): Chifley Business Park Office - Melbourne 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at