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We’re born and bred in Glasgow. Our business was founded on the Clyde back in 1864, and we’re still here today. We are proud to roast exceptional coffee for thousands of cafés and hospitality businesses across the UK & Ireland.

Our workforce has grown to over 380 to support our expanding customer base, product range and service offering. We count some of the industry’s leading talents among our staff, from green coffee buyers and roasting technicians, to barista trainers and field engineers.

Do you want to join our team of top talent in an exciting and industry-leading organisation? Read on!

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Matthew Algie for a skilled and passionate marketing assistant to join our team. The selected candidate will assist the Head of Marketing and other colleagues in developing sales strategies and marketing campaigns to maximise company profits.

Key responsibilities

Event support

The Marketing assistant will be responsible for overseeing the yearly event calendar and working with Head of Marketing and other marketing colleagues to ensure successful execution for all Matthew Algie & Espresso Warehouse events.

To ensure successful implementation of corporate events, presentations, and photo shoots, coordinate the briefing, help populate the event plan and log all associated tasks & comms in the shared events folder.

  • Product order, collation and restocking post-show
  • MMCRF submissions
  • Logistical arrangements
  • Purchase order requests
  • Event form submissions
  • Event kit logging
  • Lead, conversion and sales reporting
  • Secondary assistance with sales events as required


  • Support Head of Marketing to devise, launch & monitor promotions to boost sales of coffee, coffee machines & espresso warehouse products.
  • To own the yearly promotional calendar and to closely monitor and track performance of promotions.

Brand marketing support

  • Maintain Customer Training Lab & Espresso Warehouse Innovation Room with current seasonal range and maintain all posters & catalogue distribution points at HQ (and Coffee Schools), ensuring always with latest POS designs
  • Analyse usage of MA and EW POS materials to inform future strategy and actions
  • Support Marketing & Innovation Manager with listing all Brand & Seasonal POS
  • Support Marketing colleagues with events, carts, menu boards & café re-brands

Internal & external communications

  • To provide the latest, cleansed, GDPR complaint, segmented and sales-approved customer database for each EW catalogue (and other mailing as required)
  • To manage the distribution process from quote through PO to completion
  • To receive and action any returns to ensure failed mailings are never repeated and Sales are aware of database corrections needed.
  • Create monthly Marketing round-up and share with all staff

Marketing admin

  • Manage Customer database and co-ordinate data refreshes once per year
  • PO requests and product code request forms as required
  • Marketing stock usage data as required
  • Support Head of Marketing with monitoring the Marketing Budget
  • Other general admin as needed


  • Work with Purchasing team & Marketing manager to order new samples


We’re looking for a recent graduate or someone with a few years of experience in a similar marketing role. Whilst we will provide training it would be advantageous if the candidate could have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of marketing.

Skills / knowledge

  • Requires strong project management skills
  • Strong grasp of excel and PowerPoint and confident to present logical and analytical – someone who knows how to problem solve
  • Strong influencer with the ability to articulate well and communicate on a number of levels.
  • Ability to manipulate data and develop insights
  • Strong commercial understanding and evaluation skills
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Able to multitask and work to multiple deadlines

Personal attributes

  • Confident and comfortable working individually or as part of a team
  • Strong degree of emotional intelligence
  • A passion for consumers, customers and growth
  • Willing to go over and above when required
  • Positive, proactive and possess the courage of their convictions
  • Proactively seeks innovative ways of working
  • Enjoys a challenge.
  • Embraces continual learning and development

Equal opportunities

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.

Our selection for recruitment does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or gender reassignment status (protected characteristics).