Jacob’s loses more senior marketers

Jacob’s Bakery, part of the French food giant Danone, is losing two marketing staff, including the general manager of one of its three business units, Chris Clemmow.

Clemmow heads the unit responsible for plain and savoury biscuits at the 230m a year turnover company and is also responsible for marketing. He is leaving to become head of worldwide purchasing for tobacco company Rothmans.

Marketing manager for snacks Anne Ozminskyj is also leaving. She will quit at the end of the month though it is not known if she has a job to go to.

These departures follow that of Mark Holdaway, another marketing manager, who left to join Heinz as product manager for beans and pasta.

Clemmow says he is leaving because he felt unable to relocate his family from Reading to Liverpool when Jacob’s Bakery moved there last year.

He joined Jacob’s four years ago as purchasing director and was then given responsibility for logistics. In April, he was promoted to become general manager of one of the three business units (MW April 26).

Until a replacement is found, David Freedman, managing director of the company, will handle Clemmow’s responsibilities.

Mike Butters, marketing manager at The Snack Factory, will join the business unit as head of product development.

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