Sarah Banks

Sarah Banks

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Aug 2011

European Senior Consumer Insight Manager

Energizer Ltd

Leadership of European market research team on wide range of insight and research projects, managing one direct report.  Was given full budgetary control to determine strategic development of brands and associated initiatives in line with business needs. I lead definition of best practice across Europe including development of customer satisfaction and awareness study and development of Insights/ Research training programme.

Sep 2006 - Aug 2008

Insight Manager for Kipling/ Cadbury Cakes

RHM Manor Bakeries (now Premier Foods)

Championing the voice of the consumer throughout the organisation by supporting brand, category management and sales teams with analysis and presentation of consumer insight from wide range of data and research sources. This was a new role within the Cadbury brand team that I developed.

Mar 2004 - Sep 2006

Associate Director for Novaction & Vantis

Ipsos Mori

Responsible for client account management, designing and writing proposals, multi-country project coordination and presenting to a senior level 

Feb 1998 - Dec 2003

International Brand Manager and Project Manager

Beiersdorf AG
Jul 1995 - Jul 1997

J.E.T. Participant (Japan Exchange Teaching Programme)

Yokohama City Board of Education


Sep 1997 - Sep 1998

Postgraduate Diploma in European Enterprise Management

Dorset Business School, Bournemouth University
Sep 1991 - Jul 1995

B.Sc. Honours degree in Modern Languages and European Studies

Aston University Birmingham
Sep 1984 - Jul 1991

The Kings School Peterborough

A' Levels:German (B), French (B), Biology (B). GCSE's:(9) inc.; English Language(A), Maths (A). 


Jan 2010 - Present

Level 2 Autocad

City & Guilds
2008 - Present

Interior Design Stage One Certificate

East Berkshire College
Sep 2011 - Jun 2014

MA Landscape Architecture

University of Gloucestershire