Commercial Manager | Chilled Foods | Competitive

West Yorkshire
06 Oct 2016
03 Nov 2016
Morten Andresen
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a fun, entrepreneurial company who are seeking to employ someone of a similar nature to increase their sales and accounts and manage the existing clients. So, if you're a driven Commercial Manager, working within the chilled food environment with one of the major retailers we would like to hear from you! In return you will take on the responsibility of developing and implementing the plan to deliver sales and gross profit targets in line with the business budget and strategy in a well-established company?

The Role

You will lead the commercial agenda for the business and will play a key role in developing a business strategy which delivers a winning commercial position.
You will quickly identify any shortfall and implement action plans to hit budget.
You will lead the commercial function, build strong relationships and use consumer/market insight to establish the company as category leader.
You will take lead role in the NPD and EPD process, delivering market leading initiatives, ensuring effective range management and growth of sales and gross profit.
You will play full part in the new product costing process, ensuring only products which deliver both business and customer margin aspirations are progressed.
You will monitor and report on market and competitor activities and provide relevant reports and updates.

The Candidate

You will already be working in a similar role ideally within the frozen foods/chilled foods sector.
FMCG background ideally short shelf life experience, ideally with own label experience.
Ideally, experience handling commercial relationship with the major multiples.
Capable of strategic development with the customer.
An excellent communicator with strong influencing and negotiation skills.
Work on own initiative, is flexible, positive and confident.
Numerical and focussed on detail.
Good budgetary, forecast and cost analysis skills
Ability to influence across the business and delegate effectively.