Commercial Brand Managers

Competitive salary
17 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

SSP UK is looking for Commercial Brand Managers to manage the commercial activity of either one of our brands or a small portfolio of brands. The brands you could be working on might include M&S Simply Food, Millie's Cookies, or our range of independently branded restaurants and bars in Airports and stations across the UK. 

We're looking for you, if you have a FMCG or Grocer category or buying background and want to take the next step into Commercial Management 

SSP Group Plc is a world-wide retail catering company with operations in 32 countries and employing over 30,000 people. In the UK, we operate well known branded restaurants, pubs, bars, caf├ęs and convenience stores in airports and train stations. 

The Role 

As Commercial Brand Manager, you'll be working to ensure that your sites are growing their like-for-like sales growth, using tools such as range improvement, optimisation of price and promotion, upselling and maximisation of the use of space, and will drive category performance e.g. hot drinks, as well as the performance of the brand or brands. 

You'll use a range of tools and approaches to achieve gross margin improvement: working with stakeholders to identify and take advantage of supplier income opportunities; drawing upon the expertise of the culinary team to simplify and standardise recipes or develop new ones; and finding ways to reduce the impact that commercial activity has on waste and labour.   

The Commercial Brand Manager will lead on their brand commercial planning process so you'll present regularly to the UK and Global CEOs and other senior stakeholders 

Success in this role is also highly dependent on developing an effective relationship with our Operations teams . You'll design commercial initiatives can be implemented with a good understanding of operational processes (including procurement and supply chain) and recognise the impact on front line activity 

The Commercial Manager may also need to manage external stakeholders in order to ensure that SSP achieves its commercial outcomes whilst satisfying the requirements of the client and brand partners that we work with across the country. 

The Benefits 

In return for your skills and experience, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including: healthcare, season ticket loan, great holiday entitlement, life insurance, great training and learning and development opportunities as well a discount scheme involving lots of high street retailers