Business Manager - Value Retail, Leeds
The Value Retail BU has an opportunity for an experienced and ambitious individual to drive the ongoing development and growth of one of our leading trading partners. The UK Discounters are enjoying substantial growth in the UK grocery market and continue to offer their supply partners access to this growth opportunity when they can tailor their offer to work in this environment.
Arla Foods are expecting substantial growth with the UK's leading Discounter and a significant growth contributor to V2020. Key targets to deliver the overall company growth sit within this sector. Fantastic progress has already been made to deliver this and we are confident of a great future.
This role provides the right candidate an opportunity to demonstrate their skill set with a winning retail partner in 2017 and beyond, working closely with the rest of the Value Retail team and learning from a behaviour and approach that is regarded as best-in-class within Dairy. Customer growth in this sector is expected to continue over the next 5 years with both Aldi and Lidl forecasted to double their store portfolio in that time (2015-2021) giving them a potential grocery share by 2020 of ~16%. (source IGD).
To be successful in this role you will be a graduate level results driven individual with strong business awareness, and commercial acumen. You will be responsible for a broad level of business contact with an objective of bringing Arla Foods Co-operative equity to life within the customer for mutual gain. You will be highly organised with excellent numerical ability and strong communication skills but above all you will have a passionate can do attitude with a strong desire to succeed. You must be able to work to deadlines taking accountability for results.
In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work for a forward thinking, progressive organisation that recognises and rewards talent.
The closing date for this vacancy is 19th June 2017