Senior Commercial Manager - M&S. Lead customer account. Highly visible position. Leadership role.

Location
Home based contract - 1/2 days a week in Midlands based Head Office.
Salary
£55,000 - £65,000 + bonus + car/allowance + benefits
Posted
14 Jun 2017
Closes
14 Jul 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Our client supplies some of the country’s leading food brands, regularly seen on TV advertising campaigns by families across the UK. 

Recognised for their strong associations with ethical, locally sourced and health, their brands (and private label ranges) are very much on trend with today’s consumer demands. 

The business has delivered impressive growth over recent years allowing them to drive profits as well as reinvest and continue their position as the industry’s category leader.

They are currently looking to recruit a Senior National Account Manager to take full ownership of one of their leading retail customer relationships – Marks and Spencer, with a sizeable NSV and value to the business.

The role is responsible for managing the entire private label side of the business, acting in true partnership with M&S as their lead category supplier.

This relationship is of great importance to the ongoing success of our client, and we therefore seek to identify candidates with current or past experience of managing this relationship.  Candidates with experience of managing other grocery relationships, particularly the likes of Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, will also be considered as strong applicants.

Managing a complex portfolio with a high volume of SKU’s, the role requires those with a strong innovation skill set, able to manage multiple projects with internal stakeholders, whilst maintaining frequent contact with the customer.

The role will suit those passionate about product innovation who enjoy operating within fast-paced, chilled manufacturing environments.

This is a highly visible role within the structure of the business and will report directly to the Commercial Controller.

The business has a strong set of values with significant focus around integrity and responsibility.  It is looking to recruit those who fit well in what is considered an ethical and genuinely entrepreneurial working environment.

In order to succeed it is important that applicants are able demonstrate a strong record whilst working with grocery retail accounts.  A proven record of building long-term profitable relationships and JBP implementation would strongly support your application for this post.