Head of Commercial - brands, autonomous leadership role responsible for sales, marketing and NPD

East Midlands Region
£75,000 - £85,000 + bonus + car/allowance + executive benefits
29 Aug 2017
29 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Our client is a firmly established industry leader, with strong category influence and a portfolio of food brands that boast weighty consumer loyalty.

With significant impact across grocery retail, convenience, wholesale, discounter and export channels, the business is recognised as an industry leader in terms of product innovation and customer relationship management.

With a diverse and complex SKU portfolio supplied as branded offerings, they provide a challenging yet hugely rewarding environment for ambitious individuals keen to own autonomy and make their own mark on the food industry.

The business is currently looking to recruit an inspirational Head of Commercial to lead strategy and drive performance across all UK customer channels, with strong emphasis on grocery retail and convenience.

Reporting directly to the board Commercial Director, the position will be fully accountable for the overall financial performance of all customer channels with a value of £50m+.  This is a highly visible role within the company’s structure, and ideal platform to accelerate your progression to Commercial Director / General Management (or equivalent) levels in reward for strong performance.

Working closely with the Commercial Director to devise and implement rolling 3-year strategy to achieve profitable growth of branded offerings, you will heavily influence overall company and UK category performance.

It is important we identify individuals who want genuine autonomy and accountability, and are confident in their ability to inspire and deliver results.

Strong leadership is key, with the ability to add value to the lives of a relatively experienced team, as well as senior level customer contacts.

Acting as the no.2 to the Commercial Director, you will often be required to deputise during busier periods and will directly manage Sales, Innovation, Category and Marketing 

A strong appreciation of category management principles and product innovation process therefore will aid your ability to inspire and add-value both internally, as well as with customers.

People from all FMCG backgrounds will be considered for the role, however those with exposure to brand food/beverage manufacturing environments, and those with experience of chilled and/or frozen categories will be viewed favourably.

The business is making huge strides forwards at present, with ventures in to new category arenas and strong above-the-line marketing support highly evident, and the successfully appointed candidate will gain huge recognition for being a catalyst behind future success and growth.

So if you are ready for genuine freedom and the chance impact upon the future performance of one of the countries leading food businesses, please get in touch.

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