Commercial Manager | Fresh Food | Midlands | £70k - £90k

England, East Midlands
£70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
02 Aug 2018
30 Aug 2018
Tom Edmondson-Matthews
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Fantastic opportunity within the Commercial team of an innovative, fast-paced food business due to an internal promotion.

About our Client:

Our client is a very large fresh food producer supplying the top grocery multiples, discounters and other markets. They have a great reputation for quality and innovation and hold strong relationships with their clients. They operate in a very fast paced environment with low profit margins. They work very hard, play very hard and have lots of fun a long the way. The Commercial team within the business is very focused and dedicated. The management offer their people the opportunity to take on lots of account responsibility and the autonomy to try new things. You will therefore have the chance to dive in at the deep end and develop your skills and experience quickly...there's still lots of guidance/help if required or asked for as the business has a very strong team ethic.

About the Role:

We are seeking a talented commercial manager who has a track record of delivering results. You will use your experience to help the continued growth of the business within their Aldi business. Aldi experience and credibility would therefore be seen as a BIG plus. The Aldi relationship is strong and would suit a humble, down to earth person who can take the business forward without being massively 'salesy'. You will utilise your experience in NPD, category and account management to continue the success of the Aldi partnership (dedicated teams in both NPD and Category to support).

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will come from a fresh food background with a proven track record of delivering commercial results through effective account management. You will have experience in managing the grocery retailers and forming JBP's. You will be driven and hungry to progress your career and skillset. Experience in managing a small commercial team would also be considered an asset. The culture of the business lends itself to a bright and bubbly personality and someone with a good sense of humour.

Minimum Requirements:

To be considered for this role, as an absolute minimum, you must have experience in retailer account management within a fresh food/short shelf life product with a low margin. You will be able to demonstrate what you have done to grow accounts and form lasting relationships with buyers. You will work hard, play hard but be rewarded within this role.


Our client is open on salary depending on experience, as a guide circa £70k - £90k

Application Process:

To discuss this role in more detail, submit your application or have a confidential chat please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or - job reference TEM10603

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