Head of Commercial | Fresh/Chilled Foods

South East England
£60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
16 Jan 2019
13 Feb 2019
Tom Edmondson-Matthews
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you an experienced commercial professional with a background in the fresh/chilled food sector? Have you consistently delivered business growth with the major UK food retailers? If so, we want to hear from you.

About Our Client:
Our client is a leading manufacturer of fresh/chilled food. They supply the major UK food retailers, discounters and food service markets with a variety of products. They have a great reputation for quality and service levels and have built real, collaborative relationships with their customers. They have multiple locations across the UK, each with start of the art facilities that have seen significant investment. Our client is committed to delivering products which add value to their customers and consumers.

About the Role:
This role would suit an established commercial professional looking to take a step up. You will utilise your experience in food manufacturing and chilled/fresh to drive commercial relationships with the customers and lead the team to deliver the continued success for the business unit. You will know food and know the food retailers. This role will require regular travel to the customers.

The Ideal Candidate:
As an ideal, you will have a great relationship with JS and Asda and have a proven track record of delivering commercial results within a fresh/chilled food manufacturer. You will have a great, can-do attitude and be a real down-to-earth person who has a track record of successful leadership. You will be a natural salesperson and be able to draw upon your experience selling to the retailers utilising a customer focused/category approach. You will understand the challenges of food manufacturing and what can/can't be done on a commercial scale.

Minimum Requirements:
To be considered for this role you will have, as a minimum, a proven commercial track record with the major retailers for a food manufacturer. Be a great sales person, able to deliver at pace whilst maintaining a humble demeanour - our client has no room for inflated egos. You will need to be capable of leading a small team working closely with commercial / category / supply chain teams - experience of direct reports would therefore be considered an asset.

£60k - £80k depending on experience - ideally £70k - £75k + good package

Application Process:
The successful applicant will move through a 2-3 stage process which will include a task/presentation. This can take time to complete. If you feel you have the required skills please click on the link below to submit your CV. To discuss the role in more detail please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM10992

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