Global Account Controller

UCC Coffee
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Up to £75k + Bonus + Company Car
28 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

This is a new and exciting sales leadership role taking full business unit responsibility for developing and growing across all markets two global brands, this hands-on position will lead from the front by influencing key head-office relationships by delivering compelling growth business plans to become the category partner for everything coffee.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a best in class senior global contact strategy across all major areas for two global brands which includes responsibility for Coffee procurement, Supply Chain, Sustainability, QA, Coffee training, category and Insight.
  • Lead, from a senior perspective all commercial tenders and make sure all areas of the Business Unit feed in to maximise the quality and effectiveness of all submissions.
  • Deliver with the team, best in class commercial management, to include, continual reviews of all processes, evolving the ways of working on coffee procurement and pricing across the world.
  • Drive business development opportunities across the world and within UCC’s “Total Coffee Solution” to include, coffee, machines, maintenance and side products.
  • Manage and develop direct reports to strengthen team capability and resilience to deliver all budgeted KPI’s across Europe.
  • Work in partnership to develop relationships with UCC’s International team to maximize all opportunities across Asia.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • High achieving Controller with proven background in managing large and complex accounts in the Food & Drink arena.
  • Significant exposure to premium branded FMCG, with own-label experience.
  • Evidence of implementing JBP’s, creating business strategy and achieving individual and team goals and targets.
  • Flexible ability to influence and present at Board level across different cultures and levels.
  • Charismatic leader with effective interpersonal skills, who sets a clear vision and deliverables.
  • Possesses strong commercial and analytic skills, who interrogates data to draw effective solutions.
  • Clear knowledge and understanding of commodity buying and quality management.
  • Enjoys working collaboratively and within a dynamic and (geographically) dispersed team.
  • Regular travel outside of the UK.

Salary: Up to £75k + Bonus + Company Car + 25 days holiday + Pension + other Company benefits.

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