Business Manager (France)

England, Cheshire
08 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
Stacey Tillson
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Our client is PL Personal Care Manufacture who sell into both retailers and brands.

Business Manager - France manaing four major blue chip brands.

Client Details

Our client is PL Personal Care Manufacture who sell into both retailers and brands.

  • Develop and manage relationships with designated customers in order to maximise sales opportunities.

  • Ensure that there is a co-ordinated approach to the multifunctional contact between our client and the customer.

  • Acquire and maintain a detailed understanding of our clients products, processes and manufacturing capabilities so that these can be matched to customer requirements in the most effective manner.

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the customer's business, the competitive market place, category performance and consumer insight, in order that our client can secure its position as a "trusted category advisor".

  • Identify and exploit new product development opportunities.

  • Draw up product specifications.

  • Prepare costings.

  • Ensure adherence to the laid-down NPD process.

  • Organise and manage multifunctional project meetings.

  • Ensure the preparation and management a detailed critical path process.

  • Effectively manage the customer's product range ensuring:

  • All new product introductions are delivered on time.

  • Poor performing products are discontinued with no residual costs.

  • All opportunities for value engineering and profit enhancement are fully exploited.

  • Run-out/run-in processes are properly executed for all product and range changes.

  • Prepare an annual customer account plan in order to meet the budgeted requirements.

  • Produce a monthly forecast for all customers ensuring that it effectively communicates all known customer activities.

  • Ensure that all relevant individuals within the organisation are regularly updated on the status of business for the designated customers, both informally through meetings and ad hoc communication and; through a formal monthly report.


Able to lead projects ensuring that they are delivered on time and in full

Able to persuade and influence individuals inside and outside the organisation

A confident decision maker, who is also cognisant of the boundaries of their decision making authority

Able to make a strong contribution to a sales team, exploiting opportunities to share "best-practice" approaches

Minimum of 5 years commercial experience in French trade

Experience of working in the development of retailer's own-brand

Experience of working in an international business environment would be an advantage

Job Offer

Self motivated



Sets and works to high standards

Team player


Positive attitude

Active and action orientated

Honesty and integrity


Forward thinking

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