The Company (Exciting Challenger Brands & Own Label)
As one of the UK's Leading Plant Based Food Businesses, our client is a Own Label & Brand Leader in the exciting Chilled Plant Based Category. They have realised their strategic goals by being "1st To Market" with groundbreaking NPD, followed by Rapid and Strong Entry into the Grocery Channel. They are now committing strong levels of investment into both NPD, Taste/Food Innovation and Leading Edge Category solutions. Operating within the Branded & O/L arena their offering is both sophisticated and premium in nature and subsequently has become a real product of choice for their loyal and growing consumers base.
They are now ready for their next stage of Growth. As result they are now seeking to appoint a Commercial Manager to lead 2 of their Top 4 Grocery Customers.
Reporting initially to the Commercial Director and working closely with a the Innovation Director you will take full P&L accountability for
- 2 Leading Grocery Customers
Initial Core Responsibilities
- 30% - Strategic Mapping & New Business Development
- 40% - Customer Focused
- 30% - Getting Close to Brand Markeitng & NPD
Within this remit You will have full accountability for All Senior Contacts within the Channel; Involving working with key Trade Marketing Stakeholders, supporting launch of NPD, driving key events around Commercial Brand Plans.
Internally you will be challenged to deliver:
- Leadership- Matrix
- Set the Vision/Direction
Given the gravity of the role, it will naturally be the building block to take you towards a Senior Commercial Manager role in the future.
However- Whislt you will be contributing to forming the channel strategy- You will also be delivering it.
Hence a "Hand on Approach" is an absolutely must.
The ideal candidate will have gained strong experience in Brand or Retailer Branded within the Grocery Channel, however the client is also open to exceptional talent who may have gained experience across the other retail channles.
The role requires a real “can do” mentality alongside a creative flair for solution focused thinking inside a matrix framework. Finally the role will need a huge amount of Drive and Passion for delivering real quality to the end consumer combined with a creative flair for delivering ground breaking Customer Solutions.