Commercial Operations Manager - Gifting

Michael Page Sales
England, Surrey
£50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Closing date
29 Sep 2021

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A really exciting role with a huge FMCG client has become available for a very strong commercial candidate looking for a new challenge, working closely between Sales, Customer Development and Marketing and driving the Gifting Annual Plan with retail partners.

We are looking for someone who is confident, entrepreneurial and comes with excellent stakeholder management skills.

Client Details

Global FMCG client.

Commercial Operations Manager - Gifting


The Commercial Operations Manager - Gifting will be responsible (in summary) for the following:-
  • this person, as part of the UK Gifting team will be responsible for the delivery and execution of the Gifting plan and coordinates the short and long term forecasts through their cross-functional relationships with the customer development, supply chain, UKI Gifting and finance teams
  • the role is pivotal in the creation of the Gifting annual plan and deploys their knowledge of the in-year plan to shape the following year's forecast
  • they will have a thorough understanding of the sell-in and sell-through as well as the profitability of each sku
  • they own, organise and support the creation and updating of the P&L and budgets
  • as the annual plan is executed they will chair the update meetings driving the full delivery of the plan and decisions to ensure 100% sell-in
  • they will work closely with the finance teams to help create the monthly gifting financial forecast
  • the successful person will be confident in making decisions as an individual


The Commercial Operations Manager - Gifting will come with the following key skills:-
  • strong attention to detail, tenacious and determined
  • results focused and highly commercial
  • finisher
  • P&L, JBP experience
  • FMCG background
  • creation of category stories
  • strong presentation skills and highly competent dealing with customers
  • internal and external stakeholder influencing skills
  • S&OP, Shopper Marketing and Supply chain working knowledge
  • agile - opportunist - highly creative
  • essential customer development and commercial P&L skills
  • previous experience in category and marketing desirable
  • ability to commute to the Surrey office min 1 day per week

Job Offer

£50,000 to £55,000 base salary (DOE) + bonus + benefits + excellent career growth and opportunities


Michael Page Sales UK is a leading professional recruitment consultancy covering permanent, interim and contract recruitment. We have UK wide coverage with ten offices located in London, Weybridge, Reading, Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, St Albans, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. The core markets we serve are Consumer, Business Services, Media, IT/Telco, Financial Services, Healthcare and Technical Sales, with a dedicated person or team in each location specialising in each of these sectors. The clients we work with are as diverse as the candidates we represent; from Blue Chips to SMEs, and Sales Execs to Sales Directors. Our Consultants are typically from relevant sales backgrounds giving first hand experience of the roles we recruit for. We pride ourselves on delivering unrivalled service levels to our candidates and our clients, our track record of success over the past 20 years means we stand out.

Within our Consumer Sales Division we have consultants within each of the 10 offices who dedicate themselves to this sector and no other. Our specialist capability is demonstrated further as we focus on sub sectors such as food, drink, household, foodservice, consumer electronics, apparel, health & beauty, consumer healthcare, pet and sports. Some of our key clients include Colgate, Beiersdorf, Dr Oetker, Johnson & Johnson, Matthew Clark, PZ Cussons, Kellogg’s, 2 Sisters, Samsung, Seven Seas, Twinings, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, SC Johnson, Warburtons, InBev, Kettle Chips, Hallmark, Luxottica, McCain, Britvic, General Mills, and Molson Coors to name but a few!

Michael Page Sales UK is part of Michael Page International with operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. As well as looking for high quality candidates for our clients, we are also always looking for top talent to work for us

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