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Senior Business Manager

Advocate Group
London (Greater) or Birmingham
£60,000 - £70,000
Closing date
29 Nov 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
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Senior Business Manager – Waitrose / Grocery

Salary: £60,000 - £70,000

Location: London

Do you want to work with one of the most renowned brands in the FMCG space globally?

Are you suited to a Blue Chip business but with the autonomy of an SME?

This company is experiencing phenomenal growth and are recruiting solely due to growth and continuous dominance in the market. They are heavily invested in their people and genuinely encourage each individual to develop and progress through the ranks.

As Senior Business Manager, you will be instrumental in heading up the Waitrose account in the critical Grocery channel. Key objective of this role is to deliver profitable growth and execute an effective sales strategy as agreed with the wider commercial team.

You will also:

  • Drive sales and profitability for all categories and individual brands within the Waitrose account
  • Oversee promotional and pricing plans – reviewing ROI and amending as necessary
  • Coach, mentor and manage your three direct reports
  • Effectively lead your team to complete key objectives, inspiring and leading by example
  • Creating and executing a mutually agreed JBP
  • Be an advocate for the company brand and align day to day activities with company goals

As an individual, you will be able to balance between your core Account responsibilities and team management. Hold strong commercial acumen and a solid comprehension of strategy in the Grocery channel.


  • Double matched pension
  • Enhanced car allowance
  • 20% bonus
  • Ability to purchase additional holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Critical Illness and Private Medical
  • Wellness package (Gym membership, cycle to work, charity giving)


You're experts in your industry, so you need a recruitment partner with the same level of understanding. With The Advocate Group, you can feel safe in the knowledge that our recruiters are expertly equipped to help you fill business roles across all areas of your organisation.

As your recruitment partner, we operate as an extension of your brand to provide a clear, consistent and positive candidate journey to elevate your business as an employer of choice. Partner with The Advocate Group to ensure the very best in industry representation and gain access to exclusive career opportunities.

In the FMCG industry’s talent-short market, finding the right talent with not only the right skillset and FMCG industry experience, but also a fit with your brand values and culture is not always the easiest task. 

Start-ups, challenger brands or market leading enterprises all require tailored positioning; our FMCG recruitment consultants fully understand the nuances of the FMCG sector and how to position each client partner in a unique but engaging way.

Whether you are looking to recruit FMCG talent within Sales, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain / Procurement, Technical / NPD, HR, Engineering or IT; we can assist you with recruitment projects up to executive level. 


► 0333 772 7200


Find Us
0161 639 0080 / 020 7871 8000
The Advocate Group
1 St Peter's Square,
Greater Manchester
M2 3DE
United Kingdom
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