Commercial Manager – Retail
Competitive salary and package
Office based – North London
Reporting into the UK Sales Director, as Commercial Manager will be joining one of the UK’s leading fresh food manufacturers. Following consistent double-digit year on year growth within the organisation there is now a requirement for a Commercial Manager to join their already high performing sales and marketing division.
The key purpose of this role is to manage the agreed portfolio of retail accounts, whilst also working in conjunction with your line manager to develop and implement a new business strategy into the agreed channels.
As the Commercial Manager, you will be expected to professionally and effectively manage an agreed portfolio of retail customers, whilst also identifying all new commercial opportunities which will enable the business to achieve and increase sales turnover and gross profit. You will be expected to maximise sales and account profitability, building long term relationships whilst also ensuring high levels of customer care and satisfaction. You will be expected to achieve sales and margin targets in line with company strategy, identifying all new business opportunities and devising proposals including the preparation of tenders to ensure achievement of agreed margins and targeted profitability. Reporting to the UK Sales Director, you will be expected to work autonomously, preparing budgets and forecasts as required and liaising with head office on a weekly basis.
To be considered for this role you will be expected to have at least18 months experience working within a commercial or national accounts role. All those with a national accounts background must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of winning and or developing existing business.
In addition to the above you must have experience working with national accounts across retail channels. Whilst fresh food exposure is desirable, it is not essential. All those who have worked within the food manufacturer or distributor will be considered.
This is an exceptional opportunity for any aspiring commercial professional who is looking to progress within an exciting business and growing category. Please do not hesitate to apply if you feel you have the experience and background described or contact Clear Edge Search & Selection for further information.