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Commercial Manager

Employer
Barfoots of Botley
Location
Hybrid - Chichester, West Sussex
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
National Accounts, Sales

Job Details

Commercial Manager – Fresh Produce

The Role

An exciting NEW opportunity for an experienced Commercial Manager (Fresh Produce) to join our busy Retail Sales Team.
Applications are invited from committed, reliable and proactive individuals, capable of operating efficiently in a fast paced, dynamic working environment. Reporting directly to the Senior Commercial Manager, candidates will have previous Fresh Produce industry experience, supported by strong interpersonal and communication skills, confident of liaising at all levels both internally and externally.
Highly organised with exceptional attention to detail, the Commercial Manager will play a pivotal role maintaining category leading customer service. Responsible for the strategic leadership, development & management of one or more retail customer accounts and the setting and managing of sales budget and plans against targets and company objectives. Building effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, the Commercial Manager will work in collaboration with all associated departments, to ensure alignment of customer plans across the relevant business areas to assist maximising performance. Responsible also for the development and management of direct reports, the Commercial Manager will have sharp commercial awareness with the ability to identify and unlock new business opportunities utilising relevant industry insight and data.

Key Responsibilities

•    Full sales and gross margin responsibility for designated accounts
•    Proposing, agreeing, setting and benchmarking KPI objectives
•    Manage weekly and seasonal price negotiations
•    Plan and execute customer plans to drive growth
•    Build effective working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders
•    Effective management of sales budget
•    Use customer sales data to support consumer insights and drive commercial actions to grow sales

Requirements
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience

•    Previous FMCG or Food/Produce experience 
•    Previous multiple Retail account management experience
•    Strong customer engagement skills
•    Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
•    Proactive and self-motivated with excellent attention to detail
•    Ability to flourish in a dynamic working environment 
•    Strong commercial awareness
•    Ideally educated to degree or equivalent level
•    Proficient in the use of MS Office, email and internet

 

Benefits
Why Work for Barfoots?

•    Investors In People Silver Award status.
•    Company pension scheme
•    Life Assurance
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Benefits Platform
•    Development opportunities
•    Discounted leisure membership
•    Discounted vegetable box scheme
•    Cycle to work scheme
•    Free onsite parking
•    Approved training centre for Highfield qualifications
•    Rapidly growing company
•    Committed to Sustainability

Company

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About Us

Growing is in our nature. Over 40 years ago, we started life as a small family farm with a handful of people and a modest range of crops.

Today, we’re a global farming and food business working thousands of acres and employing thousands of people around the world to grow, process, pack and market a range of fresh produce.

Supplying our premium produce to some of the UK’s leading retailers and restaurants, we are very proud of what we do and how we do it. With our impressive green credentials, we truly are committed to sustainability, demonstrating continued investment in the latest technologies to help maintain our carbon neutral footprint.

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