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Business Manager, Beverages (QSR, FSR and Food-led pubs) - Leeds

Arla Foods Limited
Leeds, GB
Competitive plus car and bonus
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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

Job Details

Business Manager, Beverages (QSR, FSR and Food-led pubs) - Leeds

Location:  Leeds, GB

Do you want to boost your career in a dynamic and global FMCG company?

As a result of sustained growth and to support our long term growth agenda, we are currently looking to recruit a Business Manager to focus on our Beverages portfolio (Starbucks RTD Iced Coffee, Cocio and Arla Protein.) This will be a newly created and strategically important role holding responsibility for developing a distribution footprint in ‘Food-Led’ channels (QSR, FSR and Food-led pubs)

How will you make an impact?

You will support the development and implementation of category strategies and joint business plans across a portfolio of beverage brands, reinforcing our market leading position and optimising our growth potential

Some of your key responsibilities in the role will include:

  • Full P&L ownership for an emerging channel
  • Defining the ongoing strategic direction for the channel, including landscape assessments and implementing most appropriate coverage models
  • A consistent focus on achieving new points of distribution and enhancing ROS across all relevant touchpoints
  • Working with the Beverages Customer Activation team to define and develop a new suite of activation tools that are channel appropriate
  • Implement these best in class activation mechanics and instil learnings to wider organisational benefit
  • Remain informed of specific customer strategies, priorities and key objectives, including timelines, and in turn drive ongoing internal alignment.
  • Deliver effective financial accrual and invoice management to ensure debt is kept below target level
  • Management of all administration processes, including terms negotiations, sales reporting, business planning and forecasting
  • Define and implement a customer contact influence strategy, including at appropriate industry events and key customer trade shows
  • This role will have day to day responsibility for at least one account manager report

What will make you successful?

To be successful in this role you will be a graduate-level, results driven individual, with soft drinks category experience in a similar ‘out of home’ channel. With a strategic, analytical and entrepreneurial mindset, you will be able to translate consumer, channel and business needs into concrete business results. Proactive and outgoing, you will easily build constructive relationships externally with customers and internally across the Arla business.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary (salary discussed at application stage)
  • 26 days holiday & Bank holidays
  • Company car provided
  • Bonus scheme up to 20%
  • Hybrid working
  • Pension contribution matched up to 6%
  • 4 x annual salary life assurance
  • People agenda commitment to training and development (internal & external )
  • Flexible Benefits- buy up to 5 days annual leave, reward gateway scheme- discounts with various retailers via my benefit platform.
  • Most importantly - cheese hamper at Christmas

At Arla Foods, our "Lead, Sense, Create" values thrive on diversity and inclusion. We are a famer owned co-operative and are all about being open minded, curious and learning from each other. We know that diverse perspectives fuel innovation, which is why we actively seek individuals from all backgrounds to join our team to help us lead the dairy industry into a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Would you like to join us?

If you are excited to shape the future of dairy with us, please apply as soon as possible. Applications will close on 27th February 2024 but applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. 

Please reach out to talent partner Oliver Hickson-Burr if you have any questions. 

Please note we are not partnered with any recruitment agencies for this role. We kindly ask that recruitment agencies do not submit CVs on behalf of candidates for this role, as these CVs will not be considered under the agency ownership and if Arla does progress with any such candidate, this will not amount to acceptance of the agency's terms. We encourage interested individuals to apply directly through our official channels.

We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?

It has come to our attention that there are a number of fraudulent emails and fake recruitment campaigns on the internet from people purporting to work for Arla Foods. Learn more via this link.

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