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Commercial Manager- Leading Produce Business

PT Executive
East Midlands- (Office Contact, with Flexible Working)
Attractive Salary + Car + Bonus + Pen + Phi
Closing date
15 May 2024

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

Job Details

The Company  

As one of the UK's leading Added Value Produce Businesses, our client have realised their strategic goals by being "1st To Market" with groundbreaking NPD, followed by Rapid and Strong Entry into the Grocery Channel. They are now committing strong levels of investment into both NPD, Taste/Food Innovation and Leading Edge Category solutions. Their offering is both sophisticated and premium in nature and subsequently has become a real product of choice for their loyal and growing consumers base.

They are now ready for their next stage of Growth. As result they are now seeking to appoint a Commercial Manager to lead 2 of their leading Customers.

The Role-

Reporting initially to the Commercial Director and working closely with a the Innovation Director you will take full P&L accountability for

  • 2 Leading Customers (1 Grocery, 1 Discounters) 

Initial Core Responsibilities

  • 30% - Strategic Mapping & New Business Development
  • 40% - Customer Focused
  • 30% - Getting Close to Brand Marketing & NPD

Within this remit You will have full accountability for All Senior Contacts within the Channel; Involving working with key Trade Marketing Stakeholders, supporting launch of NPD, driving key events around Commercial Brand Plans.

Internally you will be challenged to deliver:

  • Leadership- Matrix
  • Set the Vision/Direction
  • Inspire

Given the gravity of the role, it will naturally be the building block to take you towards a Controller role in the future.

However-  Whilst you will be contributing to forming the channel strategy- You will also be delivering it.

Hence a "Hand on Approach" is an absolutely must.

Candidate Requirements-

The ideal candidate will have gained strong experience in Chilled, Produce or Bakery within the Grocery or Discounter Channel, however the client is also open to exceptional talent who may have gained experience across the other retail channels.

The role requires a real “can do” mentality alongside a creative flair for solution focused thinking inside a matrix framework. Finally the role will need a huge amount of Drive and Passion for delivering real quality to the end consumer combined with a creative flair for delivering ground breaking Customer Solutions.



PT Executive specialise in the recruitment of Sales & Marketing Professionals within the FMCG and Consumer Durable Sectors across the UK. Within this Niche area we have particular skill in the appointment of: 

  • Board & Controller Level
  • National Accounts
  • Category Management
  • Interim
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