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Commercial Manager - Sainsburys - private label chilled fine food

Job Reference:
Date Posted:
30 June 2016
South London - office based (flexible)
£65,000 - £75,000 plus excellant package and option of car or allowance
Job Function:
Job Type:
Start Date
03 March 2020
Closing Date:
08 April 2020

Job Description

Commercial Manager – Sainsburys                  

My client is one of the fastest-growing food businesses in the UK that predominantly supplies food in UK and Europe to the major retail/grocery players. They have been at the forefront of categories like continental meats and antipasti that have fundamentally changed the eating habits of the UK. The business is focused on delivering high levels of customer service, product and packaging innovation on which the company was built.

This position will report directly into the Head of Retail. Your objective will be to build on their experience and reputation in the UK by continuing to deliver added value to Tesco.  

 Position Summary

The primary focus of this position will be managing one of their biggest and most prestigious accounts, Sainsburys;

  • Full P & L responsibility of this multi million pounds account
  • JBP negotiation, promotional strategies through market insight analysis
  • Develop strategy to grow the category and identify new opportunities
  • Manage NPD and EPD decisions for 3 core categories
  • Key relationship management across the business including supply and technical teams

What we are looking for

You will have a proven FMCG track record of Sales in the UK market, in Food across own/private label. You will also have:

•Experience of P&L account management across UK Grocery accounts (Tesco and Sainsburys specifically)

•Strong knowledge and experience of the food market, ideally within a chilled category

•Experience of working cross-functionally to achieve results

•Has a wide variety of motivational strategies to positively influence behaviours of others

•Strong commercial and financial acumen

This is a very rare opportunity to bring your skills, experience and energy to a uniquely exciting and dynamic culture in which you will be able to make a lasting and measurable impact on a business that celebrates success and embraces its people. The successful candidate will be a real ‘foodie’ looking for a role with the autonomy and freedom to make a difference and be valued as an important part of a small but growing team.

The business has a great passion for food and a desire to continuously innovate. If you think you have the attributes to excel in a business like this then I would love to hear from you

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