Commercial Officer

£30000 per annum
02 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
Commercial Officer

Reporting to: Commercial Manager
Responsible to: Head of Food/Director of Network Development
Salary: £30,000
Location: London (Deptford) with travel included
Hours: Full time (35 hours)
Term: Permanent

About the company

This company is a unique charity fighting hunger and its underlying causes by redistributing surplus food to hundreds of local charities across the UK. By ensuring good food is not wasted, they turn an environmental problem into a solution, helping to feed thousands of vulnerable people every day.

You will be joining this organisation during a period of incredible growth and change and at an incredibly exciting time.

The issues of food poverty and food waste have a higher profile than at any time previously- a welcome development given the challenges faced. They now have strong, strategic and collaborative relationships with some of the most sophisticated and influential food businesses in the UK. There are, however, many other UK food businesses with whom they seek to develop strong relationships- to support them in reducing overall food waste and the environmental impacts of their businesses, and to use their surplus food to generate a telling social contribution.

Main purpose of this role

This important role will focus on providing predictable, varied and growing volumes of surplus foods to support the 2000+ charities they support across the country- a number which is growing by the month and will be heavily influenced by the successes you have.

Your role will be to manage these existing with support from the Commercial Manager and new business relationships and strengthen existing business relationships with companies in the food industry to generate value for the partner and secure growing and sustainable volumes of surplus food for the company Network.

You will also be required to work closely across the partner organisations such as Supply Chain, CSR, Corporate Sustainability, Marketing, Operational, Logistics and Buying functions with support from the Commercial Manager to understand opportunities for creating mutual and shared value and to work closely with colleagues in the national office and from across the country to support the food partners in communicating this positive social and environmental

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