Interim Senior Commercial Manager - FMCG (6-9 month contract) home-based

Jo Thompson Recruitment
12 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Rich Products is a leading global supplier of sweet bakery products to the Grocery retail, Out Of Home and Foodservice channels, and the largest privately owned frozen food company in the US with more than 50 locations spanning six continents, producing over 4,000 products sold across 100+ countries. They employ 10,000 associates worldwide, with annual sales of $3.7 billion.

The UK business has just opened a new state-of-the-art production site in Andover as part of a major restructure of their manufacturing in the UK. The 15 acre site represents a multi-million pound investment and heralds their commitment to long-term expansion and technological advancement as the business enters an ambitious new growth phase.

This 6-9 month interim contract is home-based with 2 days a week in the Andover office.

Reporting to the Sales Director, the interim Senior Commercial Manager will maximise listings, distribution, value sales and profitability of the Rich’s product portfolio within nominated customers in line with the Sales and Channel strategy via an insight-based category leadership approach.

Implementing compelling commercial plans to ensure achievement of sales and profit targets and developing long-term Joint Business Plans to drive incremental sweet bakery category sales and customer objectives will be paramount to your success.

With strong market knowledge, and a successful track record gained within the FMCG industry, this is an exciting interim opportunity requiring an innovative and financially astute Senior Commercial Manager. Your collaborative style will allow you to establish strong internal and external relationships, and gain clear commitment from others by persuading and negotiating in a confident manner.

Strong planning skills and a proven record of success managing major retailers in the Food and/or Bakery sector are a prerequisite. The ability to analyse and apply commercial data to support and drive business decisions is essential.

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