Our client is looking for a self-sufficient, multi-disciplined Commercial Manager with responsibility for both the Sales and Supply Management of the business. The individual will manage the Retail supply team and work with Category, NPD, Finance and Production, to develop, launch and manage the product range.
Since 2006, the client's turnover has grown to circa £300m per annum and now employ around 1,250 colleagues within one site. The client identifies themselves as a dynamic, driven business totally focussed on satisfying our customers from start to finish.
From innovative product development right through to consumer feedback, they are looking for like-minded individuals to join their ever-expanding team.
Roles and Responsibilities
Responsibility for Sales and Supply Management
Manage the Retail supply team and work with Category, NPD, Finance and Production, to develop, launch and manage the product range
Reporting to the Commercial Director, you will ensure that products are launched correctly, on time and are then maintained on a weekly basis by managing the supply chain from Factory to Store
Leading the day to day relationship with the Asda team, the Business Unit Manager will be responsible for the management and launch of both direct and indirect products
Will maintain a rolling 52 week forecast to ensure that the factories have an accurate view of the long-term plan
Will analyse sales daily to ensure we don't miss any opportunities and will make promotional recommendations to the team
Some category sales will be heavily dependent on Promotions. Coming up with promotional scenarios, tracking their performance to ensure they match with factory capacities, and reporting any potential overselling or underselling issues will be an important task
To Be Successful
Require team leadership experience within a retailer or retailer supplier
Excellent organisational skills
Commercially literate, capable of analysing sales in order to make robust commercial decisions, aware of the implications and consequences of each decision
Must be familiar with the processes of demand planning, forecasting and waste tracking, and have the skills to create and analyse reports on a daily basis
The ideal candidate will be resilient enough to thrive in a fast moving, commercially exciting but challenging environment, balancing the demands of the retailer and multiple production sites
In return, you will be offered a truly varied role within a dynamic and a fast-paced business where opportunities to develop your skill sets and career progression path often arise