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Commercial Manager

Closing date
23 May 2022

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
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We may have a heritage brand, but we are not old fashioned. We have moved our brand from home baking to the home of healthy snacking and are proud of our portfolio. As the biggest brand in an on trend, rapidly growing category we have an exciting opportunity to create real meaning in consumers lives through our products and offer a valued point of difference. We have a gap in our team for a Commercial Manager, could this be you? We want someone equally passionate to help us drive our brand growth agenda with the retailers - think Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury's.

You will already be working in a commercial environment, selling a brand into Grocery Retail, but it doesn't have to be food. As our Commercial Manager, reporting directly to the Head of Sales you will be responsible for working with the sales team to grow our branded agenda across the Top 6 grocers and in addition, take direct responsibility for managing the P&L on Morrisons with both brand and private label. You won't do all of this alone. Our expectation of you is that you will adopt a positive team and leadership role working with all our functions including sales, commercial finance, marketing and category to ensure we have a solid NPD plan that can be taken to the trade. This role will give you the chance to operate cross functionally and so gain real breadth and depth in a commercial environment, giving you an opportunity for next stage development.

Our offices are based at Irthlingborough, and there will be times when you need to be on site, and times that you should be out with customers, out conducting store visits or checking out what's new on shelf to keep yourself updated with the competitors and product quality. We see this as a balance of working from home, out in the field and office.

Our ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent with a good grounding in branded sales/trade marketing. We would expect you to be able to demonstrate a level of commercial awareness, understanding P&L and promotional proposals/plans, and to be able to use category and retailer data to help build strong selling decks.

It goes without saying you will need to be an excellent communicator - not only with retailers but you will be required to give regular updates at a senior level and to our leadership team and an exceptional negotiator/influencer - with the ability to think fast and find solutions. We work at pace and want someone to join us who has a strong sense of drive and purpose. Yes, of course we focus on performance, but we balance that with the wellbeing of our teams.

And our business? Well here at Whitworths, we are passionate about bringing people the very best nature has to offer. We go to great lengths to source and select the finest naturally tasty ingredients to fulfil our purpose 'To help everyone eat a little healthier everyday'. We are proud to be widely recognised and trusted by our working partners, international suppliers and most importantly, by millions of consumers as the home of healthy eating and we have big ambitious to continue our journey of growth to become the UK's best loved healthier, tastier food brand and we are looking for ambitious, career minded individuals hungry to play a key part in a rapidly developing brand portfolio.

There are many other reasons to come and work with us, but the biggest reason is having a job you love and a company you are proud to say you work for. You will receive a competitive salary, 33 days holiday, a workplace pension, and in addition, you'll also have access to a number of family friendly, health and lifestyle benefits. Culturally, we believe strongly in investing in our people, developing them in role and developing their careers within Whitworths. Don't just take our word for it, our people say the same, as demonstrated by our recent accreditation from Investors In People.

If this is you and you believe you have the skills and experience required to join the Whitworth's family as our Commercial Manager then click 'apply' now! We look forward to receiving your application. All applications will receive a response

Please note, Whitworths is committed to eradicating modern slavery from its business and within our supply chain. Our modern slavery statement is available on our web site. If you have any concerns, you can contact the following organisations: The Salvation Army Human Trafficking Helpline - (phone number removed) and the Modern Slavery Helpline (phone number removed)
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