Grocery Trading Commercial Executive (6 month fixed term contract)

13 Oct 2018
30 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Ocado is a pioneering online grocery delivery service that is revolutionising the way people shop for food. Unlike old-fashioned supermarkets, we don't rely upon a network of large chain superstores, but on a 'centralised distribution' business model. We depend on innovative technology-driven solutions to deliver our world class service. We're still growing fast, so we're on the lookout for people with extraordinary drive, passion and talent to help keep us moving forward at a pace.

Role and Responsibilities:

In the early part of our Financial Year, a key activity for the Buyers is to negotiate Joint Business Plans with suppliers to Ocado. Subsequent to those commercial deals being agreed, the details have to be logged into Ocado Trading Systems such that activities agreed can be planned in and Finance Managers have accurate visibility of this element of our trading performance.

The role of the Commercial Executive will be to reflect the details of the agreed plans in Trading Systems ensuring;

* Accuracy – ensuring that both Financial Values AND date ranges are accurately reflected in our systems.

* Responsiveness – once the buyers have completed deals, we need the effect of those deals reflected in our systems expediently.


This is a critical role within the wider Trading team and ideal candidates will have;

* high levels of proficiency in MS Office tools (particularly Excel & Word) and confidence in using new (Ocado specific) systems.

* analytical skills – the data being processed will be presented in many different formats so an ability to interrogate and reconcile is imperative.

* excellent organisation and time management skills.

* the ability to multi task and manage the completion of tasks that may have had to be put on hold.

* the ability to challenge the information (and information providers) such that any ambiguities or errors can be resolved before final commitment to Trading Systems.


As the data being processed is Financial and often complex in its construct, candidates will ideally have;

* A relevant degree (2:1 or above)

* Good level in numerical A Levels

* An outgoing personality, the confidence to settle into & interact quickly with a large number of colleagues (and sometimes external business partners)

This role would suit candidates looking to pursue a career in Finance or Retail and will provide excellent exposure to the workings of a Trading team in an FMCG sector.


* Pension

* Life Assurance

* Private Medical Insurance

* Employee Assistance Programme

* Income Protection

* 23 days holiday, increasing to 25 with 3 years’ service

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ocado is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employers are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status

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