£70000 - £90000 per annum + plus benefits
27 days ago
Senior Commercial Manager, £70-90k, West Sussex
Tired of being just another cog in a corporate wheel?
Keen to make change and significantly influence the direction and success of a business?
What can I expect?
This isn't just another Commercial Manager job for another fresh produce business, this is an opportunity to come in and make your mark, set the agenda and drive change. Looking for a steady role, maintaining the status quo? This isn't the job for you. This is a business looking to build on it's solid foundations and many years as an industry leader and move on to the next stage of it's evolution. You'll be working closely with some very experienced and talented names in the industry who will no doubt be vital in shaping your direction in the business and future career progression.
About the role
Working closely with the Commercial Director and senior management to develop a comprehensive sales strategy, you'll be setting goals, defining targets and creating plans to achieve revenue and profit objectives. Monitoring and analysing sales performance will also play a part of course, identifying trends, opportunities and areas for improvement. Setting the pricing and promotional plan for each customer range and leading negotiations with customers will see you customer facing and bring your sales and negotation skills to life.
What experience do I need?
You'll have your finger on the pulse of the industry and bring your understanding of current trends, competitor activities and market developments to the table. You'll have a thorough understanding of category management and how to use category and consumer insight data to develop compelling business cases. You'll have a background in food, not necessarily fresh produce, with plenty of experience dealing with the major retailers and a track record of developing and delivering profitable sales and profit growth through your strong selling and influencing skills.
About the business
You'll be joining a family-owned business that has grown significantly in recent years through successful acquisitions and huge investment. They are a leading name in the fresh produce industry, specialising in the production and supply of top quality produce in the most sustainable way possible. A genuinely innovative and forward-thinking business, they pride themselves on their ability to constantly exceed customer and consumer expectations while striving to ensure that every employee feels like part of the family through a dedicated approach to ongoing personal and professional development.
Could this be the role to get you out of a commercial rut? Give me a ring on 01780480530 and let's find out!