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Commercial Manager

  • Location

    South West London, London

  • Sector:

    FMCG

  • Job disciplines:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £55000 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits

  • Contact:

    Scott Williams

  • Contact email:

    scott.williams@jonlee.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    60000

  • Salary low:

    55000

  • Job ref:

    BBBH47451

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-06-05

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    #

Commercial Manager
Food
South West London
£55,000 to £60,000 + benefits


Do you thrive on meeting and exceeding sales and profits targets? Do you enjoy developing business strategies to deliver new sales whilst strengthening and retaining current customer base? Enjoy travelling throughout Europe on a regular basis? This could be the job for you……

Employing over 27,000 people in 60 countries across the globe with an annual turnover exceeding £3.4 billion, our client delivers operational excellence servicing more than 500 million people per year.

Due to continued growth, an exceptional Commercial Manager has an opportunity to join an already successful team to help develop business strategy nurturing and driving growth with an existing strategically important key account throughout Europe.

Reporting into the Commercial Director, the Commercial Manager will be responsible for meeting and exceeding sales and profit targets of the European region, working closely with Operational teams to ensure an effective service is delivered to the key account, meeting with them on a regular basis to ensure their needs are met and exceeded

About the role

  • Responsible for the departmental P&L
  • Drive the negotiation and strategy with the account taking responsibility for key decisions
  • Prepare market activity reports and understand trends and influences - present to the senior team when required
  • Lead business development initiatives in the region including tenders (RFQ/RFP)
  • Provide monthly reports for the senior management team
  • Project manage implementations, involving the operational team and others as required to ensure an effective transition from concept to operation
  • 40% to 60% of this role will be travelling throughout Europe - sometimes at short notice

About you

  • Proven sales ability and key customer account development
  • Strong commercial awareness required
  • Experience in regional catering/food retail markets
  • Highly numerate (to interpret and produce financial plans, account profit, margins, etc.)
  • Good data and business analysis and reporting skills
  • PC literate including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Able to construct and deliver influential commercial selling presentations
  • Superior negotiation skills
  • Native speaker level English (spoken/written), plus one European language
  • Must have the right to live and work in the EU

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of the Catering Industry and you are an experienced Commercial Manager with strong experience of key account management and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17