Role details

Commercial Manager

England   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Working for a growing business
  • Managing convenience accounts

About Our Client

Andros is an industrial, family-owned company based in south west France with a turnover of 2 billion Euros. It is a leading European fruit transformation and chilled dairy producer manufacturing the internationally famous brand Bonne Maman, as well as many private label products.

Andros Group:

  • Production facilities across Europe and beyond (USA, China, New Zealand…)
  • 4 poles of development: Fruit, Chilled Dairy, Confectionery, Frozen Desserts
  • A real industrial know-how and a significant will to introduce innovations
  • Both branded (Bonne Maman, Andros) and own label supplier

Company culture: Andros believes in people above anything else. Its success has come from empowering hands-on, pragmatic individuals within a dynamic, solution-seeking and market-share winning organisation. Entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged and consumer satisfaction is paramount.

The work environment is fast, varied and "politic" free. Communication is uncomplicated and direct relying on the trust built through professional expertise and a real team player attitude.

There is pride within the organisation to be the manufacturer of simple, high quality food offering great value to the consumer. In short, an "international good food maker".

Andros UK Limited is a major supplier of ambient fruit-based and chilled yogurts and desserts, with its commercial operations based in Cambridgeshire dealing directly with all major retailers and sectors within the UK. They acquired in 2008, the Oldford dairy site (180 people) and heavily invested in new, state-of-the-art, chilled desserts product lines, unique on the market.

The company has experienced rapid growth, doubling the size of the business in the last 4 years. The plan to further this expansion includes a move of the company commercial office to west London.

This growth has been driven across both the preserves and desserts categories through the success of the Bonne Maman brand as well as an extensive private label activity. The products are either imported or produced in the dedicated chilled dessert facility in the South West of England.

Bonne Maman has seen significant success in the UK over recent years becoming brand leader of the jam category in 2013 and continues to demonstrate significant share growth year on year. Within chilled desserts Bonne Maman has embarked on an ambitious plan comprising dedicated UK range and TV support this year. Bonne Maman is known for its simple, great quality, natural products evoking a homely welcoming and trustworthy brand.

To support this growth we are now seeking a Commercial Manager.

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity to join Andros as a Commercial Manager to devise and implement account strategies and relationships to deliver against ambitious growth opportunities.

The Commercial Manager will look after branded and own label food products within convenience across numerous categories. This is a challenging role and the demands from the customer base and expectations from Andros are high - so we require a high calibre candidate who is not afraid of hard work. In return you will have full autonomy over your accounts [business plans, margins as well as retail sales]. You will work closely with a cross functional account team, including marketing, NPD and supply chain so strong relationship building skills are essential! You will need to be able to commute to Hammersmith for most of the week.

The Successful Applicant

The successful Commercial Manager will have prior experience working in a similar position and level in the FMCG arena, ideally in a food or drink category. You will have good self-awareness, be a natural entrepreneur and be able to demonstrate the drive to influence and convince, in order to successfully achieve results.

You will be commercially aware with the personal attributes that are required to succeed in this position, which include tenacity, working to challenging deadlines [and in a changing environment!] and problem solving through creativity. In return you will have the autonomy and flexibility to take full accountability of your client base and unlock the growth potential that exists!

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