Grocery Controller - Food

London Permanent
  • Andros is a family owned business, putting people above anything else
  • Bonne Maman is the market leader in jam, #3 in spreads and growing in chilled

About Our Client

Andros is a family-owned business based in South-West France with a turnover exceeding 3 billion Euros and 46 manufacturing sites globally.

They're a leading European fruit transformation and chilled dairy producer, manufacturing the internationally famous brand Bonne Maman, as well as many private label products.

Andros is a people focused business and put this above anything else. With ambition being one of their 5 core values, they invest in people who invest in them. Entrepreneurial mindsets are encouraged, and decisions are based on trust and a team player mindset. Communication is uncomplicated to keep the business agile and ahead of its competitors.

Bonne Maman is the leading brand within the jam category, has grown to number three in spreads and is now a strong competitor within chilled desserts and yoghurts. Their commercial operations are based in Hammersmith and they have a factory in Somerset.

Job Description

To support their growth, they are now seeking a Commercial Controller with strong grocery experience, to focus on Bonne Maman chilled desserts and yoghurts.

This is a newly created role, reporting to the Commercial Director, managing a portfolio of customers with a team of five.

  • Manage and develop a team of 5 NAMs and NAEs and oversee the performance of sales team members to ensure sales targets are met
  • Develop and implement effective sales strategies with the Commercial Director for the chilled, branded range
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key grocery clients
  • Ensure administration tasks, CRM and day-to-day client relationships are managed smoothly
  • Collaborate with colleagues in marketing/category/supply/ product development/finance
  • Prepare detailed reports on sales performance and market trends
  • Provide regular reports to clients and senior management on sales performance
  • Working to achieve Key Performance Metrics with focus on control of spend budgets and achievement of volume growth
  • Negotiation with customers and the ability to bring customer messages and insight into the business

The Successful Applicant

A successful grocery Controller should have:

  • Proven experience of working in chilled, branded goods in the UK FMCG market
  • Must have a working knowledge of UK grocery
  • Strong leadership, team management and client relationship skills
  • Ability to understand the brand vision and adapt to its ways
  • Strong strategic planning and execution abilities
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Positive proactive attitude and likes to "roll up their sleeves" and work as an integral part of a team, whatever the activity
  • Have a natural curiosity and not be afraid to make quick, impactful decisions
  • Must be able to be in Hammersmith a minimum of 3 days a week

What's on Offer

  • Competitive Salary
  • Car allowance
  • Performance based bonus
  • 25 days holiday and Bank Holidays
  • Personal private health care
  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • 4 x salary life assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
Will Barratt
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Phone number
+44 207 269 2223

Job summary

Job function
FMCG & Consumer
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract type
Consultant name
Will Barratt
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2223
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