Job ref: CST/55549

Commercial Manager, Food Service Packaging

Commercial Manager, Food Service Packaging
Home office ideally based from one of the following locations: West Midlands, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, London, Somerset

Job ref: CST/55549

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Listgrove is proud to be retained by a leading UK food service packaging manufacturer Wrapex, a company with high integrity, quality, exceptional customer service and renowned for producing solutions to a loyal customer base. A unique opportunity has arisen to join their close-knit team leading the sales and commercial activities for their food service operation. Current demand for Wrapex’s products is unprecedented and you will be joining the company at an exciting time where opportunities for growth are excellent. The new Commercial Manager will need to have an intimate knowledge for the food service sector, good relationships in the market, be selling through distributors and possess excellent commercial acumen that spans business development, financial aptitude and brand management.

The Role:

⦁ Responsible for driving profitable growth in the food service market
⦁ In line with the Group Strategy, devise and implement a coherent brand strategy that translates into targeted action plans with clear measurables
⦁ Manage existing distribution network and seek new partners/channels to increase market penetration in UK and export markets
⦁ Optimise digital and social media opportunities and work closely with end-users to drive brand recognition and repeat sales
⦁ Represent the company at relevant trade shows/industry events and proactively follow up on leads to drive growth
⦁ Work with customer service to provide an industry leading customer experience by understanding their needs and overdelivering
⦁ Lead a small team with clear goals and objectives to create a cohesive, knowledgeable and proactive team dynamic
⦁ Act as the voice of the customer and provide weekly and monthly update on opportunities/challenges

Person Profile:

⦁ Minimum 3 years’ experience of driving profitable growth of packaging product solutions in the food service industry
⦁ Experience of working with national and regional end users and retailers in the U.K. Some European experience would be useful but not essential
⦁ In depth knowledge of food service customers, needs and latest trends
⦁ Intelligent, technically competent and well-prepared leader who asks the right questions to all key stakeholders to understand and action customer needs
⦁ Highly effective communicator with the gravitas to gain respect at all levels internally and externally
⦁ Driven, self-starter with a passion for driving profitable growth with unyielding integrity
⦁ Must be flexible and able to travel extensively at short notice
⦁ A team player capable of working independently and effectively with others
⦁ Financially astute who is fully conversant and confident using data to deliver meaningful forecasts. Excellent computer skills, Excel, and experience managing commercial data through a CRM tool

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

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For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

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