Head of Supplier

Location
Northamptonshire
Salary
£55k - 65k per year + car allowance, bonus & benefits
Posted
23 Jun 2017
Closes
21 Jul 2017
Ref
ALDGP 532
Contact
Alex Leventhall
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
FMCG, Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you looking for an exciting senior level Head of Supplier role with the opportunity to manage a fantastic team working with some amazing FMCG suppliers?

As Head of Supplier you will be an inspirational leader of a team of account managers, with proven financial management and commercials skills that you have gained whilst in the FMCG sector. We are looking for someone from a background of blue chip management in the FMCG market who is motivated to be responsible for client value creation in both wholesaler/ retailer and in suppliers. 

The role:

  • Lead the commercial team and execution of commercial management strategy and delivery tactics.
  • Participate in Supplier client strategic planning as part of the Sales Team.
  • Own the relationship with our suppliers
  • Collaborates with the board to define and articulate the organisation’s vision and to develop strategies for achieving that vision.
  • Creates annual operating plans that support strategic direction set by the board and correlate with annual operating budgets; submits annual plans to the board for approval. 
  • Develops and monitors commercial strategies for ensuring the long-term financial viability of the business.
  • Develops future leadership within the commercial teams
  • Provides prompt, thorough, and accurate information to keep the board appropriately informed of the dept  sales  position.
  • Develop key customers and deliver new business revenue.
  • Manage the Bid Review process to ensure the most effective and efficient sales strategies are adopted for each opportunity.
  • Work closely with all departments to identify new functionality for our core products, along with the appropriate pricing strategy based on understanding of our client base – both wholesaler and supplier.

The Candidate:

  • FMCG background or extensive back ground of insights
  • Strong and inspirational leadership with strong coaching and mentoring skills
  • Experienced negotiator with excellent negotiation skills
  • Extensive knowledge and passion for the FMCG market
  • Confident, smart and professional – represents the organisation when communicating with clients and external suppliers etc.
  • Strong ability to network
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Flexible to travel to meetings on a weekly basis
  • Must be competent in MS Office package, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.

And don’t forget ………..Fun with a sense of humour!!!

If you are interesting in the role, click apply now!