Traded Goods Manager

Working closely with our External Partners, Suppliers and cross functionally with internal teams, the Traded Goods Manager is pivotal to help us manage our traded supplier & partner relationships. You will also have a focus on our customers and consumers. You will build excellent relationsips with both internal and external stakeholders and the wider Lantmannen Group.

You have:

  • A proven track record in managing a multi £m P&L in FMCG
  • Demonstrable experience of managing commercial relationships with both traded suppliers & partners

  • Strong knowledge of category management processes, tools and ways of working

  • The ability to work with product costing models and margin analysis

You will be great at:

  • Cascading group strategy at local market level & deploying category plans
  • Driving volume, net sales and profitability of category in line with strategic goals
  • Portfolio management and cost saving initiatives
  • Reporting performance on the traded goods category and implementing
    corrective action plans
  • Working in close co-operation with internal teams to ensure we create and execute market leading innovation programmes on both a strategic and customer specific basis
  • Working cross functionally with other key functions to ensure activity is grounded in strong insight based rationales and executed profitably throughout the business
  • Deliver monthly reports and regular market updates and provide ad hoc insights and support to business functions/teams

You are:

  • A strategic thinker with strong numerical skills. A sound knowledge of procurement would be desirable
  • Self-motivated, with a strong work ethic, ability to problem solve and with an analytical approach
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build sustainable internal and external customer relationships
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively
  • A flexible approach and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams as well as the ability to work independently
  • A love of good food - we are looking for someone that has an interest in food

This role may require occasional European travel to Belgium, Portugal, and Lantmannen Unibake Group in Denmark.