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Senior Business Manager

Employer
Arla Foods Limited
Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Sales & Marketing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Do you want to develop your career with a global and dynamic FMCG company? We are currently looking to recruit an exceptional Senior Business Manager - Commercial Ingredients to join our Milk & Trading team to work with both our Tactical Sales and Key UK/EU Food Manufacturing accounts. This is a unique opportunity to join a team who has both strategic and tactical relationships with our customer portfolio.  As a Senior Business Manager you will report to the Commercial Director - Milk & Trading. Although the role will be head office based in Leeds there will also be flexibility to work remotely.

 

Responsibilities

Some of your key responsibilities in the role will include:

 

- UK Milk Balancing -  Daily/Weekly/Monthly Sales Liquid Milk Products

- Maximise product returns ( Milk Utilisation Price ) on Traded Dairy Products ( i.e. Skimmed Milk Powder, Butter Milk Powder, Cream, Butter and Cheddar Curd )                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

- Account responsibility for Key Food Manufacturing accounts for Bulk Dairy Products

- Establishing and developing business plans in line with forecasted Milk Balance/2026 Strategy

- Delivery of key financial targets

- Representation at Global Trading meetings as required

- Stakeholder management within Matrix structure

 

Skills  

The successful candidate will be a results driven individual with significant experience in a commercial role within FMCG and will be educated to degree level. You will have a global mind-set and strong commercial acumen and will ideally have an understanding of the dairy sector and global markets. With strong communication and negotiation skills you will be able to demonstrate a history of building positive relationships with key customers whilst growing existing business. You will also be able to build strong internal relationships and work effectively in a matrix environment. A high energy, proactive and decisive individual, you will possess strong numerical skills that allow you to manage complex situations to a positive outcome. An understanding of supply chain/ operations and associated challenge would also be beneficial.

Company

Chances are if you've added a splash of milk to your cuppa, buttered a slice of toast or added cream to your dessert today, you've already experienced Arla. After all, we're the leading supplier of fresh milk and cream to the top seven retailers and home to well-loved brands Lurpak, Anchor and Cravendale milk. We’re also part of Arla Foods amba, a co-operative owned by approximately 9,400 Danish and Swedish milk producers and Europe's largest dairy company.

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