Blagdon
Commercial
£50,000- £55,000pa (dependent on experience)
10 May 2021

So, what will I be doing?

We have a really exciting and new opportunity within the Commercial team at Yeo Valley.

As Market Strategy & Planning Manager, you'll be responsible for identifying and realising opportunities to step-change the commercial delivery of our portfolio.  Using price, promotions and trade investment as key levers, you will evolve our commercial playbook, using key consumer metrics to maximise the growth and profitability of the business.

As a new role in the business, this is an opportunity to shape and mold the strategy, and a great platform to build relationships across the business.

As part of this team, your initial focus will be…

Key responsibilities:

  • Driving a Revenue growth mind-set throughout the business
  • Acting as a business partner with Commercial, Marketing and Finance to provide advanced analytics that better validate pack, price architecture & promotional scenarios
  • Exploring new tools that identify and assess consumer & shopper opportunities to realise value across our portfolio
  • Supporting the governance of all our Revenue Management approaches
  • Managing the overall branded trade investment and promotional spend
  • Managing, co-creating and being responsible for the commercial playbook (pricing & Promo guardrails)
  • Ensuring the most profitable blend of subcategory and brand mix management across our portfolio
  • Supporting the commercialisation of  innovation
  • Thought partners with sales on customer mix management, taking cross customer learnings
  • Leading on commercial element of SKU rationalisation

Sounds interesting, what do I need?

The important things:

  • Well organised, with an excellent eye for detail
  • Diligent in compiling and maintaining reports
  • Ability to assimilate product knowledge / new concepts quickly
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • Competence in writing, implementing and delivering strategies
Even better if:
  • Previous experience in FMCG business
  • 3-5 years commercial/finance experience
  • Knowledge of consumer insights and data agencies

Why should I join the family?

We’re independent, British and proud to be making the highest quality yogurts, desserts and ice cream under the Yeo Valley brand and for many of the UK’s major retailers. Operating from four dairies and two logistics centres in Somerset and Devon, we employ over 1700 staff and produce more than 25% of the UK’s packaged yogurt.

We’re sure you don’t need convincing, but there’s a whole host of benefits that we offer including:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • non-contributory pension scheme
  • life cover
  • healthcare cash back plan
  • cycle to work scheme
  • subsidised Yeo Valley products and services
  • preferential rates with our partners
  • annual bonus (as part of the Employee Benefit Trust, based on company performance for the year)
  • learning and development opportunities; we’re committed to ensuring all of our employees have the chance to grow

Our closing dates are a guide for when the application window should close, although we may close the advert sooner if we can. So, we recommend you get your application in straight away – and don’t miss the opportunity to join us!

Unfortunately, we’re not able to provide employment sponsorship to candidates at this moment in time.

Please note that Yeo Valley do not accept speculative agency applications; we will only accept applications from preferred suppliers that have been submitted to us via our recruitment portal at the point of instruction.

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