As the Commercial Manager you will be responsible for driving the development of food audit and certfication in the UK, you’ll develop strategy, business and implementation plans aligned to the broader global development strategy, ensuring accelerated growth of the food audit and certification services in the UK.
You will take a leadership role on all new and potential food audit and certification initiatives, from initial sales to delivery, ensuring that new projects fully meet customer and stakeholder needs and are both operationally and commercial viable for SGS. Where necessary, for larger contracts you’ll project manage the new activity from the sale stage to on-going delivery to ensure that delivery is efficiently and professionally handled and meets the needs of the client and other stakeholders.
As a Commercial Manager, you’ll work closely with colleagues across business service lines, to ensure that the strategy covers the broadest range of audit, certification and training services, ensuring close alignment with the international food strategy through the forging of close ties with the global leadership teams.
You will also be focussed on increasing SGS’ profile in the UK food industry, you’ll represent
the company in key UK food industry events and working groups. You’ll champion SGS Food by liaising closely with marketing to ensure the Food audit portfolio is proactively represented.
As a Commercial Manager you’ll receive a salary of between £40,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on experience, you will also be entitled to a company car, plus you’ll benefit from a 20% performance bonus, retail discount scheme, private health cover, contributory pension scheme and life cover.
SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.
At SGS, we have an open corporate and international culture, we offer a dynamic work environment in a leading global company. Our high professional standards and our sustainability approach guarantee you a future-oriented work environment. We invest in our employees for the long term and we are committed to supporting your development within the company.
The ideal candidate will be an experience business development or commercial manager within the food industry, a food industry service provider or a certification body. You’ll need to have experience of sales and contract negotiations on complex projects and will have both knowledge and experience of audit and/or certification in the food sector.
In addition you’ll need to have;
- A strong track record in managing customised consultancy projects,
- Exeperienced of presenting management information on projects including P&L
- Project Management and Key account management skills
- Negotiation and Solutions Based sales skills
- The ability to network and influence as thought leader
- The Ability to multi-task and manage conflicting priorities
- Strong influencing skills with ability to inspire effective teamwork across a matrix organisation
- A current driving licence an be flexible to travel (around 25% of the time),.
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