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Business Manager - Foodservice (12 Month Fixed Term Contract), Leeds

Do you want to develop your career with a global and dynamic FMCG company? 


We are currently looking to recruit a Business Manager to join the Arla PRO foodservice Business Unit on a 12 month fixed term contract. This is a great opportunity to join the team, managing customers in the National Wholesale arena. As a Business Manager you will join our commercial team based at our head office in Leeds and will report to the Channel Business Unit Director



Key operational responsibilities:

  • Effective negotiation and management of the annual business planning process/ promotional planning
  • Delivery of key financial targets set by portfolio
  • Management of monthly S&OP process for portfolio
  • Quarterly/ Annual tender negotiations, price management directives
  • Delivery of an own label and branded innovation pipeline



To be successful in this role you will be a graduate-level, results driven individual, with experience of a commercial role within FMCG. You will typically have experience of a similar national account role working within a foodservice operation. You will be responsible for a broad level of business contact, highly   organised with excellent numerical ability, strong influencing and communication skills. A team player with good knowledge of the foodservice market, in particular the wholesale channel with experience of managing a branded and own label portfolio would also be desirable. Above all you will have a passionate can-do attitude with a strong desire to succeed.


What do we offer?

We’re committed to professional development and promoting from within. Our positive and collaborative culture will bring out the best in you. And you’ll join a market leader who produces nutritious household-favourite brands in a way that make things better for our customers and the farmers who own us.


The closing date for this role is 23rd June.


COVID-19 Notice:
We are busy producing dairy products so we can continue #fillingtheshelves and #feedingthenation. Recruiting talent to Arla thus stays one of our top priorities also during these difficult times. Necessity is the mother of invention, so we have moved to virtual hiring and onboarding processes for most of our recruitments to enable candidates and our recruitment teams to get close while respecting social distancing. If at the final stages of a recruitment, a candidate would prefer to meet in person, we take all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone's safety.


Req. 72907