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Business Manager - Value Retail - 12 month Fixed Term Contract - Leeds

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Cravendale®, Anchor®, Lurpak® and Tickler® – names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. We are 4,000 UK and 19,000 global employees at the heart of it. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.


The Value Retail Business Unit has an opportunity for an ambitious individual to drive the ongoing development and growth of one of our leading trading partners. Price and value leadership, driving distribution on our Branded portfolio, a focused Own-Brand agenda, improving operational metrics and creating an industry-leading cost-to-serve model are strategic priorities for Value Retail.  The successful candidate will identify synergies to create and embed a joint business-plan that will deliver both for Value Retail Customers and Arla.




Key operational responsibilities;


  • Effective negotiation and management of annual JBP process/promotional planning
  • Delivery of key financial targets set by portfolio
  • Management of monthly S&OP process for portfolio
  • Tender negotiations, price management directives
  • Delivery of an own label and branded NPD pipeline
  • Supporting, mentoring and developing the skills and commercial acumen of the wider business unit


To be successful in this role you will be a graduate-level, results driven individual, with experience within FMCG. You will be responsible for a broad level of business contact with an objective of bringing Arla Foods Co-operative equity to life within the customer for mutual gain. You will be highly organised with excellent numerical ability and strong communication skills but above all you will have a passionate can do attitude with a strong desire to succeed.


In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work for a forward thinking, progressive organisation that recognises and rewards talent.


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.



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