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Business Manager - Waitrose - 12 Month FTC

Business Manager – Waitrose (12 Month FTC) 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. Arla Cravendale®, Arla skyr, Anchor®, Lurpak® and Castello® – 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.


We are currently looking to recruit a Business Manager to join our Waitrose team. In this role you will report to the Business Controller.



  • A complete approach for maximum gains on brands & own label for consumer, retailer & supplier.
  • Coordinating & managing demand, forecast & in-store availability.
  • Effective optimisation of promotions and in-store activation plans to drive key category metrics.
  • Simply build great supplier relationships.
  • Understand and optimise supply chain cost efficiencies.



  • Category & P&L management top 4 retailers.
  • Own label experience, preferable but not essential.
  • Can build and drive joint business plans centred on growth metrics.
  • Positive influencing skills to achieve customer objectives.
  • Strategic, understands where we need to get to & understands the customer.



  • High personal humility and strong professional drive.
  • People centred with a relentless focus on the frontline.
  • Inclusive and respectful of difference.
  • Learning mindset and a teachable spirit.


For more information please reach out to Melanie – Head of UK Talent at



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