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Commercial Development Manager/Retail Operations

Job Title: Commercial Development Manager/Retail Operations
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire, Hampshire
Industry:
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q96976
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: richard.ashcroft@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: March 19, 2015 19:13

Job Description

My client, a leading retail franchise partner, is looking for a Commercial Development Manager to drive efficiencies and develop retail strategy for a group of up to 70 branded Stores and Restaurants.

I am ideally looking for a commercially minded Buyer from a retail, FMCG or hospitality business, but one who has a keen eye on the customer and store environments.

This role will be based in Hampshire and will require extensive UK travel.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Influencing and implementing a retail pricing strategy
  • Continuous review and appraisal of ranges and merchandising strategy
  • Engagement of the stores teams to promote new efficiency drives
  • Detailed analysis of category performance with recommendations made to the board
  • Drive margin improvements through strategic development of all retail businesses

You will be from a Retail/FMCG Head Office environment, preferably trading or buying, but potentially someone who is looking to take full advantage of a role closely integrated with the Operations division.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Experienced in project work, ideally with PRINCE2
  • Highly focused on the customer
  • A superb communicator and influencer of people
  • Degree level educated with relevant professional experience

In return for your hard work, you will be rewarded with a basic salary of up to £55k with a good bonus, car and benefits.

If this sounds like you, please apply today using an up-to-date CV.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.