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Business Operations Executive - HOUSEHOLD

Job Title: Business Operations Executive - HOUSEHOLD
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey, Surrey
Salary: £28800 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q97899
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 20, 2015 15:40

Job Description

Role: Business Operations Executive- connecting the Marketing & Sales teams
Salary: £28,800 - £36,000
Location: SURREY


  • The Business Operations team are at the heart of the business and play a key role in driving business performance
  • The role of the Business Operations Executive is to support the Business Operations Manager to ensure the creation of an accurate short term (0-6months) forecast and to lead for the delivery of the category plan that delivers business targets.
  • As part of this role they will take full Business Operations Responsibility for certain parts of the portfolio


  • Deliver Category Performance
  • Support the Business Operations Manager in leading the relevant Account managers, Category Mangers and Marketing to ensure that we deliver against our agreed category and customer priorities.
  • Take responsibility for the above in specific categories/segments
  • Help the Business Operations team to manage the large amount of information and market intelligence required to do the team's job effectively (eg promotional plans, EPOS, distribution tracking). Report this information clearly and make recommendations to the Senior / Business Operations Manager based upon it.
  • Support the Business Operations Manager in ensuring resolution between Marketing and Sales on trading issues which affect more than one customer.
  • Ensure key initiatives (eg Innovation and Cost Price Changes etc) are delivered across UK customer base.
  • Drive Sales related actions & activities in key Marketing team meetings and cross-functional project work
  • Lead, own and provide focus to all Sales category specific elements within the internal business Operational planning process.
  • Work with Customer Teams, Retail Operations and Category Management to provide category specific tracking and reporting of performance against business targets and execution standards (distribution, share of shelf / SKU, promotional plans, secondary display, Innovation)
  • Operational Planning & Forecasting
  • Support the Business Operations Manager in the implementation of promotional guidelines, taking inputs from Marketing, Customer Insight and Category Management (Annual Planning process) that our competitive and within framework.
  • Track progress and compliance to Promotional guidelines
  • Delivery of an accurate short term (0-6months) for their specific category in line with Business Framework.
  • Deliver insights, assumptions and challenge to the volumes at Monthly Volume meeting (TVM).
  • Support the Business Operations Meeting in leading for the monthly forecast at the monthly business team meetings.
  • Own category allocations and obsoletes management to ensure delivery of optimal profitability.
  • Investment Optimisation
  • Deliver improved category promotional effectiveness and profitability through post promotional activity evaluation
  • Energising and focused meetings
  • Support the agenda for the monthly Sales meeting.
  • Run specific Business updates for your category.

This is a great opportunity to join a large global FMCG company where you will have access to excellent training, leadership, progression and business processes.

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.