Job Vacancy

Commercial Manager

Department: Commercial
Job Title: Commercial Manager
Salary: Competitive
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Hours: Mon - Fri (08:30 - 17:00)

We have a fantastic opportunity for a permanent Commercial Manager to join our Commercial Team.

Purpose of the Role:

To maintain, develop and grow sales within agreed accounts in line with overall strategic and financial targets as agreed with the Head of Sales.

Key responsibilities:

  • To sell the company’s products at competitive but profitable levels
  • To continually identify potential new business opportunities
  • To ensure good customer relations are maintained in a professional manner
  • To organise cost effective promotional activity
  • To work closely with Marketing Department to produce long term strategic business plans.
  • To liaise with NPD Department to ensure product launch strategy is in line with overall strategic plan
  • To liaise and communicate with the relevant company colleagues on all matters relating to the following:-
    • Selling prices
    • Volume forecasts – ongoing, promotional and new products
    • Packaging requirements – ongoing, promotional and new products
    • Packaging changes
    • Production planning – promotional and new launches.
    • NPD and technical matters
    • Quality issues as identified via customer or own observation
  • To discuss and agree all levels of promotional and support expenditure with the Head of Sales
  • To maintain regular price checks of competitors’ products
  • To notify the Head of Sales of any changes to customer status and competitor activity.
  • To action all customer complaints and account queries promptly and efficiently
  • To ensure all administrative procedures and requirements are responded to and actioned promptly and accurately
  • To work as a team member, and be prepared to offer assistance and advice to all colleagues
  • To maintain a high level of enthusiasm and motivation at all times
  • To maintain all company equipment in presentable and working order

 Skills and Experience required:

  • Experience of Commercial Management within a similar organisation
  • Experience of dealing with major retail accounts
  • Ability to ensure that the highest standards of quality and customer care are achieved
  • Ability to seek out, manage and influence opportunities for continuous improvement and change
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to prioritise and delegate
  • Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Up to date knowledge of major retailer trends as well as their strengths & weaknesses
  • Numerate ability to evaluate costings margin requirements etc.
  • Up to date knowledge of chilled food markets and trends
  • Food manufacturing background.

Skills and Experience desirable:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent


This job is no longer accepting applications.

Perks of the Job

Our employees enjoy many perks working for Stateside Foods. This is just a sample of the many benefits each employee has..

Gym Membership

Each employee and a household member is enrolled as a full member of the Bolton Arena gym

Employee Referral Scheme

Employees who refer a friend, family member, or anyone to Stateside Foods for a job, and they are successfully retained, could receive up to £500


Providing you with a range of training to support your development