Business Manager

Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Food & Drink
Welwyn Garden City
Expiry Date
We have a fantastic opportunity to join the Cereal Partners Sales team as a Business Manager for some of our key online accounts, based in Welwyn.

Job Description

Position Snapshot

Nestlé Cereal Partners

Business Manager – 6 month Fixed Term Contract

Welwyn Garden City

c. £35,000 depending upon experience, plus potential bonus  + fantastic benefits

This is a full time temporary opportunity, but we are always open to discuss individual’s flexible working needs so please speak to us during the recruitment process to understand what this could look like for you. 

Position Summary

Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) is a leading global breakfast cereal company and the maker of Nestlé breakfast cereals, including global favourites such as NESQUIK®,FITNESS®, CHEERIOS® and CHOCAPIC®. With more than 50 brands to suit all ages and lifestyles, we strive to make breakfast better with convenient, tasty and nutritious food that helps people start their day in the best possible way. 

We have a fantastic opportunity to join the Cereal Partners Sales team as a Business Manager for some of our key online accounts, based in Welwyn. You’ll be responsible for identifying specific business strategies for the customer to effectively deliver business objectives, managing day to day relationships in order to efficiently deliver the customer business plan.

This is a high profile and strategically important role, where you will have the opportunity to drive and accelerate our fantastic product portfolio for our online customers. 

A day in the life of a Business Manager

Responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver key business objectives and grow sales aligned with our strategy
  • Develop Joint Business Plans and Customer Investment Plans 
  • Construct and drive contracts which are aligned to customer and sector needs.
  • Drive penetration, market share and other business development initiatives.
  • Work with the Activation team to deliver added value to the customer execution and develop strong activation (including digital) and customer plan. 
  • Monitor and analyse sector and customer performance. Develop corrective/accelerating actions in order to achieve business objectives
  • Develop contingency plans to overcome any hurdles to sales funnel growth.
  • Management and responsibility for the customer P&L 
  • Management of all internal steps and processes vs. customer expectations to deliver the sale 
  • Build winning relationships through effective stakeholder management – both internal and external.
  • Management of customer budgets and all associated spend and investment.

What will make you successful

You will have already demonstrated successful performance within sales and will be passionate about building high value customer relationships, be able to demonstrate strong commercial acumen and have a strong and determined focus on delivering results.

You will be able to demonstrate your experience of complex negotiations which has resulted in securing large contracts and winning new business. Your ability to think strategically, be resilient in the face of challenging situations and be able to influence both internally and externally will be key.

A good knowledge and understanding of working with Online customers would be advantageous.

Other key attributes will include:

  • Successfully delivered on KPIs, especially top and bottom line business results
  • Experience of managing Customer investment plans, especially geared towards optimizing and driving growth. 
  • Established Customer Key Account management skills focused on collaboratively driving Joint Business plans aligned at a Top to top level between the Customer and Nestle Cereal Partners. 
  • The ability to analyse complex situations, lots of data, "join the dots", build insights based on analysis and develop plans to address the opportunity.
  • Understand the link between Supply, Category, Finance and Sales
  • The ability to motivate and collaborate with diverse people
  • Success at building relationships with all major influencers in buying decisions

What you need to know

What can we offer in return? Great benefits you’d expect from a business the size of Nestlé – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, bonus scheme, flexible working scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth.

The closing date for this role is 27th October 2021

We will be considering candidates as they apply and we will occasionally close job advertisements early in the event we receive sufficient applicants, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect – for our employees, our customers and our consumers.  That’s why championing diversity and inclusion is so important to us; when we embrace different perspectives and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business. We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process.  Be yourself, everyone else is taken!

Right to work in the UK 
In accordance with Home Office guidance successful candidates will be required to evidence their right to work in the UK before commencement of employment. The successful candidate therefore must be able to demonstrate their right to work status for the UK during the recruitment process. We have assessed this role and it could be applicable for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and you are unable to gain this independently, we may be able to provide sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route in line with the Home office guidelines. We encourage you to review the UK Home Office guidelines ahead of submitting a job application to review whether you meet the eligibility criteria under the Skilled Worker route and understand the immigration fees that you would be responsible for when making a visa application. If you require sponsorship, please discuss this with us as part of the recruitment process.