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Business Unit Controller

Leading impulse brand looking for Business Unit Controller to drive Impulse, Foodservice and Route to Market Channels.
  • Home based, London, South East
  • Permanent, Full time
  • 70,000 - 80,000
  • Bonus, car & package
  • Food & Drink, National Accounts, Sales
  • 8/16990/7LES

Business Unit Controller

Up to £80k plus bonus, car & package

Based Central London 2-3 days a week


Our client:

  • Superb leadership opportunity with a rapidly growing and ambitious foods & drink business
  • Hold with strong Brand portfolio and Private Label capability seeking a Business Unit Controller to provide strategic direction for the development of their Impulse, Foodservice and RTM Channel.
  • Their hero brand holds #1 status within their category and they are investing heavily to grow another brand to be #2 in the category!
  • Offers power & scale of large International food group, but operates as independent UK operation with agility of small business; with a committed team and a fun, family orientated and straight forward culture


The role:

  • As Business Unit Controller, you will lead the category and channel strategy spanning Wholesale, Convenience and Foodservice channels, ensuring the National Account Managers have account plans that deliver against business priorities
  • Strategically this is important channel where they over index but they still recognise there is opportunity for future growth.
  • We are looking for an inspiring leader who can give direction, coach and support both personal development whilst maximising commercial delivery.
  • Along with leading the team a key part of your brief is to develop the senior level trade contacts within the key customers; leading top to top meetings to align common goals and develop an in-depth understanding to ensure continued success.


Ideal candidate:


  • For this role, they are looking for an influential and inspirational Business Unit Controller or Lead Account Manager, where you’ve managed a team of 2-4 people to date.
  • Experience working with Impulse Brands within the Out of Home Channels is key.
  • Of course, you’ll have held large P&L responsibility, negotiated multiple JBP’s, have strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Finally, but most importantly you will have a passion for people development is key, along with the ability to set and communicate clear vision, coach for performance and development.


Benefits & details:

  • Based c2-3 days in Central London office – great connections to Home Counties & South East train lines
  • Salary is pitched £75-80k plus bonus opportunity, car allowance, pension and healthcare
  • Opportunity to be part of a fast-growing business and growth-oriented commercial team
  • Commitment to training & development


Please apply, quoting reference 8/16990/7. Confidentiality assured.

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Lucas Shaw
Head of Commercial
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