Strategy Director - Branded FMCG
Are you a forward-thinking strategist who can develop and implement an overarching commercial plan for a global FMCG supplier?
Can you successfully lead complex Integrated Business Planning Processes across multiple business functions in an ever-changing market?
Do you have the experience to assess and galvanise business performance whilst keeping one eye on the future?
MacGregor Black are working exclusively on a fantastic opportunity with a truly global FMCG manufacturer, looking for a Strategy Director - Board Level Appointment. Pulling upon all their commercial knowledge the successful candidate will need to understand what makes a large FMCG business tick, quickly establishing the threats and opportunities faced by each area of the business. They will listen, challenge and create a plan that unifies the business behind medium to long term growth targets. The successful candidate will have the flexibility to work across multiple production facilities and a midlands-based HQ. (Flexible on Home Working)
The Strategy Director will work alongside the senior leadership team to develop and integrate a consensus plan for the entire UK & ROI business unit. This is a highly strategic role that will guide all areas of the business: - Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, Operations and Finance. Adopting a category/market insight lead approach you will build a winning commercial plan that navigates the business through its next phase of growth. Key responsibilities will include: -
Taking ownership for the annual planning cycles, creating a masterplan that receives buy-in from each corner of the organisation.
- Developing strong relationships with each function head to deliver a successful Integrated Business Planning Process
* Monitoring and driving total business performance for UK & ROI, implementing change where necessary.
* Identify growth opportunities within the category, predicting future trends and exploring M&A activities.
What are we looking for?
A high-profile professional with integrated business planning (IBP) / sales & operations planning (S&OP) / commercial strategy writing experience within a recognised FMCG supplier. Candidates with a management consultancy background may also be of interest for this opportunity but you must have worked alongside major FMCG suppliers in a strategic capacity. Your ability to analyse the market, influence multiple stakeholders, drive change and unlock growth is essential.
On offer to the successful candidate is the opportunity to work with a portfolio of category leading FMCG brands. Base salary £ Six Figures + Board Director Level Benefits/Incentives
You must be; An Outstanding Strategy Developer, an Influencer, an Integrator, a Project Manager, Highly Numerate, Results Driven, Self-Motivated, Energetic and Personable.
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