Commercial Manager – Spalding, Lincolnshire

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Full time, permanent position

Competitive salary + bonus scheme

Our Company

Bridge Farm Group is the UK’s leading producer of ornamental plants, flowers and herbs and over the last 2 years the company has invested £45m in one of the most advanced, environmentally sound cultivation facilities in Europe.  We deliver the best quality products to homes and stores using the most innovative techniques in the industry.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Commercial Manager, preferably within the horticulture industry to join our team based in South Lincolnshire.  This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to play a fundamental role in the significant growth planned for the business over the next few years.

Working closely with the Commercial Director you will be responsible for the management of several key customers so you must be able to build strong working relationships with large influential retailers, understand their requirements whilst delivering an exceptional customer service.  As a member of the Commercial Team, you will have the opportunity to be involved in the creation and delivery of the annual sales plan, work with our Planning, Operational and Growing teams to effectively manage customer expectations and lead on the development of new market growth opportunities.

Preferred Experience and skills

Experienced in selling to large retailers

A sharp commercial awareness and good negotiation skills

Proven ability to deliver within a commercial environment

Experience within a horticulture environment

Financially savvy with ability to interpret financial data including budgets and pricing

Personal integrity with resilience, tenacity, and confidence to build strong working relationships with both customers and colleagues

Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment

Excellent time management, organisational and interpersonal skills

Good level of IT literacy including all Microsoft Office packages

Full driver’s licence and access to a vehicle

In return you will get:

A competitive salary plus bonus scheme

A collaborative work culture

The opportunity to be part of a supportive and progressive team

Development within the business to progress your career

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a progressive company that promotes innovation, works in collaboration across teams and encourages personal development.  Please apply, including a copy of your CV and salary expectation to shelley.cooper@bridgefarmgroup.co.uk