Job Location : Senningerberg
Company description - DO NOT EDIT
Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®.
As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world.
The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of.
Join us, and you could be one of them.
About the Role :
For our Ferrero Head Quarters in Luxembourg we are currently looking for a Distributor & Commercial Excellence Manager.
Main Tasks :
Implementing Distributor Management Blueprint
Ensuring Distributors in each market are selected based on Size and Skills and Potential for Mutuality , using the Distributor Selection Tool;
Ensuring Distribution contracts signed in each market is compliant with Group standards (adapted to local laws);
Developing and sharing best practices for managing Distributors;
Leading the annual collection and analysis of Distributors in key markets, and developing a clear action plan for remediation;
Supporting deployment and roll out of new training modules across the Geographies in scope.
Delivering of RTM Projects
Leading Area support of RTM projects, from design to delivery;
Communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders to provide strategic and operative input to align project objectives with Group / Area strategy;
Working closely with BU Sales Directors And Cluster Managers to effectively monitor implementation of project deliverables.
Developing and deploying of commercial best practices
Identifying market opportunities to improve business performance from a commercial standpoint together with Sales Directors and Cluster Managers;
Assessing and share best practices in terms of channel & customer management, in-store execution excellence and trade marketing activities;
Ensuring deployment of Group commercial principles and way of doing business, by assessing commercial policies in order to optimise investments.
Designing and deploying specific strategic guidance in channel management
Identifying key channel insights and needs to improve channel understanding cross Area;
Assessing Selling and serving models and generate recommendations to improve efficiency;
Defining strategic commercial levers and generate transversal guidelines to harmonize ways of working and overall improve sales effectiveness;
Tracking Channel performance and drive best practice sharing.
Who we are looking for :
BSc. or MSc in Business Administration, Management or related;
Previous experience in CPG Markets (FMCG) & Trade Channels, preferably Confectionary / Snack Foods Market;
Experience in operating in senior strategic and / or operational Sales or Trade Marketing roles;
8+ years operational experience in a Sales or Trade marketing function within FMCG;
Strong influencing and proven international leadership skills;
Strong interpersonal skills (e.g. cross functional working, team management and client persuasion);
Ability to think forward;
Advanced project management & presentation skills;
Strong analytical skills;
Understanding of Retail trading dynamics;
Strong financial acumen;
Experience with Distributor management;
Experience with transformational projects is a plus;
Strong route to market understanding.
Fluent in English, any other language is a plus.
IT Skills :
Excellent skills in MS Office (especially PowerPoint and Excel).
How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero :
Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.