Portfolio Manager

Posted 01 February 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Commercial
Job FunctionCommercial
Contact NameJade Cook
Expiry date 25 April 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?


We are a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make everyday taste better.


We supply all the major supermarkets in the UK. We also supply convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice, and other retailers. We have strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.


In FY22 we manufactured 795m sandwiches and other food to go products, 127m chilled prepared meals, and 249m bottles of cooking sauces, pickles, and condiments. We carry out more than 10,600 direct to store deliveries each day. We have 21 world-class manufacturing units across 16 locations in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. We generated revenues of £1.7bn in FY22 and employ approximately 14,000 people.


We work hard to ensure that Greencore is a great place to work, and our people truly are at the core. We’re committed to ensuring all our colleagues have development plans and strive to provide inspiring leadership – in fact, in the past year we’ve seen an 11% increase in the number of colleagues who would recommend Greencore as a place to work.


Join us and be part of our great team!


As a Portfolio Manager, your role will be responsible for curating a range of products within a portfolio which will deliver Greencore KPIs and Excellence programmes and customer NPD/EPD plans.


Key accountabilities include: 


*                Respond to customer briefs and market insight for the portfolio to make prioritisation decisions for the product range.

*                Prepare and represent all product-related documentation and prework in weekly and monthly product meetings to ensure accurate information is used to make portfolio decisions.

*                Rigorously apply Stage and Gate process timelines and measures for all products in development to ensure that there are no surprises at launch and that KPIs are delivered.

*                Confirm that Greencore Stage 2 approval has been achieved before Customer Stage 3 begins, to ensure customers are aware of the Manufacturing Selling Price at the time of the Stage 3 submissions.

*                Take responsibility for monitoring all products classed as exceptions to timeframes or KPIs through subsequent stages and gate approvals to ensure that redesigns and/or pricing changes are implemented

*                Complete post launch reviews for all products within the range to validate that financial, operational and sales KPIs have been achieved and to capture lessons learned for future product designs and launches.

*                Constantly review the performance of the range and take action to remove or change unproductive or margin dilutive products.


What we’re looking for


*                Highly numerate

*                Experience of building product portfolios either as a customer or as a supplier

*                In-depth knowledge of manufacturing capability, food development processes and commercial priorities

*                Experience of category management principles and priorities

*                Previous experience in a commercial role in FMCG business

*                Exceptional influencing skills and proven stakeholder management capability

*                Resilient and proven ability to make difficult prioritisation decisions


If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success.


What you’ll get in return


*                Competitive salary and job-related benefits

*                Holidays

*                Pension up to 8% matched

*                Life insurance up to 4x salary

*                Company share save scheme

*                Car allowance

*                Bonus scheme

*                Private Medical Healthcare

*                Greencore Qualifications

*                Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform