Portfolio Manager

Posted 28 May 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Commercial
Job FunctionCommercial
Contact NameJade Cook
Expiry date 07 July 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! 


We are thrilled to announce an opportunity for a commercially astute Portfolio Manager to join our Food For Later business. 


As Portfolio Manager you will curate a range of products within a portfolio which will deliver Greencore key performance indicators, excellence programmes and customer NPD and EPD plans


Key Accountabilities:

  • Respond to customer briefs and market insight for the portfolio to make prioritisation decisions for the product range
  • Prepare all Project Master Document that are Greencore Portfolio led Projects and support the Customer Teams prepare Project Master Document for all Customer led Projects
  • Prepare & represent documentation and pre work required for our Weekly ITP and Monthly IBP 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 we are meeting the critical path and any risks are escalated and that key performance indicators are delivered
  • Take responsibility for monitoring all products classed as exceptions to timeframes or key performance indicators through subsequent stages and gate approvals to ensure that redesigns and/or pricing changes are implemented
  • Coordinate and work closely with the Portfolio Analyst to complete post launch reviews for all products within the range to validate that financial, operational and sales key performance indicators have been achieved and to capture lessons learnt for future product designs and launches – ranking them into bronze, silver and gold
  • Constantly review the performance of the range and take action to remove or change unproductive or margin dilutive products using the Rev Management team and Qlik to inform decision making


What We’re Looking For:

  • Demonstrates strong commercial acumen 
  • Highly numerate with a proven track record in data-driven environments 
  • Skilled in building product portfolios, either as a customer or supplier 
  • Deep understanding of manufacturing capabilities, food development processes, and commercial priorities 
  • Proficient in category management principles and strategies 
  • Significant experience in a commercial role, ideally within the FMCG sector 
  • Exceptional influencing skills with a proven ability to manage stakeholders effectively 
  • Resilient and adept at making tough prioritisation decisions 


At Greencore we put our people at the core. We celebrate their differences and help everyone to be themselves at work. Together we make every day taste better. If this sounds like you join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success. 


What you’ll get in return 

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits 
  • 25 days Holiday plus bank holidays 
  • Pension up to 8% matched 
  • Company share save scheme 
  • Greencore Qualifications 
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform 

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.