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Graduate Commercial Assistant


£23000 – £25000/annum
Full Time / Permanent
Warrington, Cheshire

Our client is an FMCG manufacturer who are looking to recruit a Commercial Assistant to join their team. Working closely with the commercial team and the wider business you will adopt a pivotal role between the customer and the business.

If you are a graduate and even better have a year in industry this is a great job that will enable you to be involved in the full supply chain. You may not have experience in all of the tasks below, but if you are numerical, inquisitive and a self starter you’ll be able to learn the rest.

Dealing with the orders to the major retailers, you’ll monitor the flow of product through the supply chain, take a view on the overall stock position and communicate on any stock issues especially around shortages. You’ll investigate causes and suggest corrective actions all the while keeping the customer informed at every step.

You’ll manage the product listings internally and externally, communicate product specifications and customer requirements across the business.

You’ll monitor weekly sales reports and compare to the forecast and regularly report back to the commercial and production teams. In addition, you’ll report on market and competitor activity, track new trends and product development ideas with store visits and market intelligence.

Working very closely with the supply chain team, you’ll stay ahead of any issues or interruptions in supply and communicate these to the customer.

Supporting the Commercial team you’ll be preparing notes for all retail meetings and chasing up actions across the team.

You’ll need to be good on excel, be able to analyse data and make sense of the numbers. You should be a natural communicator, someone who can get stuff done and has a logical and common sense approach to tasks. This is a very busy job, you need to be comfortable juggling many tasks and enjoy a very fast moving environment.

This would suit someone from a similar commercial job or perhaps from a retailer looking to move to a supplier environment or with a strong customer service background either within manufacturing or distribution.

Salary is £23k-£25k – If this sounds interesting send your CV over via the link and we will be in touch.

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