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Commercial Manager

Vitacress Herbs, Pagham Road, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom Req #63
05 January 2024

Are you ready to be part of a team that's cultivating a bright future? Here at Vitacress we are sowing the seeds of success and now looking for a dynamic and experienced Commercial Manager to grow with us.

As commercial manager you will be the primary contact for our renowned grocery retail and/or horticulture customers, responsible for growing and nurturing the relationship and have direct influence over their experience with us. You will take ownership for the P&L performance of your customer base and drive the category agenda to develop & convert growth opportunities.

We are looking for someone enthusiastic, a team player and a champion for the customer and commercial performance. It is essential that you have a retail grocery or horticultural background, with a proven track record of commercial ownership and success so that you can confidently flourish with us from the get go.

You will receive a competitive starting salary and will be working Monday to Friday with an option to work hybrid (minimum 3 days in office dependant on business needs). The role is based within our Runcton site and may at times require you to travel to your customer locations too.

This really is an opportunity not to be missed, not only will you get to join a great team, but a company with a very good culture. We’re going to keep growing our success and we want YOU to grow with us. If this excites you and you want your fresh start then you can apply really easily, either click the apply now button here or contact me at emily.jones@vitacress.com

Vitacress Herbs, based just outside historic Chichester, West Sussex, is the market leader in the UK in both fresh cut and living herbs with over 25 years’ experience within the fresh herbs market and horticulture products in the UK. With our 12.5 hectares of specialist glass houses, we take immense pride in our work ensuring our consumers have high quality produce to elevate more meals with healthy fresh. We take pleasure in ensuring the best possible standards and we will empower you to do the same. From the way we grow our products, to the relationships we maintain with customers, everyone knows exactly what is going on. We are authentic and grounded. At the centre of everything is a trust that you can feel every day at work. From the produce that is grown on site and on our farms; to the investment in facilities and the growth of the business; to growing and nurturing out talented employees, growing is truly at the heart of what we do. Join us and become a trusted partner in our business.

 

About Us 

We are one of Europe's leading suppliers of fresh produce, specialising in watercress, salads and fresh herbs. 

Established in Hampshire 1951, we became part of the RAR Group in 2008. We have a proud heritage of market-leading innovation including the introduction of living herbs, and baby leaf salads, and market-defining salad leaves including bagged watercress, rocket and baby spinach. We have a wide range of customers in the UK, both under supermarket own brands and Steve's Leaves, we are branded market-leaders in Portugal and also operate in Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. We employ 1500 people across Europe. We're passionate about promoting the use of fresh produce, which is why we have introduced the Herbilicious and Wild for Watercress campaigns, as well as participating in the Make More of Salad campaign run by the British Leafy Salad Association.   

We have farms in the UK, Portugal, Germany and Spain, and a global sourcing network to ensure that, no matter what the season, we supply the freshest, tastiest, healthiest, most exciting products on the market.   We are determined to leave things better than we found them, and as such we have set up the Vitacress Conservation Trust to promote the well being of the unique chalk stream habitats where many of our watercress sites are based.

Please visit our sustainability section to learn more about our work and our partners. 

Culture Close to the Soil 

The Vitacress team has one goal; to provide the freshest, tastiest, healthiest and most exciting produce throughout the year. Inspired by our heritage and pioneering spirit, we constantly strive to bring new ideas to the market.

We win customers’ trust by delivering the best in quality, service and ethical standards.  Our people care for and endeavour to protect and enhance nature, our growing business and the communities in which we work.

This translates into the company values:
   

Always deliver quality - We take pride in ensuring our product is of the best possible standard.

Do the right thing -
From the way we grow our products, to the relationships we sustain with client, everyone knows exactly what is going on. At the centre of everything is a trust that has been built over years of excellent service.

Nurture the future - 
From the herbs and salads that are grown on site. To the investment in facilities and the growth of the business. We're focussed on always improving our offer and ourselves, leading the way forward.

Other details

  • Job Family Commercial
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
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  • Vitacress Herbs, Pagham Road, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom