Commercial Sales Executive

Commercial Sales Executive

Closing date: 15 Dec 17
Salary: £22,500 - £25,000
Location: Newbury
HR Contact: HR Team

About English Provender Company

Our business has a long and proud history of food excellence.  We produce award-winning dressings, condiments and chutneys for many of the UK’s leading food manufacturers and retailers as well as nurturing our own brands: English Provender, Very Lazy® and Newman’s Own®. We believe it’s our passion for good food, fine ingredients and technical excellence that sets us apart and gives us our success. 

We’re a spirited, adventurous and resourceful team, and we think these qualities make for something pretty unique and coveted these days. From the mayonnaise and chutneys we create to the management styles and choices we make, everything is guided by our core company values: Creativity, Agility, Respect and Excellence. It's these values that make us look forward to coming to work every day and make English Provender company a great place to work.

Our Commercial Executive Role

Our Commercial Executive reports into the Business Unit Controller within our Retail Business Unit. This is a broad role which has a balance of account management responsibility as well as a support function to the retail commercial team.

The account management would include growing our brand sales within an agreed portfolio of customers within Convenience, Specialist Retail and Gifting trade channels and maximise sales and margin opportunities, within these specified accounts / sectors.

The business support function would involve:

  • Commercial forecast tracking and review
  • Export stock management and interface with Export Manager
  • Slow moving stock control
  • Commercial administration support

This is an entry level role for someone with 1-2 years’ work experience (can be varied) who is keen to get into FMCG sales and join a highly successful team. They will work as part of the Retail team with the aim to deliver the budget for both sales and profit. They will also need to work cross functionally to ensure customer expectations are exceeded from portfolio management and execution, and a service perspective.

Candidate Requirements:


  • Have high attention to detail
  • Experience in sales and or marketing
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Good understanding of UK retail structure
  • Project Management
  • Demonstrates tenacity and detail in all aspects of work
  • Some driving is required for this position so you must have a full UK licence as well as transport


  • Have a degree in a related subject
  • Food industry / FMCG experience

The Commercial Sales Executive is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week, based at our Newbury site paying circa £22,500 - £25,000. The compensation package includes a competitive salary, discretionary bonus, life assurance, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, access to healthcare cash plan and 31 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing with years of service.

In line with the Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Act, all applicants will be expected to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK if invited to interview.

English Provender Company recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and we therefore welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community.


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English Provender Company Ltd,
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Registered office at:
Cunard Building
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