Senior Manager, Operations & Business Development - FMCG

Job Title: Senior Manager, Operations & Business Development - FMCG
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Bonus + Package
Reference: BBBH58570_1493742908
Contact Name: Tom Chadwick
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 02, 2017 17:35

Job Description

Senior Manager, Operations & Business Development - FMCG

Global Entertainment giant are looking for an MBA or ACA qualified highly commercial and strategic Senior Manager, Operations and Business Development. The correct candidate will be a strategic/operational thought leader and driver responsible to lead and manage operational excellence & technology platforms along with business development growth initiatives in support of EMEA's business strategies and key operating initiatives.

This position is a proactive business partner that will interface with business executives across the region, requiring considerable cross-department collaboration and alignment with executives & teams.

Role Responsibilities:

Operations and Technology

  • As part of enterprise-wide operational excellence program, lead and project manage new and ongoing process & systems change programs and initiatives across the region.
  • Areas of company-wide focus include developing best practices and sustainable business process in support of operating as One Global Team that focus on planning & performance management, driving efficiencies, being informed by data & analytics.
  • For project work-streams, develop EMEA resource plans, project teams to include cross-functional staff across the region.
  • Develop communications and training plans in support of successful roll out of new processes.
  • Identify and action technology solutions that will enhance EMEA's business processes
  • Lead business planning exercise in support of EMEA technology investments that factor both short and long term requirements and provide meaningful ROI

Business Development

  • Lead business development efforts in support of European Strat Plan, Country Manager Strat Plan alignment, new market entry, new business models, new properties, etc.
  • Partner with EMEA executives to implement strategy, design performance metrics and monitor planned results. Examples include: acquisitions, business combinations, new lines of business, market entry strategies, new business model paradigms, strategic alliances, etc.
  • As the business evolves, support evaluation of organizational realignment opportunities. Ensure that regional business unit resource plans are aligned with strategic direction and optimize return on investment.

Other special projects as required

Candidate Profile:

  • MBA or ACA qualified, Big 4 / large consulting firm experience preferred
  • Proven post qualification experience in project management, operations planning, finance, strategic planning, business planning or business development required.
  • Industry experience in consumer products, media and entertainment required
  • Strong executive leadership, communication, collaboration and presentation skills
  • Experience leading operational change and business development initiatives
  • Strategic and business planning experience, including how to leverage technology
  • Knowledge of consumer products landscape and consumer trends
  • Ability to manage cross-functional teams

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.