Commercial Business Partner

  • London Kings Place
  • Full-time

Don’t miss your opportunity to become part of our Liz Earle and WBA Global Brands…

We’re looking for an experienced Commercial Business Partner to undertake a newly created role of Manager within our Global Market Strategy & Planning (MS&P) team for skincare across Liz Earle and our Global Brands partners. If you have a background in Beauty Retail or FMCG within a commercial role including business insights and analysis this could mean you are perfect for this role. With our unique brand story, global brand partners and expertise in skincare this is an exciting opportunity to be part of something truly special!

So, what is this role all about?

In this role you’ll be responsible for skincare category across Liz Earle, Soap & Glory, Botanics, YourGoodSkin and Tea Tree & Witch Hazel.

As a newly formed team, MS&P operate as the commercial partners to the global marketing teams, who are responsible for developing new products and plans for regions. The team focus on supporting Product, Marketing and Finance to build plans and initiatives that are financially sufficient, commercially compelling, priced to win and retailer ready, to ensure we maximise profit and sales for ourselves and our retail partners.

Day to day you will be responsible for evaluation and sign-off of new product business cases to ensure they are accurate and deliver more value year on year. You’ll also undertake commercial story telling within new product development to ensure our regional teams can understand the proposition and successfully sell in to retailers. Additionally, you’ll be re-engineering our global price and promotion plans, ensuring they are fit for our regional partners and have guardrails to ensure brand positioning and growth. With your expertise in all things commercial, insights and analysis, you’ll also be focussed on managing and reducing our global excess and obsolete stock through efficient product life cycle management. Being a newly formed team, you’ll also be developing best practice and commercial processes and tools. You’ll be working cross functionally, supporting the shaping of our brands 3-year plans and defining the commercial and operational growth drivers while ensuring alignment with business goals.

And, Who are we looking for?

A highly agile commercial business partner with broad commercial and analytical skillset combined with a background in beauty retail/ skincare or FMCG. Experienced in the use of data to define commercial assumptions and decision making, you’ll provide advice to the business and drive value creation. You have a collaborative yet consultative approach and build relationships with ease. Inquisitive, you seek to understand and have the ability communicate concise finding and propose commercial solutions that align with long term strategy and plans. A commercial gatekeeper for business cases across NPD, you have the gravitas to influence decisions and the required leadership skills to steer cross functional projects.

Furthermore, you will continuously operate within the remit of our Precious Recipe:

We Care More
We Never Settle
We Are One Team.

To flourish at Liz Earle & Global Brands, you will be at ease with ambiguity and change, approaching every single day with positivity and resilience whilst taking full ownership for your deliverables.

What can we offer you in return?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join us at an exciting time as we recruit new talent to help us grow our brands globally, using our industry leading innovation and marketing, together with our retail partners, who help us to access over 13,000 shops in over 11 countries.

With our unique business model and customer at the heart of everything we do this is your chance to be part of something special.

In addition to a competitive salary, our benefits include (but are not limited to) a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, life insurance, 50% personal product discount and a goodie box each month! #joinlizearle

How to apply

  • Email
  • Copy and paste the job type and location of the role you are applying for in the subject line.
  • Attach your CV, covering letter and current salary details.
  • Closing date 19th June 2019

Please note

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive for our roles, we are unable to personally reply to all applications and only successful candidates will be contacted. Please do feel free to apply again in the future if you see something else you are interested in.

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. Liz Earle Beauty Co. is an equal opportunities employer, part of Walgreens Boots Alliance. We work closely with our Global Brands recruitment partners within the wider WBA and may share your information internally for recruitment purposes only. Where we do this, we ensure they give your information the same level of care and security as we do in accordance with GDPR. If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period of twelve (12) months and may contact you about alternative vacancies.