Private Label Development Lead

Cheddar, Somerset
Full Time
£55,000-£60,000 PA
Full Time 9.00am-5.00PM M-F
Closing Date:
30th October 2021

Are you experienced with FMCG brands or have innovation experience at a managerial level? Do you have Food & Retail industry experience? A PMP, Prince II, or Agile qualification?!


Enable Futures are operating as an employment business on behalf of its client and recruiting for a Private LabelDevelopment Lead to join a global FMCG organisation! With the HeadOffice based in North Somerset (Remote Working 50%) Cheddar, Somerset. You will be joining a business that has over 30 years of award winning experience in creating, rolling out and managing bespoke customer services. Their clients include a selection of blue-chip companies in various industries. They offer a range of consultancy services drawing on their in-depth knowledge of their food & beverage industry and manage projects in South America, NorthAmerica, Asia, Scandinavia and several European countries!


The working hours are either Full Time9.00am-5.00PM M-F (35 hours). The annual salary is Circa £55,000 -£60,000 PA. The package includes: Healthcare Scheme, 21 Days Annual Leave,Company Pension, Onsite Parking, WellnessScheme & Flexible Working. The role does enable some remote home working, some office based.



  • A     key pillar in our strategy to double convenience retail sales by 2025 is     to expand the portfolio of private label products across all categories.     With a well-established and highly successful own brand food-to-go offer,     private label is being expanded on other high volume key categories such     as soft drinks, crisps, nuts, chocolate, and travel accessories. This role     will be to project manage this program and co-ordinate across the team of     stakeholders in 29 global markets. 
  • This     will involve working with the Global team to identify synergies in product     ranges between countries to prioritise the quick wins and highest return     to the group.
  • With     responsibility to manage the project from concept to launch, you will need     to source suppliers, carry out formal tenders and develop the product     recipes as well as working with a creative agency to design the packaging.
  • Given     the number of markets involved, engaging with the local category manager,     supply chain lead, procurement manager and marketing teams to align on the     projects, is a pivotal part of the role.
  • You     will need to conduct market and competitor research to identify gaps and     opportunities to develop a comprehensive brief and strategic launch     calendar.
  • The     success of this role will be to grow profit through a combination of     incremental sales from complimentary skus and delivering a higher margin     on existing skus converted to private label.


Experience,attributes & skills sought:


  • FMCG     brand and/or innovation experience at a managerial level.
  • Food     & Retail industry experience would be an advantage.
  • Experience     across multiple international markets.
  • Familiar     with retail intelligence agencies (e.g., IGD, KANTAR, CMA, etc.).
  • Very     personable with excellent communication and people skills.
  • Powerful     influencing skills to bring people along the journey.
  • Team     player and willing to go extra miles to support the business.
  • Highly     Organised & high level in attention to detail.
  • Advanced     project management skills.
  • High     level proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint essential.
  • Able     to deliver engaging presentations.
  • High     tolerance of ambiguity and thrive in Change.
  • Committed     to continuous improvement.
  • Solid     knowledge of marketing principles and category management fundamentals.
  • Strong     commercial awareness with a strategic understanding over P&L delivery.
  • PMP,     Prince II, or Agile qualification preferred.
  • Educated     to a university level standard.
  • Full     clean driving license.