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Due to phenomenal growth over recent months, we’re excited to announce new job opportunities for our Alconbury Hill site in Cambridgeshire. We’re just as passionate about our people as we are our products. Whether you are a trained Horticulturalist, a Marketing Guru, Warehouse Operative or Sales Representative you’ll be equally welcome at the Westland Group.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to join us and be part of our amazing journey, then we’d love to hear from you.

 

Assistant Financial Controller – Hybrid 

Alconbury Hill 

 

Reporting to the Financial Controller, this role will see you take management of producing accounts for 3 operational divisions. Main Duties include: new system integration & associated reconciliations, standard cost maintenance, preparation of monthly accounts pack for monthly board meetings, gross margin reporting & variance analysis, understanding & distributing divisional costs, review & maintain BOM Costings, management of key balance sheet, control accounts and much more.

Essential Criteria – Strong Excel Skills, ability to work with large blocks of data, strong analytical Skills, part/newly qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA or Equ.), ability to understand the requirements of key stakeholders

 

Sales

 

Area Sales Manager – South West (Bristol regions) 

Essential: Experience within Pet Care

Due to high demand, we have a new opportunity for an experienced “Area Sales Manager” to join our award-winning sales team in the South West. This role is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills within a fast moving, entrepreneurial business working within an exciting channel. Reporting to the Divisional Director, this role will see you build and develop customer relationships in the Pet Channel, driving in-store distribution through existing and new business. The right candidate will be energetic, pro-active with a real flair for building long-term customer relationships and show resilience, drive and commitment to achieving KPI’s. Previous experience in sales and the pet care is essential.

 

Technical Area Sales Manager – Sinclair Professional 

Regions: Yorkshire to Cambridgeshire (East of England) 

 

Due to phenomenal growth over recent months, we’re looking for an experienced ‘Technical Sales Manager‘ to join our award-winning growing media team. This role will see you sell the full range of Sinclair professional media, bark and fertilisers to a wide range of commercial growers and distributors driving profitable growth.

 

Essential Skills: 

* 3 years’ relevant successful business experience, commercial experience preferably with professional growers

* Exposure or understanding of dealing with professional growers, horticulture or agriculture industry is highly desirable

* Graduate/diploma in horticulture or soil science

* Understands the professional growers market with a current driving licence and willingness to travel

 

Territory Area Sales Manager – East of England/Oxfordshire/London/Kent (South East regions)

 

Due to high demand, we have a new opportunity for an experienced “Territory Area Sales Manager” to join our award-winning sales team in the South East. This role is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills within a fast moving, entrepreneurial business working within an exciting channel. Reporting to the Divisional Director, this role will see you build and develop customer relationships in the Pet Channel, driving in-store distribution through existing and new business. The right candidate will be energetic, pro-active with a real flair for building long-term customer relationships and show resilience, drive and commitment to achieving KPI’s. Previous experience in the pet care industry is essential.

 

Marketing & Category

 

Senior Brand Manager – Kent & Stowe (Durables)

Permanent – Alconbury Hill, Cambridgeshire 

Reporting to the Head of Marketing & Category, this role will see you develop, establish and deliver our brand identity and oversee NPD to ensure the product range is delivered on time and ready for launch. This is a senior marketing role where you will be the brand champion and will take ownership of one of our leading heritage brands. The successful Senior Brand Manager will have full leadership of their category from day one and you will be expected to scope, design, deliver and evaluate a medium-term plan with the goal of creating and delivering compelling cross company activity, as well as growing the fame of the brand.

 

Brand Manager – Lawns and Plant Food

Permanent – Alconbury Hill, Cambridgeshire

This is a very exciting opportunity for an exceptional marketer to make a huge impact in our dynamic and fast-paced team. Reporting to the Head of Marketing & Category, this role will see you champion one of our most dynamic product portfolios, plus offer support across other retail categories within the group. This role would suit a Brand Manager who is looking to expand their career into a new sector, or an Assistant Brand Manager who is ready for their next step up.

 

Technical

 

Technical Laboratory Manager – Formulation Development 

Alconbury Hill, Cambridgeshire

We have a fantastic new opportunity for an experienced ‘Technical Laboratory Manager’ to fully manage our new Alconbury Technical Laboratory.  The primary responsibility will be to manage, control and develop the product formulations and regulatory stewardship across the consumer divisions Group. As part of the technical team you will support innovation, technical asset creation, regulatory compliance and commercial value of our products across all of our markets.

Knowledge skills and Abilities

  • You will have a proven track record as a senior laboratory/chemistry/formulation manager in Consumer Goods, in one of the following: Agri/ Agri Chemical, Chemicals or household controls.
  • You will have excellent chemistry knowledge and a strong background in delivering and linking with internal & external stakeholders.
  • Has operational experience of bringing products to market.
  • Ability to successfully drive formulation development from laboratory research to production scale.

 

How To Apply

If you would like further information on our current vacancies or apply directly, please contact Louise Jones, In-House Recruitment Manager for Westland Horticulture, Alconbury Hill, Cambridgeshire

Email: recruit@westland.com

All Recruitment enquires are kept confidential.

We do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL. Continued unsolicited approaches will affect our decision to consider your interest in working with the Westland Group in the future

 

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