Account Executive - M&S

M&S Commercial Executive
Salary – Competitive

Base Site - Bo’ness
Holiday – 25 plus bank holidays
Categories - FOTM, Hospitality and Produce (encompasses any category/product supplied into M&S by Bo’ness)
Other Sites - London/Tilmanstone/Sutton Bridge/Boston (work coverage – not attendance)
Size of Account - £185m
Customer – M&S

We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 39 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Commercial Executive to join Bakkavor and work with one of our most prestigious and strategic customers. Working on an account worth
£185 million; this is a great opportunity to work as part of team to deliver a broad agenda across the M&S Fresh categories

Behaviours & Accountabilities 

  • Contributes towards the key goals of the team
  • Develops internal working relationships across all functions to ensure commercial delivery is delivered accurately & promptly
  • Customer interaction as and when required
  • Ensures all relevant input & output information is collated, processed, and reviewed with the relevant teams. Specific focus on forecasts and site-based communications.
  • Completes commercial documentation as requested & understands when to escalate risk
  • Open to change, lives the Bakkavor values
  • Ensures key business processes are adhered to in a timely manner
  • Works across sites & sectors smoothly to ensure commercial delivery is achieved
  • Drives consistency in process across site & sector
  • Effective communicator, attention to detail, fast paced, positive

Specific Skills

  • Confident working with excel to a reasonable level
  • Creates sales reports & provides meaningful action driven analysis for: week to week performance, new launches, promotions, changes in store distribution, factors affecting forecast profiling e.g. weather
  • Manages all internal communication to ensure clear understanding of forecast changes, product range changes, price, promotions etc
  • Provides support to the Commercial Team in the day to day running of the retailer account on routine account management issues. Exceptional issues to be raised at a higher level
  • Organised with proven experience working in a similar role within a busy team
  • Methodical with an excellent eye for detail
  • Must have financial acumen


Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Commercial

Boness, GB

Date:  12-May-2022