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Hello! I am Catherine, Head of Keeping People Happy (HR Director)

At Ella’s Kitchen we care about each other, we care about the world we live in and we care about making the absolute best food for tiny tummies.

We believe that if we’re all aligned towards a clear direction, grounded in the stuff we’re passionate about, then our team will thrive; free to deliver amazing results and feel rewarded doing it.

Cathrine

At Ella’s Kitchen, we’re guided by our values. They set the tone of our culture and we look out for newbies who will be a natural fit to our values and complement and contribute to our business.

We believe to achieve strong business growth, we need to nurture our people, because happy people do the best work. So we invest in our people to be the best they can be and encourage a culture of leadership so that everyone feels valued and empowered.

We are always keen to meet brilliant people who believe in our mission and want to live and breathe our values.

Catherine
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Full time

Junior National Account Manager (Helps Make UK Deals)

Purpose of role:

  • Support, inspire, excite and motivate your customers and fellow Dealers, knowing and demonstrating what it takes to help us be best in class
  • Build strong relationships within our team, influence and challenge us to make the right decisions and help support us landing our ambitious growth plans
  • Gain a real understanding of your customers strategies & goals and align them to our plans
  • Create imaginative, ambitious and commercially sensible plans for your customers
  • Provide wider support when needed across the deals team to ensure we hit the basics with our customers and internally.

Role Activities / Responsibilities:

1. Customer Management & Sales Delivery (60%)

  • Help us to deliver our UK Net Sales targets in line with our budgets
  • Bring to life our commercial and brand plans in your customers
  • Ensure our trade spend is managed effectively in your customers, ensuring we spend it on the right activity that achieves against our objectives
  • Build great relationships with our customers through a clear contact strategy so that we are the brand that challenges our customers, but isn’t the painful one to deal with – ask questions, listen, understand and communicate effectively internally and externally in line with our values
  • Support our Dealers with helping us track to the plans we have in place
  • Forecast your customers’ needs ensuring we have great forecast accuracy

2. Sales Fundamentals / Reporting & Tracking (30%)

  • Work with our category and marketing teams to deliver timely category management/insight to help deliver targets and help stand us apart from the rest of our competition
  • Help us to accurately reporting sales data (weekly sales number, forecasting, trade spend, promotional performance) and challenge us if you think we can improve and change what we do
  • Manage and contribute to a broad range of cross functional projects including new product developments and reviewing how we are performing in the market
  • You are the eyes and ears of your customers. You stay up to date with what is going on in store with frequent store visits and news updates and report your findings back to the team.

3. Joint Business Plan’s (10% time)

  • Help us to build amazing JBP’s that motivate our customers and deliver against the targets we set ourselves as a business
  • Take the time to think about which elements of a JBP need to be dialled up or down to achieve results, thinking not just about the next year, but also how these plans could impact us in the future and across the rest of our business
  • Support us with building bottom up plans at a SKU level to ensure we’re making the right choices not only commercially but for our families who buy Ella’s products
  • Ensure plans are delivered in a timely fashion; allowing time for internal alignment/sign off whilst hitting retailer timelines

You will need to:

  • Have experience managing customers, delivering commercial plans and results
  • Be passionate for the brand and what Ella’s stands for – improving children’s lives through healthy relationships with food and using business as a force for good.
  • Demonstrate your ability to live and breathe our values: We Want to Win, We’re Business Minded, We’re Childlike, We think differently, We’re Good to Each other.
  • Have a willingness to learn and be challenged to think differently
  • Embrace, embody and exude all that is special and unique about Ella’s Kitchen
  • Have excellent commercial & numeracy skills
  • Have awesome relationship building skills and top notch questioning skills
  • Be a brilliant communicator & networker
  • Be a proactive thinker and able to make the time to think about what we’re doing
  • Be able to thrive in an entrepreneurial and exciting environment
  • Influence others through your flexible style
  • Have a results focussed mind-set with the ability to “never never give up” and find solutions to challenges
  • Have a great grasp of MS Office (Excel in particular)

And What You’ll Get In Return:

  • Bucket loads of training and development, supporting your career pathway
  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • A Box of Treats, including private medical, dental, pension, life assurance, 25 days holiday and the ability to buy more, high street discounts, amazing wellbeing events, Give It A Go days… to name but a few!
  • A really awesome place to come to work… our beautiful Barns in the Oxfordshire countryside
Full time

Production Planner (Helps Make it Run Like Clockwork)

Responsible for:

Ensuring Ella’s are holding the right amount of stock in the supply chain, through accurate production forecasting and stock management by working collaboratively with our co-manufacturers.

Purpose of role:

Supporting the Clockwork (Operations) team deliver their strategy, by working with our out-sourced manufacturing partners and our internal Ella’s teams, to ensure we have the right stock in the right place at the right time, reducing cost whilst maximising availability, efficiency, and profitability.

Role activities / responsibilities:

  • Manage production requirements, and confirm forecast and production orders to Ella’s manufacturers, to ensure we are holding the right amount of stock. This includes aligning Ella’s production requirements with manufacturing capacity, availability of raw materials, and retailer demand fluctuations.
  • Develop strong working relationships with our manufacturers, taking on the role of influencer to ensure that we get the best outcome for Ella’s whilst still living our values with our suppliers. You will be the key operational contact for one of our biggest manufacturer and also for some of our other strategic partners.
  • Support the development of new products by co-ordinating trials and availability of raw materials and packaging and contributing into project meetings.
  • Drive improvements to the planning process and the day-to-day management of the manufacturer
  • Track and report on supplier KPIs and find ways to drive improvement collaboratively
  • Day to day problem solving
  • Working collaboratively across the internal Ella’s teams to ensure clarity, accuracy and consistency of information flow
  • Live the Ella's values and engage our suppliers in the brand

You will need:

  • Ability to work well under pressure and demonstrate that you can adapt to the fast pace and variety of FMCG supply chain
  • Some production planning experience within in a Food or FMCG background would be preferable.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability and willingness to communicate effectively at all levels and provide support in a range of activities and tasks
  • Real strength in using MS Excel, with top-notch numeracy skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to build strong relationships, getting things done and resolving issues across the business and with suppliers
  • Passion and determination to succeed
  • Proactive and driven attitude with a natural aptitude for problem solving (and able to think differently when finding solutions)
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to think logically, especially when it’s really busy
  • Demonstrable ability to live and breathe our values: We Want to Win, We’re Business Minded, We’re Childlike, We Think Differently, We’re Good to Each Other

It would be really amazing if you had:

  • Ability to speak a European language, preferably Spanish, French or Dutch
  • Experience in an FMCG environment

And What You’ll Get In Return:

  • Bucket loads of training and development, supporting your career pathway
  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • A Box of Treats, including private medical, dental, pension, life assurance, 25 days holiday and the ability to buy more, high street discounts, amazing wellbeing events, Give It A Go days… to name but a few!
  • A really awesome place to come to work… our beautiful Barns in the Oxfordshire countryside
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speculative applications

The role

We're always looking for passionate, creative and innovative people to come and work with us at Ella's Kitchen.

If we aren't currently advertising for a role that's right for you, you can submit a speculative application and we'll hold your details in our Talent Pool for 3 months. If we've got any roles that we think might be of interest to you, we'll be in touch!

our box of treats

Our team are super-special and in return for all the hard work they do everyday, everyone gets a ‘Box of Treats’ to help make every day that little bit brighter and easier! Goodies to look forward to when you join Ella's Kitchen:

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Healthcare

health cash plan

Free Ellas products for family friends

free Ella's products for family + friends

Weekly Bootcamp Yoga

weekly bootcamp + yoga

Annual Wellbeing Calendar

annual wellbeing calendar

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