Trading Manager (Travel to Dublin as required)


Job ref: 12384

Job Type: Trading

Location: Ireland

Contract type: Contract

Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Trading Manager (Travel to Dublin as required)

Musgrave is Ireland`s leading food retail and wholesale company. Our retail brands include SuperValu, Centra, Daybreak, and Mace in Northern Ireland. In addition, Musgrave MarketPlace is Ireland`s leading wholesale supplier to retail, foodservice and SMEs. We are continuously changing and expanding our brand portfolio, with more recent brands including Frank & Honest Coffee, La Rousse Foods and Drinks Inc. Our values are long-term stable relationships, achievement, not being greedy, honest, and working hard.  There are real progression opportunities within our business for those looking for a long term career.

Role Purpose:

To produce and implement business development plans incorporating range, price, promotion and supply chain for trading category across all MWS business units.

Role Scope:

The key challenge of the role is to drive our offer to achieve growth through our product offerings

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Produce and implement business development plans for all business units incorporating:
  • Range strategy
    • Assess commercial performance of current range
    • Review market trends and opportunities
    • Review competitor offerings
  • Price positioning
    • Assess current pricing and margin performance
    • Review competitor price positioning
  • Promotion plan
    • Develop appropriate promotional strategies to drive profitability
  • Supply chain
    • Ensure that inbound service levels are on target
  • Cost of goods
    • Ensure that we are leveraging our group buying power effectively
  • Through effective management of the administrative resource ensure that you product and price file is continuously and accurately maintained
  • Support the Business Units by making regular site visits to achieve the following objectives…
    • Solicit customer feedback & insight
    • Communicate relevant changes and developments
    • Coach, mentor and motivate the appropriate business unit employees
  • Support the business units through development of working relationship with the sales teams and the key customers
  • Be prepared to commit to further education programs as appropriate



  • Quality of business development plans
  • Sales and margin performance by category by business units
  • Inbound service levels
  • Administrative measures – e.g. First time match rate
  • Frequency, quality and effectiveness of site visits to Cash & Carry’s
  • Quality of relationships developed with DCR & DFS sales teams



The ideal candidate will have/be:

Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Undergraduate or equivalent
  • Excellent Microsoft Office & Outlook skills
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Passionate about Food

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