Job Title
Business Unit ControllerName: Alan Bird

Company: Kettle Foods Ltd

Professional Qualification(s):
Bsc Economics and Geography 2:2, Portsmouth

Brief overview of your job:
To manage a portfolio of businesses including the Tesco accountWhat does your job involve?
• Supporting Direct reports

• Servicing Tesco

• Ensuring immediate, Medium term and long term plans are kept alive

• P&L; management and budget achievement

• Senior management team to support internal decision making process and “influence” direction

What do you most like about your job?
• USP of the product in the market place,
• Autonomy in the role
• Attitude of the organisation to employees

What skills are required in your job?
• Diplomacy / Communication (Internal) /
• Negotiation

What is your advice to people looking for a career in the food & grocery industry?
• Choose your boss wisely.
• Understand what you are trying to get out of a role (where do you want it to take you)

Career so far:
IRI – Building data bases
ACN – Client Service Manager
Britvic Soft Drinks – Convenience Customer planning Manager (Trade Marketing)
Whitbread Beer Company / Interbrew – Safeway National Account Manager
Whitbread Beer Company / Interbrew – Take Home Insight Manager
Kettle Foods Ltd – Business Unit Controller

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