Job profile: Commercial analyst

Job Title:

Commercial Analyst


Campbell Grocery Products

Professional Qualification(s):

MSci Natural Sciences – Trinity College Cambridge University, A-Levels in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & General Studies, 10 GCSE’s.

Brief overview of your job:

I’m a member of the Finance team here in the head office at Campbell’s working closely with the commercial team to help them make sound business decisions.What does your job involve?

I have a close working relationship with the UK consumer marketing team, analysing and forecasting the spend on Campbell’s key brands: Homepride, Batchelors, Campbell’s, Fray Bentos and OXO

  • I also work closely with the sales department to analyse and forecast customer spend
  • My role also involves supporting senior finance managers on a range of business-wide projects
  • Working as part of a cross-functional team

What do you most like about your job?

I enjoy being part of a company that is internationally well-known and respected

  • It’s a young, vibrant workplace
  • There are lots of opportunities to move and progress within the organisation

What skills are required in your job?

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A good knowledge of IT systems, particularly spreadsheet applications
  • The ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines

What is your advice to people looking for a career in the food & grocery industry?

It’s a fascinating industry to work in – certainly never a dull moment and there’s lots of opportunity to gain a wealth of experience – I’d say go for it!!