Key Account Commercial Project Manager

Sales & Marketing Maidenhead Full-time United Kingdom

Job Description

The implementation of the Pret Barista station and L’or Barista station concepts are a strategic priority for JDE Professional UK. The Commercial Manager role is responsible for managing the development and implementation of the solution into the UK market. In doing this, the Commercial Manager will work as part of a cross functional team with internal stakeholders across Sales, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain, Demand Planning and Finance in order to deliver our growth agenda.  This role has global exposure and requires strong stakeholder influencing skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define, where needed, and implement UK business strategy
  • Negotiate commercial agreement with distributors
  • Build business model and maintain for continued efficiency
  • Attend global team meetings as needed
  • Manage relationship with partner brand (Pret a Manger)
  • Present Monthly update to Steering Group
  • Manage monthly KPI tracker and approvals flow with partner brand
  • Onboard distributors and monitor vs agreed SLAs and KPIs
  • Inform and align with internal stakeholders
  • Overall responsibility for performance tracking and reporting
  • Work closely with overall UK sales team in support of successful implantation of Barista Stations


  • Commercial experience within the Professional B2B environment is essential
  • Strong and demonstrated project management in FMCG required
  • Demonstrate NOS, GM and EBIT growth achievement
  • Structured approach to strategy development and implementation
  • Excellent Leadership skills and Communications skills
  • Good working knowledge of Coffee category in the Out Of Home market preferred
  • Commercially astute with P&L understanding and ability to leverage OOH metrics
  • Ability and confidence to build networks at all levels
  • Excellent planning, org, communication, analytical and problem solving

Additional Information

Our Values:


“Breaks down complexity and provides clear and consistent messages”


“Running the business as an owner and a partner”


“Taking charge and focusing others”


“Driving operational and financial excellence”


“Building the power of one”

Candidates must have evidence of a current Right to Work in the UK

We believe amazing things can happen over a cup of coffee.

Everyone’s coffee experience is unique, and we’ve been innovating since 1753. Our coffee has been loved for generations and a career with us will mean you’ll be playing your part in shaping the future of coffee.

When we grow, you grow. If you have a thirst to be part of our journey, you’ll be exposed to the full spectrum of your field of work. We value potential. We create opportunity to help you grow as a professional, surrounded by amazing people.

Our goal is simple but ambitious. Jacobs Douwe Egberts: a coffee for every cup. JDE is a €5 billion global business retaining a start-up feel and containing some of the leading brands in Coffee and Tea – Kenco, L’OR, Tassimo and Douwe Egberts to name a few.

The UK represents a top 5 global market for JDE and continues to be a growth engine for the category, driving premiumisation by leading the single-serve portion with the Tassimo brand and premiumising the instant coffee segment through Kenco, L’OR and the Douwe Egberts brands.

The professional business unit is aligned with ‘on the go’ consumption of our brands including customer such as offices, hotel groups, pubs and bars and hospitals. Professional makes up approximately 25% of the UK&I business.