Careers at Nelsons

As well as a strong heritage - we have the edge in the competition and without a doubt; it’s our people, the Nelsons' family. We work hard, thrive on challenges, demonstrate accountability, laugh a lot and give the best team social events in town! If you share the values of Nelsons and would like to contribute and be part of the success of Nelsons, then join the family! Find our vacancies below.

Our Vacancies

QC Lab Analyst - 12 Month FTC

Department: Quality Control

Company: Supply Chain Organisation

Location: Endeavour Way, Wimbledon

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: VA244

Participate as an active and flexible Quality department team member to provide a Quality Control service for the Supply Chain Organisation.

 

Key Responsbilities 

▪ Sample and test all incoming raw materials according to in-house specifications and methods of analysis.

▪ Sample and test all incoming packaging components according to approved in-house specifications.

▪ Test all finished products according to approved in-house specifications and methods of analysis including Spatone as required by the approved SOP.

▪ Microbiological testing of raw materials, bulk and finished products, including Spatone as required by the approved SOP.

▪ Environmental monitoring.

▪ Maintenance of microbiological and environmental records and supply of related reports as necessary.

▪ Microbiological method evaluation and validation.

▪ Ensure that all laboratory tasks performed are in keeping with Good Laboratory Practice and that production processes adhere to the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice.

▪ Carry out line checks on production activities and perform the relevant in-process checks, ensuring that such activities are in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice.

▪ Perform analyses, examinations or investigations as required on behalf of the Company.

▪ Supply written reports as necessary on request.

▪ Ensure all data is stored and entered in the correct file and that any test OOS are investigated via the OOS procedure.

▪ Ensure all required retained samples are kept and stored correctly.

▪ Contribute to the investigation of customer complaints as required.

▪ Ensure that all chemical and consumable supplies are maintained.

▪ Ensure that the laboratory is maintained in a clean and tidy condition, including the removal of laboratory waste.

▪ Liaise effectively with staff from other departments.

▪ Involvement in other QMS responsibilities as required as part of personal development.

 

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience

Educated to degree level or above in a scientific subject

 

Abilities and Skills

Essential

▪ Experience in an analytical laboratory

▪ Ability to use work instructions and specifications for testing of products, raw materials and components

▪ A good appreciation of Good Laboratory Practice

▪ Strong report writing skills

▪ A good level of wet/bench chemistry skills

▪ Good attention to detail

▪ Practical and organised approach

▪ Experience or knowledge of HPLC and GC techniques

▪ Experience of working in a regulated laboratory environment

 

 Desirable

▪ Experienced in the use of pharmacopeia’s Experience or knowledge of TLC techniques

▪ Knowledge of ERP systems such as SAP

▪ Experience of pharmaceutical production processes for tablets, liquids and creams

▪ Basic knowledge of microbiology

Participation as an active and flexible Quality department team member to provide a Quality Control service for the Endeavour Supply Chain Organisation.

Brand Manager

Department: UK Marketing

Company: UK

Location: Nelsons House

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: n/a1

Purpose

To be responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing strategies for the selected brands in the UK.

 

Key Responsibilities

▪ Develop and implement the local brand strategy and the UK annual marketing plans to deliver P&L targets (including sales and profit).

▪ Develop and implement effective communication strategy and consumer communication plans, including OOH, digital and social media campaigns driving reach and brand advocacy.

▪ Liaise with media, creative and brand activation agencies to brief, agree and implement the communication campaigns.

▪ Liaise with the internal PR and digital team to make sure all of their activities are amplified in line with the brand strategy (requires close cooperation with UK press office manager, digital manager and social media executive/community manager).

▪ Work closely with the sales team to develop customer specific activities and investment plans to amplify and support consumer marketing plans. Manage and track both consumer and the shopper marketing budget.

▪ Collaborate closely with the Sales team to gain an understanding of the key objectives & challenges by account. Use this knowledge to make recommendations for promotional activity, product range and account support.

▪ Collaborate closely with the UK sales team on development and implementation of in-store campaigns to increase brand’s visibility in-store (development of proposal for merchandising solutions and POS materials).

▪ Collaborate closely with the UK sales team and central Educational team on development of educational materials for pharmacy channel and training materials for retail partners and internal/external sales force.

▪ Develop actionable consumer insights based on the available and new consumer data, suggest new consumer research to further deepen the understanding of the consumer / shopper and implement with the external research agencies.

▪ Work closely with Regulatory Affairs department to ensure all communication is compelling to the consumer whilst also meeting regulatory requirements.

▪ Utilise market (IRI, Nielsen, Boots AdCard) and EPOS data to monitor the brand performance including the mix/cannibalisation within the portfolio, and track initiative results

▪ NPDs – Provide UK specific input to innovation pipeline led by the global team. Develop a compelling business case and launch plans for new products, align the business objectives with the key stakeholders, develop and implement launch plans.

▪ Manage all artwork and portfolio changes (EPDs).

 

Person Specification

This role would be suitable for someone who has previously worked in a hands-on marketing role in the brand activation - local marketing position. We are looking for a team player with a positive attitude, who will be passionate about the brands she/he will be responsible for, and be proactively driving their agenda. 

 

Qualifications

Degree or equivalent marketing qualification, or proven track record of relevant experience

 

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

▪ Previous experience in brand management of consumer products for 5+years from FMCG or OTC/Healthcare sectors

▪ Experience of executing brand strategies, development and implementation of the annual brand plan. Full management of the annual marketing budget.

▪ P&L management

▪ Project management

▪ Experience in managing creative and media agencies

▪ Working knowledge of the UK retail environment

▪ Experience of delivering in-store campaigns with major UK retailers that drove uplifts in sales

▪ Passion for digital marketing and KPIs

▪ Ability to analyse data and present results

▪ I.T. literate in Word, Excel and Powerpoint

▪ Result driven, passionate and resilient to overcome obstacles

▪ Team player with strong communication skills both written and verbal

▪ Proactive with positive attitude

▪ Ability to prioritise and organise own workload – ability to handle multiple priorities

▪ Enterpreneriual spirit, comfortable with ambiguity

 

Desirable

▪ Previous experience of working with regulated (licenced) products

▪ Previous experience from Shopper Marketing or Trade Marketing role

To be responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing strategies for the selected brands in the UK.

Digital Marketing Manager

Department: UK Marketing

Company: UK

Location: Nelsons House

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: VA255

Purpose

The Digital Marketing Manager will be empowered to develop, shape and implement the online marketing strategy for Nelsons key brands in the UK, with an aim to increase brand awareness, trial and ultimately engage with our consumer to influence purchase both offline and online.

Reporting to the UK Head of Marketing, the Digital Manager will work closely with the UK brand managers and global marketing team (e.g. giving input to key global projects, adapting global strategies…) and will manage an in-house Social Media Executive and two external Community Managers.

Nelsons’ key brands (Rescue, Bach Original Flower Remedies, Spatone and Teetha) are supported by an omni-channel or digitally-focused communication campaigns, which are co-led by the Digital Manager and the relevant UK Brand Manager.

Nelsons social content for our key brands Rescue, Bach Remedies and Spatone is partially developed by the global team and partially by the local team. All content for the Nelsons Teetha brand is currently developed locally. The Digital Manager will be responsible for the UK social strategy and execution, ensuring content is leveraged effectively with particular focus on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. They play a critical role feeding UK insight to global to shape future content development.

For more details, see the UK Facebook and Instagram channels (Rescue, Spatone, Bach, Teetha) and our brand websites (www.nelsons.net/en).

 

Key Responsibilities

• To develop and implement the digital strategy across key UK brands to build brand awareness, drive trial and ultimately lead to conversion

• Lead and implement the UK social media strategy, to deliver best in class execution, grow communities and engage with brand advocates

• Collaborate with the global team to drive website acquisition to our branded websites, encouraging organic growth by ensuring relevant and engaging content is developed and uploaded and by efficient paid activities leveraging external agencies (global PPC agency and local digital media agencies)

• Ensure all digital content is compliant by close collaboration with the local brand team who liaise with the internal Regulatory Affairs and Legal departments

• Deliver regular meaningful digital insights to internal stakeholders on brand performance, with recommendations to drive action / improvement

• Support the sales team to accelerate growth of e-commerce with focus on Amazon and other key online retailers

• Proactively share digital best practice, key learnings and results with the wider internal audience, in order to improve Nelsons’ digital competence and spread the passion for digital marketing

Key Relationships

• UK brand team, in-house PR team and global digital team

• Agencies working with the UK team (agencies developing content, media agencies, digital partnerships)

 

Qualifications

• Educated to a degree level OR equivalent experience

 

Knowledge and Skills

 

Essential

• Prior in-house experience supporting brands from Consumer Goods industry, preferably focused on healthcare / wellness (e.g. vitamins, nutrition, healthy food, beauty, natural products, food supplements or medicines)

• At least 3-5 years relevant experience

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Strong project management and organisational skills

• Solid understanding of efficient digital content development process

• Previous experience of social media management, social media platforms and tools to identify actionable insights

• Knowledgeable about digital trends, innovations and best practice

• Ability to efficiently manage relationships with digital agencies

• Previous experience of using Content Management Systems (CMS)

 

Desirable

• Passion for health care and/or natural products

• Passion for driving brand advocacy

• Prior experience from lifestyle health care or regulated industry (e.g. pharma/OTC)

• Previous experience of using Sitecore Content Management System

 • Formal social media training or digital marketing qualification

 

Behaviours

• True team player with highly effective communication skills

• Self-motivated, proactively taking initiative, positive

• Commitment to excellence with a resilient attitude – thrives to achieve the results despite the obstacles and willing to go the extra mile

The Digital Marketing Manager will be empowered to develop, shape and implement the online marketing strategy for Nelsons key brands in the UK, with an aim to increase brand awareness, trial and ultimately engage with our consumer to influence purchase both offline and online.

Category Management Executive

Department: UK Sales

Company: UK

Location: Nelsons House

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: VA258

The Category Management Executive will provide insights and analysis through EPOS, market data (IRI, IMS, Nielsen, Kantar, etc), Shopper Insights (like Boots AdCard, etc), Euromonitor and Category Management tools to assist the commercial, as well as marketing team, with range proposals and promotional considerations.

Additionally provide insightful analysis of promotional activity in major accounts, to include financial performance to ensure that company targets are reached. Supporting the UK Head of Category Management and Shopper Marketing to make decisions based on facts/insight from category perspective including monitoring market trends. Supporting to develop strategic shopper and category stories for the UK top accounts and selected channels.

 

Key Responsibilities

• To update the EPOS every week and to issue specific reports and recommendations

• To update category performance reports monthly and report changes within the market – IRI, IMS data

• Work closely with external data providers such as IRI, Nielsen and Kantar

• Work closely with account managers during range reviews and sharing insights gained

• To carry out store audits to look at company and competitor activity and price check as and when required – once a month

• Support and work alongside of HOCM&SM to provide UK team with insights and material to enable category captaincy in Boots, Holland & Barrett, Superdrug & Tesco in line with UK Nelsons vision for Category Management and Shopper Marketing

• Provide inputs into category and channel story development

• Collaborate with group functions to drive UK Category management and Shopper marketing development – Ad Hoc, based on projects

• Support HOCM&SM to drive cross functionally work across the UK team to input into delivery of channel strategy in Grocery, Pharmacy, Online & Wholesale

 

Preson Specification 

Education / Qualifications

• Ideally educated to degree level with a BA in Business Studies/Finance or equivalent

 

 Skills & Experience

Essential

• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

• Intermediate level Excel proficiency

• Ability to work accurately with attention to detail

• Strong administration skills

• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

• Good English language and documentation skills

 

Desirable

• Exposure to Sales, Marketing or business environment

• A desire to progress in a sales and/or marketing within the organisation (18-24 months)

• Used to working with large volumes of raw data and insights

 

Behaviours

• A highly methodical approach

• Well organised and able to prioritise work effectively

• Adaptable and flexible approach

• Self-motivated team player.

• Able to work under pressure

• Pro-active

• Ability to manage and adopt to change

will provide insights and analysis through EPOS, market data (IRI, IMS, Nielsen, Kantar, etc), Shopper Insights (like Boots AdCard, etc), Euromonitor and Category Management tools to assist the commercial, as well as marketing team, with range proposals and promotional considerations.

Global Brand Head (12 month FTC)

Department: Marketing

Company: Global Marketing

Location: Nelsons House

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: VA262

Nelsons is the UK’s largest manufacturer of natural healthcare products, operating in the market place for over 150 years with a wide range of brands and products; inspiring generations to live healthier and happier lives. We are proud of our brands - RESCUE range, Bach Original Flower Remedies, Spatone, Nelsons Arnicare, Nelsons Teetha, Nelsons creams including H+Care and Nelsons homeopathic ClikPak range – which are distributed worldwide to over 60 countries.

The Global Brand Head will develop the vision, strategy and pipeline for a key global brand and lead the creation of key campaigns and toolkits that build the brand equity. Work closely with local teams to deliver sales and share growth in our key markets.

To deliver our strategic plan Nelsons has identified that we need to be managing our global brands with a greater consumer focus and more consistency (across touchpoints and zones) in order to build equity and reduce inefficiency of spend and effort. We will still be operating in a matrix model, partnering together with lead markets across the zones but will be looking to the Global Brand Head to take a much more directive role, creating central brand equity guidelines and campaigns, and toolkits for NPD launches. The Global Brand Heads will partner with markets to support their implementation (approving adaptation or deviations where needed) as well as partner on the development of local brand plans that deliver sales and share growth. This role will have the final decision on any equity or communications assets and will be a key consult on the investment plans and sales budgets proposed by the zones.

 

Key Responsibilities

• Lead, with support from the insights director,) the consumer targeting for the brand including strategic audience, key insights and prime prospect profiling

• Develop the Brand heart summary of brand equity

• Develop, with agency support where needed, brand equity guidelines for local market implementation across touchpoints including POS, digital, ATL

• Lead the cross functional agency team to develop a global campaign/ communications platform

• Deliver comprehensive launch toolkits for new initiatives

• Develop the 5 year initiative plan including innovation pipeline (NPD, claims and commercial innovation) as well as consumer activation initiatives

• Work directly with our direct markets and the Head of Distributor Marketing, to support the local plans development and implementation, approving deviations to toolkits and equity where appropriate to local consumer or customer needs

• Provide “brand model” Guidelines on investment choices and consult with zones on A&P and sales annual budgets

• Deliver the overall sales growth for their brand

• Manage, coach and develop the Global Product Manager (or other direct reports)

 

Person Specification 

Skills and Experience

 

Essential

• Significant marketing combining strategic and operational skills

• Track record of results growing sales via winning campaigns across multiple touchpoints including digital

• Strong knowledge of identifying and leveraging key consumer insights

• International experience across multiple global markets

• Good influencer and negotiator, comfortable in a matrix environment

• Strong people manager and coach for local markets

 

Desirable

• Understanding of regulated/ medical/ OTC industries with experience of natural or homeopathic

The Global Brand Head will develop the vision, strategy and pipeline for a key global brand and lead the creation of key campaigns and toolkits that build the brand equity. Work closely with local teams to deliver sales and share growth in our key markets.

QA Officer

Department: Quality Assurance

Company: Group Quality and Regulatory Operations

Location: Endeavour Way, Wimbledon

City: London

Reference: 78

The role is responsible for ensuring compliance across daily operations and services requiring Quality Assurance (QA) involvement. To primarily provide QA support for production activities, but also to Warehousing and Quality Control departments, and ensure that all stages of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) are in full compliance with the principles of Good Practice (GxP) guidelines and other regulatory requirements. To provide QA support in deposition decisions, and the release of intermediate and finished products through the review of batch documentation, Certificates of Analysis (CofA’s) and laboratory testing results. To support production Team leaders in achieving GMP compliance excellence, and promote Quality Culture within the business.


Key Responsibilities

• To review Manufacturing batch records production documents to ensure all tasks performed are in keeping with GMP.

• To ensure production anomalies are reported to QA Management via Deviation documentation or a ‘Quality Incident Report’.

• To co-ordinate the prompt resolution and/or closure of change control’s, deviations and QIR’s raised within your area of responsibility.

• To review Quality Control (QC) test data to ensure accurate recording and trend analysis.

• Ensure all in-house manufactured, and third party produced, finished products and associated documentation are retained promptly and accurately, and remain in an inspection ready state.

• Review and release of non-licensed products via the ERP System.

• Remain up to date with actions and SOP’s via both electronic and paper-based QMS systems

• To co-ordinate customer complaints investigation, in conjunction with the QC and Customer Service departments and provide reports and recommendations as necessary.

• Support the internal audit schedule of production and warehouse facilities to verify and monitor the applied principles of GxP.

• To provide advice, guidance, and training where required to employees relating to QA to ensure a full and thorough understanding of GMP on site.

• To own and implement improvement projects across the site that increase Quality compliance and

• Complete Product Quality reviews for the selected time period

• To work closely with all staff on site and especially production staff to ensure a good quality culture and openness

• To provide support to the daily operation staff regarding quality decisions

• To work closely and liaise with QP’s and Quality management to ensure any information regarding quality and production are completed in a timely manner

 

Education / Qualifications

• Degree educated or above in a Science subject

 

Skills and Experience

Essential

• Experience of a QA/QC role in either food or Healthcare

• Knowledge and practical experience of GMP& GLP

• Good knowledge of Quality Control Laboratory techniques, necessary for review.

• Numerical, analytical and investigative skills

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to work accurately, with attention to detail

• Ability to prioritise and deal effectively with a varied workload

Desirable

• 3+ years experience within a GMP environment

• Ability to form strong working relationships with stakeholders at all levels across the organisation

 

Behaviours

• Team player with strong communication skills

• Flexible approach to work and tasks

• Approachable and friendly

• Confidence to challenge results and performance

• Pro-active

Assurance (QA) involvement. To primarily provide QA support for production activities, but also to Warehousing and Quality Control departments, and ensure that all stages of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) are in full compliance with the principles of Good Practice (GxP) guidelines and other regulatory requirements.

QC Lab Analyst

Department: Quality Control

Company: Supply Chain Organisation

Location: Endeavour Way, Wimbledon

Reference: 79

Participate as an active and flexible Quality department team member to provide a Quality Control service for the Supply Chain Organisation.

 

Key Responsbilities 

▪ Sample and test all incoming raw materials according to in-house specifications and methods of analysis.

▪ Sample and test all incoming packaging components according to approved in-house specifications.

▪ Test all finished products according to approved in-house specifications and methods of analysis including Spatone as required by the approved SOP.

▪ Microbiological testing of raw materials, bulk and finished products, including Spatone as required by the approved SOP.

▪ Environmental monitoring.

▪ Maintenance of microbiological and environmental records and supply of related reports as necessary.

▪ Microbiological method evaluation and validation.

▪ Ensure that all laboratory tasks performed are in keeping with Good Laboratory Practice and that production processes adhere to the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice.

▪ Carry out line checks on production activities and perform the relevant in-process checks, ensuring that such activities are in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice.

▪ Perform analyses, examinations or investigations as required on behalf of the Company.

▪ Supply written reports as necessary on request.

▪ Ensure all data is stored and entered in the correct file and that any test OOS are investigated via the OOS procedure.

▪ Ensure all required retained samples are kept and stored correctly.

▪ Contribute to the investigation of customer complaints as required.

▪ Ensure that all chemical and consumable supplies are maintained.

▪ Ensure that the laboratory is maintained in a clean and tidy condition, including the removal of laboratory waste.

▪ Liaise effectively with staff from other departments.

▪ Involvement in other QMS responsibilities as required as part of personal development.

 

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience

Educated to degree level or above in a scientific subject

 

Abilities and Skills

Essential

▪ Experience in an analytical laboratory

▪ Ability to use work instructions and specifications for testing of products, raw materials and components

▪ A good appreciation of Good Laboratory Practice

▪ Strong report writing skills

▪ A good level of wet/bench chemistry skills

▪ Good attention to detail

▪ Practical and organised approach

▪ Experience or knowledge of HPLC and GC techniques

▪ Experience of working in a regulated laboratory environment

 

 Desirable

▪ Experienced in the use of pharmacopeia’s Experience or knowledge of TLC techniques

▪ Knowledge of ERP systems such as SAP

▪ Experience of pharmaceutical production processes for tablets, liquids and creams

▪ Basic knowledge of microbiology

Participation as an active and flexible Quality department team member to provide a Quality Control service for the Endeavour Supply Chain Organisation.

Legal & Compliance Counsel

Department: Legal

Company: Group Corporate Services

Location: Nelsons House

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: 85

The Legal & Compliance Counsel will provide excellent, timely, and commercially responsive legal & compliance advice, to stakeholders across the global business functions, to proactively defend and protect the business’ interests and reputation, and enable the business’ strategic goals.

This role will be busy and varied, complimenting an already established, small in-house legal team. You will be joining the business at an exciting time in its journey and will be instrumental in delivering the business’ objectives. You will be the ‘go-to’ for the business on all day to day legal & compliance matters and will be comfortable and confident to front that role, building trusted, cross-functional alliances with stakeholders.

You will be given the opportunity to work across a broad array of commercial legal matters, predominantly focussing on contractual and IP matters. There will also be the opportunity to work on matters involving real estate, data protection, insurance, competition, advertising & marketing, compliance & governance, & assisting with legal budget management.

 

Key Responsibilities

• Advising on a range of issues that affect our global business as well as assisting on a variety of ongoing projects.

• Responsibility for drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including distribution, agency, consultancy, supply, purchase, manufacturing, IT, practitioner, marketing, logistics, and IP agreements (including licences and assignments).

• Assisting the business in interpreting and complying with terms of agreements, including managing global contract tracker.

• Advising on areas such as data protection/GDPR, competition law, marketing, advertising / marketing / promotions, e-commerce, intellectual property, employment and ad hoc compliance and business queries.

• Effectively manage the resolution of contract terminations, expirations, and commercial disputes.

• Assisting the business in enforcing its global IP rights.

• Maintaining business awareness of legal & compliance requirements and developments, providing regular business updates and internal training in the key areas of competition, business conduct, data protection, IP and other areas where appropriate.

• Working collaboratively with internal and external counsel in an effective and efficient manner.

• Providing the legal team with regular weekly updates on key business issues, ongoing workstreams, and projects.

• Assisting in building the legal function across the global business and ensuring the legal team is an enabling cross-functional key business partner.

• Providing legal support in a project management capacity for ad hoc global business projects.

• Advising on various governance, risk and compliance matters to maintain a culture of doing the right thing, always aligned with Nelsons’ core values.

 

Person Specification 

Education / Qualifications

• Qualified practising solicitor (England & Wales)

• 2-4 years PQE with both law firm background and prior in-house experience

 

Skills and Experience

Essential

You will be a qualified solicitor with around 2-4 years' PQE. You will need excellent written and verbal communication skills, a positive can-do energy, passion for and pride in your work, excellent attention to detail, and a broad legal advice base. You will also be a collaborative team player, comfortable with greater responsibility, confident and keen to advise across diverse business functions and a range of stakeholders. You will want to make the move to a dynamic organisation which strongly recognises the need for continuing professional development, and where your legal & compliance advice will directly translate into the business’ activities enabling it to deliver against its strategic goals.

 

Desirable

Ideally you will have gained some solid commercial experience working in-house (possibly through a secondment), and trained at a top tier law firm. You will ideally have an interest and or prior experience in the healthcare industry.

 

Behaviours

• High degree of professional ethics & integrity

• Strong contract management & negotiation skills

• Excellent interpersonal & communication skills with ability to establish credibility & influence key stakeholders across the business

• Ability to anticipate legal & compliance issues & risks & to “see around the corner”

• Ability to communicate confidently & effectively with individuals at all levels; both internally & externally

• Ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision

• Ability to co-ordinate overall business requirements by balancing internal and external resource and skills

• Adaptable and flexible approach

• Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment

The Legal & Compliance Counsel will provide excellent, timely, and commercially responsive legal & compliance advice, to stakeholders across the global business functions, to proactively defend and protect the business’ interests and reputation, and enable the business’ strategic goals.

Commercial Finance Manager (Southern Europe)

Department: Southern Europe Finance

Company: Group Finance

Location: Monaco Office

Reference: 82

The Commercial Finance Manager (CFM) is a key member of the Southern Europe (SE) Finance and Regional Leadership team. Reporting to the Head of Commercial Finance, the CFM provides value added analysis and insights on regional performance. The CFM will work closely with the General Manager (GM) and Regional Head of Accounting to deliver the Group and Regional Finance strategy.

 

Key Responsibilities

• Business Partner the GM to help execute the Southern Europe strategy and ensure the region performs to budget

• Lead the budget and forecast planning process in the region working to Group deadlines

• Assist in the regional annual planning cycle, working with the GM to provide critical insight at the regional planning reviews

• Develop key modelling for effective scenario planning to aid decision making

• Approve pricing changes and work with Customer Service to ensure fair trading practices

• Provide insights and analysis on performance against budget, forecast, and prior year

• Prepare quarterly bottom up forecasts, annual bottom up budgets and strategic plans for SE

• Local P&L management, tracking and delivery against a budget / forecast, including providing local teams with a latest view of performance and achievability of Budget / Forecast

• Provide regional performance reporting to SE Leadership team and Group Leadership team.

• Analyse customer and brand contribution to ensure Region is in line with total Group targets

• Track and log distributor contract expiry dates

• Adhoc reporting as required by Sales and Marketing teams

• Collaborate with Supply Chain and demand planning to assess future risk and opportunities

• To prepare and review the Regional forecasts, budgets and strategic plans; including, review and analysis of figures and commentaries explaining variances from forecast/budget and prior year

• To benchmark products, margins, sales and costs against main competitors

• To prepare, review and challenge proposed group projects return on investment (ROI) calculations; including marketing, New Product Development and Capex projects

• To conduct weekly and monthly sales reporting & analysis, marketing costs analysis and new product development costs for month ends, forecasts and budgets. 

 

Person Specification 

Education / Qualifications

• Qualified Accountant (CPA/CMA)

• Experience using Adaptive Insights and SAP

• Proven experience of extracting & manipulating data from a variety of sources

 

Skills and Experience

• Strong Business Partnering Skills

• Advanced Excel skills are essential• French Speaking (fluent)

• Self motivated with an ability to work on own initiative

• Strong problem solving skillsJob Description Commercial Finance Manager

• Ability to analyse large amounts of data and quickly understand and summarise key problems & trends

• Confident dealing with and challenging people at all levels

• Able to identify ways or improving processes and implement changes

• Inquisitive nature, ability to identify and solve the cause of a problem

• Highly organised with ability to dynamically prioritise workload

• Able to work under pressure, capable of adapting to a changing environment and adhering to strict deadlines

The Commercial Finance Manager (CFM) is a key member of the Southern Europe (SE) Finance and Regional Leadership team. Reporting to the Head of Commercial Finance, the CFM provides value added analysis and insights on regional performance. The CFM will work closely with the General Manager (GM) and Regional Head of Accounting to deliver the Group and Regional Finance strategy.

Commercial Finance Manager (Northern Europe)

Department: Northern Europe Finance

Company: Group Finance

Location: Hamburg Office

Reference: 81

The Commercial Finance Manager (CFM) is a key member of the Northern Europe (NE) Finance and Regional Leadership team. Reporting to the Head of Commercial Finance, the CFM provides value added analysis and insights on regional performance. The CFM will work closely with the General Manager (GM) and Regional Head of Accounting to deliver the Group and Regional Finance strategy.

 

Key Responsibilities

• Business Partner the GM to help execute the Southern Europe strategy and ensure the region performs to budget

• Lead the budget and forecast planning process in the region working to Group deadlines

• Assist in the regional annual planning cycle, working with the GM to provide critical insight at the regional planning reviews

• Develop key modelling for effective scenario planning to aid decision making

• Approve pricing changes and work with Customer Service to ensure fair trading practices

• Provide insights and analysis on performance against budget, forecast, and prior year

• Prepare quarterly bottom up forecasts, annual bottom up budgets and strategic plans for NE

• Local P&L management, tracking and delivery against a budget / forecast, including providing local teams with a latest view of performance and achievability of Budget / Forecast

• Provide regional performance reporting to NE Leadership team and Group Leadership team.

• Analyse customer and brand contribution to ensure Region is in line with total Group targets

• Track and log distributor contract expiry dates

• Adhoc reporting as required by Sales and Marketing teams

• Collaborate with Supply Chain and demand planning to assess future risk and opportunities

• To prepare and review the Regional forecasts, budgets and strategic plans; including, review and analysis of figures and commentaries explaining variances from forecast/budget and prior year

• To benchmark products, margins, sales and costs against main competitors

• To prepare, review and challenge proposed group projects return on investment (ROI) calculations; including marketing, New Product Development and Capex projects

• To conduct weekly and monthly sales reporting & analysis, marketing costs analysis and new product development costs for month ends, forecasts and budgets. 

 

Person Specification 

Education / Qualifications

• Qualified Accountant (CPA/CMA)

• Experience using Adaptive Insights and SAP

• Proven experience of extracting & manipulating data from a variety of sources

 

Skills and Experience

• Strong Business Partnering Skills

• Advanced Excel skills are essential

• German Speaking (fluent)

• Self motivated with an ability to work on own initiative

• Strong problem solving skillsJob Description Commercial Finance Manager

• Ability to analyse large amounts of data and quickly understand and summarise key problems & trends

• Confident dealing with and challenging people at all levels

• Able to identify ways or improving processes and implement changes

• Inquisitive nature, ability to identify and solve the cause of a problem

• Highly organised with ability to dynamically prioritise workload

• Able to work under pressure, capable of adapting to a changing environment and adhering to strict deadlines

The Commercial Finance Manager (CFM) is a key member of the Northern Europe (NE) Finance and Regional Leadership team. Reporting to the Head of Commercial Finance, the CFM provides value added analysis and insights on regional performance. The CFM will work closely with the General Manager (GM) and Regional Head of Accounting to deliver the Group and Regional Finance strategy.

Global NPD Project Manager (MAT Cover, 12 Month FTC)

Department: Marketing

Company: Global Marketing

Location: Nelsons House

Reference: 84

The Global NPD Project Manager (GNPD PM) will manage the Nelsons overall portfolio; including process and prioritisation of resources, to ensure Nelsons delivers the right mix of product upgrades, roll outs and NPD to deliver our growth strategy. By 2022 Product Innovation is expected to deliver over 15% of Nelsons total value sales.

The GNPD PM will work closely across all functions to ensure effective project management, implementation and launch of all projects This includes direct management of New Product Development (NPD), New Product Variance (NPV) and New Product Commericalisation (NPC) projects and also indirect management of implementation projects.

The GNPD PM is a critical role within the organisation and will be responsible for helping to shape and deliver our portfolio strategy, encouraging executional excellence across all our projects.

 

 Key Responsibilities

• Portfolio Management Process (PMP) Process Owner, responsible for the oversight of all projects that are being managed via the PMP process.

• To work closely across all functions to ensure effective project management, implementation and launch of all the projects.

- Directly responsible for the effective project management, implementation and executional excellence for all New Product Development/ / New Product Variant / New Product Commercialisation (complex) and Component Supplier change projects at the outset of the activity approval.

- Oversee the PLC team leader to ensure effective prioritisation, project management & implementation for all Product Commercialisation (product rollout of an existing product), Promotional Activity (e.g. clip strips/ IRC), Merchandisers (e.g. SRP), Artwork Changes and Discontinuations

• Act as project lead for specific PMP projects, ensuring that:

- Form effective cross functional project teams

- Develop, with the input from the cross functional team, the overall project timeline and manage the project timeline to achieve agreed launch timings

- Manages and ensures cross-functional co-ordination to deliver the project within the agreed timescales

- Escalation of the project risks to the relevant stakeholders

- Work with Subject Matter Experts to resolve projects risks/ issues and determine next steps

- Liaise and coordinate with SCO, R&D, Finance, QA and Regulatory teams to ensure that all project objectives are met on time

- Work with the PLC to ensure a smooth transition from the implementation phase to final delivery of product

• To ensure that all projects are managed within the PMP with the aim to deliver executional excellence across all projects

• Lead bi-weekly NPD project team meetings focusing on all relevant project development activities necessary to meet the objectives. Document all project actions and ensure that they are followed up and completed by team members between meetings.

• Ensure that all Gate Documents templates are completed & adhered to

• Ensure that costs are monitored throughout the project life cycle – both development costs and projected cost of goods to ensure that budget and margin constraints are adhered to at all times.

• Highlight potential resource problems / implications of the overall programme such that appropriate priorities can be decided upon. Communicate these as appropriate on a timely basis

• Maintain an active up-to-date status list of all PMP projects (project minutes/ timelines) 

 

Person Specification

Eduaction & Qualifications 

• Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent 

 

Skills and Experience 

The individual will be expected to manage multiple projects at any one point in time. As such they will need to demonstrate:

• Excellent project management skills including stage gate tools and techniques. Ability to develop project timelines within Microsoft Projects.

• Effective stakeholder management including high level influencing skills.

• Technical expertise, ensuring clarity of respective responsibilities and ability to ask probing questions to understand core issues

• Excellent organisational skills

• Solution orientated problem solver

• Logical thinker

• Ideally experience within the FMCG/ OTC category

• Strong Numeracy skills

• Strong team-building skills

 

Behaviours

• Collaborative and confident manner

• Hands on with a ‘roll up your sleeves’ approach

• Team player 

 

The Global NPD Project Manager (GNPD PM) will manage the Nelsons overall portfolio; including process and prioritisation of resources, to ensure Nelsons delivers the right mix of product upgrades, roll outs and NPD to deliver our growth strategy. By 2022 Product Innovation is expected to deliver over 15% of Nelsons total value sales. The GNPD PM will work closely across all functions to ensure effective project management, implementation and launch of all projects This includes direct management of New Product Development (NPD), New Product Variance (NPV) and New Product Commericalisation (NPC) projects and also indirect management of implementation projects. The GNPD PM is a critical role within the organisation and will be responsible for helping to shape and deliver our portfolio strategy, encouraging execution excellence across all our projects.

Packaging Technologist

Department: Technical - Implementation and Compliance

Company: Supply Chain Organisation

Location: Endeavour Way, Wimbledon

Reference: 38

Nelsons is the UK’s largest manufacturer of natural healthcare products, operating in the market place for over 150 years with a wide range of brands and products; inspiring generations to live healthier and happier lives. We are proud of our brands - RESCUE range, Bach Original Flower Remedies, Spatone, Nelsons Arnicare, Nelsons Teetha, Nelsons creams including H+Care and Nelsons homeopathic ClikPak range – which are distributed worldwide to over 60 countries.

The role is to provide advice and solutions regarding all technical packaging requirements across the organisation. The Packaging Technologist will take ownership of all packaging related issues and will manage all packaging and logistics specifications. Working closely with suppliers, Technical, Production, Procurement, Quality and Marketing, the Packaging Technologist will provide innovative options on new and existing product and packaging upgrades. Strong communication and influencing skills will be critical to this role in order to build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

 

Key Responsibilities

▪ To ensure that packaging components and specifications are consistent with our, or our third party manufacturers, machinery and quality control requirements.

▪ To manage all specifications for packaging and logistics across the organisation, including third party manufactured products, within the QMS system.

▪ Approval of artwork, barcodes, bills of materials, and packaging SAP data

▪ Provide support to the New Product Development process when required, helping to define packaging specifications, costs and ensure process capability.

▪ To source new packaging and/or suppliers in line with design briefs or procurement projects.

▪ To attend first off production runs at our manufacturing sites and at suppliers as required.

▪ To provide technical support to Procurement on new and existing packaging sourcing requirements, identifying and actualising opportunities for cost and quality improvement..

▪ To lead change control and line trials for new Packaging initiatives from Procurement, NPD or the Technical team until completion.

▪ To establish a strong technical relationship with packaging suppliers and continuously work together on improvements.

▪ To contribute to profit improvement initiatives through packaging rationalisation and other cost saving initiatives.

▪ To identify opportunities to improve performance of packaging materials or design, with suppliers and at relevant exhibitions and seminars.

▪ To provide Packaging advice or support where required for capital expenditure projects on new production equipment.

▪ To work with Production, Quality, Engineering and external suppliers to effectively root cause issues relating to packaging.

▪ To provide support to Quality when required for material defect reports (MDR), helping to resolve issues where the supplier has identified an issue in the packaging design or their process capability.

▪ To support the Stability team by providing packaging, specifications, and advice when required for stability protocols.

▪ To comply with waste reporting regulations and completing annual statutory returns (Valpak)

▪ To provide technical guidance on all packaging related matters.

▪ To carry out any other reasonable tasks requested by Management

 

Person Specification 

Education / Qualifications

• Diploma in Packaging from the Institute of Packaging

• Educated to degree level

 

Skills and Experience

Essential

▪ Several years of relevant experience in Pharma, Cosmetics, Toiletries or FMCG

▪ Experience of working with Technical, Quality, Production, Procurement, and Commercial departments to resolve and document packaging issues

▪ Strong understanding of pharma regulations and requirements

▪ Established working relationships with external suppliers and industry experts within the Packaging industry

▪ Current knowledge of packaging developments and industry trends

▪ Proven track record of managing projects from start to finish

▪ Understanding of technical administration, including packaging specifications

Desirable

• Knowledge and experience of ERP systems such as SAP

• Knowledge and experience of QMS management systems such as Q Pulse

 

Behaviours

• Strong attention to detail

• Motivated self-starter who uses initiative to tackle projects and solve problems

• Prepared to challenge status quo when necessary

• Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines

• Ability to prioritise and be flexible when required

• Ability to identify areas of improvement and develop workable solutions

• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a team and to build and maintain strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders

• Strong influencing skills

• Positive outlook with a ‘glass half full’ attitude

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PR & Communications Executive

Department: Marketing

Company: Global Marketing

Location: Nelsons House

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Reference: VA280

The PR & Communications Executive will support the day to day running of the Consumer Communications department, helping both the PR Manager & Head of Consumer Communications as well as developing their own PR & Influencer campaigns for two brands in the UK market. The role will mainly cover PR & Influencer activities but will also be responsible for looking after the platforms used by the Communications team such as Response Source, Cision & Sprinklr (social media management) as well as compiling evaluation reports and analysing the impact of the campaigns e.g. Google Analytics or E-commerce sites.

 

Key Responsibilities

• Write press releases & PR campaigns for the Nelsons Baby brand & Bach Original Flower Remedies.

• Support the PR team in Ireland with content and PR ideas for the Nelsons Baby brand

• Assist PR Manager with writing press releases for RESCUE & Spatone

• Track industry news and trends in the press

• Monitor Response Source daily and pitch to the media

• Manage the UK influencer databases across the brands and act as the first point of contact for all new influencer and media enquiries

• Assist the PR Manager with influencer content creation on the TRIBE platform

• Effectively monitor and measure PR / influencer activity

• Assist with product award entries for all brands in the UK market

• Mount and evaluate press & influencer coverage,

• Manage the sample stock cupboard, (log invoices and mailouts)

• Actively contribute ideas to deliver the brand PR strategies

• Develop knowledge of monitoring tools - such as Google Analytics, Response Source, Tribe and Cision. As well as supporting the Head of Consumer Communications with reporting and social listening on Sprinklr (our global social media monitoring tool)

• Develop an understanding of integrated marketing and PR campaign tactics that impact business goals

 

Person Specification 

Education / Qualifications

• Educated to degree level

 

Skills and Experience

• Minimum 12 months experience working in-house or at a PR agency.

• Strong interpersonal / communication skills • Professionalism and confidence when dealing with key influencers – whether they are journalists, influencer or colleagues across the international business • Well organised

• Excellent writing skills

• IT Literate, including MS Office Suite

 

Behaviours

• Team Player

• Self Motivated

• Results Driven

The PR & Communications Executive will support the day to day running of the Consumer Communications department, helping both the PR Manager & Head of Consumer Communications as well as developing their own PR & Influencer campaigns for two brands in the UK market. The role will mainly cover PR & Influencer activities but will also be responsible for looking after the platforms used by the Communications team such as Response Source, Cision & Sprinklr (social media management) as well as compiling evaluation reports and analysing the impact of the campaigns e.g. Google Analytics or E-commerce sites.

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