Business Unit Director - Baby,Health & BeautyHead Office

“Everything about Asda”

We are a values-led organisation. As such we encourage everyone to be open and honest. We work creatively and collaboratively, valuing everyone's input.

Our collaborative culture, the size of our business and our belief in the empowerment of the individual means opportunities at Asda are abundant.

We conduct £300m worth of transactions every week. Our website handles over 2 million transactions a month. We have more than 145,000 dedicated Asda colleagues ensuring that our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

“Everything you'll love”

  • Hybrid and flexible working – everyone is looking for that work/life balance and Asda have it on point. Flexible working meaning you work where it works to meet both your needs and the business needs
  • Discretionary bonus – Rewarding you for your hard work and efforts
  • Company Pension Scheme matched to a limit – Looking forward to the future
  • Minimum 24 days annual leave per year plus 8 bank holidays – Making sure you take time for your self and switch off
  • 4 weekly pay – which means you get an extra payday a year
  • Company Car Allowance - or you can opt for a company car
  • Digital GP and Wellbeing sessions – Asda genuinely cares so we create a culture where our people can perform at their best, the physical health and mental wellbeing of all our people is very important to us
  • Discount off your shopping at Asda and George - with extra discounts running throughout the year – really makes a difference, saving the colleagues an average of £700 a year
  • Career development and apprenticeship and graduate schemes - we want our colleagues to excel and grow with our business. (Link to grad scheme on Asda page)
  • Free city centre parking – you can also use it outside working hours

Plus, much more!

“That's more like it”

“Find your role”

At Asda, we are on an accelerated growth journey to transform our business and we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced commercial director to join our Food team.

Our Food division is at the heart of our ambitious transformation and growth plans over the next 3 years, and this is an exciting team to join the team and be part of this journey!

As the Commercial Business Director you will:

  • Act as a business owner, lead and manage the business unit, including a diverse portfolio of capabilities across buying and commercial operations
  • Create and maintain a deep understanding of the customer in all decision making
  • Manage and drive end to end ownership of the category P&L and budgets
  • Be responsible for the development and execution of the long term category strategy and plan, aligned to the enterprise commercial strategy across all channels
  • Source and collaborate with suppliers and manage costs, ensuring Asda is the retailer of choice for suppliers
  • Own all range, pricing, promotions, stock and trading activity and decisions for the category, across all channels
  • Work collaboratively with wider business stakeholders and functions to align and deliver the business unit plans
  • Lead and achieve transformation and change projects on behalf of Asda to ensure maximum commercial and customer success

Let's find out about you”

As well as demonstratable experience of working in fast paced and complex retail environments, you’ll have:

  • Ability to balance financial, operational and customer delivery with experience of owning and leading an end-to-end P&L
  • Proven experience of working at a Senior Commercial Leadership level within a similar business
  • Ability to demonstrate strong strategic commercial acumen, including:
    • Developing and delivering a 3-year strategy
    • A deep consideration of macro-economic trends
    • Agility to move between short term and strategic thinking.
    • Broad and enterprise decision making
    • Keeping up to date with the external market trends
  • Well rounded, forward thinking commercial business leader, who can demonstrate:
    • A track record of successful leadership and communication across diverse teams and cohorts.
    • Strong understanding of the consumer, and consumer behaviour with a strategic edge
    • Will relentlessly pursue opportunities for growth and make ambitious decisions to improve their business unit area.
    • Strong understanding of data and making data informed decisions
    • People focused and able to create and embed a positive and transformational people culture.
    • Driven, tenacious, action orientated and motivated by identifying and maximising opportunities.

“Find your everything at Asda” - bringing brighter living within everyone's reach.

We are passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, representative of the communities we serve, and are creating ways to inspire diverse talent to join Asda.

Work Where it Works

Our hybrid way of working gives you the choice to work where it works. This enables you to chose where you’ll be the most effective. It offers a mix of working from home and in an office environment that works best for you and your team.

You will also get an excellent benefits package including;-

  • Discretionary company bonus
  • £12,000 company car or car allowance
  • Company pension 1.5 times colleagues contribution (Max 15%)
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards.

About You

We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves.

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