Ocado Solutions is responsible for our corporate international partnerships, offering the proprietary Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) as a service to retailers around the world. OSP comprises access to Ocado’s physical automation, allowing highly efficient preparation of orders, together with the full end-to-end software applications required to operate a world class online grocery business, bringing the best possible operational economics, consumer experience and service to our partners. Since 2017 we have signed agreements to provide our unique e-commerce solution to a number of the world’s largest grocers, including Groupe Casino (France), Sobeys (Canada), ICA (Sweden), Kroger (USA), Coles (Australia), AEON (Japan), joining our UK partner Morrisons and the Ocado/M&S joint venture. 50+ Customer Fulfilment centres (CFCs) are already committed across our various partners. We continue to invest significantly in our technology and people in order to deliver for current clients and to forge exciting new partnerships.
About the role
The Ocado Solutions Commercial team is responsible for:
We are looking for highly capable candidates with proven experience in strategy (strategy consulting or in-house strategy/business development team in retail industry) or investment banking with retail experience and cross-functional project management to help deliver Ocado Solutions’ ambitious growth plans.
The ICPM will support the Ocado Solutions leadership team on various business development projects, for prospective and existing partners. The ICPM will demonstrate a strong level of ownership and autonomy to run projects, coordinating the various work streams overall (Tech, Logistics, Network Planning, Legal, etc.) and being the main day-to-day project lead on the commercial work stream, building up business modelling and driving strategic commercial decisions.
The ICPM will need to develop strong relationships with key internal stakeholders including colleagues from Engineering, Product and Legal, as well as collaborating with Technology, Finance, Retail and other subject matter experts across Ocado Group. She/he will liaise regularly with prospective and existing partners, so will be a great communicator and negotiator with an aptitude for consultative selling. The ideal candidate will be able to discuss market developments and strategic choices with senior executives, but also have a strong eye for detail and a hands-on approach to solving commercial, technical and logistical challenges. She/he will be naturally curious, able to get up the learning curve quickly and then work autonomously and take initiative. She/he will drive success and inspire it in others with their resourcefulness, flexibility, and resilience.
The ICPM will report to a Head of Commercial Projects and will work closely with the Ocado Solutions leadership team, including the Chief Commercial Officer and CEO of Ocado Solutions. The ICPM will benefit from a strong level of visibility and senior exposure across the entire Ocado Group.
The role is typically based in Ocado's head office in Hatfield (20-30 mins train from London) with regular UK and international travel. Per government advice we expect to be mostly remote working in the short term, with only occasional travel. In the longer term there will be flexibility to continue to work-from-home part of the week.
Skills, experience and qualifications
Benefits for this role include: Pension, Private medical insurance, Employee discount on Ocado.com, Life assurance, Income protection, Employee Assistance Programme, Share schemes and 25 days holiday (rising to 27 after five years’ service).
Equal Opportunity Employer
Ocado Group is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.
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