Ref: 47338

Commercial Strategy Manager

Successful Growing Retailer

c. £65k-£90k + bonus + benefits

Our client is a highly successful and profitable retailer with an impressive and highly ambitious management team. Operating across several countries, the business boasts an impressive track record of growth and the potential to continue this trend in the future.


The CEO is seeking to hire a high potential individual into this newly created position.  With an initial focus on strategic analysis, the role will evaluate a wealth of operational and commercial data, to build an accurate picture of the business, including trading patterns, product profitability and store performance.  It is then intended that the candidate drives significant improvements to the business model through recommendations that can be made from this strategic analysis.  Analysis will allow business cases to be presented to the Senior Management team, with the role then taking direct responsibility for driving the proposed changes, both operational and commercial. Over the medium term it is intended that the Commercial Strategy Manager will take on a general management role, with the opportunity to join the Senior Management team.


Successful applicants will have started their career with a recognised firm of strategy consultants, gaining significant experience in the retail sector.  The role might be a first move out of consultancy, or could be the ideal role to lead on from a position with a much larger retailer in a corporate strategy team.  The ability to work in a fast-paced environment is essential, as is the willingness to be hands-on given the size and culture of the business.  The role will suit a highly ambitious individual who wants to play a significant role in both the management and longer term growth of a business, with the skills to step in to general management much faster than would be considered average.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for almost 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed companies, private equity backed businesses and privately owned, early stage ventures. We recruit across all sectors, but have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please see

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