Trading Manager

Closed: 21 June 2021
Fundraising Retail

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  • Salary Up to £37,000 per annum
  • Location London, Greater London
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Social Welfare
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join SSAFA’s ambitious and dynamic Commercial & Corporate Partnerships team.

We are looking for an experienced and highly proactive Trading Manager to lead on the strategic direction, management, and growth of SSAFA’s charity trading operation. 

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 82,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet: those currently serving, reserves, veterans, and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.

About the role

You will lead on the development and implementation of a new and ambitious trading strategy, that seeks to achieve ambitious income growth through e-commerce, mail order, partner distribution and licensing.  You will research, develop, and implement new and innovative trading business opportunities, working with suppliers and commercial partners to create new and unique product offerings, to increase revenue, reach, and acquire new supporters and enhance our supporter experience.

This role is also central to developing and supporting SSAFA’s regional trading offering, supporting SSAFA’s branch fundraising through merchandise sales.

You will work closely with the Head of Commercial & Corporate Partnerships and be an experienced member of the team, managing your financial budget and having creative autonomy to develop the business and test new income streams.

About you

You will have experience in the charity or retail sectors, as we are seeking a candidate who brings significant experience and is target driven, a self-starter and has a record of achieving financial objectives. 

You will be an excellent communicator and relationship builder, have a sound knowledge of identifying market trends, product buying and development.  You can comfortably engage with suppliers and stakeholders to deliver the highest possible supporter journey and experience. Demonstrable experience of successfully managing a budget, analysing sales data and insights to determine next steps, strong project management capability and interpersonal skills are all essential to succeed in this exciting and challenging role.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

Closing date: Midnight on 21st June 2021  

Interviews: Beginning 28th June- 30th June. Please note that this will be a one stage interview process and you will be asked to do an aptitude test and prepare a presentation, followed by set questions.

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.