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Life in KVO (Kerfoot Volume Oils) Commercial…..

Name: Paul Stoddart
Job Title: KVO Commercial Manager
Length of service: 8 Years

1. Explain your role in a maximum of 2 sentences
I’m responsible for the day-to-day commercial management of our branded oils division (KVO), senior level sales, setting & exceeding commercial targets, growth of the division, maximising profit & reducing costs; most importantly ensuring that we continue to exceed our customers’ expectations through quality and service.
I have also taken on an additional role of Strategic Analysis, focusing on the Groups future growth opportunities, quantifying the potential of each project and creating our 5 year strategic plan – presenting the final recommendations to our Executive Board.

2. If you were an oil, which one would you be and why?
I love the smell of Sandalwood, it’s a very masculine smell!

3. Tell us 1 interesting/surprising fact about yourself?
It’s probably no surprise that I’m a bit of a stats geek …who doesn’t love a good spreadsheet? But, I may have taken it a step too far with a stats database to help pick my fantasy football team – at least it works and I’m the current two time reigning office champion. I don’t even like football, I just do it to annoy people in the office!

4. If you could work in one of the other divisions for a day, which one would it be and why?
Reception – because Mary is always so happy …and because she has the key to the biscuit cupboard!

5. The most favourite part of your role?
I love the variety my job offers, from developing business with leading companies and brands in the food industry to assisting with new and exciting projects internally. No two days are the same and the company is growing in a very exciting way, I’m proud to be working with colleagues who are such talented individuals.

6. Finally, what does The Kerfoot Group mean to you?
Since my first day at The Kerfoot Group I was welcomed into the team and the people within the business help to make it such a great place to work. On top of this there are many opportunities to develop as a person and develop skills to help in the role. There are always projects outside the day-to-day work which keep the job interesting and the opportunities to travel are a great way of expanding industry and product knowledge.

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