St Pierre Groupe, market leaders in international bakery, have announced that they have expanded their commercial and category insight team with three new appointments.
Roger Harrison – Category & Insight Manager
Previously Business Unit Controller at SalesOut for more than 10 years, Roger specialises in providing insight to support FMCG businesses. As St Pierre Groupe’s new Category & Insight Manager, Roger will set up the company’s new Category Management function to accelerate business growth through data.
Rachel Wells – Commercial Manager (Grocery)
Rachel joins St Pierre Groupe as a Commercial Manager and was previously at Princes Limited, where she was a Senior National Account Manager. With a breadth of experience in commercial and brand management, Rachel offers the right expertise to support St Pierre Groupe’s supermarket customers.
Scott Oakes – Commercial Manager (Foodservice)
Previously Head of Foodservice at AIB Foods Ltd, Scott will be joining St Pierre Groupe as a Commercial Manager and is the company’s first full-time team member focussed on the Foodservice channel. Scott brings with him 10+ years’ experience coupled with a strong operations background.
St Pierre Groupe founder, Jeremy Gilboy, comments: “Whist Roger, Rachel and Scott are joining us at a very difficult and challenging time, it is also an exciting time for St Pierre Groupe, as we continue on a journey of business growth and evolution. We have ambitious plans for the future and these appointments will not only be hugely helpful in implementing them, but also in ensuring we continue to supply more households with quality bread and bakery products.”
The award-winning Manchester-based company, whose brand portfolio includes St Pierre, Baker Street and Paul Hollywood, supplies European bakery products into the UK, Ireland and worldwide export markets via the multiple, convenience and wholesale channels. St Pierre Groupe achieved a 30% year on year growth in 2019, and has seen demand for its brands increase exponentially over the past 2 months.
Chris McLaughlin, UK Commercial Director at St Pierre Groupe, says: “We are delighted to welcome Rachel, Roger and Scott to the St Pierre Groupe family. They bring with them a wealth of experience and an abundance of dynamic thinking, which are the essential ingredients for an award-winning team and for maintaining our position as an international market leader at home and abroad.”