Commercial Director Europe

Location
Europe
Salary
£160,000 - £180,000 + Full Executive Package
Posted
07 Jun 2019
Closes
21 Jun 2019
Ref
CDE/896/77
Position/Level
Director
Responsibilities
Business Development, Sales, Strategy
Sector
FMCG / Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Our client is a global leader in the manufacture and supply of technical products for food and beverage customers with a mix of multinational and regional Manufacturing and Foodservice customers. Due to an internal promotion, they are looking to appoint a European Commercial Director.

The Role:

  • Reporting directly to the regional president and a key member of the senior leadership team you will have complete control over a broad commercial function covering sales, customer service, marketing and NPD, where you will focus on growing revenues through predominantly existing accounts
  • Operating through both a hands on and strategic approach you will shape, lead and mentor a large multifunctional team with 7 direct reports.
  • Will engage with new and existing customers to build strong collaborative relationships across multiple business channels and work closely with other functional business leaders to ensure targets are achieved.

The Person

  • Degree educated and ideally blue-chip trained, you will have a proven track record in b2b sales with the ability to prove you can increase profitable revenues in relevant technical sales environment and significant exposure to multinational food and beverage customers/ key account management.
  • Will have experience leading a technical sales function with significant achievements leading new product development initiatives alongside customers.
  • The gravitas to engage with new and existing customers, you will be comfortable managing multinational accounts in a hands on style where regular pan European travel will be required.

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