Sales & Marketing Director
Our client is a niche process manufacturing business specialising in injection moulding plastic production. The business has a reputation forged in quality and service and it has been successfully trading for over 50 years. The company continues to evolve and grow and investment in its infrastructure and plant gives it an competitive advantage within its market place. The organisation's growth plans and professionalism will be further enhanced by the recruitment of a new Sales & Marketing Director. The role has been created to lead the planning and implementation of an ambitious sales strategy into the business. This important position, which will form part of the leadership team, will report directly to the UK Managing Director. The opportunities and the challenges of the post will therefore be varied, diverse and will include: Leadership, motivation and management of the sales & marketing teamIdentifying a wide range of clients in terms of scale and across a wide range of industries and markets.Nurture and capitalise on existing customer relationships and utilise effective account management opportunities.Designing and implementing successful sales growth strategies and related operational plans that are market sector specific and market opportunity basedSignificant board level participation in all areas of the company and contribute to the overall strategic direction of the companyMonthly reporting on all key customer and commercial metrics within the plant operations. The candidate will be a proven Sales, Marketing or Commercial Director (or Managers who are ready to 'step up') with experience of delivering profitable growth within a technical manufacturing sector. Ideally the candidate will have had experience of working in a corporate environment and latterly operated successfully within an SME environment. Overlooking and coaching the team with be as important as leading from the front in ensuring success in this role. This is a key appointment for the business and the person must match the ambitions of company in helping the business on the next stage of its evolution. The candidate will also possess the leadership, communications and broad strategic skills which could enable them to move into a broader role over time.
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