Commercial Director

Location
South East / Kent / Surrey / W. Sussex
Salary
£180k, Full executive package including bonus and future equity
Posted
16 Oct 2020
Closes
30 Oct 2020
Ref
CFD/896/89
Position/Level
Director
Sector
FMCG / Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Location: South East / Kent / Surrey / W. Sussex
Sector: FMCG / Food / Sales / Retail / Brand
Salary: £180k, Full executive package including bonus and future equity

Our client is a leading privately-owned food company with revenues above £100m and an enviable UK customer base across UK Retail and Foodservice. They are succession planning and looking to appoint a commercial director who will take on further responsibility (MD) in the
midterm.

The Role

  • Reporting directly to the majority shareholder, you will assume complete responsibility for the commercial function including Sales, Marketing & NPD and after an agreed timeframe, take on the Managing Director role with additional Finance, Procurement and People responsibility.
  • Will lead and mentor a multifunctional team with initially 5 direct reports / team of 30+ in a both a strategic and hands on role and work closely alongside customers to ensure group and joint business plans are achieved.
  • Will focus on increasing profitable revenues by modernising commercial processes & relationships.

The Person

  • Ideally degree and MBA educated with extensive experience in the UK food sector and the ability to prove you can improve business performance in a senior leadership role across multiple routes to market.
  • Branded food sales experience essential, additional experience working alongside UK Grocers on Private label product preferred. You will have significant experience working in a collaborative / joint business manner with key UK customers.
  • Role would suit a big brand Sales, Commercial or Regional General Manager from a blue chip / multinational organisation looking for a more autonomous UK centric position.

In the first instance please forward relevant CV’s by email including your current remuneration package quoting Ref: CFD/896/89 to Barnaby Stewart Executive Search & Selection by clicking on Apply.

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