Commercial Director UK

£120000 - £140000 Per Annum £120,000 - £140,000 + Car + Bonus + Equity options
20 Feb 2019
20 Mar 2019
Ben Debnam
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

The Client

Our client is an entrepreneurial Food Group operating with multiple brands in the UK and internationally. Due to some impressive growth numbers over the last 4 years they are looking to strengthen their board with the appointment of a UK Commercial Director. The role will take ownership of a growing team, new business development and detailed P&L management, working closely with all departments and external suppliers to formulate long term profitable trading strategies

Key Responsibilities

• Develop and implement a business plan that supports the growth of key brands
• Provide guidance and leadership across the commercial team
• Work with board members to achieve team targets in line with company objectives
• Develop team members and provide structure, targets, and people leadership
• Manage key supplier relationships across the UK
• Manage relationships with bakeries
• Establish strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
• Continuously look for ways to improve upon performance and be comfortable challenging established practices when necessary
• Work closely with marketing team and provide insight and support.

The Person

The successful candidate will have gained senior commercial leadership experience in a branded Food business. The organisation have a real entrepreneurial approach and so run a lean operation, candidates should be able to demonstrate a level of autonomy and ability to flex from the operational to the strategic.

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