SALES DIRECTOR (MD DESIGNATE)

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
To £125k OTE and equity potential
Posted
02 Sep 2019
Closes
30 Sep 2019
Ref
MM/2093
Function
Sales
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

A fantastic and rare opportunity to join a new health and beauty distributor and to be involved at the very outset of an exciting new venture, working with global premium brands in a lucrative and emerging category in the UK. This entrepreneurial company has received significant financial backing from the Middle East and has ambitious growth plans across the UK’s leading retailers. This London-based role could be truly transformational for your career! 

The Role

Our client is looking to appoint an outstanding and energetic Sales Director (MD Designate) to spearhead their future sales strategy, develop ranges of consumer products through working with leading North American brands and UK start-ups and to shape the future team.

This is a senior leadership role where you’ll take total ownership of new business development, sales, brand owners management and detailed P&L management. You’ll be working closely with all internal colleagues and key customer stakeholders to formulate long-term profitable trading strategies and highly effective customer relationships.

Key areas of focus are beauty, sport, vaping oils and edible oils. You’ll also manage all UK marketing and branded support with a focus on driving rate-of-sale and building consumer brand awareness. This is a challenging role that requires strong commercial, marketing and financial acumen.

About You

To make a success of this fantastic Sales Director (MD designate) leadership role, you’ll have strongly grown your career in a recognised FMCG company / non-food distributor, where you’ve developed a sound understanding of the route to market dynamics and key customer contacts. You’ll also have a proven track record of developing successful relationships with large retail chains and negotiating distributor agreements on behalf of existing global brands.

You’ve been successful to date leading sales teams to deliver the highest customer service standards, as well as attaining profitable sales growth and budgetary achievement. At the same time, you’re a hustler, willing to roll up your sleeves and get things done!

Above all, you’re a charismatic and passionate individual with the gravitas to ‘hold the floor’, together with the drive, energy, and strategic mind-set to achieve both our client’s commercial objectives as well as your own career goals, which in this role could broaden into a future European Director role.

If you’re ready to take your next career step and believe you can make a success of this exciting senior leadership opportunity, please apply below or email mariam@smithcarey.co.uk quoting reference MM/2093, including full details of your current benefits package.

Alternatively, please call Maria Murphy for an initial confidential discussion on 07745 184922.

Closing date for applications: 30th September 2019

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