Commercial Director - SME with premium brand offering. Creative foodies with record in e-commerce

Food Industry Associates
Southern based H/O with flexible working each week.
£100,000 + significant OTE + benefits.
Closing date
9 Oct 2020

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Marketing, National Accounts, Sales
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Commercial Director (newly created position) required to create and implement commercial growth plans for a highly profitable, SME with a premium brand offering.

The business we represent has quickly established itself as the no.1 brand in its respective category, achieving significant growth in a relatively short space of time.

The role of Commercial Director has been created to identify passionate, creative ‘foodies’ with a natural passion for eating occasions and outdoor dining.  As Commercial Director you will be tasked with creating ‘dining occasions / experiences’ associated with the existing portfolio to increase brand awareness in order to further drive sales.

Reporting to the CEO, you will be directly responsible for overseeing e-commerce and reseller channels, and leadership of PR, social and marketing agencies and required activities.  You will also be supported in the management of reseller programmes with selected chefs in the UK and Ireland.

You will drive innovation into market-leading food and experience offerings, where profitable, with the market’s best suppliers.  You will also bring knowledge and experience of how to further develop customer engagement and upsell.

The business is looking to identify those from start-up / SME backgrounds with demonstrable success of achieving significant sales growth, via e-commerce and re-seller channels.

If you are interested in learning more about this rather unique and attractive opportunity, please apply via the details provided.

For over a decade now, Food Industry Associates Ltd have proven to be a recruiter of choice for ambitious SME food and beverage manufacturers across the UK.  We don't recruit for the big corporates by choice.  Instead, we choose to work with companies with personality, entrepreneurial flare (not process), looking to disrupt the market with cutting edge innovation to provide consumers with better, healthier choices.

Are you an early stage start-up struggling to find the right solution to help you gain your fist listings in a specific customer channel before you can raise the budget to employ somebody on a permanent basis?  Maybe you know you need to source a commercial leader but aren't 100% clear in what format, or how to adequately incentivise somebody from a much larger business to join your mission?  Come speak to us.

If you're a more established business looking to bring fresh talent on board to drive ambitious sales targets, source a creative innovator to help you drive in to new extended categories, or looking to strengthen in marketing / category terms, again, come speak to us.

We've a proven record in recruiting talent for an array of businesses, helping them source commercial talent to help them achieve their goals.  From early stage sales talent through to equity-incentivised leadership roles, we've proven time and time again to find the right people for our clients at the first attempt.  

How are we different to most of our competitors?  Unlike most, we don't have as diverse a portfolio of clients we work with.  However all those we do work with continuously come back to us whenever they next have another need.  In our opinion successful recruitment is achieved when two businesses truly 'partner' and collaborate together.  In our opinion the better we know you, the better we understand all the extra elements aside from simple skillset and experience to ensure the right 'fit' is identified at the first attempt.  In our opinion, this is recruitment, done properly.

Contact Us
  • Food Industry Associates Ltd
  • Airebank House
  • Leeds
  • LS4 2EZ
  • United Kingdom
  • 0113 3572245
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