Our client has gone through a significant period of investment over recent months in preparation for an ambitious growth plan.
Already recognised as a leading supplier of choice within their respective categories, they have been preparing for their growth objectives by investing heavily in CAPEX, and strengthening the commercial team across sales, innovation, and brand marketing.
As the lead supplier of premium food ingredients within their category, the business boasts a major presence across Europe offering significant career progression opportunities for performers not only in the UK, but internationally.
One of the final areas they remain keen to strengthen is in their B-2-B sales team, where they believe growth opportunity to be one of, if not the biggest. Already supplying to a number of other food manufacturing businesses, including several of the larger manufacturing groups, this is again an area that has been invested in to support growth opportunity.
We have been asked to go to market to identify experienced B-2-B sales professionals across the food industry interested in developing their career within a leading European giant.
Following recent annual succession planning, the business is promoting internally to a newly created role of UK Sales Director, which leaves them not only looking to identify experienced B-2-B specialists, but somebody capable of becoming no.2 to the SD and able to take on SD level responsibilities when support is needed during periods of intense workload, holidays, absence etc.
This opportunity therefore presents an ideal opportunity for experienced individuals keen to move into an environment where succession planning and people development is a core value to the business, and where a clear path to SD level will be in place.
In order to be considered for the role it is essential that applicants are able to demonstrate a successful record whilst working with recognised food manufacturing businesses. Exposure to the large manufacturing groups including 2SFG, Greencore, Samworth Bros and Bakkavor will be a distinct advantage, as will experience of supplying in to confectionary and bakery manufacturers.
Alongside a successful record, you will have a level experience that allows you to succeed in a highly autonomous role where you will have input into strategy and be given a great deal of ‘freedom’ to ‘get on with the job’.
At the same time, the business is aware that for people to succeed in this type of environment they must demonstrate real drive and ambition, along with positive personality traits typical of those in large leadership roles, and this will be key for anybody considered.
With the hugely ambitious plans they have in place, the business will be able to offer to swift progression opportunities to high achievers across their commercial function, with the likelihood they are recruiting for future leaders during the recruitment process.
So, if you are looking to make a name for yourself during what is expected to be a hugely successful phase of our client’s life cycle, please get in touch via the details provided to discuss in greater detail.