COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR – BAKERY CATEGORY

Employer
SmithCarey Recruitment
Location
London up to Midlands
Salary
Excellent basic + 35% bonus + electric car + benefits 
Closing date
8 Mar 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Function
Sales
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COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR – BAKERY CATEGORY
London up to Midlands
Excellent basic + 35% bonus + electric car + benefits 

THE COMPANY

Few opportunities come along to ‘jump on a well-invested business growth career train’ as this one. Our client has achieved significant growth across mainland Europe and the UK, with added-value, premium-quality bakery category products which are proving a huge success with both the trade and the consumer.

Privately owned, they have already built two new state-of-the-art manufacturing plants and have a strong strategic vision for further growth including the UK market, where they are planning substantial investment to both accelerate sales growth and build a brand new production facility – exciting times ahead!

Their premium-branded and own-label products are organic and go through a special production process which gives them a real point of difference, delivering high quality visibility and consumer taste appeal. 

THE JOB

As a key part of this growth ambition vision, you will steer the UK commercial journey, initially by taking the lead in directly developing the Grocery Retail Multiple customer business, driving sales in line with achievable growth targets. The next phase is to quickly build a high-performing commercial team to support the business development growth, along with modern and structured systems and processes. Following this, you will play a major management role in building a new production facility to further spearhead the sales growth across the UK market.

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

A strong track record of ambitiously growing your FMCG commercial career up to Account Controller/Director or Sales Director, with a substantial track record of profitable sales growth and senior trade connections across the leading grocery retail multiple accounts. Your experience MUST include working in the BAKERY category with a preference on bread, including brand and/or own label products. The role requires an individual with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and with the competence and network to not only build sales quickly, but also a highly professional and effective infrastructure to support the growth.

Having carefully considered your career so far, are you now looking for something different? Where you can truly take the leading commercial role, in a well invested company, with a great product that is wanted and loved by the consumer? In a position where you can deliver the goods and be very well financially rewarded, with a clear opportunity to step up to the role of UK Managing Director in the future? There is a lot of work to do and sales targets to hit, but this is a very ambitious, well-invested company with driven owners and a fantastic product offering — all of which provides a unique platform to grab this once-in-a-career-journey opportunity!

If you think you have the background and absolute determination to go on this journey, please apply in confidence to mark@smithcarey.co.uk quoting reference MS/2175, including your CV and current benefits package details, or call Mark Smith for a confidential discussion on 07747 847214.

Closing date for applications 8th March 2021

Company

As specialists in Sales & Marketing Recruitment and Training, SmithCarey Ltd have extensive knowledge and experience of the FMCG market and all trade channels from the recruitment and corporate perspective, which together with face-to-face contact ensures that we understand both our clients and candidates needs. We are fully committed to building long-term client and candidate relationships based on trust and results, which ensures candidates can effectively manage their ‘career road map’ and get the right job, not just any job, as well as ensuring our clients select the best talent.

We are passionate and committed to helping ambitious, commercial talent achieve their potential in some of food and drink’s most progressive and respected companies.

Our services at SmithCarey embrace retained recruitment consultancy, interim management and training, with our FMCG clients ranging from major bluechips to medium and small companies across food, drink and non-food, branded and own label.

Spanning both the corporate and the recruitment viewpoint, our Consultants have an outstanding track record of knowledge and experience in the FMCG market – specifically Sales & Marketing, including; National Account Management, Category Management, Customer Marketing, Shopper Marketing, Field Sales, International Sales Management and Brand Marketing.

We take our relationship with you, the candidate - and you, the client - very seriously. What you can expect from us is honest advice and real assistance at an individual level. We understand your concerns, we can get on your wavelength, and we can produce the results you want – be it a major career move to steer you in the right direction with your future ‘career road map’ or simply some welcome guidance and support.

The SmithCarey team are passionate in their belief that companies who want to attract top talent need to invest and take a more proactive approach, even before vacancies arise, by creating an employer branding talent attraction strategy. We have invested heavily in both resource and new technology to embrace the LinkedIn/Facebook generation, through social networking tools and other media.

Everything we do is done with passion, professionalism and integrity. We operate with strict confidentiality and never send out CVs without prior consent, recommend candidates without thorough screening or market false positions to attract response.

Our message to people who have the drive and energy to be a success is to come and talk to us. We can help by advising you what’s out there, provide support with your ‘career roadmap’ for how you might progress, together with advice on how to make it happen and, who knows, we might have the perfect position for you right now!

Take a look at our current opportunities; then email with a covering letter, stating your current remuneration package and a copy of your CV to one of our Consultants.

For Recruitment:

Mark Smith - mark@smithcarey.co.uk - mobile 07747 847214

Maria Murphy – mariam@smithcarey.co.uk – mobile 07745 184922

For Training:

Paul Carey - paul@smithcarey.co.uk – mobile 07786 745165

Or for any other general enquiries call 01488 649360 or email: directors@smithcarey.co.uk or visit our website www.smithcarey.co.uk

We look forward to helping you manage your future ‘career road map’ and assisting you in building a successful Sales or Marketing career in the exciting world of FMCG.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
01488 649 360
Location
Penfold Barn
Westfield
East Garston
Hungerford
Berkshire
RG17 7HD
United Kingdom
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