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International Sales Manager

Cavendish Maine
The salary offered will reflect the skills and experience of the individual selected.
Closing date
8 Mar 2021

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
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Job Details

Are you an international sales professional with a background in branded consumer goods?

Do you have experience in developing sales in international markets via distributors?

Would you like to work for a fast-growing, internationally focused and award-winning company for which export sales account for the majority of the turnover?

If you have answered yes to all of the above we are interested in talking to you.

The partners at Cavendish Maine are delighted to have been entrusted with this exciting position within fast-growing innovative homewares business, Black + Blum.

Established in 1998 by design graduates Dan Black and Martin Blum, Black + Blum produces quality, functional, design-led  products that are built to last. The passionate design team has created numerous, award-winning products, many of which have achieved iconic status. In recent years the business has focused on creating innovative and category-leading products for the fast-growing food and drink on-the-go sector, using durable eco-friendly materials that produce a premium and responsible product.

The Role

The international sales manager will be responsible for managing Black + Blum’s distributor network worldwide. This highly important position will report directly to the Managing Director and hold overall responsibility for 20+ existing export markets as well as identifying new business opportunities for the company. Existing markets include Germany (number 1 distributor market) , Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Australia, Poland and Scandinavia.  The role will require a modest level of international travel and will be partially based from the office in Central London.

The Company

This is a successful, profitable and rapidly growing business that produces outstanding, design-led and award-winning consumer products. For a look at the range of quality adult lunch boxes, water bottles and flasks, please visit

The business has doubled in size over the last 2 years with the majority of the increased revenue coming from international sales.  In the main, products are sold to export markets via distributors.

The Package

Black + Blum will create a financial package designed to attract their preferred candidate. The salary offered will reflect the skills and experience of the individual selected.

The Person

You will be an international sales professional with experience of working with consumer goods and you will be familiar with the management of distributors which subsequently sell into both traditional and on-line retail channels.

Fluency in German is desirable for this position but is not essential

Suitable candidates will live within a reasonable commute of Central London and be willing to undertake a manageable level of international travel.

The successful applicant will be inspired to work within a small, tight team of entrepreneurial and committed people. Hiring someone who shares the founders’ passion for health, well-being and sustainability is as important as finding the right professional skills and experience. 

To apply to this role please send your CV along with a very brief cover note and your salary expectations to Saul Bainton at Cavendish Maine using the following email

We anticipate a high level of interest in this position and are unfortunately unable to respond to every applicant. You will hear from us within 10 days if your profile is of interest.


Established in 1991 Cavendish Maine is a specialist sales, marketing and management recruitment consultancy with 25 consultants based in offices in Portishead. Covering the whole of the UK, we work with suppliers of food and non-food products to retail, hospitality and leisure markets and our impressive client portfolio ranges from global brand leaders to fast growing private companies.

Our team is experienced, professional and knowledgeable and each consultant has a specific market focus. This means that we know our clients intimately and our candidates are well briefed and well prepared for all interviews.In addition we have one consultant who specialises in export and international roles and separate teams that bring the same recruitment processes to accountancy and financial services employers.

Find Us
01275 813000
Wessex House
4 Greystoke Business Centre
High Street
BS20 6PY
United Kingdom
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