Head of Channel - Grocery

Better Placed Recruitment
England, West Yorkshire
Closing date
2 Jul 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
National Accounts
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Head of Channel - Grocery
  • Are you looking for a leadership role?
  • Crave autonomy and ownership with a passion for driving results?
  • Do you have extensive UK Grocery experience?

We're looking to speak to well-rounded Sales Controllers or Head Sales, with the confidence and adaptability to test themselves in a fast paced, dynamic, results led business.

Self-motivation, resilience and tenacity are likely to underpin a natural desire to challenge the status quo. Impact and driving change will be the key ingredients to success.

Based in the North, you will lead the Grocery channel for a portfolio of power brands, managing a team of 6. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the board and leadership team to shape strategy, build a team and put down the building blocks to make an immediate impact and shape the direction of the category.

Proven FMCG sales leadership is a must, ideally having been trained in one of the blue-chip organisations.

Successful candidates will have
  • 5-10 years experience in account management/development with P&L accountability
  • Leadership and team management experience is a must
  • Top 4 Grocery Retail & Brand experience
  • Numerate, leverage data and measure ROI
  • Strategic in thought
  • Strong commercial ability and acumen
  • New business development
  • Collaborative and team orientated
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for developing and delivering the sales strategy, achieving net sales and margin targets through effective leadership. We're looking for a truly inspirational leader who is passionate about developing others and achieving success
  • As a member of the UK Leadership Team you will actively contribute to overall business strategy development, execution and together with the team accountable for overall business results.


With an enviable client list of blue chip FMCG businesses, Better Placed focuses on the recruitment of Sales and Marketing professionals across the UK. Working from offices in Leeds and Manchester, our team of highly experienced Consultants have built relationships with a wide range of companies in the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands as well as elsewhere in the UK.

In many cases we are preferred supplier to these businesses operating on an exclusive basis. We operate at all levels from graduate through to Director and our team are widely acknowledged as specialists in their chosen vertical markets.At Better Placed we focus on our candidates as much as our clients and we understand that failure to do so will slow the rapid growth that we have seen since our inception in 2002. Our track record of maintaining long term relationships with both candidates and clients is testament to how seriously we take this and is a fundamental part of what we stand for.

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