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Retail Activation Director

Seven Search & Selection
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Up to £90k plus car, bonus, pension & health
Closing date
1 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Buying, Marketing, Sales
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Job Details

Our client:

  • Extremely successful sales and marketing organisation operating within the consumer goods, retail, FMCG arena
  • Exceptionally people focused with clear strategy for growth
  • Fantastic culture and environment that is always innovating and adapting to the changing market 
  • Leadership role managing the relationship with a key retailer to drive growth and success through retail activation
  • The role is home/Leeds Based

The role:

  • The successful Retail Activation Director must have demonstrable experience of using insight to understand and champion business needs to drive revenue growth
  • Managing the relationships with a leading multiple retailer you will lead in store retail activation strategies to drive consumer engagement and sales and profitability.
  • As Retail Activation Director you will build long lasting senior client relationships that will generate new opportunities and revenue. You will be able to demonstrate responsibility for client/customer growth and strategy.
  • Leading a cross functional team of 12 you will be at the forefront of the latest consumer trends and retailer and consumer insights are at the heart of both your thinking and solutions
  • Having fantastic end to end understanding of retail awareness you will develop and deliver a strategy that exceeds expectations.

Ideal candidate:

  • You will be currently working within a commercial role either a retailer of FMCG brand this could be in buying, sales, merchandising or commercial marketing ideally and will have a proven track record of successfully managing strategic relationships and working within matrix structures to deliver strategy
  • For the Retail Activation Director role it is essential that you have excellent communication skills and can inspire a the team to deliver targeted sales and objectives
  • You will be highly personable, credible and flexible and be able to engage internal and external stakeholders
  • As an individual the Retail Activation Director will be a self-starter, with the tenacity and drive to deliver results. You will possess credibility, gravitas and excellent influencing skills and ensure the customer is at the center of all decision making and will possess excellent customer facing skills.
  • With full P&L accountability this role reports to the Managing Director and is a key leadership role within the business, if you have ambition to succeed and progress then please apply for this role

Benefits & details:

  • Excellent package including £90k base salary, company car, bonus and benefits
  • Role is split between Leeds and home based
  • Fantastic welcoming culture with focus on personal development
  • Growing organisation with future opportunities


Please send your CV using the form on this page, quoting reference 1/15818/7. Confidentiality assured.

Whilst we would like to respond to all our on-line applicants, regrettably we are unable to do so due to the high volumes we receive. If you do not hear back within 14 days unfortunately the relevant consultant has decided not to progress with your application. For alternative opportunities please search our vacancies on our website.

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Seven is a leading provider of multi-functional recruitment solutions in Consumer Goods & Retail, covering roles in Sales, Marketing, Head Office functions, Category, Operations and Manufacturing. We provide executive search and selection as well as award-winning RPO services and interim solutions.

"One of the leaders in FMCG recruitment" - client feedback, Bayer.

"Having worked with some of the biggest names in recruitment, I would recommend Seven above all." - client feedback, Mars UK.

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