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Sales / Commercial Director - spearhead the future of food production!

Employer
Food Industry Associates
Location
Home based, anywhere across England, with occassional travel only required to London or site in SE.
Salary
Up to £100,000 + significant bonus + full remuneration package + fully home working operation.
Closing date
6 Feb 2022

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Category Management, National Accounts, Sales
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Job Details

A well-respected food business who, after recently concluding a hefty investment project, require a driven Sales Director to spearhead a hugely exciting commercial plan to pioneer ‘the future’ of food production. 

We seek those with strong experience and a proven record of success whilst operating with in fresh or chilled food categories.  You will naturally ‘buy in’ to the vision and mission of the business, ensuring your passion for environmentally friendly initiatives and sustainable food production help you to drive significant sales growth across all customer channels, with a key focus on the UK major multiples.

With budget agreed to support your appointment and further strengthen the existing commercial team across sales, market research and competitor analysis – make no mistake, this is a business aspiring to swiftly become the new key player within the categories in which they operate, as well as drive into new areas where synergies can be identified or created through effective innovation process.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, you will be tasked with the following key tasks:

·        Developing the strategic focus on addressable markets.

·        Managing key accounts and developing new business relationships.

·        Leading the sales teams.

·        Managing all commercial contracts.

·        Acting as a brand ambassador at all times.

To succeed, we are seeking creative and driven senior sales leaders who will bring entrepreneurial thinking and the drive and ambition required to ‘set the standard’ for your team and lead by example.

Once in role, the successfully appointed individual will immediately be given the go ahead to recruit an entirely new sales force, whist working closely with the board to collaborate on overall company growth plans.

This opportunity is truly something totally unique before now, so we expect to quickly gain a lot of interest.  Therefore, if you are interested in learning more over a confidential 121 chat, please register your interest sooner rather than later.

Company

For over a decade now, Food Industry Associates Ltd have proven to be a recruiter of choice for ambitious SME food and beverage manufacturers across the UK.  We don't recruit for the big corporates by choice.  Instead, we choose to work with companies with personality, entrepreneurial flare (not process), looking to disrupt the market with cutting edge innovation to provide consumers with better, healthier choices.

Are you an early stage start-up struggling to find the right solution to help you gain your fist listings in a specific customer channel before you can raise the budget to employ somebody on a permanent basis?  Maybe you know you need to source a commercial leader but aren't 100% clear in what format, or how to adequately incentivise somebody from a much larger business to join your mission?  Come speak to us.

If you're a more established business looking to bring fresh talent on board to drive ambitious sales targets, source a creative innovator to help you drive in to new extended categories, or looking to strengthen in marketing / category terms, again, come speak to us.

We've a proven record in recruiting talent for an array of businesses, helping them source commercial talent to help them achieve their goals.  From early stage sales talent through to equity-incentivised leadership roles, we've proven time and time again to find the right people for our clients at the first attempt.  

How are we different to most of our competitors?  Unlike most, we don't have as diverse a portfolio of clients we work with.  However all those we do work with continuously come back to us whenever they next have another need.  In our opinion successful recruitment is achieved when two businesses truly 'partner' and collaborate together.  In our opinion the better we know you, the better we understand all the extra elements aside from simple skillset and experience to ensure the right 'fit' is identified at the first attempt.  In our opinion, this is recruitment, done properly.

Find Us
Telephone
0113 3572245
Location
Food Industry Associates Ltd
Airebank House
Leeds
LS4 2EZ
United Kingdom
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