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Sales and Marketing Director | W Atlee Burpee | Yorkshire

England, East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston Upon Hull
Closing date
26 Jul 2022

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Marketing, National Accounts, Sales
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Sales and Marketing Director | W Atlee Burpee | Yorkshire

Salary - dependent on experience

About the Company:-
We have the pleasure of working exclusively with W Atlee Burpee, helping them to secure their next Sales and Marketing Director. The company have been established for nearly 150 years, growing to the position of the number 1 seed supplier in the US direct to consumer and retail markets. They have been established in the UK for a ten years and have had to navigate a number of challenges during this time (Brexit and Covid to name but 2!) Having successfully navigated these challenges, they are now in a position to forge on once again.

About the Role:-
This is a brilliant opportunity to grow a company from a humble beginning, with the backing and support of larger parent company. You will be heading up the UK division and ensuring it continues its development in the market. Working closely with the US, you will be responsible for the customer relationships, setting the growth strategy for the business and managing the team as needed (currently only 1 additional member). You will be exploring a number of options for expanding the Burpee brand in the UK, in order for it to become synonymous with home gardening.

The Ideal Candidate:-
Good experience in Horticulture is crucial. You will need to be passionate about the industry and looking to disrupt and challenge the current status quo. Experience within a smaller business would be useful, but with the knowledge of putting structures in place to allow for sustainable growth. Whilst you will have a lot of autonomy to achieve these goals, given the geographical challenges of working with a parent business in the US, you will need to ensure strong links are maintained.

How to apply:-
If this role sounds of interest and you would like to have a confidential discussion about it, then please get in touch with Morten Andresen on 01780 480530 or apply via the link.


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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01780 480530
Acanthus House
10a Belton Street
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