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Commercial Director

Employer
The Original Baker
Location
Malton, North Yorkshire
Salary
Up to £80,000 per annum, plus Company car or car allowance and discretionary profit related bonus
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Other Job Function

About You

Are you a Commercial Director with a bold, ambitious approach to business growth and an ability to translate strategy into action to achieve results?

To be successful in this role, you’ll have a proven track record of delivering business growth, developing a high performance culture across multiple teams and contributing to wider business strategy as a key member of a senior leadership team.

For the right candidate with a commercial mindset and exceptional leadership skills there is a career path to Managing Director.

About Us

The Original Baker is a leading manufacturer of premium sweet and savoury baked products, dedicated to delivering high-quality goods to consumers through retail and wholesale channels. From our factory in Malton, North Yorkshire, The Original Baker produces a diverse range of delicious baked goods, using high quality ingredients and crafted in a time-honoured fashion. Our team of over 100 dedicated employees is passionate about delivering exceptional service and maintaining the highest standards of quality. The Original Baker is part of Olidor Group Limited which has ambitious plans for sustainable and profitable business growth.

Key Responsibilities

  • Shape the commercial strategy, leading your teams to ensure clear and measurable business plans are developed and effectively delivered.
  • Take ownership for achieving the Company’s aspiration to deliver 300% profitable revenue growth over the next five years.
  • Provide thoughtful and insightful input and leadership to help shape the overall business strategy as a key member of the senior leadership team.
  • Inspire and lead, developing a high performance culture across the organisation, including Sales, Customer Service, Marketing and New Product Development.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the Company’s target market to enable informed decision making. Work closely with the Brand Manager to develop a clear premium brand identity which is consistent across all touchpoints.
  • Lead the NPD team to ensure our product range remains fresh and innovative, reflecting market trends without compromise on quality.
  • Identify and capitalise on new business opportunities, market trends, and product innovations to drive growth and increase revenue streams.
  • Seek continuous improvement in strategic plans, systems, processes, and people as the business grows. Translate bold and ambitious goals into actionable objectives, supporting the team to achieve their KPIs.
  • Role model the Company values for others to emulate, ensuring high levels of trust, collaboration and integrity.
  • Develop an exceptional workplace culture, supporting our goal to become an employer of choice.
  • Positively represent the Company at internal or external events, meetings, trade exhibitions and industry conferences.
  • Uphold the Company’s brand reputation for quality, authenticity and excellence in all commercial decisions.

Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Ideally 2 years’ experience as Commercial Director/Head.
  • Demonstrable track record of driving change in a growth business.
  • Engaging and effective leadership skills.
  • Ability to translate strategic plans into clear actions and KPIs.
  • Flexible about adopting a hands-on approach as needed.
  • Ability to remain calm and logical in a fast-paced organisation.
  • Commercial and entrepreneurial, with a business owner mindset.
  • Financial awareness with data analysis and problem solving skills.
  • People focused, able to build trust, lead positive culture change and develop effective working relationships at all levels.
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills, effective listening skills and an inclusive and collaborative approach.
  • Highly organised and able to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • IT literacy, including Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • High standards of numeracy, literacy and attention to detail.
  • Growth mindset, with a continuous improvement approach. Open and honest with high standards of personal integrity. Ambitious with the drive to achieve bold and ambitious goals for The Original Baker.

Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 per annum (dependant on experience and skills) plus Company car or car allowance and discretionary profit related bonus.

Working Arrangements: 40 hours per week, normally Monday to Friday, worked predominantly onsite due to the nature of our operations.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

 

 

 

 

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