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DIY Sector Manager

Cavendish Maine
West Midlands - Remote
To £54,500 Basic + Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits
Closing date
10 Aug 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Cavendish Maine are delighted to be working in ongoing partnership with BHETA to recruit a DIY Sector Manager. This role represents an exciting opportunity to take your career in a new and influential direction.

If you are passionate about the DIY/Garden sector and interested in a high-profile industry role, then this could be the move you are seeking.

The Company:

BHETA are a Trade Association that represents manufacturers and distributors to the Home Improvement (DIY) & Gardening sector and the Housewares & Small Electrical sector, we are a proactive association and take pride in the excellent range of services and initiatives designed to help and support our members. BHETA has approximately 300 members who are responsible for £13bn of retail sales and employ over 14,000 people. Our offices are in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.

BHETA operate to provide a platform for its members to network, receive market data, access key retail partners, participate in exhibitions both home and internationally, facilitate export expansion, lobby on relevant issues affecting members , and receive general business support via our service providers. It always represents member’s interests and provides an essential link in the supply chain process.

Sector Manager – The Role:

Responsible for the recruitment, retention & engagement of membership for the Home Improvement (DIY) & Gardening sector of The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).

This role reports to the Chief Operating Officer and will be field based.

Skill and attributes:

  • You will be working in the DIY/Gardening industry in a senior commercial role and will have knowledge and experience of  Sales and National Account management
  • Will have real passion for the industry and drive to make a difference
  • Will have a good understanding of current industry challenges and topics
  • Will have established industry contacts with industry Retail/Trade commercial teams
  • An individual who commands respect from their teammates and industry peers 
  • Self- starter, used to working outside of an office-based environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Have strong commercial acumen Open, honest and a good team player who enjoys variety
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, including Board, and present to large audiences
  • Work closely with the DIY steering committee

This role represents an exciting opportunity for a senior commercial individual to take their career in an exciting direction. It is likely that you are a Sales Director/National Sales Manager currently looking for something a little different. This role will enable someone to step away from the hamster wheel, whilst still operating at a senior level. We are keen to speak to people at a point in their career that would enable them to do this.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary – To £54,500 Basic + Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits

The role offers a competitive salary package with on target bonus incentives, car allowance, overseas medical insurance, and pension package. Candidates will be expected to have the facility to work remotely from the Birmingham based office but will have desk access and full support from the central team.

Please reply with your CV and salary expectations to our retained consultants Shelley Velati or Rebecca Isaac at

Reference: SVRI/86553

Candidate care:

By responding to this advert you consent to Cavendish Maine processing the personal data included within this application.

If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 48 hours of receiving your application.

Should you not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please be advised that if unsuccessful for this role we may keep your details in our hold file, during which time you may be contacted for other suitable vacancies.  If you do not want us to do this please call us to advise.

In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your interest in Cavendish Maine.


Established in 1991 Cavendish Maine is a specialist sales, marketing and management recruitment consultancy. Covering the whole of the UK, we work with suppliers of food and non-food products to retail, hospitality and leisure markets and our impressive client portfolio ranges from global brand leaders to fast growing private companies.

Our team is experienced, professional and knowledgeable and each consultant has a specific market focus. This means that we know our clients intimately and our candidates are well briefed and well prepared for all interviews. In addition we have one consultant who specialises in export and international roles and separate teams that bring the same recruitment processes to accountancy and financial services employers.

Company info
01275 813000
Leigh Court Business Centre
Pill Road
Abbots Leigh

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