Commercial Managing Director



Competitive package c £100k

Successfully filled

Our client is a very successful and long-established manufacturer and distributor with an excellent reputation in its niche market for high quality products which are sold to major retailers and other specialist retailers.  The company also has small but fast growing brands which will be important to its future strategy.  It is a subsidiary of an international privately owned and entrepreneurial group and currently turns over c£25m.

The business is now seeking a Commercial Managing Director to drive the expansion of private label and growth of branded products into new markets and to realise the opportunities from existing revenue streams.  This is a hands-on and high profile role with full responsibility for the commercial performance of the company and for implementing the board’s strategy.  It will involve the successful candidate in leading change, identifying and securing opportunities for commercial growth, fronting the negotiation of competitive deals and contracts, and the strong and effective management of the business’s people.

Relevant sector expertise is essential.  Candidates must have extensive experience of developing and selling own brand and private label products within a fast moving and highly competitive market.  We will be looking for previous success in identifying and securing new revenue streams whilst protecting existing markets, and in building and maintaining excellent rapport with major customers.  Candidates will also need to demonstrate first class business acumen and sound financial skills, and be able to influence operations across an international matrix organisation.

Above all, the incoming Commercial Managing Director must be a highly-motivated self-starter with the energy and commitment to drive the growth and on-going success of this exciting business.   The role will be based at the Company’s office in Hampshire but there will be a need to travel on a regular basis.

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