Sales Director

14 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a Sales Director used to dealing in big numbers and managing large accounts? If so this could be for you.


  • Lead a sales team responsible for sales revenue of over £280 million, instilling a culture of quality, service and performance delivered to both retail customers and growers.
  • Prepare and deliver long term sales & demand plans aligned to the company’s overall strategic goals.
  • Nurture long term relationship with its key retailer clients at all levels to the benefit of the business itself and its grower members.
  • Developing team members with meaningful PDP’s whilst having a clear succession plan in place at all times.
  • Form strategic business development plans with retailer and other clients which will deliver the businesses’ strategic objectives
  • Support our UK grower members to develop their plans and businesses in a manner which is aligned with both the markets needs and company strategy.
  • Lead the Category Management agenda ensuring it adds value to our clients with a primary focus on research, data analysis and multi-channel marketing initiatives
  • Work alongside the Buying Director to develop our relationship with our overseas partners and focus on robust long term strategic planning objectives.


  • Delivery of the sales plans and budget.
  • Meet strategic customer development objectives as defined in the company business strategy.
  • Define the on-going needs of the business for our individual UK grower members in alignment with the business overall strategy
  • Own the demand plan for counter season production in alignment with the overall strategy.
  • General trouble shooting – Account management responsibilities.
  • Commercial dialogue with our UK grower members and suppliers – including daily communications when needed, news bulletins, participation / presentations at grower meetings.
  • Other ad hoc duties when required.


  • Graduate or Graduate calibre.
  • Able to see the bigger picture and develop key sales strategies by customer and sector.
  • Able to think conceptually and package together various elements for a proposition.
  • Extensive experience working in a comparable role in FMCG. Experience in produce may be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Potential to grow in the role and build on current responsibilities.
  • Resilient and resourceful. Imaginative in creating solutions to the industries challenges and determined in delivery of them.
  • Ability to relate to key client personnel in a professional and credible fashion.
  • Good interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence combined with well-developed leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to delegate effectively and follow-up as appropriate.
  • Ability to work as part of a team with colleagues across professional, operational and cultural boundaries.
  • Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle a number of tasks at once and meeting deadlines as required.
  • Good IT skills including experience of Word and Excel.

Interested? Then apply today for more information.

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