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Head of Commercial | B2B | Nutrition | Ingredients

1485 Search
Home-based, overnight stay once/week if not commutable to South East
£65,000 - £80,000 plus car allowance and good bonus
Closing date
9 Oct 2020

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Job Details

The Company

  • Provider of high quality nutritional materials – B2B customers include sports nutrition manufacturers, brand owners, nutraceutical contract manufacturers and distributors
  • Growing at a rate that is far out-performing all major competitors
  • Able to offer customers the sort-after combination of high quality products, a quick service and a very competitive price
  • Incredibly ambitious and a growing team who all share a winning mentality

The Role

  • Head of Commercial – which has come about through promotion
  • Managing a team of 4 sales people (and this team will be growing extensively)
  • Some hands-on key account management as well as an overall 8-digit P&L responsibility
  • Setting the strategy for the team in a time of significant (positive!) change, with a focus on creating added value solutions that command a good margin
  • Giving the team the structure and implementing the processes required to sustain the current (very impressive) growth
  • Significant opportunity to progress within the business, and at a rapid rate

Who We’re Looking For

  • Someone who has worked in the B2B arena, selling tailor-made product solutions into the sports nutrition, supplement or health channel – this could be from either an ingredient or product perspective
  • A strategic operator – a proven history of being able to set a vision and motivate a sales team to achieve it
  • Someone who can identify improvements to processes and build a solid structure. Experience of a blue chip environment would be beneficial in this sense
  • Travel-wise, you’ll regularly be on the road, and will also be in the office at least a couple of days a week (south east England), so you'll need flexibility with travel and nights away where necessary
  • Someone who demonstrates a “can-do” attitude, who can steer this business through the next stage of its highly ambitious growth plan


1485 Search. A specialist search firm focused purely on Ingredients & Nutrition. In the Food industry, we partner with a range of ingredients suppliers and nutritionally-focused companies throughout the UK and Europe.

We understand our clients in detail, enabling us to recruit across multiple functions - whether that's Sales, Product Development, Technical, Marketing, Supply Chain or Senior Leadership roles.

No fancy jargon, clichés or "scientific processes" here. Instead, a focus on getting it right and ensuring that we deliver on what we promise. We're led by someone with over a decade's experience in the Ingredients & Nutrition recruitment industry, so rest assured, we know what we're talking about. 

Want to know more? Either email us: or give us a call on +44 (0)1943 662 600 and we'll be delighted to discuss further.

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Contact Us
  • 54 Pegholme, Wharfebank Mills
  • Ilkley Road
  • Otley
  • LS21 3JP
  • United Kingdom
  • +44 (0)1943 662 600
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