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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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Contract Type
Full Time
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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


A boutique search firm focused on the Ingredients & Nutrition markets, both Human and Animal.

We have a strong reach in the UK and internationally too, but that doesn't mean we don't offer a personal service - that's at the heart of what we do. We put a big emphasis on providing real value for our clients, who we aim to get to know inside out.

Naturally, we'll probably know a bit about you as a client already, as market specialists, but its the next step that's really important - getting to know the culture within your business, what sort of person will be happy there, and the opportunities available to top performers. That's where we truly excel, and that's why we provide real value - your next employee is likely to be with you for a long time when you engage 1485 to find him or her, because of how thorough we are in our search process.

From a candidate point of view, when you register with us you'll be working with a recruiter who knows your market, but who won't make assumptions. We know everyone has different aspirations, different priorities and different strengths which might not come across from a CV alone, so we'll talk to you and get to know you, with a view to ensuring we understand you as an individual. Only this way can we decide which companies and which opportunities will be of most interest to you.

If you like the sound of what we do, give us a call and we'll do our best. We won't over-promise, but we will aim to over-deliver.

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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Find Us
+44 (0)1943 662 600
66-69 Pegholme, Wharfebank Mills
Ilkley Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3JP
United Kingdom
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