Jun 8th, 2021

Commercial Director | Fresh Food | Wrexham
Salary – On target earnings £130k + fantastic package
Are you an experienced commercial professional with a proven track record of selling and delivering fabulous results with UK supermarkets and/or the foodservice sector? Are you able to deliver new business and lead and motivate a team? If so, we want to hear from you.

About Our Client
The Village Bakery is a business that is going places with strong ambitions to significantly expand over the next 3 to 5 years. Family owned and run, Village Bakery has recently partnered with private equity firm Limerston Capital reflecting this appetite for growth.
Backed by over 90 years of history, craft and quality baking is truly at the heart of all the great things they do. Today the Village Team produce a wide range of premium private-label goods as well as their own award-winning brand. These items range from ‘slowdough’ bread, morning goods, on-the-go food products (slices, sausage rolls and pies) to delicious ‘free-from’ offerings.
The Village team are highly motivated and dedicated individuals who are very pragmatic and entirely committed to great customer service. The culture is one that embodies a ‘can-do’ entrepreneurial mindset.

About the Role
Heading up a strong Commercial Team, the key purpose of this role will be to plan, develop and implement commercial strategies based on company targets, objectives and capabilities with the main goal of supporting and accelerating an ambitious growth agenda.
This role is based in Wrexham and as such candidates must anticipate 2 – 3 days per week office-based, with the remaining time spent in various locations throughout the UK meeting customers. Candidates should therefore live within a commutable distance to the office or have a willingness to relocate.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a successful track record of delivering profitable business growth in the fresh food sector, with bakery experience being a bonus. A comprehensive knowledge of key players and networks within the major multiple buying teams is also essential for this role.
With significant focus on the ‘Top-4’ retailers, discounters and emerging markets, viable commercial results and growth will be delivered through;

  • an entrepreneurial spirit
  • being ambitious to treble the sales line whilst managing the P&L lines
  • having a mixture of private label and branded experience in fresh foods
  • clear and concise communication style relating to people at all levels
  • motivating and leading a great sales team and leading by example
  • demonstrable experience of improving salesforce effectiveness via target cascades, pipeline tracking, performance meetings and other such mechanisms
  • a track record of building strong internal teams across functions.

Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role you will need to have a proven background in a commercial role supplying fresh, own-label food to UK retailers. You will have a proven track record of sales and customer management and be able to lead a team. In short – you will need to be a brilliant commercial professional with significant supermarket own-label food and team leadership experience.

As a guide – On target earnings £130k + car, uncapped bonus, and potentially equity opportunity for the right candidate

Application Process
Through a robust selection process, an outstanding candidate will have the opportunity to express their suitability to and gauge their compatibility with the Village Bakery Leadership team.

How to Apply
If this sounds like you, please apply below. To discuss the role in more detail before submitting your application, please contact Guy Moreton or Tom Edmondson-Matthews on 01780 480 530 or guy@morepeople.co.uk and tom@morepeople.co.uk job reference TEM13403

Job Information

Job Reference: TEM13403_1623137344
Salary: £100000 - £130000 per annum + + fantastic package
Salary From: £100000
Salary To: £130000
Job Industries: Sales
Job Locations: Wrexham
Job Types: Permanent

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