Director of Wholesale

£55k - 65k per year + car allowance, bonus and benefits
31 Aug 2017
28 Sep 2017
ALDGP 2403
Alex Leventhall
Experience Level
FMCG, Retail
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you looking for an exciting senior level Director of Wholesale role with the chance to move into a managing director role in the future?


As Director or Wholesale you will be an inspirational leader of a team of account managers, with proven financial management and commercials skills that you have gained whilst in the wholesale sector. We are looking for someone from a background of blue chip management in the FMCG / Wholesale market who is motivated to be responsible for client value creation in both wholesaler/ retailer and in suppliers. 


The role:

  • Lead the commercial team and execution of commercial management strategy and delivery tactics.
  • Participate in Wholesaler client strategic planning as part of the Sales Team.
  • Own the relationship with our wholesalers
  • Collaborates with the board to define and articulate the organisation’s vision and to develop strategies for achieving that vision.
  • Creates annual operating plans that support strategic direction set by the board and correlate with annual operating budgets; submits annual plans to the board for approval. 
  • Develops and monitors commercial strategies for ensuring the long-term financial viability of the business.
  • Develops future leadership within the commercial teams
  • Provides prompt, thorough, and accurate information to keep the board appropriately informed of the dept  sales  position.
  • Develop key customers and deliver new business revenue.
  • Manage the Bid Review process to ensure the most effective and efficient sales strategies are adopted for each opportunity.
  • Work closely with all departments to identify new functionality for our core products, along with the appropriate pricing strategy based on understanding of our client base – both wholesaler and supplier.


The Candidate:

  • Wholesale background or extensive back ground of supplying to wholesalers
  • Strong and inspirational leadership with strong coaching and mentoring skills
  • Experienced negotiator with excellent negotiation skills
  • Extensive knowledge and passion for the FMCG Wholesale market
  • Confident, smart and professional – represents the organisation when communicating with clients and external suppliers etc.
  • Strong ability to network
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Flexible to travel to meetings on a weekly basis
  • Must be competent in MS Office package, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.

And don’t forget ………..Fun with a sense of humour!!!


If you are interesting in the role, click apply now!

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