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Commercial Manager (part time job share)

Commercial Manager
Part time role (job-share) 16.5 hours per week
(Procurement & Internal Sales Management)
Location: Nottingham or Grantham
Package: Basic salary commensurate with experience
plus bonus & excellent PLC benefits
Sector: Packaging distribution
 
 
The Company
We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Commercial Manager to join our team based in the East Midlands. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. Our local procurement & internal sales functions are equally integral to our solution offering and we continually invest in the professional development of our team including CIPS accredited training.
 
 
The Role
Based at either or Nottingham or Grantham site, we are hiring for well-rounded manager to take responsibility for our local procurement & internal sales teams on a part-time (job share) basis. You will lead from the front with your commercial expertise, using your man-management skills to support, mentor and develop both teams. On the procurement side, you will strive to uphold our company wide National procurement strategy, being hands-on in supplier management, developing the regional supplier base and leading on key projects. You shall also ensure sales activities are maximised to exceed sales and profit targets, whilst ensuring the highest standards of sales support, administration and customer service are maintained.
 
 
Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the full purchasing and internal sales teams (full coaching, mentoring)
  • Setting targets & goals, completing performance & development assessments
  • Managing & developing supplier base to deliver maximum service for lowest cost, whilst continually monitoring quality/service levels
  • Grow and improve site margins and profitability
  • Liaise with Category Manager and Divisional Procurement Manager to ensure site strategy reflects that of the Company
  • Effective utilisation of company CRM by team to follow up all sales opportunities, enquiries and quotations.
  • Complete relevant reports to required timescales, in order to monitor sales input, invoicing & margin
  • Develop awareness of the profit implication of stock holding costs, including redundant/damaged stock
  • Develop existing accounts, seeking and taking opportunities to up sell across the product portfolio
  • Able to deputise in the absence of the Regional Business Manager

 
 
Do you have the correct profile?
We are looking for a special individual who can genuinely bring experience in almost equal measure across procurement, management and internal sales/service to occupy this role. You will be able to demonstrate that you have adequate experience in all aspects. We’re not fussed if you are more naturally a sales/service or procurement professional ‘by trade’ and understand that you may have developed skills in the secondary area as part of a role expansion over time. The main thing is that you are credible in both areas, this as you will be leading from the front with both teams.
Ours is a fast-moving customer centric distribution business, so a background working within a similar environment would be advantageous. As mentioned this is a part-time job-share role requiring commitment to working 16.5 hours per week. It is important that you are keen to occupy a management role on a part-time basis and that either Nottingham or Grantham is a viable place of work for you.
 
The Package
We provide a competitive basic starting salary along with a performance/profit linked bonus scheme and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
 
Next Steps
This is a key appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favoured candidate to commence with us ASAP in the new year. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
 

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