Trading Director - Trading Director

Ref: Trading Director | Permanent | Sales and Marketing, Food Manufacturing |

Job Specification

Job Title: Trading Director
Job Reference: Trading Director
Salary Guide: Salary between £84000.00 and £105000.00 depending on candidate experience and skillset
Listing Category: Sales and Marketing, Food Manufacturing
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Job Description

A senior role in the Food Sales Leadership Team with the global FMCG leader.

Make it mean more at Mars.

As Trading Director reporting to our Sales Director, you’ll lead a key business unit, with the objective of generating a world-class customer relationship between Mars and our customers to deliver the annual sales and profitability targets. Based in Waltham three days per week and building the three-year sales and investment strategy for customers within the business unit, you’ll be a key member of the Sales Leadership team, responsible for creating and deploying our UK sales. Key deliverables include:

developing a three-year strategy for business unit/key accounts within UK Food
developing strong collaborative joint business relationships between Mars Food UK and key customers
direct line management of five associates
acting as sales representative on one of our key brand battlefields.

Of degree calibre, you must have extensive experience of customer development, preferably blue chip FMCG, including account management. Your experience of managing multiple brands and/or sub-categories complements your experience within a multi-functional business unit, underpinned by skills in forecasting, financial analysis, P&L management and supply side knowledge. With a strong grounding in operational and strategic sales, leading, inspiring and motivating engaged teams, you’re able to engage the customer and develop strong mutual relationships. Your other attributes include:

a proven track record developing others
the ability to navigate complex challenges
strategic agility.

Mars Inc. is a family-owned company with worldwide annual sales of over £24billion. Since 1932 we’ve been producing iconic brands in the UK, including UNCLE BEN'S and DOLMIO, in addition to other globally admired products such as GALAXY, MARS and WHISKAS. Waltham is close to Melton Mowbray and just a 40-minute commute from Leicester, Nottingham or Newark.