Sector: Packaging Distribution
Location: Fareham, Hampshire
Package: Basic Salary circa £55,000, OTE c£70k
Company Car, Mobile, Laptop & Excellent PLC Benefits
Macfarlane Group PLC is the UK’s largest packaging distributor and we are in a rare position of being able to appoint to a senior role, seeking a talented individual to take charge of one of our key distribution sites. As a business, we are passionate about providing fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions through outstanding customer service. Enjoying consistent year on year growth, as a Group we are continuing to grow significantly and always keen to attract aspirational new members to our management team.
Reporting to the Regional Director, this is very much a hybrid role, you will spearhead the sales effort whilst assuming full P&L operational control of this £8M turnover site which carries 27 staff spanning sales/service, purchasing & logistics. Already a profitable site that runs efficiently, you shall user your leadership and management expertise to build on this success and meet with commercial targets.
Create & implement business plan for the RDC in conjunction with the Regional Director.
Full site P&L control, making commercial decisions & balancing the needs for revenue and profit.
Direct sales team management
Leading from the front with sales activity, driving new business sales & managing key accounts
Maximise both sales and profit responsibly by being aware of the profit implications of selling stock products as opposed to non-stock products.
Partner with the National Accounts team, identifying potential new opportunities for business within the RDC territory.
Encourage and maintain excellent levels of customer service at all times.
Work within the Company’s ISO9001 and ISO14001 policies
Do you have the correct profile?
Experience of having executed a similarly 'hybrid’ general management role would be preferable. We are genuinely seeking a blend of sales management & site operational management for this key appointment. Exposure to having managed a similar size commercial operation is important and whilst specific experience of packaging would be favourable, this is not essential. We have found that prior exposure to managing within a similar 'high volume’ consumable product or fast paced business solution environment fits best. You will reside within an hour’s commute of our Fareham site and hold a valid UK driving licence. Naturally, you will be a highly motivated, energised and commercially astute individual with a passion for sales and service delivery.
In return we offer an attractive basic starting salary along with a significant profit linked bonus scheme, company car, mobile & laptop. We additionally offer flexible employee benefits incorporating the following: Up to 33 days annual leave (*includes bank holidays and service increase after five years), holiday purchasing scheme, BUPA, contributory pension, health scheme, childcare vouchers & employee discount scheme. Typical of Macfarlane, this appointment could genuinely provide a pathway to more senior opportunities within the Group longer term.
How to apply/next steps
This is a key hire whereby we are urgently seeking to identify and engage with suitable candidates ASAP. The successful individual shall be asked to join our business just as swiftly as their notice period can allow. Interviews shall therefore be arranged swiftly for shortlisted candidates. To make an application please simply click 'apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. Please note that all successfully shortlisted candidates can generally expect to hear back from us within five working days of making their application. If you do not therefore hear back within that timeframe, please assume that your application has not been successful on this particular occasion.