International Trading Manager

Recruiter
Redfin Recruitment Ltd
Location
Lincolnshire
Posted
31 Mar 2018
Closes
13 May 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Redfin Recruitment Ltd is working as a service provider to our client, an award winning food & beverage exporter. If you are commercially driven, quick on your feet, a problem solver and enjoy international business then this Trading Manager position with uncapped bonus potential is worth applying too.

Job Title: International Trading Manager
Reports to: Sales Director and Trading & Buying Director
Responsible for: Sales, Margin & Cash Collection within International Wholesalers Business Unit
Location: North Lincolnshire/ South Humberside
Contract Type: Full Time & Permanent
Salary: Competitive base salary and uncapped bonus, car allowance, healthcare

Overall Purpose:

To deliver incremental sales revenue, profit margin and cash contribution to the Company through effective selling, customer management and relationship building within the international wholesale channel of the business.

Main Duties:

Broadly - Working within a defined team to build a sustainable trading portfolio by seeking out select key partners, building clear trading plans and strategies and delivering sustainable forward partnerships - within defined parameters, clear and acceptable commercial returns.

Quarterly - Achievement of agreed revenue and margin/mix targets for both existing and new customers. Providing an accurate rolling 13 week forecast to the business. Input of territorial intelligence build for the team’s strategic plan.

Monthly - Clean down to zero on all outstanding cash collections and debts including claims. Full P&L responsibility and sign off.

Additional Responsibilities:

- Building the businesses brand within the industry as well as creating a mental wealth bank of key competition understanding, customer base opportunities and maintaining a strong overall strategic picture of the international wholesale market place.
- Specifically, to ensure that the businesses retail division are consistently appraised of rival supply threats as well as new customer opportunities.
- Zero tolerance on grey trading.
- Global travel as appropriate.
- Ongoing liaison with the trading Director to ensure the business is aware of all buying opportunities as well as trading sensitivities (brand owners).

Key Skills and Attributes:

- Highly personable
- Excellent time and personal management skills
- Strong numerical skills
- Impeccable attention to detail
- Adaptable, resilient and able to think quickly and shrewdly
- Natural relationship builder (internally and externally)
- Confident, competent negotiator who is able to close out opportunities
- Commands presence, controls situations and is calm under pressure
- Excellent communicator who thins & plans ahead
- English language skills are essential, additional language skills desirable

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