Commercial Manager - Director Designate

Location
Preston
Salary
£50000 per annum
Posted
27 Apr 2017
Closes
25 May 2017
Ref
00067878
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Marketing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Commercial Manager (Director Designate) - outstanding opportunity. Southport.

£50,000 plus incentives

This leading manufacturer of Incineration Systems and Thermal Waste Treatment Solutions is a recent double winner of the Queens Award for International Trade. They are looking to recruit a Commercial Manager/Director Designate who will lead their commercial activities focused on building their brand and delivering strategic growth.

Reporting to the CEO and sitting as a member of the management board, the Commercial Manager must integrate effectively as a key member of a small and dynamic management team comprising sales, finance, operations and marketing. The successful candidate can expect to progress to Commercial Director in due course, by playing a key role in the significant expansion plans for the business.

Key Activities
- Develop marketing strategies for product, positioning, pricing and distribution to achieve targeted market penetration and long-term growth in global market share.
- Develop and implement marketing plans to drive and achieve annual profitability targets.
- Develop and manage marketing budgets and guide preparation of marketing activity reports for the executive management board.
- Plan and oversee advertising and promotion activities including print, online, electronic media, and direct mail.
- Initiate and evaluate market research activities and adjust marketing strategy to meet changing market and competitive conditions.
- Take a leading role in product research and development.
- Monitor competitor products and marketing activities.
- Establish and maintain relationships with industry influencers and key strategic partners.
- Guide global market channel development and distribution activity.
- Meet with key clients, assisting sales department in maintaining relationships and negotiating and closing deals.
- Assist other departments within organization to prepare manuals and technical publications.
- Input to periodic sales reports showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion.

Key Competencies
- Proven competence in a technical sales environment.
- Proven leadership skills
- Proven business acumen and knowledge of marketing theory.
- Proven communication and presentation skills
- Proven analytical and problem solving skills
- Proven team working skills.

Required Education and Experience
- Bachelors and/or Masters degree in marketing or business administration or equivalent.
- Significant hands on experience in a technical sales and marketing function.
- Ten years of relevant commercial management experience.

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