Head of Commercial
FMCG Food / Drink - Manufacturing - Retail - Sales

Job Title: 
Head of Commercial
Job Type: 
Senior Executive
Job sector: 
FMCG Food / Drink
South East
Base Salary: 
Base Salary: £85k, £8k car allowance & full exec package Bonus: uncapped personal bonus and future equity option
About this position: 

Our client is a privately-owned British food group who import food products for UK Grocery and foodservice markets. They have grown significantly in recent times with plans to reach £100m turnover in the next 5 years. They are looking to appoint a head of commercial to drive this growth.

The Role: 
  • Reporting to the MD and majority shareholder you will hold complete strategic responsibility for commercial performance in a highly autonomous leadership position.


  • Will lead and mentor a multifunctional commercial team including dedicated sales & marketing executives to drive profitable revenues, working closely alongside peers across all areas of business to ensure targets are achieved.


  • Will engage with blue-chip customers at the highest level and target further growth across new and existing accounts.
The Person: 
  • Will have extensive exposure to UK Grocery customers with the ability to prove you can increase profitable revenue streams within the UK food sector.


  • The gravitas to represent the business at the highest level within industry with exceptional customer facing communication skills.


  • The ability to prove you have worked with customers through a collaborative approach and ideally, an understanding/ previous experience designing long term agreements with top Grocers.