Job ref: EG/55338

Sales & Commercial Manager – Coatings

Sales and Commercial Manager- Coatings

Based in UK

Job Ref: EG/55338


The Client:

A market leader within the field of PVC based polymers. The business manufactures a comprehensive range of liquid plastisol and dispersion systems for the coatings market.

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be responsible for the management and development of B2B sales. Focusing on all commercial business aspects and opportunities, you will maintain and further develop positive customer relationships and provide an unrivalled customer experience.


The Role:


Managing the commercial relationship and development of specific customers within the business network, in order to retain the existing portfolio.
Develop key customer relationships, together with attracting and building on these relationships to maximise sales growth.
Support the Managing Director in negotiations, ensuring that both the Operational needs and costs are met and that the customer needs and expectations are supported.
Coordinate and chair review meetings with existing customers, ensuring strong relationships are built and sustained produce and publish visit reports.
Support the budget management process by providing input into business annual planning
Ensure the delivery of financial KPI’s in relation to volume, sales and profit through a joint company and business plan, as well as collaborative forecasting.
Provide Input to commercial strategy programmes and innovation solutions, as well as budget planning in support of relevant projects and new business acquisition.
Delivery of high-quality service relations with internal and external stakeholders. The provision of timely and accurate commercial management information.

The Person:


The ideal candidate will be required to demonstrate a successful track record within the PVC or associated industry of at least 5 years and will be ideally located within the North West of England.
Knowledge of polymer based coatings
Sales management experience within a relevant commercial environment, with experience of manufacturing & distribution.
Networking, interpersonal, relationship building & stakeholder management skills.
High levels of commercial awareness and an astute eye for identifying commercial opportunities.
Analytical and good with data; including, sales and marketing trends, benchmarking, joint business plans, P&L management, and forecasting.
Creative and strategic thinker, able to challenge established ways of doing things
Must be a team player with a strong aspiration for career development.
An experienced user of digital marketing and brand management with the ability to operate media platforms.
Advanced user of CRM to manage interactions with customers and potential customers.
Understanding of a regulated & compliance needs business.
Ability to travel within the UK & Worldwide.

In Return, we offer a genuine career opportunity along with a competitive salary/package commensurate with a position of this stature/seniority.





To apply please contact Ellie Guest

0044 (0) 1789 207070


Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.


Why select Listgrove?

·        Established in 1975

·        Recruited in 68 countries

·        Recognised International brand

·        Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe

·        Global network of candidates and talent data

·        Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority

·        Access to a network of offices across the world

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For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

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