Commercial Manager (Director Designate) – Applied Industrial Coatings

(International development of coatings into B2B markets – Solutions not Products)

c. £50K plus benefits

This is an excellent opportunity for a commercially strong, experienced Sales or Business Development Manager to join a successful, highly regarded, coatings application and industrial process company which is primed to deliver and enjoy further profitable growth.  From its North West base and through an effective network of contacts through the industrial market supply chain, the company has ambitious plans for further growth, which are supported through consistent management alongside the company’s market strength and experience.  Privately-owned, our client supports the technical application of highly specified industrial coatings into B2B markets to both food and non-food applications, through strong technical knowledge, product application expertise and long-standing business relationships.  The company wishes to use current expertise to build significant relationships across the supply chain to remain at the forefront of their chosen sectors and to ensure that ambitious business growth plans are realised,

Reporting to the Managing Director, the appointee will be responsible for all commercial aspects of the company which in addition to the building and delivery of the sales pipeline through establishing strong relationships with existing, new, and potential clients across the marketplace, will also carry responsibility for the promotional and marketing of the business into both existing and new markets.  The ideal candidate will have experience of the application and sale of industrial coatings into B2B markets, be able to work comfortably and effectively across all levels of both large and small FMCG organisations and have a clear understanding of the supply chain.  This is a senior, influential, and highly significant appointment for the company and the right individual will enjoy the opportunity to contribute to the overall long-term development of the wider business.  As such, cultural fit will be of paramount importance, as will an entrepreneurial, proactive, and balanced approach to develop and deliver the company’s aspirations.

Candidates, ideally qualified to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline, will have demonstrable and successful track record in the development and leadership of commercial activity, along with strategic thinking, strong teamwork, a high level of integrity and a desire to build strong relationships both internally and externally.  Experienced in small business scale-up, along with the development and successful closure of new business opportunities, the appointee will demonstrate drive, tenacity, ‘presence’, maturity, confidence, humility, and strong financial awareness coupled with exemplary communication & presentation skills – a combination of which will enable success to be rewarded by future potential involvement in the direction, aspiration, and leadership of the business.  Listening, influencing and negotiation will all be key competencies along with a positive, enthusiastic outlook which will engage others to deliver exceptional results.


Interested applicants should send a detailed CV and covering letter quoting current salary and reference 2107/web to

For a confidential discussion, please call Steve Bennett on +44 (0) 1270 875710.


Job Details

Full Time
North West, England
Degree Level or Equivalent
July 15, 2021