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General Manager

  • Location

    Surrey, England

  • Discipline:

    Marketing, Sales

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  • Salary:

    six figure competitive package

  • Contact:

    Jon McNeish

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    about 2 years ago

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Our client, a leading premium cosmetics manufacturer is looking to hire a General Manager to further drive their portfolio in the UK and Internationally.
6 figure competitive package

As the General Manager, you will be an integral part of the UK leadership team & report directly to the UK CEO. Your peers in the wider group will include BUD's responsible for Global Multinationals and the group's largest sales & marketing business unit.

The role

  • Develop and implement commercial strategies according to company goals and objectives aiming to accelerate growth
  • Manage, motivate, develop & grow your sales & marketing teams
  • Conduct market research and analysis to create detailed business plans on commercial opportunities (expansion, business development etc.)
  • Understand the pains and trends facing today's consumers intimately to ensure our brands, products and services develop to meet their needs.
  • Act to protect & grow existing customers and manage deep and long-standing client relationships.
  • Collaborate with and coordinate diverse Group-wide teams (marketing, sales, customer service etc.)
  • Build and maintain profitable partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Monitor performance of commercial activities using key metrics and prepare reports for senior management
  • Assist in setting financial targets and budget development and monitoring
  • Support the merger and integration of newly acquired brands and teams, along with the future structuring of distributor & direct sales channels in International markets.
  • Grow market share and penetration
  • Protect unique OEM / Private Label offering in UK retail

What are we looking for?

  • Proven Marketing / Brand Director with a sales management track record, comfortable with managing relationships with retail & OEM clients
  • A successful recent record in brand development and International market expansion
  • Have the stretch & appetite to grow with the business, aiming at £100m+ by 2022.
  • Passion for brands, products & understanding/interest in manufacturing challenges
  • International outlook, linguistic skills of interest (French, Italian, German)
  • In-depth understanding of market research methods and analysis
  • Obsession with consumer understanding and evidence of translating this into successful product & service launches
  • Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication skills across cultural bridges
  • Strategic thinker who can move seamlessly between short & long term thinking without losing his/her audience.