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How many times do you see an advert for a Commercial Manager and all you can picture is a 70’s car salesperson badgering people to buy their cars?
Bit of a weird analogy but if you don’t want to be that person and like to focus more on valuable relationships and keeping those going, you probably want to keep reading.
You’ll be coming in with the opportunity to really shape the function and grow your own team. You’ll have 2 people working with you but that will need to grow fairly quickly, however the Directors want to wait until you start for that to happen, they want to make sure you’re involved with it as much as they can (not something you’d find everywhere).
The biggest focus of your role will be maintaining the existing customer relationships and identifying new opportunities within those businesses going forward; the majority of them are long term, high value customers. There’ll be some more ‘salesy’ stuff as well because new business is always welcome, but most of your time will be spent with the existing ones. You and your team will be responsible for all things customer facing from meeting room set ups for site visits to opportunities to get in front of their biggest customers out in Europe or Japan (this isn’t overly frequent however).
There’s a massive opportunity here to grow the commercial function while setting the pace for your own progression as well. Another big part of it will be helping the people in your team grow and develop so you’ll need to be the type of leader who’s willing to share your knowledge and responsibilities to support with their progression too. If you’re someone with a bit of an ego and find you’re quite guarded with your work then this might not be for you.
In an ideal world, you’ll come an Aerospace background but it's not essential. You’d be based at their site in Sheffield with opportunities for bits of travel here and there however that’s not very frequent.
The salary is around £40-45k but there could be flex for the right person. Get in touch for more information, don’t worry if you don’t have an up to date CV just yet, we can cross that bridge when we come to it.