Commercial Director - UK
A truly fantastic opportunity has arisen at this high-growth online consumer finance brand. Part of a hugely successful global financial services organisation and based in a fantastic Berkshire location, this role will lead the direct to consumer division to continued growth within the UK.
A multi-million ATL campaign launched earlier this year supporting digital activity and the ambitious growth plans that are in place. They are currently smashing targets and as a result a fresh raft of investment has been allocated by the U.S. This will be largely used to recruit more expertise and increase budget in specialist Digital Marketing, E-Commerce and Product Development areas. Their proposition is innovative and brings something fresh to the market, which, coupled with a talented and hard-working team is why they are seeing such fantastic growth and success.
We are looking for an accomplished and rounded Commercial Director who can come on board, assess requirements, strategy and deliver an exceptional sales and marketing plan to drive business growth.
Managing a team of 16, you will be fully responsible for the whole UK business, P&L, brand and business strategy. There are four direct reports, all experts in their field – product, e-commerce, analytics and CRM, each with teams beneath to support. The plans and business targets are big and there is substantial budget available to deliver on the goals set.
This is an all encompassing and challenging role where you will be dealing with senior internal and external stakeholders such as Finance, IT, Board, Compliance, Supplier Agencies and the FSA.
This is a crucial role and as such, we require candidates with proven experience in business leadership within a direct to consumer e-commerce environment. Key areas of in-depth experience are product marketing, e-commerce, business operations and team management. This is an online led business, so we are looking for candidates with experience of selling products on the internet, who understands and embraces the full digital and marketing mix.
With first class communication skills and numerical ability, candidates will ideally come from a consumer finance background; however, we are open to candidates from other direct to consumer sectors such as travel, telcos’s and pureplay businesses.
Character and culture fit are just as important as experience in the recruitment this position; with many stakeholders to manage, influence and negotiate, a strong person and leader is needed who can work with everyone from marketing assistants through to board level execs, has a winning attitude and a real drive for success. We need someone who can lead from the front, support the team and set the example of a fair, hard working ethic for a business and brand that puts its customers and employees first.
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Position: Commercial Director
Salary: £90-100K + Car + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Location: Thames Valley
Contact: Daniel Pincott
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