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New role! Commercial Director (Automotive Aftermarket) Package c.£100k

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We are delighted to represent a leading manufacturer of exhaust systems for passenger cars, trucks and industrial applications.

The UK division of this global organisation is looking to recruit an experienced Commercial Director who has the vision to develop and direct a sales strategy for the automotive market, building on its existing market presence within the Aftermarket sector.

You will be responsible for the development and hands on implementation of a strategic business plan for the successful growth of the company’s products and services. You will also be responsible for annual sales targets and sales growth, together with the innovation and introduction of new product lines, you will develop the company’s presence, market share and profitability through negotiations with the key UK buying groups and distribution organisations in the Independent Aftermarket (IAM – UKPA, IFA, GAU, RAPID, Caars, etc)

With a proven track record in creating and implementing automotive sales strategies, and evidence of both dynamic and sustained success, your existing network of relationships in the automotive market will enable you to hit the ground running. Relationship building is of paramount importance, as is your experience in building, developing and leading a successful sales team.

You must have an understanding of the technicalities of automotive products and systems, combined with a sharp commercial awareness. Numerate and analytical with excellent interpersonal, communication and organisation skills, you will have the charisma and presence to make an immediate impact both internally and externally. Occasional European travel will be expected.
For more information, please send your CV to, or call Cathy Richardson on 0845 269 9085 for a confidential discussion

CR Associates is a provider of specialist recruitment services for the automotive industry and the independent automotive aftermarket in the UK.
We regret that, as we get so many responses, we are only able to reply to successful candidates.

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