Job title:Commercial Manager
Location: Manchester
Closing date:2019-07-16 00:00:00
Job type:Full time
Role overview:
Commercial Manager 

Vita Liquid Polymers Ltd. produces liquid Polymeric compounds of Aqueous and Plasticiser based products including coatings and solvated adhesives for a wide range of industries. 

Position: Commercial Manager 
Location: Wythenshawe, Manchester 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: depending on experience 
Benefits: Car Allowance, Pension 4% - 7% matching contributions – this carries 4 x annual salary death in service life assurance, Private Healthcare 

About the role: 

VLP have a vacancy for a Commercial Manager based in Wythenshawe. Reporting to the Business Manager, the Commercial Manager will lead the sales and technical function with a focus on market development and driving increased sales / profitability. The Commercial Manager will be an integral part of the management team and will support the continual development and implementation of the organization’s strategy / vision and values. 


- Monitoring and reporting performance of all commercial activities. 
- Developing sales strategies and generating market analysis. 
- Managing technical sales representatives and development technicians. 
- Management of all VLP sales (~£15m) through a small technical sales team with individual responsibility for a specific market segment. 
- Evaluating / implementing distribution agreements. 
- Growing customer base (UK and Europe) / increasing sales and improving margins. 

About you: 

- Educated to degree level (ideally business management / marketing or chemistry). 
- Ideally five or more years’ experience in a chemical / manufacturing business. 
- Ideally five or more years’ experience managing a sales team. 
- Organizing and managing distribution networks. 
- Excellent presentation and written communication skills. 
- Strong management and interpersonal skills. 
- This position may require 50-75% travel, predominantly in the UK and Europe with some ROW travel. 

You may have experience of the following: Commercial Manager, Business Manager, Operations Manager, Project Manager, Sales Manager, Retail Manager, Business Development Manager, etc.