Head of Sales

  • London
  • Full-time (37.5hrs)

Skilled commercial retail leader? Don't miss your opportunity to be part of a Great British beauty brand...

We’re looking for an experienced Head of Sales to lead on Liz Earle commercial and channel strategy and retailer relationships. Responsible for the leadership of a multi-channel National Account Management team, you will own the development and execution of our commercial strategy and plans, delivering on year on sales targets whilst feeding into a three-year plan. With our unique brand story and over 170 retail locations, this is an exciting opportunity to join a business that is truly special!

So, what is this role all about?
As an experienced Head of Sales/ Commercial Manager you will have the overall responsibility for our commercial strategy, along with the execution of commercial plans, ultimately delivering on year-on-year targets across revenue, profitability and market share. A skilled relationship manager, you own our retailer relationships across all channels and build plans that maximise opportunities for Liz Earle and our retail partners. Internally, you will work effectively cross-functionally to define and implement a strategy that will deliver retail objectives, optimise growth and mitigate risk. You will lead a multi-site National Account Management team building, developing and empowering them to deliver results in a challenging retail environment.

Working within a matrix structure with our WBA counterparts, the role will report directly to Commercial Director of WBA Global Brands whilst also forming a pivotal part of the Liz Earle Executive Management team.

And, who are we looking for?
An experienced Head of Sales/ Sales Director/ Commercial Manager with experience delivering a turnover in excess of £100M within a customer focused premium beauty/ retail industry. You will have extensive strategic planning experience across multiple third-party channels and a track record of driving competitive advantage and incremental value. A true relationship manager with high emotional intelligence you excel in building and developing mutually beneficial relationships with retailers and internal partners. 

Highly analytical and numerate you are skilled in P&L management, ensuring effective measurement and evaluation that enables sound decision-making and planning on strategic and tactical level.

On top your expertise in sales, you are a charismatic leader with extensive experience in people leadership. This includes leading and developing your immediate team as well as engaging the wider business.

Furthermore, you will continuously operate within the remit of our 
We Care More
We Never Settle
We Are One Team
To flourish at Liz Earle, you will be at ease with the fast pace, volatility and competitiveness of retail, approaching every single day with positivity and resilience. With natural confidence and energy, you will take full ownership for leading Liz Earle commercial plans, capitalising on opportunities and trends whilst mitigating risk to the business.

What we can offer you in return

This is a fantastic opportunity to secure a key leadership opportunity at one of the fastest growing premium skincare brands in the UK. Working closely with our Walgreens Boots Alliance partners within a newly formed matrix structure, you will be at the forefront of shaping the future of our great British Beauty icon. 

In addition to a competitive salary and car allowance, our benefits include (but are not limited to) a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, private medical, life insurance, 50% personal product discount and a goodie box each month.

How to apply

  • Email recruitment@lizearle.com
  • Copy and paste the job type and location of the role you are applying for in the subject line.
  • Attach your CV, covering letter and current salary details.
  • WBA Internal applications deadline: 27th February 2019

Please note

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive for our roles, we are unable to personally reply to all applications and only successful candidates will be contacted. Please do feel free to apply again in the future if you see something else you are interested in.

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. Liz Earle Beauty Co. is an equal opportunities employer, part of Walgreens Boots Alliance. We work closely with our Global Brands recruitment partners within the wider WBA and may share your information internally for recruitment purposes only. Where we do this, we ensure they give your information the same level of care and security as we do in accordance with GDPR. If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period of twelve (12) months and may contact you about alternative vacancies.