Managing Director

Published:  11 July, 2012

Sector: Builders Merchants Buying Group

Location: National

Salary: Competitive


The National Buying Group LLP (NBG) is an independent, progressive and fast growing group of privately owned builders merchants based throughout the United Kingdom. NBG enables our 84 Partners to achieve the best possible buying terms from suppliers by consolidating our purchases and providing a very cost effective route to the independent merchant market place.


NBG is now seeking to recruit a full time managing director to chair the LLP’s Trading Board, to manage the LLP’s small team of staff and to implement fully the processes and strategies as determined by the LLP’s Executive Board.


The managing director will have proven business administration skills, be able to demonstrate strong leadership and drive operational change, and manage trading relationships across the organisation both internally and externally, which will increase productivity and efficiency within the LLP.

The successful candidate would ideally have knowledge of the construction industry or distribution/trade business. You will be an excellent communicator, a strategic thinker and have the willingness to drive change. You will strive to continually improve our management systems, be able to take on tough challenges and see projects through to completion.


Remuneration will be competitive for the position offered.


Please can you respond in writing marked “Private & Confidential” enclosing your current CV and brief statement of why you feel you could make a difference to : David Szymanski, c/o National Buying Group LLP, PO Box 114, Frodsham, WA6 7WR.

A more detailed specification is available from email:

Closing date for applications: 31st August 2012

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