Commercial Director – Covers Timber and Builders Merchants

Published:  05 October, 2016

Based at our Head Office in Chichester, this is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Purchasing and Commercial executive to join the South’s largest Independent Builders Merchants.

Covers is an independent family owned timber and builders merchant operating from 13 branches across southern England. Established in 1846, its turnover exceeds £70m with over 400 staff. Covers provides a full range of building materials to a wide variety of trade and retail customers.

The Commercial Director will be responsible for Heavyside and Lightside Purchasing for the Covers Group.  By managing a team of 7, including two Senior Product Managers, you will be responsible for ensuring that your team are maximising the opportunities from our Suppliers into our Depots and Sales Teams. 

The successful candidate will have a track record of purchasing negotiations at a Senior level, along with strong business acumen and some Sales experience.  You must have excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels, as well as using IT in decision making. A full job description is available on request.

To apply candidates should send their CV, including current package, and a covering letter to Rhea Sampson, HR Manager, or call 01243 791414 for an application form. 

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