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about 1 year ago
Mitchell Maguire Ltd
Basic Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 + 15% Bonus
Company benefits: Company car, Incentives, Professional development, Healthcare, Life insurance, Pension scheme, Bonus scheme
Location: North East, Newcastle upon Tyne, Scotland, Edinburgh & Lothians, Glasgow
Job type: Permanent
Business sector: B2B
Contact: Lee Jones
Category: Construction Sales Jobs, Field Sales Jobs, FMCG Sales Jobs, Sales Director Jobs, Sales Manager Jobs

General Manager – Paint / Architectural Coatings

Job Title: Regional General Manager – Paint / Architectural Coatings   

Industry Sector: Interior & Exterior Paint, Builders Merchants, Decorating Merchants, Hardware Shops and Independent Retailers / Stockists

Area to be covered: Scotland, Cumbria and the North East

Remuneration: £50,000 - £55,000 + 15% Bonus

Benefits: Company Car, Lunch Allowance, Pension, Healthcare, Mobile and Laptop

The role of the Regional General Manager – Paint / Architectural Coatings will involve:

  • General Management position covering Scotland, Cumbria and the North East
  • Responsible for 26 decorating centres throughout the area
  • Management of 100 staff
  • Overall P&L responsibility for a direct trade sales manager, six territory field sales managers and a support manager
  • Responsible for generating sales of architectural paints and coatings to small to medium sized decorating contractors and end users
  • Revenue responsibility of circa £20m
  • Responsible for training, motivating, recruiting, problem solving and performance management etc
  • Deliver volume and margin budgets
  • One day a week home based (administration), four days a week field sales based with team
  • Overseeing operational functions and cost control etc
  • Coaching, developing and mentoring the field sales team, whilst implementing and monitoring a formalised, structured sales approach
  • Responsible for leadership project management and acquisitions

The ideal applicant will be a Regional General Manager – Paint / Architectural Coatings with:

  • Proven general management experience in a business to business field sales environment
  • Ideally with management of multiple branches of builders merchants, decorating merchants, hardware shops or independent retailers / stockists
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Construction / building industry background
  • Work hard mentality and comfortable in high pressure environment
  • Previous experience of selling into decorating merchants, builders merchants, hardware retailers or other independent retailers is not essential but may be advantageous
  • Commercial approach to business and the ability to quickly gain in-depth understanding of the company and its operational and sales procedures
  • Ability to prepare reports, presentations, and have a strategic overview
  • Excellent motivational, man-management and leadership skills
  • Strong coaching and development skills
  • Ability to analyse and disseminate information in a clear and concise manner
  • Previous experience selling to large painting sub contractors would be ideal but is not essential


The Company:


  • Well Established company
  • Nationwide presence
  • Financially secure


Mitchell Maguire is a specialist Construction Field Sales Recruitment Consultancy, dealing exclusively with Construction Field Sales Jobs, Construction field sales vacancies and Specification field sales positions within: Interior & Exterior Paint, Builders Merchants, Decorating Merchants, Hardware Shops and Independent Retailers / Stockists, Dry lining, Plasters, Plasterboard, Interiors, Interior Fit Out, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Plumbing, Flooring, Partitions, Lighting, Ceramics, Tools, Insulation, Roofing, Glazing, Cladding, and all other associated technical building materials



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