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Sales Director – Bruce Douglas Marketing

About the role

Bruce Douglas Marketing is the independent market leader in the supply and distribution of self-adhesive tapes across the UK and Europe. Operating successfully for over 45 years, this privately owned business has developed long standing relationships across the wholesale, retail, industrial, construction, builders’ merchants and DIY markets.

Selling on quality and service and taking great pride in customer satisfaction and retention, the majority of products come under the Ultratape brand:

Bruce Douglas Marketing are looking to appoint an experienced Sales Director, to be based in Scotland and report to the Managing Director, with some travel to meet with customers across the UK and Europe.

The Sales Director will be responsible for driving sales and revenue, managing key accounts, new business development, marketing strategies and initiatives, enhancing existing customer relationships and growing market share. The successful candidate will also be accountable for introducing new product lines, pricing, commercial negotiations and oversight of several operational aspects of the business. These include quality assurance, purchasing, stock management and the development and adoption of a new CRM system.

The Sales Director will also be expected to provide strong leadership to and development of the Sales team and more generally across the wider business. This role will require an extremely high calibre and commercial individual with a strong track record in sales and relationship management. While the products and market can be learnt, existing experience, contacts and relationships in the industry (particularly selling similar products to retail and builders’ merchants) are strongly preferred.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the business at an exciting time. This role will suit an outstanding Sales Director with excellent communication skills, who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, will bring ideas and creativity and will enjoy the responsibility of autonomy and decision making.

Interested candidates should send their CV, with current remuneration details, directly to Graham Burns at or call 07738 182813 for a confidential discussion.