National Sales Manager - Trade Retail

Location: Marrickville, New South Wales
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Salary: + super + car allowance + bonus
Contact: Ben Maurer
  • Australian success story, highly innovative, premium solutions for trade & construction
  • Untapped potential in the specialty trade reseller channel. Lead, grow & develop the national sales team
  • Entrepreneurial, customer focused business with impressive project track record

The Business

We're proud to be representing this Aussie success story, a brand in high demand in their markets which range from major infrastructure projects through to the residential construction and trades sector. With an impressive focus on R&D, quality and innovation, they're investing in further growth having built an inclusive, supportive culture that values entrepreneurialism, collaboration & agility. Products are manufactured locally to the highest standards.

The Role

Reporting to the Group GM, the National Sales Manager will be responsible for leading, developing and growing a small sales team and be tasked with expanding the distribution footprint in the specialty reseller and trade retail channel, pulling the trade through the channel and expanding into DIY and hardware over time. This is a hands-on role that will be the face of the brand in the market so knowledge of and experience pulling building trade through a reseller channel is absolutely critical, as is the proven ability to coach and mentor a high performance team.


To be consider for the role, you will demonstrate the following experience & skills:

- Sales Leadership experience in building materials

- Extensive trade retail experience essential, ie specialty building materials or hardware channels

- Hands-on leader, outstanding coaching & mentoring skills. Leads from the front

- Strong commercial acumen, joint business planning with national trade retail chains

- Residential construction, trades & DIY specialist - channel pull through

- Demonstrated experience in expanding categories & ranging negotiations with national trade retailers & resellers

- Agile & dynamic leader, customer driven, energetic and entrepreneurial

- Accountable, results driven, collaborative & values driven,

- Polished communication & presentation skills, stakeholder influencing

This is an exciting time to be joining a growing Australian owned business that's growing rapidly and has so much potential.

Just to be clear, this role isn't suited to candidates coming from other consumer packaged goods backgrounds, the client will only consider building materials, trade retail, hardware and DIY sales leaders.

If you're interested, please send through your resume to be considered and I'll follow up with suitably qualified candidates but get in early as demand for this role is expected to be significant. Any confidential enquiries are welcome, please call Ben Maurer on 02 8024 7188

All direct applications or resumes received by our client from external parties will be referred to Six Degrees Executive as the retained recruitment partner on this assignment