Commercial Director

20 May 20242024-05-20
South of England


Are you a seasoned leader with a passion for driving sales, marketing, and business development strategies to new heights? Goodfellow is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Commercial Director and be a driving force in their global success story.

Goodfellow are pioneers in supplying materials for research, development, and specialised manufacturing. With headquarters in the UK and a global presence spanning the USA, France, Germany, and China, we're at the forefront of innovation in our industry.

As Commercial Director, you'll be the linchpin in sales, marketing, and business development efforts, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. You'll lead a team of regional sales managers and a distribution channel manager to implement cutting-edge strategies that maximise sales and margin contributions across all regions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: Develop and execute comprehensive sales and marketing strategies aligned with the company's overarching goals.
  • Sales Management: Lead the sales teams to exceed performance targets and manage relationships with key accounts and distributors.
  • Marketing Strategy: Collaborate with the marketing team to tailor strategies to regional needs and effectively promote Goodfellows and its products/services.
  • Customer Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with distributor partners and identify opportunities for organic growth within the customer base.
  • International Engagement: Undertake national and international travel to engage with customers, attend exhibitions, and represent Goodfellow globally.

Key Requirements:


  • Senior sales management or business development experience.
  • Strong understanding of regional markets and industries.
  • Excellent influencing, negotiation, and relationship-building skills.
  • Results-driven with a creative approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to provide technical advice to internal teams and customers.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proven track record in sales with advanced spreadsheet skills.
  • Knowledge of additional languages would be advantageous.
  • Willingness to travel frequently.


The success of the Commercial Director will pave the way for future growth opportunities within Goodfellow. You'll have the chance to shape strategic direction and become an influential member of the senior leadership team.

This role offers a dynamic opportunity for a seasoned sales and marketing professional to drive growth and innovation within a leading global organisation. At Goodfellow, your skills and expertise will be valued, and your contributions will directly impact continued success.

If you're ready to take the next step in your career and join a company that values innovation, collaboration, and excellence, then we want to hear from you! Apply now and be part of the Goodfellow journey to shape the future of materials science.