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Eurosafe Commercial Director

Role Overview:

  • As Commercial Director, you will have the exciting opportunity to implement the group’s strategy, and drive the growth and expansion of Eurosafe, a major buying group in the PPE industry. 
  • Reporting to the Chairman and Board of Eurosafe, the Commercial Director will be responsible for current members of the buying group, identifying and recruiting new members, and managing the full range of the buying group’s suppliers.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the members’ organisations, the Commercial Director will help bring innovative thinking to the Eurosafe Group and improve the way it does business.  As part of this, they will understand the members’ businesses and their challenges, as well as the suppliers’ needs, and then develop programmes that will benefit both members and suppliers.
  • A major component of the role will be negotiating and managing the commercial frameworks and agreements that are in place with the suppliers and partners.  As part of this, a primary responsibility will be the development and running of the Gold Partner Programme.  This will involve working with the main suppliers and all the members to deliver enhanced value to both parties.
  • Eurosafe wants to continue growing the number of members in its buying group.  The Commercial Director will be responsible for identifying suitable potential members, having discussions with them to explore if membership would be mutually beneficial, and if appropriate, negotiating with them to join Eurosafe.
  • With the Group’s member companies and suppliers spread across the UK, the Commercial Director would be based from home, whilst travelling across the country when required.  This would involve staying overnight one or two days per week.

Required skills, experience and attributes:

  • You are a skilled listener, persuader and negotiator.  Must have proven negotiation skills at a senior level.
  • Have the strength of personality to work well with the entrepreneurial MD’s and the senior teams of the member companies.
  • You are a clear, strategic thinker who is able to see the bigger picture, whilst also being comfortable in the detail when required.
  • Strong commerciality is essential to ensure that the £ value is delivered to the buying group.
  • You have the ability to communicate clearly at all levels of an organisation.
  • Clear, calm focus is very important.  The Commercial Director must not be distracted from implementing and delivering Eurosafe’s strategy.
  • You have great people management skills as the role involves managing the Eurosafe HQ function.  Therefore, you must have managed a team and demonstrated that people management is a strength.
  • It is essential that you have commercial experience of B2B wholesaling and have worked in a higher volume, lower margin industry.
  • You are comfortable working in a smaller, entrepreneurial environment.

Remuneration Guide:

  • For the right candidate there is a competitive salary.
  • Bonus OTE 25% of base salary linked to targets.
  • Pension scheme and healthcare.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.

About Eurosafe:

  • Eurosafe is a dynamic and exiting company to work for. It is unique in its make-up and offers an exceptional opportunity to work with a Board of highly professional, knowledgeable and inspirational entrepreneurs who are experts in each of their sectors of the PPE industry. 
  • The group is well-established and its members have continued to show impressive sales growth year on year. Group turnover has increased from £106m to £121m and £123m respectively over the last 3 financial years.
  • The group boasts 23 local branches across the UK and Ireland including permanently staffed, in-house, high capacity embroidery, heat seal and garment alteration services incorporating garment supply, logo digitisation and finished garment stock holding - producing in excess of 5,000 embroidered garments per week. Additionally, the group has over 55,000 products on call, 140 safety experts on hand, 580 employees (of which 264 are customer facing), makes over 20,000 deliveries each week, answers more than a million questions every year and has almost 7,000 years of experience in the PPE industry!
  • Eurosafe and its members believe in conducting the affairs of the business in a manner which achieves sustainable growth while demonstrating a high degree of social accountability. We recognise that our social, economic and environmental responsibilities are integral to the running of our business and we demonstrate these responsibilities through our actions and policies.

If you are interested in this role and you have the skills, experience and attributes required, please send your CV to Janine Reid – 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Martin Ross, Eurosafe Chairman


Eurosafe is an alliance of the very best independent Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) distributors around the UK, with a group turnover of over £100m and more than 25 branches across the UK and Ireland. Products available across our membership include: Protective Headwear, Hard Hats, Safety Helmets, Eye Protection, Safety Glasses, Safety Goggles, Hearing and Ear Protection, Earplugs, Personal Noise Reduction, Respiratory Protection, Dust Masks, Hand Protection, Safety Gloves, Hi-Visibility Clothing, Safety Clothing, Embroidery, Waterproof Clothing, Corporate Clothing, Uniforms, Hi-Vis, Safety Boots, Safety Shoes, Fall Arrest and Janitorial Products. Our network of distributors supply businesses large and small and operate a comprehensive procurement management service. Eurosafe are major stockists of leading manufacturers including 3M, Ansell, bolle, Briggs, Capital, Centurion, Crest Medical,Deb, Dickies, DuPont, Fentex, Globus, Honeywell, Impacto, Kimberly-Clark, Marigold, Moldex, MSA, ORN, Polyco, Portwest, Ralawise, Scott, Skopes, Terra, Uvex and many more besides. 

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