An outstanding opportunity has arisen for the position of Commercial Director at the North East’s leading independent Builders & Plumbers merchant, J T Dove Ltd.

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We are the merchant of choice for a wide spectrum of the construction industry and related trades people.

The company, which has a consistent record of significant development and profitability, operates on twenty sites, has stock and service levels second to none and had sales of £67 million in 2020. The business has traded independently for 152 years and is owned and run under the terms of an Employee Benefit Trust which operates an employee profit share scheme.

The position, located in Newcastle upon Tyne, is available on the retirement of the present Commercial Director after a long and successful career.

We are looking for an energetic and focused “hands on” Commercial Director who will work closely with the Managing, Financial and Operational Directors to deliver improvements to profitability and continued sales growth.

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As a Main and Operational Board member, you will have the confidence in and command of your role to play a key part in the strategic development of the business by leading on commercial aspects to further sustain and develop the commercial success of the business. In addition, you will have the ambition, commitment and skills sets to pursue further career development and leadership within the company.

The package will be commensurate to the position and will include reasonable relocation expenses if the successful candidate currently lives out of the region.

Full post and person specifications are available from Simon West of BlairWest ( to whom a full CV should be submitted with a covering letter. Your application should make clear how you satisfy the specifications.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. The closing date for applications is Friday June 4th.

Interviews of short-listed candidates will be held in mid-June in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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