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Chief Commercial Officer

We have a current opportunity for a Chief Commercial Officer on a permanent basis. The position will be based in London. For further information about this position please apply.

London, UK
The Role

Established in 2010, Miro Forestry & Timber Products provides Plywood, Edge Glued Panels, CCA Treated Poles and related forest products to partners and clients in West Africa and around the world. Headquartered from the UK, Miro is fully committed to delivering high quality products produced from the company’s sustainable timber plantations and factories in West Africa.

The Chief Commercial Officer  will be responsible for developing and implementing the groups commercial strategy. A key member of the executive team the CCO will work closely with the CEO, CFO, CSO and COO to deliver shareholder value and achieve the Miro’s potential. Dimensions of the role:
  • Develop the medium- and long-term customer and growth strategy, in line with the overall business strategy
  • Responsibility for the development of the company brand
  • Monitor and track commercial performance across the company
  • Responsibility for channel development and execution
  • Develop and execute marketing and advertising strategies
  • Track and analyse commercial trends and perform / oversee commercial modelling
  • Oversee setting of sales and pricing strategy
  • Determine the product portfolio and lead new product development projects
  • Work to build trade advocacy, build government and key external stakeholder relationships
  • Oversee outbound logistics and warehousing
  • Oversee and coordinate the company sales team and marketing.
  • Take responsibility for sales and marketing systems (CRM etc) as well as product compliance (product certifications and maintenance thereof).
  • With the input of the Strategy Director manage production planning and choice of products Miro produces and offers to the market.
Skills & Qualifications: 
  • Ideally 15-20 years’ experience of executive leadership experience, with previous P+L responsibility 
  • In-depth knowledge of implementing a commercial strategy in a similar sector/product environment
  • Experience of working in a high growth environment and launch new product to new markets. 
  • High emotional intelligence and culturally agile, with the ability to build and manage international teams 
  • Excellent team leadership and coaching skills, as well as organizational development
  • Comfortable in a high growth and changeable environment 

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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