Commercial Director / COO - Advertising

Job Title: Commercial Director / COO - Advertising
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Sussex, England
Salary: £75000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
Reference: 452356
Contact Name: Mya Arun
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 11, 2018 17:05

Job Description

Handle is excited to be working with a dynamic results-obsessed Digital Agency. They are passionate about great web design and very proud of the digital projects they create. We are looking for COO for a newly created position of Commercial Director for their West Sussex office. We are looking for someone from a Finance background that comes equipped with a strategic proven-track record.


  • Implementing strategies to drive revenue and ultimately business growth.
  • Carrying out risk assessments when taking on new customer accounts.
  • Negotiating ongoing contracts with suppliers and customers.
  • Reviewing contracts and making recommendations on commerciality.
  • Interpreting market trends and adapting to industry changes.
  • Management and reporting of supplier contracts and terms.
  • Streamlining lead generation processes enabling sales teams to chase leads swiftly.
  • Analysing opportunities for growth via acquisition and performing due diligence.
  • Implementing new sales strategies and ensuring departments follow industry best practice.
  • Making commercial recommendations to the board of directors.
  • Setting and delivering the company plan alongside other directors.
  • Handling a variety of projects for the business and overseeing project management.

Background of the Commercial Director:

  • Qualified ACA, CIMA, ACCA
  • Proven track record of Strategy
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills and a natural ability to spot opportunities for revenue generation.
  • A natural leader of people with excellent managerial and motivational skills.
  • Relevant industry experience and in-depth knowledge of the market.
  • Strong financial acumen (maybe a management accounting background)

The finance team and the sales team would report into this role.

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.