The Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG) has appointed Martin Stables as its group chief commercial officer for his experience within the building distribution industry, with a proven track record of driving profitability and market share.
Martin joins from Saint-Gobain Building Distribution, where he was commercial director for the company’s plumbing merchant Graham, where he gained leadership roles in procurement, category, merchandising, supply chain and pricing.
He joins at a time of strategic change and focus, following IBMG’s merger with Grant & Stone.
Reporting to Nick House, group chief executive of IBMG, Martin’s remit is to optimise the overall trading performance of the Group by developing and implementing a best practice approach to the group’s category management, procurement, and pricing.
In parallel, he will also develop a supplier strategy to maximise collaboration with the Group’s suppliers and to capitalise on the opportunities offered by the new larger organisation.
Commenting on his appointment, Martin explained: “I am delighted to be joining IBMG – it offers exactly the type of opportunity that motivates me. It is at a really exciting point in its development and is ready to capitalise on its numerous growth opportunities. We have ambitious goals to fulfil and IBMG is well structured, with strong investor support, exceptional trading brands, first-rate employees and a well-deserved reputation for outstanding service. I look forward to contributing to the next phase of its development.”
Nick added: “On behalf of all at IBMG, I am delighted to welcome Martin to the Group. He brings proven experience of delivering market share and best-in-class practices, which pairs well with the expertise in our executive team. His knowledge and experience will be instrumental in helping us scale the business and generate further growth, to ensure that IBMG fulfils its ambitions.”
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