Do you think you&'ve got what it takes to head the Association of Convenience Stores? The ACS, the trade association that represents more than 32,500 c-stores across the UK, is advertising in The Grocer (p79) for a replacement for outgoing CEO David Rae, who retires later this year. In the role you&'ll be the public face of the ACS, in regular contact with government bodies, TV, radio, national and trade press. You&'ll also be heavily involved in overall control and strategy, with responsibility for developing and implementing a programme of services for retail and supplier members. You&'ll also contribute to the formulation and implementation of business policy.
To succeed you&'ll need a passion for the convenience store sector, together with stature and finely honed ambassadorial and communication skills.