Jobs at the BMF

Marketing and Communications Manager

The BMF is the leading Industry Trade association that represents and protects the interests of Builders Merchants and  Suppliers to the Merchanting Industry. Membership has grown by over 119% over the last 6 years and we now represent 710 Member companies who have sales approaching £32 billion per annum and employ 138,000 people in the Building Materials Industry.

We are looking for a full-time Marketing & Communications Manager, based at the Coventry office and reporting to the CEO. The person will:

- Coordinate and manage marketing programmes and material with BMF marketing and social media agencies
- Liaise with staff team on requirements, design, implementation of corporate material
- Identify key marketing opportunities
- Oversee daily activities with PR agencies, press and relevant organisations
- Overseeing and managing marketing budgets
- Making sure campaigns run to deadline and budget
- Management and organisation of various trade shows
- BMF stands and exhibitions
- Management and promotion of BMF activities and benefits of membership services through BMF website and digital/social media
- Providing monthly editorial content for trade magazines
- Management of production of company magazine issued quarterly, plus company handbook issued yearly, sector newsletters and writing editorial pages
- Management  of Marketing Assistant and their key projects.

The role will require travel to the London office, members premises and other major Industry events throughout the UK. The ideal candidate will have experience of using a CRM system and Mailchimp or similar email marketing tools; experience within the building materials industry and/or working for a trade association in a marketing role; Based within a maximum of a one hour drive from the Coventry head office and possess good team work and project and time management skills.

Salary is negotiable and will be dependent on commercial experience.

Please send a covering letter and your CV to Richard Ellithorne, Company Secretary at Closing date for applications Tuesday 17 March.


The BMF is the only trade association that represents and protects the interests of builders’ merchants and suppliers to the building materials industry in the UK and Ireland. Total membership at 1 May 2019 stands at 684 merchant and supplier companies who together have combined sales of £31.4bn and employ over 128,000 people in the building materials industry. BMF’s 355 merchant members operate from over 5,031 branches across the UK and Ireland.

Due to the continued growth of BMF Training we are now looking for self employed trainers to complement our existing team. We are looking for trainers who can do specific courses on maximising margin, customer service, stock loss and prevention, kitchen and bathroom design as well as sales, management and leadership skills training.

The role will require travelling to and delivering training nationwide either in company or open courses at BMF Regional Centres of Excellence, Members premises and at BMF’s Head Office in Coventry.

Training is delivered Monday to Friday though some Saturday mornings are occasionally utilised.

To be a BMF trainer you will need to have a strong training background within the building materials industry and previous experience of either working in, or selling to builders' merchants.You will also need to sign a BMF Trainer Agreement to provide us and our members with your professional training services.

A Competitive day rate is paid plus expenses.

Please send your details to Richard Ellithorne, Membership Services Director at