Love Drinks Seeks NAM/Grocery & Online – Love Drinks

Love Drinks Seeks NAM/Grocery & Online

Jun 20th, 2019

Love Drinks – Nurturing Incredible Brands
NAM / Grocery and Online
Role: Off Trade
Location: England
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Competitive

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial National Account Manager to manage and develop high profile grocery accounts such as Waitrose, Morrisons, Majestic, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s. Plus develop and drive the growth of Key On line Retailers such as Amazon, Master of Malt and Whisky exchange. The successful candidate will be a committed individual with extensive sales experience in the luxury drinks/FMCG arena.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the candidate will manage the national grocer’s accounts to achieve significant new listings, exceed corporate targets and brand owner ambitions. They will have full profit and loss accountability and be responsible for the joint business plans within the customer base and responsibility for managing the advertising and promotional budgets in line with sales.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The right candidate will understand the challenges of working with super-premium brands, in cluttered categories with limited budgets. Will know how to challenge the norm, influencer traditional buyer behaviour and be a skilful negotiator. The candidate will also have experience of working with Digital and On line including experience with Amazon.

The successful candidate will be able to build compelling and impactful ‘reasons why’ with brand owner and marketing support and analyse key industry data and stats to drive home the required communication to the right customer.

In addition to growing existing business, the main focus of this role will be on new business, whether this be introduction of new SKUs or further developing new business in the Off -Trade channel.

The role sits within sales however; there will be a requirement to work closely with the marketing team to deliver NPD and brand strategy for this channel.

SKILLS

  • Knowledge of the drinks industry essential
  • Good understanding of the UK on trade
  • An unrivalled passion for selling premium products
  • Team player demonstrating collaboration and communication
  • A natural ability to build relationships with integrity.
  • Ability to support a high-performance team
  • Confident and persuasive communication style
  • A high achiever with a strong ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to make a difference and make it happen
  • Proactive and has the ability to rise to the challenge
  • Positive, resilient, self-starter
  • Organised and open to change

About You

You are extremely tenacious, of graduate calibre, a strategic thinker with a proven record of sales delivery within the grocery channel a first-class communicator who will develop and manage relationships with these key accounts.

– You will have full general management of sales and marketing responsibility within the Grocery Channel with particular emphasis on business development and growth.
– You will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally across all areas of the business including marketing and NPD to maximise sales potential in the Off-Trade channel
– Using excellent communication and relationship building skills, successful candidates will be responsible for using their already demonstrable trade and sales experience to increase sales across both new and existing business
– Collaborating with the leadership team for the future strategy for the business
– Collaborating with the Leadership team to identify new products for the portfolio

Remuneration and Rewards:

We place a real emphasis on developing our employees and you will be able to take advantage of mentoring and support to achieve your career goals as well as development opportunities.

We aim to promote an inclusive and supportive working environment where no one person is bigger than the team. A good team spirit is evident as a result of the visibility of the senior team and interaction with staff at all levels. We takes pride in achieving high levels of customer satisfaction recognising it as vital for driving a profitable and successful business.

Benefits

  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Perkbox Membership
  • Westfield Heath Plan
  • 24 days annual leave plus 8 Bank Holidays + 1 extra day for our ‘Love Drinks Birthday’ in August
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Annual Drinks Allowance

The Process:

Initial and shortlist interviews will be conducted by Samantha Burke (M.D.) and final interviews joined by Kirsty Loveday, CEO.

Verification of sales performance is expected to be provided by the appropriate documentation. References will be taken up from candidates receiving an offer of employment.

To apply please send your CV with cover letter to: Samantha Burke samantha@lovedrinks.co.uk

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