National Sales Manager - water - Grocery Channel

Recruiter
Location
London
Salary
£40k - 45k per year + Bonus
Posted
04 Sep 2017
Closes
04 Oct 2017
Ref
SL345345
Contact
Sarah Lazenby

National Sales Manager – Water

(Grocery & Convenience)

£40,000 - £45,000 + Competitive Commission

London

My client is an award-winning water brand, who produce nitrate & sodium free water

They have built a great reputation, based on hard work and trust.  

They are looking for a London Sales Manager, who is entrepreneurial and commercially astute.

You will be responsible for driving growth in one of the most challenging and exciting channels. Engaging a commercial mindset and harnessing your entrepreneurial spirit, you will drive distribution and growth of the water brand across the national grocery channel. 

Key Responsibilities

  • To grow sales, distribution & visibility within the off trade and big 4 supermarkets
  • Full responsibility for P&L
  • Develop strong and loyal relationships with key purchasing managers across the Off Trade
  • Work closely with the MD to develop strong positioning of the brand
  • Leverage senior relationships to deliver the water category proposition, and execute trade and promotional marketing campaigns brilliantly
  • Highly commercial thinker and the ability to build great relationships whilst delivering value
  • As an expert on the water category and consumer you will share category trends and insights to facilitate decision making and product ranging, leading to a greater presence for the brand
  • Manage the full commercial picture from accurate forecasting to A&P investment, and will ensure that all marketing activity drives a positive return on investment.
  • As an expert on the water category and consumer you will share category trends and insights to facilitate decision making and product ranging, leading to a greater presence for the brand
  • Attending channel and customer trade shows, you will broaden your network and influence across your customer base to create ongoing opportunities for the business.  

You

  • IT literate – Microsoft / Apple / CRM systems
  • A proven track record of having managed one or more of the “Big 4” grocers.
  • Confident in talking about category, trends and brands
  • Strong commercial acumen and numeracy skills with the ability to identify value growth in all areas of the customer.
  • You will possess a strong sense of purpose, be proactive and capable of working autonomously.  
  • Energetic, tenacious and resilient with great listening skills and the flexibility to respond creatively to customer needs.
  • Able to work with autonomy, accountability and purpose to drive real change and deliver exceptional results.
  • Previous experience building a brand and introducing a new brand to market

 

If you wish to find out more about this role then pop me across your CV and if you are suitable for the role – I will be in touch! sarah@corecruitment.com Or call me on 02077902666

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