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Senior National Account Manager – Ireland

Senior National Account Manager – Ireland

SENIOR NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER – IRELAND

Highly competitive basic + bonus, car/car allowance & benefits
Location – Dublin or Birmingham

 

THE COMPANY

Alpro, the European plant-based pioneer of Danone, brings health through food to as many people as possible by producing healthy, tasty plant-based food and drink in a way that respects the planet. One Planet. One Health.

Our delicious plant-based products are made from soya beans, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, rice, oats or coconuts.

We want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world and thanks to our efforts to combine social and environmental goals with financial success, Alpro is B Corp certified.

Join our vibrant teams and feel the Alpro vibe of positivism and openness, collaboration and passion for quality.

 

THE ROLE

Following another successful internal promotion and as part of our continued investment for growth in Ireland, we are looking to appoint a dynamic, well-trained FMCG Sales or Marketing professional who will take full responsibility for our total Irish market business management and P&L performance. This will include working both strategically and operationally with our appointed distributor partners (3) covering all trade channels within chilled, ambient and frozen product categories plus the direct management of our Tesco Ireland business. You will provide support and influence to our distributor partners, with one core objective in mind — to drive sales volumes that capitalise on market growth trends and opportunities.

 

THE CANDIDATE

You are a high-calibre individual with experience in a leading branded FMCG business, working in National Account Management, Category/Customer Marketing or Brand Marketing. Ideally you have worked through a recognised distributor, where you have directly managed, or have been in a brand-influencing role with the major Irish grocery retailers. You will also be considered if you have  direct trade management experience. Either way, you should possess a sound understanding of the Irish food industry channel structure, as well a demonstrable knowledge of current consumer trends and how to build effective, culturally-strong relationships.

Above all, you are highly personable and demonstrate drive and energy as well as having a natural style to work as part of a highly-talented, cross-functional sales and marketing team. To achieve success in this role you will need to be based in Dublin with one day per week attendance in our smart Birmingham head office, or live within the Birmingham area and be prepared to spend 7 to10 days per month in Dublin.

If you want to join the dynamic Alpro UK & Ireland team and feel that you have the proven track record of managing or brand influencing the Irish grocer trade, then please email your up-to-date CV together with benefits package details to our retained recruitment partner mark@smithcarey.co.uk quoting reference MS/2080. Alternatively please call Mark on 07747 847214.

All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to SmithCarey.

Function

National Account Management, Sales

Hours

Full time

Contract

Permanent

Salary 

Highly competitive basic + bonus, car/car allowance & benefits

Location

Dublin or Birmingham

Closing Date
5 September 2019

Contact
Mark Smith

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