Retail Field Sales Executive

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Your next career starts with Acosta Europe.

Acosta Europe is a people business with a progressive approach, we operate as part of one of the largest Sales and Marketing agencies in the world. We have an exciting opportunity for a Field Sales Executive for Perfetti Van Melle in a challenging and diverse role.

It is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of confectionery and chewing gum.

The Perfetti Group is one of the largest producers of candy and chewing gum in the world, known for iconic brands such as Fruit-tella, Mentos, SMINT and Chupa Chups . The products are appreciated for their taste and quality by millions of consumers on five continents.

If you can bring the passion for sales and have the enthusiasm to succeed, we can offer you the opportunity to develop your career in an engaging and rewarding environment, where no two days are ever the same!

Role Details

Salary: £25,000

Bonus : 10 % Performance Related Bonus

Working Hours : 37.5 Hours per week

Equipment Provided: Company Vehicle, Fuel Card, Mobile Phone

As a Field Sales Executive for Perfetti Van Melle, you:

  • Are the face of our brand, forging unbreakable relationships with key decision makers in the top 4 grocers; across your territory; with the ability to deliver world class customer service.
  • Are responsible for fulfilling distribution, availability and visibility targets. Using your entrepreneurial mindset you will manage and drive the success of your own area.
  • Will maximise brand awareness, educate clients on new product opportunities and implement store activations.
  • Will have the autonomy to work using your own initiative and effectively manage your own workload to achieve targets and have the opportunity to qualify for exciting incentives.
  • Will receive full training and ongoing support to enable you to fulfil the role to your best potential, with clear development opportunities for engaged employees.
  • Will join a fun, honest working environment where performance and success are recognised and rewarded.

What skills can I expect to develop in this role?

Relationship Building, Product Knowledge, Commercial Awareness, Influencing skills and Negotiation

Who are we looking for?

You will possess demonstrable experience within FMCG, retail or a sales environment, although we will also consider applications from motivated individuals with experience from other sectors. You will be passionate about the amazing brands we market and have the drive and tenacity to succeed.

You must hold a full manual driving licence and be able to travel within a defined territory.

What’s in it for you?

This role offers a genuine opportunity to develop your commercial skills and achieve your career ambitions in a bold and dynamic business that invests in people. We offer flexibility and real opportunities for personal and professional development. You will receive excellent training, a company vehicle, mobile phone, and fuel card, and enjoy superb benefits including a bonus (subject to performance), contributory pension and healthcare plans assurance. Working hours are flexible between 9am and 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Passion is at the heart of everything we do. We encourage boldness, curiosity, and new ideas. We are motivated to learn, and constantly strive to exceed expectations. We truly care, and that is what makes us exceptional.


Got what it takes?

In your application we want to see your personal style – what makes you tick and why you think your next opportunity is here with us.

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Guiding Principles

Our culture is at the core of everything we do. Our relationships and behaviours are interwoven with our Guiding Principles which represent who we are, what we stand for and how we conduct ourselves.

To safeguard our culture, everyone in Acosta Europe aspires to and operates in-line with our Guiding Principles:

Acosta Europe is an equal opportunities employer.

Our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams.

We celebrate difference and encourage everyone to join us and be themselves at work!

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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