National account manager - Grocery
National account manager – FMCG – c. £55k + car + bonus (30%)
A very good opportunity for a commercially minded National account manager to join a small, but global beauty business based in the heart of London!
The company is owned by a well known entrepreneur, based in the US. He is looking to establish the UK as their main hub into Europe, and as such is putting significant investment into growing their sales and marketing team.
The company is launching two successful global brands into the UK, as well as driving revenue from exciting licenses with brands such as Disney, Frozen, and Star wars. It is a very exciting opportunity to join a growing beauty business in “scale up” mode.
The National account manager will be responsible for building joint business plans with key customers, including Boots, Superdrug, Argos and the department stores.
Reporting straight into the UK General Manager, and with full P&L responsibility, we are expecting this person to be promoted into a “controller” role in 12 months, pending good performance. Therefore gravitas and potential for growth are important factors in the hiring process. Some key resopnsiblities include:
- Developing long term relationships with key customers
- New product entry strategy
- Strong financial acumen – Forecasting / Margins / P&L
- Pricing and promotional input
- Negotiating with new customers
The culture is entrepreneurial, nimble, fast paced and ambitious. This company has ambitions to be a mini “L’Oreal”, and whilst it is 4th in the US, in the UK it is very small. Therefore someone who embraces ownership, challenge and is results focused will fit the culture well.
If this sounds like it could be for you, click on the apply now button for more information.