Highly flexible - Midlands, South or Europe based with easy access to an international airport
Attractive basic, 12.5% bonus, £6k car allowance plus benefits
25 Aug 2017
25 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type



Attractive basic, 12.5% bonus, £6K car allowance plus benefits

Highly flexible - Midlands, South or Europe based with easy access to an international airport

We are a highly successful, US-headquartered global confectionery business with a UK-based International Office. The UK International Commercial Sales and Marketing team, together with support functions control business within all international markets outside of The Americas and Canada. The international business has achieved exceptional sales and profit growth over the last four years; 37% growth in 2015, 39% in 2016 and is on track to deliver a further 20% growth this year. This success is the result of investment and drive in product innovation and distribution through targeted new markets, supported by a substantial above-the-line marketing spend — all delivered by a small, intensely passionate, high performance team.

As a result of this continued, strong performance, we are looking to invest in further strengthening our commercial team with the appointment of an exceptional International Business Development Manager. Reporting to the Regional Director - Europe, you will assume responsibility for the commercial (P&L) performance of a portfolio of existing European markets as well as targeting new market opportunities.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, FMCG commercially experienced individual with a track record of achieving profitable sales growth within a major branded business. This should either include managing a selection of international distributors or any of the UK national ‘delivered’ wholesale accounts and / or national direct selling operations where you will have gained a strong understanding of managing and leading modern route to market brand growth strategies. Either way, you want to further develop your commercial management career on the international stage in a role where your achievements will be noticed and your success will make a difference. Due to the international nature of this role, a second European language would be desirable.

Having developed strong FMCG commercial National Account Management experience, or alternatively having managed international distributors and/or customers; you possess solid business development, negotiation, customer relationship and insight/financial analysis skills, together with a highly professional style and driven attitude. On an upward career curve, you are a creative, driven and ambitious individual with a focus on achieving both your business and personal career goals. Above all, you have the ability to build effective relationships across different cultures with first class influencing skills and the gravitas to deal with people at all levels and across all functions.

A competitive benefits package and flexible working style is available, together with the support and freedom to deliver and progress in successfully driving your business growth strategy.

If you think you have what it takes to step up, be accountable and make a difference, with the desire to achieve and make a success of this exciting opportunity then please send your up-to-date CV together with benefits package details to quoting ref MS/1908, or call Mark Smith on 01488 649360.

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

Closing date: 25th September 2017

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