Sales Manager – Wholesale

Field based & office based - Liverpool
£45,000 + Excellent Benefits
06 Oct 2017
06 Nov 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Sales Manager – Wholesale 


Are you interested in being part of an international FMCG organisation who offer a great career move with excellent development and opportunity to be part of a progressive, growing and ambitious business with great exposure to the stake holders of the business, playing an integral part of the company’s growth within the UK and across Europe? If you’re currently operating at Sales Manager, National Account Management, Regional Account Manager Position with an appetite to join a driven team with clear career progression. Does working in a fast paced, environment where everyone has a passion for what they do excite you? Are you an enthusiastic and engaging Sales Manager who is keen to start a new opportunity with a great brand, fantastic team and looking maximise sales across the UK if so read on!

The Advocate Group are partnered with a multimillion pound turnover FMCG business who currently operate within the UK and USA with targets to drive sales across the EMEA region who are looking to appoint a Sales Manager to join their growing business to look after UK Wholesalers, Independents, cash and carries and trade?  They are an international consumer goods company who are looking for the best talent! An experienced Sales Manager is required for a dynamic FMCG business reporting to the Sales Controller UK and Ireland. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and driven Sales professional to work from home traveling up to 70% of the role across the UK. Head office is based in Liverpool which you would be required to be initially in the role until fully inducted. Within the role you will be responsible for driving the UK retail business within the Wholesale channel generating new business and managing current accounts.

The role offers an autonomous environment as well as clear career progression offering an exciting career move with a multimillion pound FMCG company. The team are all passionate about the brand and the culture is very much collaborative and supportive. This company offers an attractive benefit package such as homeworking, pension, private healthcare, bonus and much more. 

This exciting opportunity requires you to work with the UK distributors, Wholesales, Trade, and Independents to drive the business forward and achieve the company’s growth plans. For this role you must have had minimum of 10 years’  FMCG Sales experience .

Primary responsibilities:

  • Develop customer relationships and raise awareness of the organisation and brand portfolio via ongoing professional conduct. This role requires a collaborative and consultant approach.
  • Develop strategy and sales plans to grow sales and worked to agreed targets.
  • Support the managing of JBP for  customers across the discounters.
  • Support the Sales team with budget management and customer forecasting, responsible for accurate forecasting working closely with internal and external stake holders.
  • Accountable for full P&L responsibility for the account.
  • Managing the implementation of the customer plan to include sales forecasting, project management and supply chain events management.
  • Explore opportunities for growth by identifying and recommending new business opportunities.
  • Optimising growth with new product launches.
  • Pro-actively identify problems and implement solutions and share knowledge from lessons learnt.

The successful candidate:

  • Minimum of 10 years FMCG experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working within the Wholesales channel.
  • Commercial awareness and experience of manging financial budgets. 
  • Above to travel and stay away minimum x1 day per week if needed. 
  • Evidence of delivering new business with Accounts and increasing sales and profit.
  • Demonstrate that you can work at effectively and proactively without supervision.
  • Demonstrate that you can influence and build relationships within internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, confident in negation with internal and external customers and stakeholders.
  • Extremely motivated, driven, resilient and willing to take ownership of responsibilities.
  • Strong analytical skills and highly numerate with the ability to turn data into actionable strategy and insights with attention to detail.
  • Comfortable working with large amounts of complex data and information from a variety of sources
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • IT literate: Excel, WORD, Powerpoint

To apply directly please send a copy of your CV and cover letter through to or alternatively please apply via the link below.

Whilst we will always endeavour to respond to you, due to the high levels of applications we receive this isn’t always possible. If you are not contacted within 3 working days, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for this role.

Please note The Advocate Group is acting as an employment agency & business.  Any direct or third party applications will be handled by The Advocate Group

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