European Sales Manager - French Speaking

England, London, West London
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus, Benefits
28 Feb 2018
28 Mar 2018
Matt Drewell
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a French National or Fluent French speaking sales professional to join this exciting and fast growing Health, Beauty & Wellness client as their new European Sales Manager - French Speaking, based from their West London UK office but with extensive travel into France and Europe looking after their major retail partners such as Carrefour, Auchan and Monoprix

Client Details

My client is one of the fastest growing companies in the world in their Industry, with a true global footprint and some fantastic brands across the Health, Beauty and Wellness sector.


The European Sales Manager - French Speaking will be responsible for the following:
  • identify and appoint the RTM partners and distribution network in France
  • negotiate the annual pricing structure
  • expand the distribution, broaden assortment and accelerate the rate of sale with the mass-channel retailers
  • conduct frequent market visits to meet with the retailers and distribution partners
  • assess the competitive conditions, identify new opportunities to expand distribution and present/report back market findings to the senior management team
  • analyse the business performance to identify relevant trends and execute strategies to enhance performance
  • develop the annual sales forecast and collaborate with the team on development of marketing plans for each of the brands

There will be around 40%-45% travel into the market with this role so candidates need to be prepared for this. When not travelling the candidate will be expected to be based in the UK office.


The successful candidate for the European Sales Manager - French Speaking role will be able to tick the following key criteria:
  • a French national or fluent French speaker (min criteria perhaps to have lived or been based in France for business for work reasons or perhaps have been educated and lived in France previously in career)
  • min 6 years experience in the Health, Beauty, Wellness, Personal care industries or at the very least FMCG industry
  • experience of selling into and managing Carrefour, Auchan, Monoprix an others - experience of direct to retail and experience of managing distributors
  • deep understanding of the French mass-channel retail landscape, of competitor analysis, merchandising and pricing
  • extremely results-driven individual, who is a self-sufficient and self-starter type
  • strong analytic skills
  • excellent presentation skills along with being a good organiser and able to work autonomously

Job Offer

circa £65,000 per annum + £6,000 annual car allowance + 20% annual bonus (based in personal performance) + private healthcare + company pension

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