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International Sales Manager - Asia

Michael Page Sales
Competitive package plus bonus
Closing date
22 Jul 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
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International Sales Manager - Asia

- UK

  • FMCG International Sales Candidate
  • International Sales Experience

About Our Client

Steeped in Heritage, Vimto has been doing things differently since 1908. And since then, the deliciously refreshing taste has been quenching thirsts around the world.

Vimto is enjoyed by families worldwide - across 73 countries - through a combination of export and local production. Their International division is a key strategic growth pillar, which has gone from strength to strength.

The Asia Pacific region is set to become a long-term driver of growth for the Vimto brand and Nichols PLC. New market entry is a strategic priority for the business and will play a fundamental role in the future growth plans of Nichols PLC.

This is an exciting time to join the International Commercial team with plans in place to enter/develop our presence in markets such as Malaysia, the Indian Subcontinent and the wider ASEAN geography.

Job Description

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide vision and leadership within the Region, to drive new market openings and brand development
  • P&L accountability for the Region
  • Building strong relationships, managing & influencing new & existing Partners in the Region
  • Identifying & developing new business opportunities across RTMs, markets, customers & products
  • Developing & overseeing Partners /3rd Party execution of brand-building activities
  • Maintaining accurate reports of partners' sales forecasts and growth plans
  • NPD Project Management for the Region
  • Offer leadership & support within internal cross-functional working committees
  • Liaising with supply chain and other functions to deliver excellent customer service within the Region
  • Conduct thorough market insights to underpin the financial performance of the Region
  • In order to build relationships with potential partners and be a Vimto brand ambassador, you must be prepared to spend extended periods of time on the ground in the Region

The Successful Applicant

You will have the below skills and experience:

  • International sales and marketing experience within Asia and the Middle East Regions
  • Experience of developing market entry strategies and execution
  • Experience of New business development with a focus on opening up new markets
  • Multi-layer communication (from street vendor to Senior Management)
  • Strong Negotiation Skills
  • Ability to manage and influence diverse and multicultural partners
  • Ability to manage marketing budgets
  • Experience within a Branded FMCG Business
  • A flexible, resourceful, self-motivated, intuitive and pro-active individual
  • Must be based in the UK

Due to continued growth we are also keen to hear from you if you have International Experience in other emerging markets.

What's on Offer

Competitive package, rewarding culture and opportunity to join a Fantastic Brand with ambitious growth plans.

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MPGCJN0620212928585Z
Closing Date: 18/09/2021


Michael Page Sales UK is a leading professional recruitment consultancy covering permanent, interim and contract recruitment. We have UK wide coverage with ten offices located in London, Weybridge, Reading, Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, St Albans, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. The core markets we serve are Consumer, Business Services, Media, IT/Telco, Financial Services, Healthcare and Technical Sales, with a dedicated person or team in each location specialising in each of these sectors. The clients we work with are as diverse as the candidates we represent; from Blue Chips to SMEs, and Sales Execs to Sales Directors. Our Consultants are typically from relevant sales backgrounds giving first hand experience of the roles we recruit for. We pride ourselves on delivering unrivalled service levels to our candidates and our clients, our track record of success over the past 20 years means we stand out.

Within our Consumer Sales Division we have consultants within each of the 10 offices who dedicate themselves to this sector and no other. Our specialist capability is demonstrated further as we focus on sub sectors such as food, drink, household, foodservice, consumer electronics, apparel, health & beauty, consumer healthcare, pet and sports. Some of our key clients include Colgate, Beiersdorf, Dr Oetker, Johnson & Johnson, Matthew Clark, PZ Cussons, Kellogg’s, 2 Sisters, Samsung, Seven Seas, Twinings, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, SC Johnson, Warburtons, InBev, Kettle Chips, Hallmark, Luxottica, McCain, Britvic, General Mills, and Molson Coors to name but a few!

Michael Page Sales UK is part of Michael Page International with operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. As well as looking for high quality candidates for our clients, we are also always looking for top talent to work for us

Join in the discussion in our LinkedIn group Michael Page Sales - UK


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