UK Sales Controller - Personal Care Brands

Michael Page Sales
England, South East England
Car Allowance, Bonus, Benefits
Closing date
28 Sep 2021

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
National Accounts, Sales

Job Details

We have an exciting role available for a successful and ambitious FMCG Sales leader with current or previous UK Retail Pharmacy and major retail customer experience to join my client as their new UK Sales Controller leading from the front as they develop and evolve the sales team here in the UK.

We are keen to talk to candidates who are experienced Senior NAMs with leadership skills looking to step up or experienced leaders from the FMCG world.

Client Details

My client has globally recognised personal care brands.

UK Sales Controller - Personal Care Brands


The UK Sales Controller - Personal Care Brands will:-
  • Take full responsibility and accountability for the Boots, Superdrug and retail pharmacy portfolio
  • Lead from the front with these major accounts whilst developing and growing the UK sales team
  • Work closely with the UK General Manager to create, implement and execute retail sales strategies
  • Will work closely with all UK key accounts
  • Bring key sales and commercial leadership skills to enable them to create the planning, design the go to market structure of the sales department and work towards all agreed targets and objectives internally and externally
  • Be responsible for managing and influencing across all the external customer relationships at all levels, supporting the wider team in doing so and developing strong cross-functional internal relationships (marketing, finance, supply chain) to grow my client's UK business


The UK Sales Controller - Personal Care Brands will:-
  • Come with previous leadership experience in FMCG ideally with experience of managing Boots and Superdrug, but also major retail customers
  • Have managed at least a team of 2-4 people in national account positions
  • Be ambitious with a keen sense for growth and development
  • Have experience in creating major customer plans and executing with success
  • Have experience of being able to develop sales team members, creating a high-performance culture
  • Experience of recruiting, developing and growing a sales team ideally - some flex here
  • Be able to commute to the South East England area a min of once per week for the office, again with some flex here for the right candidate
  • Have exceptional professional, presentation, communication skills
  • Be very focused around developing all major opportunities for the business to grow
  • We are looking for someone who is ambitious to grow to a Director position in the business as sales grow and grow and the structure continues to evolve
  • Please note I have an NDA on this confidential assignment and therefore no further details can be communicated without this being signed

Job Offer

£competitive (for the right candidate) + car allowance + annual bonus + benefits


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

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