Business Development Executive – Bristol & Wales
Here at Suntory GB&I, we combine 85 years of knowledge, insight and expertise with an appetite for innovation to create some of the nation’s best-loved soft drink brands. With strong award winning brands such as Ribena, Lucozade and Merchants Heart - we truly believe the more we grow, the bigger the positive impact we can have through our products, our consumers, our society and our people. Based out of Stockley Park in West London, the company was formed in January 2014 when Suntory Beverage & Food, part of the Suntory group acquired both iconic brands and brought them together with brands from around the world such as Orangina, Schweppes and V Energy.
Our ‘Yatte Minahare’ approach, which means ‘Go For It’, is at the heart of our business – it’s part of our cultural DNA. We challenge, change and improve to create bigger, better brand ideas for our consumers. Every team member has an entrepreneurial spirit, passion and sense of ownership, so that together, we create winning soft drink brands, To us, anything is possible...
What the job entails.
As the Business Development Executive you will be responsible for accounts within your defined territory of Bristol & Wales. You will journey plan and set a strategy to develop independent and key accounts. You will report to the Area Sales manager who will be there to support and coach you. The successful candidate will develop and influence key business relationships between you and your customers to ensure mutual growth and long term partnerships. The sales territory compromises of a mix of direct and indirect supplied customers including - Grocery, Convenience, Wholesale, Foodservice, Higher Education, Health and Fitness, Regional Vending Operators, Foodservice delivered wholesale, regional contract catering accounts etc.
This is a stretching & diverse role and candidates should have a real passion for sales. You will be results driven and tenacious, have the ability to think outside the box to identify new opportunities, and be self-motivated to deliver against ambitious growth targets. With a varied mix of customers, channels and a split of new business (70%) and existing business (30%), candidates will need to be able to manage complexity and possess excellent planning, communication & commercial skills.
The successful Business Development Executive will have:
- Current experience in one of the following roles: Currently hold the position of National Account Executive, Business Account Executive, Customer Development Executive, Sales Rep, Key Account Executive or equivalent. You will be looking for the next step in your career and will have the future potential to progress within the Suntory GB&I business.
- Ideally have experience of Sales in a branded FMCG business.
In return you will receive a competitive salary, and extensive benefits package.
This is a field based role in Wales & Bristol area. (CANDIDATES MUST LIVE ON PATCH) The patch consists of the following postcodes: BS, CF, NP & GL
If you believe in your ability and wish to develop your career please click 'apply' and one our team will be in touch shortly.
This is an exclusive agreement between Suntory GB&I and FMCG Executive Network, so all third party applications will be forward to FMCG Executive Network