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Country Manager - Beauty

Michael Page Sales
£80000 - £100000 per annum + Excellent bonus + package
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

My client, a marketing leading European professional beauty brand, are looking for a Country Manager to launch their fantastic brand in the UK market.

Client Details

My client are a marketing leading beauty brand based out of Portugal. They have established themselves as the number 1 professional hair, nail and make-up brand in both Spain and Portugal delivering year on year growth of 30% in 2023, 39% in 2022 and 34% in 2021. They sell into salons, nail bars, spas etc through a wholesaler / distributor network.

My client is committed to sustainability and innovation, they are proud to say that they are 100% vegan, carbon neutral, cruelty free and they use 100% recycled packaging whenever possible.

My client have ambitious growth plans for the UK, you will have the support of established marketing, logistics & supply chain, training and finance teams to make the UK a success. As UK market revenue grows you will be able to recruit a sales team to support you with the continued growth and development of the UK market.


The Country Manager - Beauty will have the full empowerment and accountability for business development of a professional beauty brand in the UK market. We seek someone who has strong knowledge of the professional cosmetics market, particularly someone who has a close relationship / network within the key distributors and wholesalers of professional cosmetics namely:

Capital Hair & Beauty, Aston Fincher, Alan Howard, Salons Direct, Louella Belle, Ellisons and Sally Beauty.

Responsibilities include:
  • Manage the UK P&L, establishing trading relationships with key distributors and wholesalers of professional cosmetics (namely those above)
  • Identifying key customers and prioritise them.
  • Negotiate introduction of the product range.
  • Negotiate trading terms with those customers
  • Negotiate location and brand visibility
  • Manage customer orders and follow upstream supply chain within the company
  • Implement sales incentives scheme with your customers.
  • As the business grows, train, recruit and develop a UK sales team.


The Successful Country Manager - Beauty:
  • A proven track record within the beauty / cosmetics industry
  • Proven track recording selling into UK distributors and wholesalers of professional cosmetics
  • A network within distributors and wholesalers of professional cosmetics, namely those listed above
  • Excellent negotiation and commercial skills
  • Proven track record within business development
  • Numerical proficiency with good understanding of P&Ls and drivers of profitability
  • Clear evidence of building strong customer relationships and developing business plans with clear internal and external KPI's
  • Happy to travel across England to meet clients.
  • Driven and hungry to excel, you are a go-getter with a deal making mindset.

Job Offer

The Successful Country Manager - Beauty:
  • £80,000 - £100,000 per annum basic salary, DOE
  • Excellent bonus and package

If you are interested in this role, please apply or contact Jon Dolbear at Michael Page on 07780 005638


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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