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Business Development Executive

Acosta Europe
South of England
Closing date
29 Dec 2023

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
National Accounts, Sales

Business Development Executive

Location: South of England

Salary: Competitive

Business Entity: Reach

Brand/Department: Nestle Cereal Partners

Contract Type: Permanent 

Position Type: Full Time

Your next career starts with Acosta Europe.

Acosta Europe is an exceptional business that cares about its people.  We are part of one of the largest Sales and Marketing agencies in the world and are currently seeking a Field Sales Executive to represent our partner Cereal Partners Worldwide, the Cereal Division of Nestlé to drive brand awareness and sales of their products.

If you can bring the passion for sales and have the enthusiasm to succeed, we can offer you the opportunity to develop your career in an engaging and rewarding environment, where no two days are ever the same!

Cereal Partners Worldwide is a leading global breakfast cereal company part of a long-standing partnership between Nestlé & General Mills and is behind some of the world's most iconic breakfast cereals brands – think Nesquik, Cheerios, Fitness and Chocapic to name just but a few.

Role Details:

Salary: On Target Earning £30,450? (£27,700 +10% Performance related Bonus)

Equipment Provided: Company Vehicle, Fuel Card, Mobile Phone

As a Field Sales Executive for Nestlé, you will be:

  • Driving Nestlé brand performance, awareness and availability across Wholesale and Food Service outlets.
  • Maximising brand awareness and communicating new product opportunities, using sales data
  • Building relationships with key decision makers (wholesale store managers), and National Contract Caterers to drive increased awareness and distribution of products
  • Maintain distribution of core and new product lines
  • Identifying and implementing merchandising opportunities to increase the visibility and availability of the brands we represent and ensuring stock levels are maintained
  • Ensure client’s promotional activity is  implemented and that products are on display in the correct location and with good availability  
  • Providing insightful and actionable feedback on market intelligence

What skills can I expect to develop in this role?

Relationship Building, Product Knowledge, Commercial Awareness, Influencing skills and Negotiation

Who are we looking for?

You will possess demonstrable experience within FMCG, retail or a sales environment, although we will also consider applications from motivated individuals with experience from other sectors. You will be passionate about the amazing brands we market and have the drive and tenacity to succeed.

You must hold a full manual driving licence and be able to travel within a defined territory.

What’s in it for you?

This role offers a genuine opportunity to develop your commercial skills and achieve your career ambitions in a bold and dynamic business that invests in people.  We offer flexibility and real opportunities for personal and professional development.   You will receive excellent training, a company vehicle, mobile phone, and fuel card, and enjoy superb benefits including a bonus (subject to performance), contributory pension and healthcare plans assurance.  Working hours are flexible between 9am and 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Passion is at the heart of everything we do. We encourage boldness, curiosity, and new ideas. We are motivated to learn, and constantly strive to exceed expectations. We truly care, and that is what makes us exceptional.

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