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Account Executive - Private Label FMCG (Top 4 Grocers)

Michael Page Sales
England, Hertfordshire
£38000 - £45000 per annum + 2 days office-based, flexi working hours
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This role is suitable for someone with 1-2 years FMCG experience, ideally with experience supporting on any Top 4 Grocer Accounts. You will be joining the world of Private Label, which is a fantastic experience to add to your skillset as it really is a whole different world!

Client Details

My client are a Global Leading Manufacturer of Private Label products within Health and Hygiene. Examples of products include Feminine Care, Baby and Adult Care. The business prides themselves on innovative technology and they are a very ethical and sustainable company, too.

The culture of the company is less corporate and more family business oriented - everyone works well together and there is a joint mission for all that join, that is success comes from supporting and collaborating cross-functionally and independently, too.

If you're a dynamic, strategic and motivated individual who is keen to lay foundations within the Retail Branded FMCG world, this opportunity is perfect for you!


The successful Account Executive - Private Label FMCG (Top 4 Grocers) will:

  • Responsible for supporting Key Accounts (Top 4 Grocery Mults and Retailers), developing new business opportunities and ensuring satisfaction and growth of customers
  • Be a strategic thinker with great interpersonal skills, a good understanding of the FMCG market and the pace of it, with ambition to become an Account Manager in the near future.

Account Support:
  • Support, maintain and grow relationships with existing retail brand customers
  • Serve as a key point of contact for assigned accounts.
  • Understand customer needs and ensure their requirements are met in a timely and satisfactory manner.
  • Support Key Account Managers with regular business reviews with customers to discuss performance, opportunities, and challenges
  • Support, develop and implement strategic sales plans with the Key Account Manager to achieve company targets and objectives.
  • Support the Key Account Manager on day to day tasks such as stock reporting/packaging analysis

Market Analysis and Strategy:
  • Identify market/customer trends and needs and the competitive landscape
  • Collaborate with Marketing to develop promotional strategies and campaigns
  • Monitor and analyse sales performance and report back to the team

Product Development:
  • Collaborate with the Product Development team to ensure clients needs are integrated into new product offerings
  • Assist in the development of Packaging, Pricing and Promotional Materials for private label products

Collaboration and Communication:
  • Coordinate internally (e.g. supply chain, production, finance) to ensure smooth execution of customer demands
  • Support with preparation of regular reports on account status, sales performance, and market insights to senior management
  • Participate in industry events and customer meetings, as required.


The successful Account Executive - Private Label FMCG (Top 4 Grocers) will demonstrate:

  • Degree in Business / Marketing / similar
  • SAP/Power BI

  • Experience within the FMCG sector, preferably with retail brand products
  • Understandng of the FMCG market and retail environment
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Self-motivated, with a strong sense of initiative and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to travel as needed (customer meetings/European Head Office)
  • Desire to progress into a Key Account Manager position

Job Offer

On offer for the successul Account Executive - Private Label FMCG (Top 4 Grocers):
  • Basic Salary - up to £45,000 dependent on experience
  • Flexible working hours
  • Office Base: Hertfordshire
  • Hybrid: Usually 2 days in the office / week, sometimes 3 days, dependent on business needs
  • Private Medical
  • Life Insurance
  • Excellent Pension

Experience in Private Label is absolutely an advantage that you will gain in this role, so this position is really key for someone looking to achieve great heights within their FMCG Sales Career.

The role has a 2-Stage Interview Process:

1st Stage - MS Teams (w/c Monday 3rd June)

2nd Stage - F2F - task tbc (w/c asap, if successful)

Please hit apply to register your interest, I will be reviewing all applications on Friday 24th May and ongoing.


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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