Graduate Trainee at United Biscuit 2012

COMPANY PROFILE:
United Biscuits (UB) is one of the world’s pre-eminent branded snacks businesses. We produce some of the best known and loved sweet and savoury snacks, with products ranging from biscuits and crackers to cakes and savoury snacks. Our unrivalled portfolio of brands has been meeting consumer needs for well over 100
years and includes such favourites as McVitie’s, Jacob’s, Carr’s, McCoy’s, Hula Hoops, McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes, KP, Mini Cheddars, go ahead!, Verkade, Sultana, BN, and Delacre. UB holds leading or strong number two positions in its core markets of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Ireland. Moreover our brands and products have global appeal. We have a rapidly growing international business unit serving consumers from North America to the Middle East, Africa, and Australia.

We are currently seeking a high calibre Sales Executive to cover the Lagos area in Nigeria.

Job Position: Sales Executive

Location: Lagos
The role reports to the Nigeria Regional Manager, you will be responsible for growing McVities’s brand in Lagos from availability & visibility perspectives, with the support of  the UB team and the local distributor.  The key area of focus is in the retail environment.
Most of the products are locally made but some of them are imported from the UK. The brand is highly important to our distributor, but currently lacks UB field support . The purpose of this role is to give McVities’s this required support in the field.

 Desired Skills & Experience
Responsibilities
Exchange best practices within Lagos markets and in some occasions at Nigeria level
Contributing in the brand’s sku planning
Following up stock availability
Identifying with the distributors Sales Managers opportunities and new untapped potential channels of distribution.
Recommend to RM Incentives to sales force or to the trade
Defining Visibility Standards, planograms and pos material
Assisting the RM in setting must stock lists by channel.
Makes decisions regarding implementation of sales plan and trade marketing activities to be in line with the agreed plans
Be a key channel of communication from management to field force and vice versa and main contact with UB local marketing team.

The Individual
Of graduate calibre, you will have a track record of success gained within FMCG, Telecoms or Home appliances.

You will also:
Have as strong customer focus 
Demonstrate the ablility to lead and influence.
Bilingual, very good written & spoken English is essential. French or Portuguese would be useful.
Computer literate to include Excel and Word

Be Passionate, dynamic, self motivated and innovative with solid commercial acumen.

Strong communication and analytical skills
Flexible to travel domestically regularly and periodically internationally and have a local Driving Licence.

Application Method 
Interested and qualified candidates should click the link below

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=4279752&srchIndex=3&trk=njsrch_hits&goback=.fjs_*1_*1_*1_I_ng_*1_*1_1_R_true_*1_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2

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