Role details

European Sales Manager

South East England   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Great opportunity to develop and grow retail accounts across Europe
  • Fast growing international business

About Our Client

With an expanding portfolio of products in both the innovative 'ready to eat' microwavable rice sector and the dry rice sector, Veetee is one of the market leaders in their field in the UK. They have a growing presence in the US market, and have their sight set on expanding in Europe and further afield. With core values set around true quality, innovation and value to their customers and suppliers alike this vision is a reality with their innovative steam process technology unique to the food market. Supplying a major portion of the dry rice market in the UK across various food distribution channels under private label and the Veetee brands, they have the stability to invest in their people and push forward with really exciting growth. With their experience in the ready to eat market, they have the vision to explore other product areas in which they can excel. They have an exciting pipeline of NPD. Featured in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and International Track 200, this is an exciting place to work!

Job Description

European Sales Manager will be responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of retail accounts across Europe to deliver sustainable, profitable growth for the business. This is a truly autonomous role that will see you defining and delivering strategy for the European retail market. This is a great opportunity to take an established UK product to a new market and really make a difference to the growth of this fantastic brand. You will have an opportunity to identify the markets' needs and work with NPD to develop specific products that work for the consumer. You will work with the retailers as well as well as distributors to identify the most effective route to market. The European Sales Manager will work closely with internal functions - marketing, finance and supply chain to develop the business' value proposition through marketing initiatives, deliver accurate forecasting, as well as compliance with internal and external SLAs.

The Successful Applicant

We are looking for an ambitious European Sales Manager with previous experience of opening new markets and distribution channels in Europe. Ideally you have experience of bringing a brand new product to market and gaining new listings with retailers in Europe. You are likely to be working for a "challenger" brand and thrive on an opportunity to develop new business. You are a true sales person and have a proven track record of meeting and exceeding targets, combined with strong entrepreneurial ethos. You are a natural relationship builder with a high degree of commercial acumen. You are comfortable with European travel. When not travelling there is a requirement to work from the office to ensure that effective working relationships are developed with colleagues and the appropriate support is provided to you. Therefore we are looking for candidates based in South East England or looking to relocate to the area.

What's on Offer

  • Fantastic opportunity to build your career with a fast growing international brand and to really make a difference with the Company's international strategy.
  • Great financial rewards - competitive basic salary, performance related bonus, benefits.

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