Business Development Executive - Edinburgh

Location
Home Based (UK)
Region
UK & Ireland
Job Type
Permanent
Function
Commercial / Sales
Closing Date
15.12.17
Reference
VWUK132

We have a truly exciting opportunity for a Business Development Executive covering Edinburgh and the surrounding areas to join the Commercial Team within WG&S UK. We are looking for a dynamic and proactive individual with a strong passion for the drinks industry, who can demonstrate an ability to build brand advocacy and deliver strong commercial results.

This is a diverse role incorporating both sales and On Trade marketing activities on a daily basis, meaning that no day will be the same. Working with leading bars, restaurants and other On Trade accounts, the successful candidate will be required to continue to build strong relationships with our existing customers and will also have the opportunity to acquire new accounts in Edinburgh and surrounding areas. While previous sales experience in the drinks industry is not essential, candidates are required to have a strong understanding of the On Trade market (preferably of the Scottish On Trade market) and an evident passion for the liquid. All interested candidates must have a full UK Driving License.

The majority of the time (four days a week) will be spent out in the trade, with one day working from home or from the office to focus on writing proposals and completing admin tasks. The role involves a level of numerical work and assumes P&L responsibility, hence confidence of working with numbers is essential and previous experience of working with and building P&L would be a strong advantage. The successful candidate also needs to have strong organisational skills and be able to work independently with minimum supervision. Most importantly, we are looking for someone with fantastic networking and relationship building skills, who can rapidly become the East Scotland expert within our team.

Other responsibilities include:

This is a great role for a commercially savvy and ambitious individual who wants to have fun at work and share their strong passion for our fantastic brands with customers. If this sounds like you, please email angela.corbett@wgrant.com with an up to date copy of your CV and a cover letter including the following:

Due to the anticipated high number of applicants, please note that we will only contact those short listed for further consideration.