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Date Posted

May 07, 2015

Company

Michael Page

Job Title

Michael Page International Recruiting For An International FMCG Company

Job Type

Permanent

Description

Founded in 1976 in London, Michael Page has over 35 years experience of specialized recruitment within various professional disciplines, industries and geographical locations. With operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Africa and in the Middle East, the group is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies. Michael Page offers solutions to attract the best talent and specialises in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

Our client is a leading global FMCG organisation, with over 20,000 employees worldwide. Headquartered in Europe, the organisation is growing extensively with a focus on the African market.

Distributor Relationship Manager

Job Description

Based in Nigeria, the core function for the Distributor Relationship Manager, is to implement strategies through building sales competencies with the distributor to achieve product freshness, distribution, consumer price, visibility and display objectives in all market segments. The strategies are delivered through direct management of a local distributor and a direct working relationship with the organisations sales and marketing departments in the head office. As the Distributor Relationship Manager, you will be reporting to the Sales Director and be required to grow the business as well as look at new opportunities within the market. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Monitor trends within the market, key clients activity plans and ensuring that the relevant key stakeholders are kept updated ensuring stock levels
  • Develop, build and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, using the relationships to closely manage sales activity and brand activity
  • Strong communication with all stakeholders i.e distributors, competitors, retailers, government and the leadership team.
  • Source new opportunities ensuring growth and profitability

What's on Offer

Our client is offering an attractive package including benefits.

Desired Skills and Experience       

The Successful Applicant

The successful Distributor Relationship manager should have the following key attributes:

NON-NEGOTIABLE REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

  • MUST SPEAK, READ AND WRITE ENGLISH FLUENTLY
  • MUST HOLD A COMMERCIAL DEGREE
  • MUST HAVE A MINIMUM 7 YEARS SENIOR SALES ROLE WITHIN THE FMCG SECTOR
  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Business, Commerce or Sales /Marketing
  • MBA would be advantageous
  • Extensive experience in African markets
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time
  • Strong focus on high integrity / compliance
  • Ability to work independently, be self driven and independent thinker
  • Entrepreneurial, a team player, trustworthy, have an ability to work remotely

Year of Experience

5-10 year

Salary

Date Available

Recruiter's URL

http://www.michaelpage.co.za/job-detail/distributor-relationship-manager/ref/13443?mc_id=5006146&utm_source=Joberate%20-%20LinkedIn&utm_medium=Job%20posting&utm_campaign=Joberate%20-%20LinkedIn

Location

Lagos

Closing Date

   
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