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Retail Development Representative - Stratford Area

Field Based, London, United Kingdom

Retail Development Representative - Stratford Area

  • NE02060
  • Field Based, London, United Kingdom

About us

We're a truly international company, fourth largest in our industry and operating across 120 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices.

As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance.

Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.

The role

Do you want to work for a UK Market Leader as a Retail Development Representative? Do you want to join one of only a handful of European business who are Top Employer for a third successive year in 2020?

At Imperial Brands, you will receive a:

  • up to £33,000, subject to experience 
  • 24% bonus opportunity paid quarterly 
  • Company car
  • Company iPhone and iPad
  • 29 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays), with an option to purchase additional holiday
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme, gym discounts, recognition schemes etc. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dedicated salesforce within the UK Sales Business of Imperial Brands. You will be part of one of the world's leading tobacco and next generation product (NGP) companies with a global footprint spanning more than 160 countries around the globe.

Imperial Brands is the UK’s number 1 Tobacco business with brands such as L&B, JPS, Player’s, Rizla and GV. We are always looking to expand our portfolio and build new revenue streams for our business. We also focus on E-Vapour and other Next Generation Products (NGP) – securing the long-term future of our business.

As a member of our salesforce you will be joining a multi-award-winning team, having recently been voted as the UKs Most Effective Salesforce by over 20,000 retailers for the 2nd year running. You will ideally be located in Stratford or the surrounding area, have relevant sales experience and want to develop your career further with a company that takes development, engagement, wellbeing and progression seriously.

Key accountabilities

  • Drive business across Key Accounts, Key Accounts Wholesale and Independent Retailers.
  • Be at the forefront of our business.
  • Build an in-depth understanding of customer needs and shopper dynamics.
  • Partner with up to 300 retail Key Account, Independent and Wholesale outlets in your area, establishing excellent relationships within your territory through a range of Key Accounts Operations Team to Independent Retailers and key contacts within wholesaler, having value-adding conversations to sell in new products to meet the customer’s identified needs.
  • Drive customer advocacy for our brands through educating retailers in the tobacco and NGP market and industry legislation.
  • Achieve sales, market share, distribution, availability and coverage targets within defined area.
  • Identify and communicate merchandising opportunities to your customers to help ensure the best possible space allocation and visibility of Imperial brands on shelf.
  • Ensure that our trade incentives and activities is put to the best use.
  • Monitor and report on competitor activity.
  • Identify new business opportunities by having a great understanding of the category and shopper behaviour in-store.

Skills & experience

Ideally candidates should possess relevant experience in a similar role or be able to demonstrate an aptitude for the role. In addition, candidates should be:

  • Able to work independently and driven to achieve targets
  • Understanding of wider team goals and how you can impact them
  • Self-sufficient and self-motivated, managing time and resources effectively.
  • Have strong communication and people skills, and the ability to build rapport and relationships quickly.
  • Able to use your initiative and to act independently when required.
  • Have a strong will to succeed, and you set yourself stretching targets.
  • Efficient, accurate and timely in the administration associated with the role.
  • An effective team player

What we offer

This role offers a competitive salary + 24% bonus, company car, competitive pension and 29 days holiday.

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their current CV. 

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1901

The year Imperial was founded through the
coming together of 13 UK family-run
businesses

33,000

Imperial employees worldwide

160

Number of markets worldwide in which our products are sold