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Retail Development Representative - Lancaster

Field Based, United Kingdom, UK

Retail Development Representative - Lancaster

  • NE02944
  • Field Based, United Kingdom, UK

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 are always 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

Are you a driven individual with a passion for sales? Do you want to join a company that has received Top Employer award for the fifth consecutive year in 2022?

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and driven person to join our Field Sales team as a Retail Development Representative in the Lancaster and Lake District area.

We are looking for an ambitious individual who is able to successfully work off their own initiative as well as part of a team. You will ideally be located in the Lancaster, Lake District and surrounding areas and have at least 1 year of relevant sales experience. You should also be a driven individual who wants to develop their career further with a company that takes development, engagement, well-being and progression seriously.

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. Imperial Brands is a market leading Tobacco business with brands such as Lambert & Butler, Rizla, Golden Virginia and our vape brand Blu.

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 by educating retailers in the tobacco and NGP market and industry legislation.
  • Achieve sales, market share, distribution, availability and coverage targets within your 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 set yourself stretching targets.
  • Efficient, accurate and timely in the administration associated with the role.
  • An effective team player.

What we offer

  • Annual salary of £33,000 based on experience
  • Up to 24% bonus opportunity every quarter
  • Health care cash plan
  • Company car
  • Company phone & iPad
  • 29 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays), with an option to purchase additional holiday
  • Generous company pension scheme

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply and attach their current CV. 

All candidates must have the right to work in the UK

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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