Sales Executive | Leading FMCG Brand | Edinburgh

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£28000 to £30000 per annum + benefits + bonus
28th October 2019
Start date:
October 2019
Job type:
Graduate job

Business Development Executive

Who are we?

Founded in 2004 itn was our founder's desire to create a snack that was healthy and tasty, wholesome and convenient. What began as a line of premium snacks and sparked the creation of an entirely new healthier snacking category. Today, we have a family of snacks that offer solutions for a variety of different occasions.

From the healthy snacks, we make to the way we work, live and give back, we are committed to making the world a little kinder, because we believe that there's more to business than just profit.

We're looking for passionate, conscious collaborators to help us meet our goals: to inspire kindness, with one tasty snack (and good act) at a time. If you're looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you found the right place.

What you'll do

As the Business Development Executive, you'll be fulfilling a pivotal role as "face of the brand" and building relationships with a variety of retailers to grow the business. Key responsibilities will include seeking out new business opportunities and supporting existing in order to build distribution, secure prime and secondary shelf placements, implement POS solutions and ultimately drive sales.

As a Business Development Executive, you will need to focus on these key areas:

  • Actively seeking out new business opportunities to gain and expand distribution
  • Following up on leads provided by distributors as well as incoming inquiries
  • Liaising with our wholesale customers to effectively service individual sites
  • Building relationships with key contacts across our customer base from large retailers through to convenience stores, cafes, news agents, natural stores and more
  • Ensuring our products appear at their very best in-store
  • Implementing point of sales solutions to drive impulse purchases and brand awareness

Job Aspect 3

  • Developing a network of contacts across the trade
  • Supporting national trade shows (6 per year)
  • Supporting other events (depot events, ra-ra days, sales blitzs in new regions)

You are

  • Be an ambassador to the brand and bring natural energy to live and breathe the values
  • Driven by delivering results
  • Use of initiative and drive along with being prepared for a challenge
  • An engaging personality with the ability to build rapport with people
  • A creative problem solver with excellent communication skills
  • Strong personal organisational skills

You have…

  • Educated to a degree level
  • Valid UK driver's license & clean record
  • Native English speaker


  • Action Orientation
  • Planning
  • Customer Focus
  • Drive For Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Motivating Others

Key Functional Competencies & Technical Skills (3-5)

  • Selling Skills
  • Leveraging Insight
  • Basic Negotiation


  • While this position is entry level some work-related experience in sales or marketing is preferred (previous internship or university job)

What we offers

  • Competitive annual salary and bonus program
  • 24 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • A company car
  • A company phone and laptop
  • Contribution towards a Gym membership
  • Excellent health, dental & vision insurance, with options to fit you & your family's needs
  • A dynamic, ambitious and fun work environment

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