AB InBev

Field Sales Manager Craft and Speciality (Goose Island & Budweiser)

Central London, England


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At AB InBev you'll join a driven team that shares your desire to grow, your courage to challenge and commitment to act. In return, we'll reward your achievements.

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M2 Field Sales Manager Zx Ventures

Job Description:

Leadership role within the UK On-Trade Field Sales team, managing a team covering a territory across the UK to deliver strong Craft & Speciality distribution & volume growth targets in some of the most influential, high end craft accounts. The role will allow you to support personal development of those in your team and grow your own team work, leadership & communication skills whilst focusing on building relationships with both existing and potential new business and their senior management team. A strong candidate for this position will be someone that is a great fit with Ab Inbev's 10 principles and has an exceptional knowledge of our craft & speciality beer portfolio

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build strong business relationships with key customers and consumer groups

  • Understand and keep abreast of industry insights and developments in order to empower and drive outlet trade

  • Nurture key internal team relationships to ensure smooth delivery of any new businesses wins

  • Responsible for growing distribution, volume, profitability and brand experience within a portfolio of High End Urban (on trade) accounts

  • Represents total AB InBev UK premium portfolio but with a focus on craft & Speciality

  • Territory spend and budget management

  • Identify and leverage business opportunities (i.e. new customers)

  • Work with the Brand and Trade Marketing teams to deliver trade activations (parties, live music, etc)

  • Execution of our people cycle and administrative duties (routine management)

  • Audit POC Execution standards

  • Maintain a current and accurate knowledge of products within the category

  • Liaise very closely with our Zx Ventures trade & marketing team to support the delivery of specific activations

  • Represent AB InBev in a professional manner at all times in keeping with the brands represented

  • Undertake all responsibilities with reference to AB InBev procedures & routines

  • Lead a team focusing on personal development & target achievement

    Skills & Experience:

  • University Degree or equivalent (preferred but not necessary)

  • Entrepreneurial and passionate for customer facing environments

  • Passion for Beer and Food Industry

  • Extensive beer training - internal or external

  • Willingness to learn more on a daily basis

  • Challenging individuals in their way of thinking

  • Experience in the hospitality industry (eg bar work, bar management, event management)

  • Budget management experience, analytical skills, strong business acumen

  • Strong organization skills with the ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment

  • Strategically thinking in approach to all areas of your responsibilities

  • Excellent relationship building and follow-up skills

  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal)

  • Very enthusiastic & motivated to make a difference

  • Driven, ambitious and resilient

  • Computer proficiency and aptitude, specifically with Excel and Powerpoint

  • Flexible with irregular working hours to be present during key period on premise (including some evenings and weekends)

  • This role is Field Based role so a current UK Driving License is required