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Business Development Representative – East England

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Job Title: Business Development Representative

Location: East England

Salary: £25,000 OTE £29,000

Territories available: Suffolk, Cambridge, Home Counties, Peterborough & Kings Lynn, Northamptonshire, Ipswich & Colchester and Lincoln

We Are Barr – Are You?

We are about being brilliant. We are always learning. We are results driven and relationships matter to us.

AG Barr has been quenching the nation’s thirst for over 145 years and is home to some of the UK’s most loved drinks brands.

Employing over 1,000 people across four business units and ten UK locations, we are proud to be a responsible business that takes care of our people, values diversity, gives something back to our communities and works to minimise our environmental impact.

At our core is Barr Soft Drinks, home to some of the UK’s most loved soft drinks. Whether it’s the iconic IRN-BRU, launched in 1901 and still going strong today, the vibrant RUBICON fruit based brand or the unique range of BARR flavours, we brighten people’s lives with refreshingly different drinks.

And we’re growing, thanks to some exciting acquisitions in recent years, including the functional drinks brand Boost, FUNKIN which operates in the exciting and growing cocktail market and MOMA, which crafts quality oats into great tasting oat drinks and porridges.

There’s never been a better time to join us!

What we’re looking for…

As a Business Development Representative, you will be sitting within the National Field Sales Team and supporting our Symbols & Independents (S&I) business, the role requires the jobholder to take responsibility for supporting and delivering market share growth across a defined portfolio of stores regardless of their Route To Market (RTM).

Focusing mainly on driving AG Barr core brand distribution and visibility within Impulse outlets within a given territory to achieve ‘model store’ status. The job holder will ensure the visibility of AG Barr brands is maximised through the placement of campaign and brand Point Of Sale (POS), with a particular focus on supporting our ongoing energy portfolio distribution plan where this role will be viewed as key.

The job holder will form part of a broader territory team and as such will demonstrate strong teamwork skills and the ability to input into a broader team

Your responsibilities will include…

As a Business Development Representative your responsibilities will include;

Health Safety & Wellbeing – adopt a “Safety First” mindset and comply with all required H&S standards associated with this role. For example following agreed Safe Systems of work, Pristine Principles, Site Risk Assessments etc
Driving distribution – of AG Barr Focus lines – ensuring specific stores are stocking our “must stock” lines & showcasing new product development.
Embedding our energy portfolio and Focus 5 Brands – Drive improved rate of sale and distribution on key energy and 500ml packs regardless of Route To Market
Sales KPI delivery – including but not exclusive to; market share growth, scorecard improvement, new accounts opened, display, point of sale placement, availability, etc
Brand Plan Activation/In-Store Activation – Selling and communicating brand plans at a local level, educating retailers and ensuring the key business messages are relayed effectively and any associated KPIs are achieved e.g. for tactical activation and new products.
Relationship Building – Ability to work cross-functionally – Participate in targeted tactical activity drives as briefed by your Field Sales Manager such as new product launches and Christmas merchandising.
Demonstrating market share growth in defined territory through scorecard improvement
Presenting brands via a prepared presentation and securing a commitment to purchase, educating the retailer on the Soft Drink category and where necessary support with any remerchandising required.
Completing admin as and when required e.g. order sheets or any call reports
Build brand awareness through excellent execution at the point of purchase
Build distribution that matches our brand portfolio to the customer type regardless of route to market
Improving the distribution of key brands in line with the company marketing plan

What you’ll bring…

The successful candidate will have;

Full driving licence essential
Strong communication skills
Ability to work in a team and good personal leadership
Self Motivated with the ability to work unsupervised
A good standard of presentation skills
Ability to communicate internally using account performance data and able to demonstrate strong in-store execution
Fluent in English
Flexibility to attend monthly team meetings that may require overnights

What we offer…

We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive culture where your voice can be heard. Our skilled, loyal and committed people are critical to the future success of AG Barr which is why we are continually investing in our employees to develop their talent.

We look after our employees by offering a competitive salary and benefits package which includes;

Company Car
Up to 33 days holiday (depending on shift pattern)
Flexible holiday trading
Living Wage Employer
Healthcare Cash Plan
Flexible benefits e.g. discounts & cashbacks, gym memberships, technology purchases etc
Life assurance
Save as you earn scheme
Staff sales discount
Free AG Barr products throughout your working day
Annual salary review
Ongoing professional development

And much more!

To find out more about what it is like to work for AG Barr, please visit our careers platform

We are an equal opportunities employer and happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be needed for successful candidates with a disability, health or mental health condition.

While we have highlighted our ideal requirements for this role, we are realistic that the successful candidate probably won’t meet every single requirement in this advert, but we are big advocates of people growing in role. So even if you don’t meet every single requirement, we encourage you to submit an application – you may be just what we are looking for! Apply now!

Speculative CVs from agencies will not be accepted.

Time left to apply 27 days

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