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Sales Executive - South East London

Diageo

London, United Kingdom

External Job Description
DIAGEO – Who are we?

The world’s leading premium drinks company. Over 200 brands, old and new, large and small, global and local – the depth and breadth of our product portfolio is second to none, with brands sold in 180 countries, at almost every price point in every category. The success of Guinness®, Smirnoff®, Johnnie Walker®, Tanqueray® and many more led to the formation Diageo in 1997. And we only thrive today because of the talent of our people to grow our brands, old and new, and keep them strong.

Our purpose, Celebrating life. Every day, everywhere means that our brands are part of celebrations big and small. Our ambition is to become one of the most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world.

Who is the Sales Executive?

The role of the Sales Executive is an exciting field sales role and crucial to ensuring the future success of a remarkable and unique 255 year old brand, namely Guinness! The history of this iconic brand and world leading stout is a compelling story of invention, passion and belief. Famous for its Irish provenance and exceptional color, this most prestigious of black beers is brewed in over 50 countries and enjoyed in around 150 worldwide. Did you know the perfect Guinness 'two-part pour' takes 119.5 seconds? One thing is never in doubt, Guinness is worth the wait.

The sales executive in meant for a talented individual with initiative and positive attitude to rise to the challenge of any ambitious targets set.

Being a passionate individual with a hunger to learn, you will be consistently trained by the best of the best in our business to grow within Diageo and develop our company brands in the South-East on trade market; think about Guinness’s new exciting product launches such as Guinness Golden Ale and Hop House 13!

The sales executive is a person who acts like an owner, who will embrace the autonomy to organize their work day, make their own appointments and decide on the most effective call plan come rain or shine. Someone with great relationships skills in order to have great sales conversations with businesses owners on a daily basis as well as great connectivity with suppliers and internal stakeholders. Direct transactional selling, cellar checks and stock management are just the norm and will require you to have strong administration skills.

To be an outstanding Sales Executive you will need…

• Knowledge and passion for the beer industry (especially Guinness!)
• Know your territory – you are our expert in our South-East London area
• Live within the South-East London patch
• Experience in sales is desirable, but passion for a career in sales is a must
• To have great relationship building skills so as to easily build a rapport with customers
• Very organized, analytical and problem solving person
• Ambition to grow in the world’s leading drinks company
• The right to work in the UK, be over 21 years old and a full, clean driving license and proof of driving experience of at least 1 year (mandatory)

What’s in it for you?

This is just the beginning. A career with the world’s leading premium spirits business is in your hands; deliver continuous great performance and expect to be rewarded with numerous opportunities in a number of functions, brands and locations around the world. We also will provide industry leading training in the form a 12 week sales induction programme when you first start and ongoing to enable you to grow in your desired career path. Be prepared to join an amazing fast paced culture and experience money can’t buy experiences.


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