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Country Sales Manager - France - Exclusive

Competitive salary

Job Description

Join a dynamic and innovative US-based beverage company with a global presence as it expands its operations in France.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Country Sales Manager to drive our growth in the French market.

As the Country Sales Manager for France, you will be responsible for developing and executing strategic sales initiatives to achieve revenue and market share targets.

You will work closely with distributors and cross-functional departments to ensure the successful introduction and promotion of their diverse beverage portfolio.

Key responsibilities:

Market Strategy Development:
  • Analyze market trends, competitor activities, and consumer preferences to formulate effective sales strategies.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive business plans to achieve sales objectives and maximize market penetration.
  • Implementing the right product mix for France, via direct trade negotiation and distributors.
Customer Relationship Management:
  • Manage on and off-trade key accounts through distributors and cultivate strong relationships with key accounts, distributors, and retail partners
  • Collaborate with customers to understand their needs and provide customized solutions to drive sales growth
Product Launch and Promotion:
  • Plan and execute product launches, promotional campaigns, and marketing activities to create brand awareness and drive sales
  • Work closely with the marketing team to develop and implement effective promotional strategies
Budget Management:
  • Develop and manage the sales budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources to achieve financial targets
  • Monitor and report on sales performance against budget, making adjustments as necessary

Desired Qualifications/Experience:
  • Experience working with 3rd party distributors
  • Proven experience in sales management, preferably in the beverage or FMCG industry
  • Strong understanding of the Parisian and French market dynamics
  • Fluent in both English and French
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