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New Job-Mandarin OR Cantonese speaking Sales Development Executive-London-rj

  • £33-38k depending on experience
  • Permanent - Hybrid
  • Central London, Greater London
  • Ref: 22394

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Ref: 22394

Your New Job Title: Mandarin OR Cantonese speaking Sales Development Executive, London

The Skills You'll Need: Fluent Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) and English, working experience in FMCG / Food industry, with full Driving Licence. Willing to do business trips.

Your New Salary: £33-38k depending on experience

Job Status: Permanent, with hybrid working (2 days in the office)

To be successful in this role our client has said it is essential that candidates:

  • are fluent in Mandarin or Cantonese
  • have a valid driving licence to drive in the UK
  • have experience in FMCG / Food industry
  • are willing to take business trips

If that means this job isn’t a match for you please view our other vacancies for one that may be a better fit.

What You'll be Doing:

  • Work closely with the Business Development Manager to develop and implement programmes that will build sales and distribution.
  • Identify those key strategic accounts and opportunities that will ensure effective coverage of the region, and tracking performance according to set objectives.
  • Support Trade Partners in developing in-market sales in the supply chain.
  • Ensure healthy inventory level at Trade Partners warehouse for product availability and smooth supply across all relevant channels.
  • Be a primary point of contact with trade partners’ sales teams, key wholesalers and retailers, in relation to in-market enquiries and follow up.
  • Collate and track information on distribution, prices and competitors’ activities to support business planning.
  • Manage and conduct product demonstrations and presentations to pitch for key accounts.
  • Organize and conduct in-store demonstration and sampling activities, which may involve weekend working.
  • Assist the BDM with sales planning and tracking A&P and other channel expenditure in-line with relevant budgetary controls.
  • Manage new products introduction and launch to the trade in support of Trade Partners to maximize distribution.
  • Represent company in Chinese trade events and maintain a good relationship with different trade contacts and associations.
  • Build good relationships with Trade Partners and their sales teams, ensuring timely flow of information to support sales and development opportunities.
  • Update and manage trade customer records and contacts.
  • Ensure effective trade coverage and regular field-based contact managing an economical yet comprehensive journey plan.
  • Support the company in ensuring a good representation and reputation of the company brand in the trade to protect its brand image and equity.
  • Periodically update on the latest trends and findings in the market.
  • Business trip as and when the job requires.

The Skills You'll Need to Succeed:

  • Relevant experience, and a strong background in FMCG industry, distributor management, supply chain and trade marketing.
  • Able to speak fluent Chinese, either Cantonese or Mandarin. And proficiency in English.
  • Must have a full European Driving licence as the job will involve driving.
  • Good Microsoft Office skills in order to present business plans and analysis sales data and trend independently.
  • Must be prepared to work flexible hours, even at weekends, with frequent travel.
  • Highly motivated and self-driven with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be a team player and assist colleagues in other departments when required
  • Must be independent and a good organiser with excellent self-discipline
  • Excellent negotiator when it comes to communicating with customers at all levels
  • Be educated to university degree level or equivalent, Business or Marketing degree as an advantage.
  • Chinese food lover/keen cook and have good knowledge of the working kitchen in order to communicate effectively with customers

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