Guinness Nigeria Plc Recruitment March, 2013



   Deadline:  01-Jan-1970

   Job Location(s) :   NIGERIA , NIGERIA ,

   Posted on :  14-Mar-2013

   Job View Counts:  2,717


National Key Accounts Manager at Guinness Nigeria Plc

Diageos vision is to become the Number 1 and most respected Consumer Goods Company in every market we operate and the Sales team is a critical contributor to the achievement of this vision.

Guinness Nigeria is the biggest Guinness market in the World and the leading African Market for Malta Guinness and Harp. The Nigerian drinks market is relatively unsophisticated, but highly dynamic.

Job Title: National Key Accounts Manager

AutoReqId 36238BR
Function Sales
Reports To: Trade Development Director

Purpose of Role

    To lead, manage and develop the key account structure in Guinness Nigeria in order to deliver the profit, volume and brand objective.
    The primary focus of this role will be to develop and implement business plans for key wholesale and retail off-trade customers.
    These business plans will be geared towards identifying, building and maintaining relationships with key off-trade customers in order to maximize sales and profit and to ensure proper execution of pricing and promotional programs.

Key Accountabilities

    Plan and implement a National Key Account Strategy
    Plan and implement a relationship development plan and coverage model to provide value
    Deliver commercially viable Sales proposals and manage the pipeline of opportunities
    Build and execute sales forecasting and ensure proper execution of pricing, promotional programs and Customer Marketing Agreements (CMA) or channel pricing
    Define space and cold management plans with each customer and drive category management/captaincy
    Drive performance and satisfaction measurement with customers and sales leadership
    Contributes to the Business Planning process, particularly with regards to category strategy and trade strategy

Qualifications and Experience

    Graduate caliber
    10 years strong track record of commercial expertise gained across Consumer Marketing and / or Sales Management
    Experience in Key Accounts Management particularly in FMCG is essential
    Previous experience in field Sales or other customer facing roles
    Strong leadership and communication skills –written and verbal
    Good understanding of Diageo Way of Selling Capabilities and tools
    Strong coaching, influencing skills and negotiation Skills
    Ability to manage strong and difficult relationships
    Previous exposure to strategy development
    Strong project management skills, commercial and financial capability

Barriers to Success in Role

    Lack of key accounts management experience
    Inability to manage difficult relationships/people
    Ineffective planning and execution of brand and account activity

Flexible Working options
Based at HQ in Lagos - Head office 20% of time, In-trade 80% of the time

Application Closing Date
26th March, 2013

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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