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Graduate Job Account Development Executive

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Pernod Ricard UK
Reference: J1376
Salary: Competitive + pension, healthcare, company car  

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We are part of the Pernod Ricard Group – co-leader of the global wines and spirits industry. We are proud to hold one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector, including 19 brands among the top 100 worldwide!

Our key brands include Absolut, Havana Club, Malibu, Lamb’s, Kahlúa, Monkey 47, Plymouth Gin, Chivas, Jameson, The Glenlivet, Martell, Perrier-Jouët, G.H. Mumm, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Jacob’s Creek. We are responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of these premium spirits, wines and champagnes in the UK.

Account Development Executive

What’s your role?

Working closely with independent retailers, our Account Development Executives are results focused, ambitious and fun to work with. They are responsible for managing and developing each account by building positive relationships with key stakeholders (business owners and purchasing managers), promoting Pernod’s brands through brand activations and merchandising, as well as reviewing sales figures.

With a genuine interest in their business and through intelligent communication with key decision makers, ADEs work hard to find suitable solutions for them, providing education and practical help in store along the way.

Our Account Development Executives seek to maximise the impact of each brand on their respective markets. We work in a cool, fun and trendy industry, where we have the opportunity to be creative and offer exciting, interactive in-store experiences for our customers and consumers. That’s why creativity and innovation are vital. Take a look at our Instagram page to get a glimpse into the life of Pernod Ricard UK:

Exceptional training and on-going support will help you build on your knowledge of the industry, progress your commercial expertise and develop your understanding of building good relationships. Regular support visits and monthly reviews with your team will help you to continuously improve your performance and your salary.

From team meetings at distilleries to our head office cocktail bar, we immerse our Commercial Trainees in the industry and provide fun, social learning environments for you to work in.

On top of a structured training programme we also provide our Commercial Trainees with: Audi, VW or Mini company car; performance related bonus; defined contribution pension scheme; private healthcare; life assurance; employee share incentive; and a generous product allowance.

Key Purpose

The focus in this role will be driving the distribution and rate of sale of the Pernod Ricard portfolio within the independent retail sector.

What can you expect?

Here are just some of the things you will be required to do:

  • Develop and maintain professional customer relationships within a defined territory
  • Achieve coverage of designated stores in line with journey plan and coverage target, maximising retailer contact
  • Drive new distribution of Pernod Ricard brands within stores
  • Maximise opportunities for off-shelf display and feature in suitable stores to deliver maximum brand visibility and profile in stores and optimise benefits of above the line brand marketing activity
  • Educate retail staff on Pernod Ricard brands, category initiatives and marketing activity
  • Support/locally agree, set up and carry out consumer events to target as required
  • Work closely with Commercial Team, Customer Marketing, Finance and IT to provide feedback and recommendations on continuous improvement in the role
  • Assess and prioritise call file to maximise returns. Identify suitable new calls with opportunity for growth
  • Monitor and feedback competitor activity
  • Any other reasonable additional duties that may be required from time to time

What do we require?

You will have recently graduated with a 2:1 or above in a Marketing or Commercial Business related degree. You will have a strong academic track record and have a minimum of 300 UCAS points at A Level (or equivalent).

In addition to this, applicants must:

  • Have an understanding of the FMCG sector
  • Be happy to work independently when required
  • Have strong project management skills
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy building relationships with people
  • Work well under pressure and able to work to deadlines
  • Have eligibility to unrestrictedly work and live in the UK

Work experience or an industrial placement in a commercial environment is desirable, as well as any drinks industry experience.

The position will begin in September 2017 for successful candidates, and will be home-based with you covering a London territory. Our West London offices where you may be required to go for meetings and reviews are in Chiswick. The salary is competitive, with 25 days holiday plus additional benefits; company car, healthcare, pension.

The question is… Have you got the bottle?

If you think you have what it takes to kick start your career with Pernod Ricard UK, please submit your CV today.

For further details about Pernod Ricard, please visit and

Throughout the application process you will receive support and guidance from our retained graduate recruitment experts, Discovery Graduates. We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

Location: London (inner and outer)

Recruiter Details

Discovery Graduates
Pernod Ricard UK
0121 665 4060

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