Be a Graduate Account Development Executive

Build close relationships with independent retailers in your area as an ambassador for world-class brands including Absolut Vodka, Perrier-Jouet Champagne and more.

Graduate Account Development Executive Brighton, Cambridge, Midlands

  • Competitive starting salary plus performance related bonuses
  • Audi, VW or Mini company car
  • Healthcare and pension schemes
  • Generous product allowance

What you will be doing

This is your chance to join a world-class organisation, with world recognisable brands - including Absolut Vodka, Jameson Whiskey and Perrier-Jouet Champagne - in a highly exciting and dynamic industry.

Pernod Ricard provide a progressive working environment where entrepreneurial flair, motivation and enthusiasm thrive. You will begin your career in our Account Development Executive team, a vibrant and exciting division who build strong relationships with their customers and promote a positive image of our brands. Within 12 to 18 months you will be ready to take the next step into a more advanced commercial role.

Some of your day to day duties will include the following:

  • You will drive the distribution and rate of sale of the Pernod Ricard portfolio within the independent retail sector of a defined territory
  • You will build strong relationships with retail clients and educate staff about Pernod brands, category initiatives and marketing activities
  • You will seek to maximise the impact of each brand in store
  • You will work closely with Commercial Teams, Customer Marketing, Finance and IT to provide feedback and recommendations on continuous improvement
  • You will identify suitable new calls with opportunity for growth, as well as monitoring competitor activity
  • You will receive exceptional training and on-going support to build your knowledge, commercial expertise and understanding of building good relationships
  • You will have regular support visits and monthly reviews with your team will help you to continuously improve your performance and salary
  • You will work collaboratively with your line manager to set objectives, which focus on business needs as well as your professional development.

What you will have

We are looking for a recent graduate with a 2:1 or above and a minimum of 300 UCAS points at A-Level (or the equivalent). You will also have a passion for our brands and the wider drinks industry.

Due to the nature of the scheme you will require a full UK driving licence and flexibility to travel within your territory. A willingness to travel, and possibly relocate, is essential for this role.

If you are excited by this opportunity or just keen to find out more, send us your CV for immediate consideration.

  • You are ambitious, results focused and fun to work with
  • You are creative and innovative – we work in a fun and trendy industry and want to offer exciting, interactive in-store experiences for consumers
  • You are eligible to work and live in the UK without restriction
  • You are an excellent negotiator
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • You have an aptitude for planning and a flair for figures
  • You have the ability to work under pressure, independently and towards deadlines.
Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Pernod Ricard

We are a global leader within the wines and spirits market, with a presence on every continent and a portfolio of premium brands that people love.

Our Culture - What we do

Our portfolio of premium brands has made us the world number two in the spirit and wine market. Their success rests on our authentic production traditions, passed down for generations, as well as our drive to continuously improve our products.

We are real people, who value differences and believe in respect and trust. We want to achieve great things together, but we also don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Entrepreneurship is part of our DNA and history. We feel empowered to take risks and innovate in everything that we do, while still adhering to high ethical standards.

We belong to a worldwide community, while still staying close to our local roots and preserving our traditions, know-how and cultural heritages.

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.

We are committed to fostering a participative style of management and rely on teams led by talented managers with strong leadership skills who inspire and motivate people. Working with us is a fulfilling, challenging and exciting experience and our people agree – we have an outstanding employee engagement score of 95% to support this.

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