Account Development Executive
Join the Pernod-Ricard UK Graduate Commercial Scheme and join the worldwide co-leader in Wines & Spirits. Work with a portfolio of luxury premium brands (including Absolut Vodka, Jameson Irish Whiskey, and Perrier-Jouet Champagne). Begin your commercial journey as an Account Development Executive and work with our retail and wholesale partners to maximise brand impact and increase our market share.
Graduate Commercial Scheme
Pernod Ricard provide a progressive working environment where entrepreneurial flair, motivation and enthusiasm thrive. 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.
Working closely with major multiple retailers and wholesalers, 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 (General Managers, Purchasing Managers and business owners for example), promoting Pernod’s brands through brand activations and merchandising, as well as reviewing sales figures.
Our Account Development Executives typically visit 6-7 customers per day, seeking 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: https://instagram.com/PernodRicardUK
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 reviews with your management team will help you to continuously improve your performance and your salary. Within 12 to 18 months you will be ready to take the next step into a more advanced commercial role, where your focus will move to promoting Pernod’s brands in the bar and restaurant trade.
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.
Premium talent for premium brands
• You will have: a mix of strong communication and interpersonal skills, a dynamic and positive “can-do” attitude, pragmatism, excellent negotiating and influencing abilities, aptitude for planning, flair for figures, integrity and ethics… and your personal touch!
• You’ll be a high calibre graduate with a minimum of 300 UCAS points over three subjects at 'A' Level, and a 2:1 degree.
• Due to the nature of the scheme you will require a full UK driving license and flexibility to travel within your territory. A willingness to travel, and possibly relocate, is essential for this role.
• You will have a passion for our brands and the wider drinks industry.
How to apply
If you are excited by this opportunity, please attach your CV & Cover Letter below for immediate consideration.
At the time of starting employment with Pernod Ricard the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK - please ensure that you can provide the appropriate original documents required for this.
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.
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