Account Executive - FMCG


William Spilsbury

I work as a Recruitment Consultant within a team who specialise in Banking & Finance and Property & Retail graduate jobs.

My area of expertise 

The desk I work on has a huge list of clients ranging from startups to more established companies. We focus on anything from operations jobs within cool tech companies to client services jobs at established FinTech businesses.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I'd just finished writing my dissertation and decided to get on the graduate job hunt, when a friend put me in touch with one of the team at Give A Grad A Go in order for them to help me find a job. Because of a non-profit student employability company that I started with a friend at university, they invited me in for an assessment day (prior to that I'd never considered recruitment). I fell in love with the Give A Grad A Go team!

The worst job I've had

I have been very fortunate, I've always enjoyed and loved all jobs I've held, from being a waiter in a tapas bar, working on a hog roast stall (by far the tastiest), a hand full of bar roles at local pubs or even working in the tea rooms at the National Trust. I've always chosen jobs which I love and enjoy that way it doesn't feel like I'm working (as hard).

If you’re looking for account executive graduate jobs in Surrey and you’re interested in working for the biggest dairy food company in the UK, look no further than this brand new role. A major British FMCG business, who have been operating since the 1980s, are looking for an ambitious and adaptable Account Executive to join their team.

Company profile

In this Account Executive graduate job, you will be joining a leading FMCG company whose brands include many of the UK’s favourite dairy products – like Utterly Butterly, Clover and Cathedral City. A well-established business within the food industry, they have a number of offices up and down the UK, and are continuing to grow year-on-year. Having established relationships with major supermarkets, they are now looking for an Account Executive to maintain and establish rapport with retailers around Greater London.

Job description

In this Account Executive graduate job, you will be reporting to the National Field Sales Manager, and will be responsible for keeping in regular contact with retail outlets across Greater London - Surrey, Hampshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire. You will be aiming to secure additional displays and facings, as well as auditing compliance to plans, sampling products, filling empty shelves and capturing/recording vital data and instore activities to be used by the National Accounts, Customer Marketing and Supply Chain teams. Your role will be integral to the growth of business – as you will be working to build and sustain fantastic relationships with the major supermarket retailers such as ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.

Please note: A driving licence is essential for this role.

Key responsibilities

In this Account Executive graduate job, your role will include:

  • Developing effective relationships with major retailers
  • Spending time out of office with regular visits to retailers across the Greater London area
  • Monitoring and improving the display and distribution of dairy products within the retail outlets
  • Meeting and exceeding targets, and consistently identifying opportunities for business growth
  • Internal and external communication, particularly with the wider Commercial, Customer Marketing, Marketing & Supply Chain teams
  • Demonstrating full knowledge of products in order to educate and motivate retailers
  • Managing all stock levels by assessing store databases and recommending base sales figures
  • Carrying out in-store couponing and product sampling to drive customer awareness
  • Attending regular meetings and trade shows
  • Accurately recording all information of in-store activity
  • Ensuring that all administration is accurately completed

So, what are we looking for?

  • A 2.2 from university
  • Some experience liaising and building relationships with clients
  • Previous experience in the FMCG sector is desirable
  • Some field sales experience would be beneficial
  • Flawless communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A keen eye for detail and excellent organisational skills
  • A business-savvy graduate, proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Bags of enthusiasm for all things FMCG!
  • A driving licence is essential for this role

What else is on offer?

  • A great starting salary of 22,000 - 27,000
  • The chance to work with global brands and pitch to multinational retailers
  • A company car with all business travel expenses paid for!
  • Access to the company bonus scheme

Looking for account management graduate jobs and want to work for a leading dairy food company? If you’re eager to kick-start your career within a globally renowned FMCG brand, don’t miss out - apply for this Account Executive graduate job in Surrey today!