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Business Executive - Milk Based Beverages (Contract Catering) - Leeds

Do you want to develop your career with a global and dynamic FMCG company? We are currently looking to recruit a Business Executive to join the Beverages Team supporting the ‘Contract Catering’ channels.


These channels are strategic growth priorities and are the fastest growing channels within Arla UK. The Contract Catering division is a varied and dynamic marketplace, with Arla customers ranging from Education, Healthcare and Workplace catering facilities.


In this role you will work as part of the beverages team and will be based at our head office in Leeds.


As Business Executive you will have account management responsibilities managing a portfolio of customers within these channels, operating within the drinks division via the Starbucks, Arla Protein and Cocio brands.



As Business Executive – Beverages, some of your key responsibilities will include:


  • Full P&L account responsibility across several customer accounts.
  • Managing all aspects of associated administration, including sales reporting, business planning, forecasting, promotions and terms negotiations.
  • Establishing and developing business plans to grow existing business and drive new opportunities.
  • Particular focus on establishing new channel distribution within contract catering environments (workplace, education and/or healthcare)
  • Drive in outlet visibility through more than fair share of space and off shelf secondary feature space.
  • Drive compliance through all central marketing – outlet communication, promotional brochure feature, social media platforms, etc.
  • Provide support to the field sales team where appropriate. Ensure supply & availability meets the ongoing demands of a field resource.
  • Supporting at key customer trade shows and industry events to activate the Beverages portfolio
  • Managing invoices for specified accounts to ensure debt is kept below target levels



To be successful in this role you will be a graduate-level, results driven individual, with >2 years experience in a commercial role within FMCG. Soft drinks experience and experience within Contract Catering would be preferable, but not essential. You will have a working knowledge of category management principles and commercial frontline experience working with customers. You will have good organisational and numerical skills with a history of growing your account base and winning new business. You will also be skilled at building relationships and influencing internal and external stakeholders, whilst possessing an entrepreneurial, can-do mindset


The closing date for applications will be 10-2-2023

For more information please contact Oliver Burr at


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At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?


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