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United Biscuits (UB) is a leading international biscuit manufacturer whose baking heritage goes back generations, with many recipes passed down since the 1800s. UB bakes some of the best loved sweet and savoury biscuits and cakes that are household names in their respective markets; supported by a strong culture of innovation to continually develop snack brands. Among UB’s popular brand names are McVitie’s, Penguin, go ahead!, McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes, Jacob’s, Jacob’s Cream Crackers, Twiglets, Mini Cheddars and Carr’s in the UK, BN, Delacre, Verkade and Sultana in Continental Europe and Haansbro in Nigeria.
As the leading manufacturer and marketer of biscuits in the UK and second largest in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Ireland, the company owns and operates 16 manufacturing facilities, of which seven are in the UK and has a strong footprint for growth, with products sold in over 130 countries.
UB is owned by Yildiz Holding – The world’s third largest biscuit manufacturer and the largest food and beverage company in Turkey with over 320 brands in 49 different categories.
At United Biscuits we are recruiting for a Regional Manager. The regional manager's role is to operate independently within nominated international markets, carrying out both a marketing and sales management role with full profit and loss responsibility.
UB International has a strategic objective to generate sales growth for the UB group. This role involves a mix of strategic and trading initiatives. Africa is an emerging region for UBI and so have an increased level of investment and importance.
The role holder will work closely with retailers, distributors, and internal UB functions such as NPD, technical, marketing, finance and customer service.
The role will involve travel within Ecowas and requires an extensive range of skills including dealing directly with retail buyers and managing demanding and professional third party distributors.
Desired Skills and Experience
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.