Equine Business Manager - France

Gain Horse Feeds

Location: Europe
Closing Date: Thursday, February 28th 2019

Job Type: Business Development / Management / Nutrition / Sales

Job Description

Gain Equine Nutrition is one of the leading product ranges of this multinational food company Glanbia Ireland. Based in Ireland, Gain Equine Nutrition is a leading horse feed brand in all high performance equine disciplines including sport-horse, racing and breeding. Gain is exported internationally and it is our customers’ success that drives our innovation and excellence in animal nutrition. Quality, Nutrition and Performance are the cornerstones of the Gain Equine Nutrition ethos. Using the latest technology and nutritional research, together with the finest fully traceable ingredients, Gain Equine Nutrition offers high quality, highly consistent and nutritious feed to its customers. Gain services all equine disciplines with four specific feed ranges - Racing, Breeding, Sport & Leisure and Specialised.  

Job Purpose:     

To support our ambitious growth strategy, we are expanding our team and currently have an exciting opportunity for an Equine Business Manager. Based in North West France (Paris / Normandy), this position reports into the National Sales Manager in the United Kingdom and France.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain and expand sales of existing customers based on specific targets.
  • Identify new sales opportunities and new areas of development through detailed research of the French equine market.
  • Build and manage an efficient distribution network in specific regions in France.
  • Ensure that payments are collected in accordance with objectives and that the debtor days are maintained at the required level.
  • Provide technical expertise to customers on a range of products.
  • Analyze, develop and maintain key information on all customers.
  • Conduct campaigns and marketing plans in line with the needs of the company.
  • Work closely with a number of other functions within the company, including NPD, Finance, Supply Chain and Marketing.

The Successful Candidates will possess the following: 

  • A third level degree in a relevant Agriculture/Equine discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Sales/Commercial role in the Agri/Equine Industry. 
  • A strong knowledge, understanding and interest in the Equine Industry and its different sectors.   An interest in the high performance equine sector is preferable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, coupled with an innate sales and commercial flair.
  • Fluency in French or other European languages is a distinct advantage.
  • A strong working knowledge of IT systems and strong reporting ability.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter stating your suitability including level of salary expectation to emma@equine-careers.co.uk

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