Senior National Account Manager Beauty

Location Dublin
Discipline: Sales & Marketing
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Pauline Lynch

Contact email:
Job ref: J40128
Published: 27 days ago
Startdate: ASAP


To lead the account management of the distributor relationship and to build profitable sales our leading brands across both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Account Management

        Responsible for the delivery of the annual sales plan across of the Consumer Beauty business of mass cosmetics and fragrance.

        Accountable for the delivery of the annual sales plan across specified categories of the luxury business via coaching and mentoring the National Account Executive (direct report) responsible for this portfolio.

        Work directly with distributor’s key contacts to understand risks and opportunities to delivery of the sales plan and work cross functionally to proactively gap fill.

        Management of an investment plan and P&L for the category and brands.

        Timely inputs into the forecasting and trade spend systems as part of the monthly S&OP process.

        Invoice approval and co-ordination of marketing materials to support day to day operations.


        Co-ordinate the implementation of a customer specific promotion plan for our leading brands liaising with Marketing/Demand Planning/Trade Marketing/POS and customer buyer and supply teams

        Facilitate information flow between company and the distributor for data such as service level and stockholding

        Liaise with Demand Planning and communicate any stock availability issues to the customer

        Day to day contact with distributor key contacts to respond to ad hoc requests and issues

        Supports the Head of Ireland and or NAM in building a strong relationship between company and the distributor across all relevant departments within their structure.


        Prepare promotional forecasts in liaison with Head of Ireland, Marketing and Trade Marketing

Submit and agree forecasts with the distributors & Demand Planning

        Work together with Demand Planning to ensure all external promotional proposals and internal promotional forecasts are aligned

        Track customer distribution numbers and update all forecasts accordingly


        Analysis of customer EPOS data to track new product launches

        Prepare pre-promotional P&L’s to understand revenue and profit potential Review post promotional analysis to understand results of promotion

Store visits

        Carry out monthly store visits to track promotional activity for the relevant brands

        Update competitor activity tracker for the relevant competitors

        Update retail pricing tracker for the relevant brands


        Operated successfully at NAM or buyer level

        Planning & monitoring: Advanced

        Analytical skills: Advanced

        Consumer / shopper insights: Proficient

        Communication & influencing: Proficient

        Negotiation & sales management: Proficient

        P&L management: Experience

        Budget planning: Proficient

        Customer management: Proficient

        Communicates effectively & delivering impactful presentations

        Shows a strong sense of individual accountability and able to work with autonomy

        Is a change champion and pioneers' new ideas and approaches

        Committed to deliver results and goes after the stretch target

        Has a flexible approach and adapts to challenges and changing priorities as needed

Makes fast decisions balancing intuition and facts