Who are we? Do you want to work for a company that makes a difference in the world? At Unilever, we have a clear purpose – to make sustainable living commonplace. Through our 400 brands reaching 2.5 billion people every day, we aim to make a positive social impact globally and locally. The opportunity & responsibilities We are currently seeking an Area Manager for our Out of Home Team based in NZ looking after the Lower South Island. As the Area Manager, you will be responsible to deliver the annual sales & execution plan of the OOH route business. This role is 100% remote from our Auckland Head Office, so you will need to be self-disciplined and have excellent planning and organisation skills as well as being comfortable with regular overnight trips per month to service remote customers. This opportunity will suit an individual that is happy to get into the detail to continue to drive high performance and comes with considerable business acumen. You will gain valuable experience working with Unilever but that’s not all, not only is this role working in the exciting world of Ice Cream, did we mention that you will also be able to partake in the current 4-day week work trial in NZ? Role Summary Acquiring New Business Creating better stores through improved execution in store and joint business planning to drive sales growth for both the customer & Unilever Implementing branch/distributors business plans in the region to deliver sales & execution targets, net customer gains across Streets and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, call cycles & speed to market. Maintaining branch/distributor contact/plans in the region to deliver sales & execution targets, net customer gains Owning Special events in the region & ensuring Streets have the correct level of investment, involvement & visibility Driving personal KPI’s including Perfect Store execution standards across existing customers while driving a new business acquisition agenda. You will bring You will come bring a minimum of 2-3 years FMCG or sales experience (route/out of home experience is an advantage) Sharp selling & negotiation skills including customer management/key account experience You will be strong in your ability to develop Customer Relationships as well as identifying new business opportunities. Time Management and planning Previous experience managing a team or influencing other to deliver. This is a great opportunity progression role for a high performing sales professional to make the move into a managing a distribution network as well as being able to work within an iconic and global organisation. We have gained our reputation as one of the world’s most admired employers by providing an environment where individuals can achieve their goals, both professionally and personally. Make no mistake we expect a lot from our people as they do of us. So, if you can rise to the challenge, don’t waste any time – apply now! If you require reasonable adjustments for the application and recruitment process, please advise us on ANZ.email@example.com Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.