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Account Management Jobs In The Drinks Industry

managerAccount management jobs in the drinks industry are where things get really exciting for candidates and employers alike. There’s a whole range of package options to earn upwards of around £28,000 a year, up to £40,000 for the right candidates. Key Account Managers, Business Development Managers and Marketing Manager roles are common at this level in the drinks industry. Normally requiring degree level education and a sound experience base, these types of role are ideal for dynamic individuals who are either seeking a long-term mid-manager role or are looking for a launch pad to greater things.

Typically, middle management roles’ earnings in the drinks industry will be results driven and there will be opportunity to earn bonus or commission as well as often enjoying the benefits of a company car. Other benefits such as pensions, share schemes or private health cover may also be offered, depending on the employer. The key thing about this part of the recruitment market is that it’s highly competitive and sealing the right deal can be tough, both from a candidate’s and an employer’s point of view.

When it comes to standing out as a candidate, there is the obvious advantage of exemplary educational results, as well as outstanding experience, but there are plenty of other ways to help you stand out from the crowd. There isn’t an employer in the market today who isn’t keen to meet middle management candidates with sound and innovative ideas for driving their business forward. As a candidate, thinking outside the box, knowing the employer you’re pitching to and pitching intelligently and personally will make your case much stronger. How you do this will depend on your personality, but there’s no getting away from the fact that working with an agency who has their finger firmly on the drinks industry pulse will help get you to the forefront.

From an employer’s point of view, the chances are you’ll rarely be short of candidates for your mid-level managerial positions; the problem is more likely to be sorting the ‘wheat from the chaff’. You’ll typically receive tens if not hundreds of applications for each position you advertise. Some of those applications will be clearly unsuitable; but how do you reduce the possibly interesting candidates down to a manageable sized list without your business grinding to a halt in the meantime? There are various ways to make sure you get the right candidates in front of your decision makers, but one sure fire way is to have a great agency on side.

If you’d like to chat about management jobs in the drinks industry, why not get in touch? We’d love to hear from you, no matter whether you’re recruiting or seeking the right opportunity for your career development.