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A photo of some of the members of the Douglas Laing & Co team.


People are at the core of our business. Abiding by a “work hard, play hard” ethos, we welcome applications from individuals who are attracted to our fast-paced environment and are excited by the opportunity to grow with a progressive and ambitious family-owned business.

We currently have

1 vacancy

UK Market Manager


To develop, establish and manage Douglas Laing’s UK sales and trade marketing strategy across all channels by executing a plan that delivers a strong return on investment through the effective deployment of the BDE sales team.


• Working closely with the Head of Sales to deliver the UK sales / trade marketing strategy and achievement of UK sales targets
• Maximise growth from the existing customer base and identifying and securing new business targets
• Responsibility for delivering marketing initiatives to drive ROS in Multiple Grocers
• Work with the BDM team to ensure a complementary strategy for the BDE team with a focus on pull through in the on premise and push in to Specialists and Convenience
• Drive sales initiatives for product launches, range focus, geographical development, key customers, and customer’s sales teams
• To lead / promote the UK sales & marketing plans relating to product launches and sales campaigns
• Management of 3rd Party Brands
• Any other activities deemed necessary to improve the performance of the department


• Recruit and manage the BDE team to ensure growth & development from the existing customer estate through:
• Call quality & objectives
• Calendar planning
• Reporting & administration
• Sales performance
• Point of Sale placement
• Activity focus
• Tactical Sales Support

Continual Development of the BDE team by:
• Planned field visits providing mentoring & development
• Ensure performance is of expected standards
• Establishing strengths and development areas
• Ensuring personal development plans are agreed and executed
• Suggest training requirements by individual, by channel etc.
• Support Trade events / Customer Events

Development and Implementation of the UK Market Plan
• Creation of UK Business / Market Plan and being fully responsible for this and reporting back monthly
• Management of UK A&P
• Cascade communication of our Trade Strategy, ensuring open and timely feedback from our customer estate and field sales team to the Head of Sales
• Collate, summarise and share information and insight to help shape our strategy and priorities
• Rigorous monitoring of competitor activity, strategy and NPD, and summarising monthly at the Sales meeting
• Regular and Ad hoc reporting and feedback to Head of Sales
• Be the link between the BDE team and the Head of Sales


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