Job Facts

Job Status: CLOSED

Job Title: Area Business Manager APAC Travel Retail – (Premium Chocolates)

Location: Singapore

Industry: Confectionery, Food, Snacks, Chocolate

Market: Asia Pacific

Channel: Travel Retail – Duty Free

Reporting to: International Sales Director (based in Europe)

Traveling: 50%

Languages: English

Salary Range: (SGD) Around $80k to $85k in annual base salary + commissions

Benefits: Bonus + Health etc…

Job ID: JO-2210-994


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Industry(ies): Food, Confectionery, Food Beverages / Confectionery,

Function(s): Sales & Business Development (International), Marketing,

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Job Description

Our Client

Our client for this opportunity is a European leader in the chocolate industry with strong business in Travel Retail worldwide.


The Area Business Manager will be in charge of re-opening distribution in the Asia Pacific travel retail distribution channel. The Covid crisis has obviously impacted the company significantly and the company lost their main distributor/ importer. Developing the Asia Pacific domestic market too would be a plus.

Ideal Profile

We are looking for a sales and marketing professional with a passion for international distribution (domestic markets or Travel retail) with any category of consumer goods (Fragrance & Cosmetics, Food and Beverage, beauty products, confectionery, beer, wines & Spirits, etc….)

Job Description

Operational: Specifications:


  • Develop potential clients in the assigned area.
  • Maintain and coordinate the export marketing policy with the Management.
  • Apply the same policy to the active clients.
  • Establish the budget for investment with the Management + Set up a business plan as per client.


  • Preparation and validation of budgets and goals for clients of the following year is worked out during the current year by the Management.
  • Profitability of clients’ accounts:
  • Monitor the follow- up of the profitability of clients’ account for improvement.
  • To draw up reports status to the Management.


  • Ensure the active follow-up of the promotional actions that has been defined for the marketing plan.
  • Ensure the control and follow-up budgets of promotion.
  • All material requests for trade marketing, such as visual, leaflet and so on must be coordinated with the Marketing Manager in order to target the planning of the graphic designers.

Follow-up clients:

  • Ensure a regular follow-up with each client.
  • Maintain and develop the turnover of each client.
  • Reminder for clients’ orders.
  • Validate each order from the logistic according to prices and promotion plan.


  • Give a full detailed weekly report of clients’ visits, contact, prices and any other development.
  • Analysis of monthly sales report received from clients.
  • Schedule a conference call for weekly sales meeting.
  • A report must be drawn for each client visit related to points that have been treated or actions to be undertaken with the coordination of Assistant responsible for the internal follow-up and to copied to the Management.
  • The presence at the Head office will be defined.

Duty Free Exhibition & Domestic:

  • Schedule meeting of exhibitions.


  • Bachelor Degree minimum (MBA a plus)
  • 2 to 3 years experience in the luxury or consumer goods industries for international / export markets (Perfumes, fragrances, watches, timepieces, jewelry, fashion, apparel, food & beverage, confectionery, chocolate, wine & spirits, beer, consumer electronics, etc…)
  • Fluent English
  • Excellent with MS Office, Excel in particular
  • VERY open to Travel internationally (50%) and work extended hours
  • Familiar with multicultural and international environment
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Perfect presentation and communication skills
  • Very good skills with Excel and the rest of MS Office
  • Appreciated previous experience: Chocolat Frey, Ferrero, Godiva, Goldkenn, Hershey’s, Kraft Foods, Leonidas, Mars, Nestle, Perfetti Van Melle, Toms Group
  • Appreciated previous titles: Area Sales Manager, Area Export Manager, Area Manager, Account Executive, Business Development Manager, Territory Manager

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