Area Sales Manager (Middle East & Africa, Travel Retail) – Confectionery

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Job Status: Closed
Job Title: Area Sales Manager (Middle East & Africa, Travel Retail) – Confectionery
Location: Dubai
Salary Range (USD): 75,000



Job Description

Title: Area Sales Manager Middle East – Africa Reporting to: VP of International Sales Direct Reports: none Industry: Confectionery / Chocolate ID: 130 Location: Dubai UAE Compensation: €75K + bonus DOE

Our Client

Our client is a key player in the confectionery category in Duty Free. They are willing to strengthen their Travel Retail team by adding an experienced Duty Free Area Sales Manager in charge of Middle East and Africa


The objective for this Travel Retail Area Sales Manager is to develop relationship and business with the key Duty Free Distributors and Operators of the Middle East and Africa Region.

Ideal Profile

The ideal profile for this Area Sales Manager position is someone coming from the Duty Free industry with a successful previous experience as an Area Sales Manager in he region. The Category of product is not a must (could be: Fragrances, Cosmetics, Wine & Spritis, Tobacco, Watches & Accessories…). It is a strong plus if you have a Food & Beverage experience.

Job Description

  • Maintain the high level of recognition of the company / brand name in the Duty Free Markets: Middle East, Africa
  • Design, implement and enforce procedures required to be able to grow the business with existing and new customers
  • Follow-up of promotional activities designed with the Marketing department
  • Manage your sales forecasts and marketing budgets precisely
  • Watch competition and local legal requirements
  • Responsible for rolling, monthly forecasts on customer/item level
  • Regular customer visits to ensure and support the execution of the Annual Plan (incl. store checks, Staff-Trainings, Promotional Set-ups etc.)
  • Profit & loss responsibility
  • Deliver inputs for promotional concepts
  • Develop marketing and promotional activities to support sales in the points of sales
  • Analyze your monthly sales and explain variances


  • MBA strongly preferred
  • 5 years minimum of experience in the Food & Beverage or consumer goods industries in the Travel Retail industry (Perfumes, fragrances, watches, timepieces, jewelry, fashion, apparel, food & beverage, wine & spirits, etc…)
  • Fluent English – Additional language is a strong plus
  • Profound export and sales skills
  • Strong negotiating ability
  • Excellent with MS Office, Excel in particular
  • VERY open to Travel internationally and work extended hours
  • Familiar with multicultural and international environment
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Perfect presentation and communication skills
  • Appreciated previous experience: Godiva, PepsiCo, Coca Cola Company, Kraft Food, Ferrero, Lindt, Nestle, P&G, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Bulgari, Cartier, Christian Dior, Clarins, Clinique, Cosmetics of France, Coty, Elizabeth Arden, Essence Corp, Estee Lauder, Givenchy, Guerlain, Kenzo, Kiehl’s, L’Oreal, LVMH, MAC Cosmetics, Occitane, P&G, Parbel, Procter & Gamble, Roger & Gallet, YSL Beaute…
  • Appreciated previous titles: Area Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Area Export Manager, Area Manager, Account Executive, Business Development Manager, Territory Manager