playing to win
opportunities in our uk sales business

 

Mike Taylor
Managing Director - UK

"Our UK business is critically important to the success of MDLZ globally because of its scale and our people are the driving force behind ensuring we continue to remain so. We’ve got incredible people, with a great can-do attitude that means we quickly adapt and evolve to ensure we continue to win within the ever changing UK trade landscape.

I think our biggest opportunity is to get everyone working as one team fully and utilizing all of the assets we have. If we do that, we will be unbeatable and that’s what I want. I want our customers to need us, our competitors to fear us, our consumers to love us, and our colleagues to love working and growing here.”

Jonny Briscoe
Sales Director - UK Grocers

After a year in the business, Jonny Briscoe now leads our UK Grocers Sales channel.

Hear from him on the incredible brands that attracted him to MDLZ, the range of career opportunities available here, and also the type of people we’re currently looking for to make our team even stronger.

Alex Joynson
Customer Category Development Manager

“In the 6 years since I joined MDLZ I have enjoyed a variety of different roles in a mix of functions and departments. Whether selling chocolate from the back of a car to independent retailers or managing Christmas marketing campaigns in our biggest customers, there have been no end of opportunities and challenges to throw myself into. At MDLZ the phrase “the world is your oyster” couldn’t be more true – with truly global reach and array of functions and roles to choose from, there are so many different things you can do and experiences you can build.

Working on amazing brands every day is one of the key highlights of working for MDLZ. I always love seeing people’s reactions when I reel off the list of products we’re responsible for here: Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, Milka, Toblerlone, Oreo, belVita. They’ve always got a favourite and they’re always desperate to tell you what it is and see if you can get any for them!”

Gavin Magee
Customer Development Manager

“I have been with MDLZ for 4 years joining the business in Coolock, Dublin on the Junior Management Graduate Program (JuMP). The JuMP program consisted of a number of cross functional rotations including Category Development Management, Shopper Activation, Brand Marketing and National Accounts. Following the JuMP program I moved to Uxbridge, London to take up a role in our Sales Revenue Planning function with responsibility for the Oreo & Mikado brand. I am now currently Customer Development Manager for Asda managing our Candy & Chocolate Singles Business since October.

MDLZ is a really open and honest place to work, no matter what role you are in there is always the opportunity to influence on the brands that we sell. If you see something that you believe can be improved, senior management openly encourage you to identify these and help to grow and develop the business. A consistent theme I have found during my time in MDLZ is that “people” are always the reason that anyone gives as their main selling point on the best thing about MDLZ and this is no different for me.

MDLZ is a constantly evolving business. Working in such a challenging environment that the snacking industry currently is means that businesses constantly have to improve their performance whether it is from a business operations perspective, product innovation or customer relationships. What I love most about MDLZ is that because of this constant change you can really develop a career that does not follow a linear path. Cross-functional moves are not only encouraged, they are the norm.”

Iain Livingston
Category Planning Controller

"Why MDLZ? It's truly a great place to build a great career alongside great people.

Since I joined MDLZ, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the UK’s biggest retailers on award-winning product launches, industry leading activation and launching new businesses from scratch. With no two days ever the same, the opportunities to truly make a mark in our industry, through some of the world’s biggest brands and working alongside brilliant people continues to be what makes this place special."

Interested?
Check out our current vacancies and apply

Customer Development Manager

Category Development Manager

For more information about the above roles, or any of our other Sales opportunities, please contact Priscilla Corr, Recruitment Relationship Manager – Commercial (Priscilla.Corr@mdlz.com).