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October 2019: Ampersand are Recruiting for Head of Sales & Marketing Role

October 2019: Ampersand are Recruiting for Head of Sales & Marketing Role

Ampersand are a nationwide FMCG Sales and Marketing company supplying all retail groups in Ireland. With over 70 years’ experience, we supply directly over 3,000 stores and are a key distributor in the convenience and off-licence sector.


Ampersand are pleased to announce that we are seeking a high calibre senior FMCG professional to join our expanding team. The new position is Head of Sales & Marketing and reports directly to the MD. The candidate will have overall responsibility for Field Sales, Key Account Management, Marketing, Commercial, NPD, and Telesales Operations.




The successful candidate should have:

  • A proven record in senior FMCG roles with demonstratable success in driving sales
  • Very strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of dealing with industry stakeholders and central billing head offices
  • A can-do attitude and operate with a sense of urgency
  • Proven people management abilities with an emphasis on team building
  • A deep understanding of the importance and role of marketing in growing brands
  • An ability to think strategically and help develop an appropriate business strategy
  • A relevant 3rd level business qualification
  • Category management and consumer insights knowledge


Please apply in confidence to and note that the comprehensive package offered will be commensurate to the seniority of the role.



Ampersand is a family owned business which has built its position as Ireland's leading FMCG Sales & Marketing distributor to the convenience channel since its establishment in 1947.  The company name Ampersand is derived from the “&” symbol that is commonly used as the link between paired words, such as Sales & Marketing and reflects the company’s core business as a link between brands, retailers and consumers.


Ampersand's product portfolio is sourced from over 40 different suppliers based both in Ireland and in all parts of the world. Our product ranges are in Confectionery, Wine, Food, Cigars, Tobacco Accessories and Consumer Products. Some of our brands include: -


Cleeve’s Irish Confectionery

Sonas Sweets

Santa Carolina Chilean Wines

Rioja Vega Spanish Wines

Swan Tobacco Accessories

Clipper Lighters

Irish Biltong Meat snacks


Agio Cigars

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