Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) UK & Ireland has announced the appointment of Jess Markowski to the newly created role of Sales Director for Convenience and Wholesale.
Markowski, formerly Account Controller for Convenience and Head of Trade Marketing, received her promotion following her success leading the convenience retail team.
In her new role, Markowski will be responsible for growing AB InBev’s presence in the convenience channel, a key strategic part of AB InBev’s off-trade business.
Driven By Convenience
“I’m excited to progress into this new role, helping to increase the presence of our brands in retail and wholesale outlets across the UK,” Markowski said.
“The shopper’s behaviour is changing: consumers now shop more regularly, and the location, accessibility, and breadth of choice available in convenience stores cater to these needs.
“I’m looking forward to working with the team on maintaining momentum across our business and accelerating the success of our global brands.”
Markowski joined AB InBev in 2008 and during her time at the company has worked in several roles both in the UK and in Europe, within commercial functions and in Category Management.
She has extensive experience within the off-trade sector having worked with a number of key customers throughout her career, including Reckitt Benckiser and Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands.
Martin Yntema, Off Trade Sales Director for AB InBev UK & Ireland, said that the newly created role reflects “the increasing importance of the convenience channel to our overall off-trade growth strategy”.
“Jess has done a fantastic job developing the off-trade business so I’m sure she will continue to be a success in her new role,” she concluded.
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