Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 21 September 2014


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Company: Montblanc

Position: Montblanc seeks International Travel Retail Manager (m/f)

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The Moodie Report seeks experienced Reporter & Deputy Editor

Date posted: 2014-09-17

The Company: The Moodie Report

The Opportunity: The Moodie Report is seeking an experienced Reporter/Deputy Editor to join travel retail's leading publishing house.

The successful applicant will play a key role in our fastest-growing product, The Moodie e-Zine, which has become a huge success since its launch in August 2011.

The individual will also be expected to report on a wide range of travel retail stories; represent the company with distinction at industry events; and become involved in our consumer launch Airpinion.

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Please send your application with CV and salary expectations to, headed 'The Moodie Report Opportunity'.

Location: UK

Accolade Wines seeks Regional Manager Europe – Global Travel Retail

Date posted: 2014-09-08

The Company: Accolade Wines

The Opportunity: Regional Manager Europe – Global Travel Retail

Accolade Wines is the world’s leading provider of New World premium, commercial and value wines – our Hardys brand is the most powerful Australian wine brand in the world!
We sell our wines in over 100 countries and have more than 1,600 dedicated employees in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe, Asia, North America and South Africa and … we make some of the world’s best known brands!

With employment opportunities that range from the vine to the glass, we’re currently searching for a Regional Manager Europe – Global Travel Retail for a permanent role to be preferably based in the UK with travel across the region.

GTR is a Channel of Trade of great importance to the business. This high profile role is therefore tasked to drive sales and profit growth to annually agreed target levels, leveraging the Accolade Wines portfolio into all channels within European Travel Retail / Duty Free. Focusing particularly on the core branded wine portfolio, tailored by outlet to the wide variety of passengers / shoppers.

You will have demonstrable experience in sales, ideally some of which will have been in Travel Retail. Knowledge and experience of selling to European Travel Retail, especially Liquor Buyers would be advantageous. You will be fluent in English whilst possessing a second European Language (German or French). Ideally you will hold some Wine knowledge and enjoy a true ‘passion’ for wine.

Accolade Wines will provide you with the ideal climate and a hand-picked rewards package for you to make a difference in our successful and growing business.

At Accolade Wines our name is our motto, so here’s to you … and here’s to your future.

Please apply via the Accolade Wines website at by Tuesday 30th September.

Location: Preferably UK

Montblanc seeks International Travel Retail Manager (m/f)

Date posted: 2014-09-08

The Company: Montblanc

The Opportunity: Montblanc is a manufacturer of exclusive products like watches, jewellery, writing instruments and leather goods which reflect our high demands with respect to culture, quality, design, tradition and craftsmanship. Montblanc is present all around the world with 20 subsidiaries and over 400 boutiques.

For our headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, we are looking for an International Travel Retail Manager (m/f)

• Sales management of international travel retail clients and their sales points throughout Europe
• Global key account management
• Strategic development and distribution optimisation
• Selection of new sales partners and corresponding sales points based on the Montblanc brand strategy
• Market and competitive intelligence in the assigned areas of responsibility
• Optimisation of the brand-compliant market presence
• Control and management of cash flow and credit limits
• Analysis and control of customer margins and regular optimisation measures
• Creation of business and three-year plans for corresponding regions, regular reviews and updates
• Responsible creation and control of customer-related sales, marketing and investment budgets

• University degree in Business Administration or Business Management
• Several years of sales experience, ideally in the area of luxury goods or travel retail
• Confident use of all common software programmes, such as MS Office and SAP
• Business fluent English and good spoken and written skills in another language – Spanish or Russian preferred
• Entrepreneurship and commitment, in addition to strong communication skills, persuasiveness and assertiveness
• Willingness to travel

A self-consistent and responsible position in a company with excellent prospects. Become a member of a dynamic team with new challenges!

Please apply online here

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Sweet Garden Travel Retail seeks to fill multiple vacancies

Date posted: 2014-08-12

The Company: Sweet Garden Travel Retail

The Opportunity: Sweet Garden Travel Retail is one of the fastest growing distributors of confectionery products in the Travel Retail Industry and is the sole distributor of some well known brands such as Harison, Elvan, Ulker, Walkers, Witor’s, etc. Sweet Garden Travel Retail supply to many Global Duty free operators and currently supply to more than 25 airports in the Middle East, Africa and Asian region and poised to expand its operation globally very aggressively. Sweet Garden project itself as a ‘One Stop Shop’ for confectionary products as it has multiple products and brands form different parts of the world to cater to all the sub segments of confectionary category of duty free stores. Sweet Garden Travel Retail looking fill for the following vacancies with very talented and experienced duty free business professionals.

Freelance Duty Free Consultants.

Sweet Garden Travel Retail is looking for Travel Retail experienced people to work as Freelance Consultants to be part of our aggressive growth plan to reach all the duty free stores across the globe. The Role of the Consultant is to introduce SGTR products to duty free stores in their designated area or group. The consultant will work as freelancers and will work from home and with assigned customers to support SGTR plan to introduce its products.
Those who are experience in the confectionary industry and interested to work on a part time basis with a commitment to reach the target, may apply with their preferred area or duty free group. The reward for this role is a very attractive incentive scheme based on the performance.

Business Development Manager.

Sweet Garden Travel Retail is looking for an experienced Business Development Manager to be part of our aggressive growth plan to reach all the duty free stores across the globe. The Role of the Business Development Manager is to develop and manage our growth plan in new territories. She/he will be responsible for the entire business of the new territories and product developments. The BDM will be based in Dubai. Those interested candidates can apply with the expected salary.

Product Development Executive.

Sweet Garden Travel Retail is looking for a Product Development Executive to be part of our team to support growth plan to reach all the duty free stores across the globe. The Role of the Product Development Executive is to conceive and develop new products for the travel retail industry. The Product Development Executive will be based in Dubai. Those interested candidates can apply with the expected salary.

Please apply with all the relevant details to

Location: Multiple

Flemingo International seeks General Manager - Morocco

Date posted: 2014-07-31

The Company: Flemingo

The Opportunity: Flemingo International opened a passenger terminal in Tanger Med Port in 2014, which caters to 2 million passengers, offering Duty Free and CTN retail, as well as Food and Beverage Outlets. We are expanding our outlets within the port and also looking to grow our commercial presence in Morocco.
We are seeking a General Manager to take full P&L responsibility for the existing operations, and develop business opportunities within the country. Reporting to the Group Head of Operations, the candidate will lead a full regional team, and will be accountable for all Flemingo activity in Morocco.

The right candidate will have 3-5 years management experience in either Retail or Hospitality, and will be able to demonstrate a passion for retail/ hospitality excellence and numerical business acumen.

Fluency in English and French is required – Arabic would be an advantage
Willing to relocate to Tanger and international experience would be preferred.

All interested candidates can send in their resume to Sudipta ( or to Swapna (

Location: Tangiers, Morocco

Head of Marketing sought for a Global Travel Retail Company

Date posted: 2014-07-31

The Company: Global Travel Retail Company

The Opportunity: A global travel retail company is seeking a new Head of Marketing to create and drive consumer engagement strategy and positioning of the retail and catering brands in the group.

Candidates should have over seven years’ experience, ideally in the retail sector and some experience in a Head of Marketing role. The position can be located in the Middle East or India and you will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

Key abilities required include the ability to drive communication, good research skills, retail imagery, and marketing and promotions experience. Extensive travel is anticipated.

To apply for this position please send your CV to The Moodie Report quoting box number 189 at the following address:

Location: Middle East or India