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Red Bull UK and Acosta Europe are looking for Strikers Student Placement to join our team based across the UK

Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager, the Student Placement Striker will drive sales through availability and visibility of Red Bull soft drinks at the point of purchase.   Your customer base will consist of independent convenience stores or major retailers in a defined territory. You will be responsible for maximising brand awareness and incremental sales through the effective use of data, prioritising actions in conjunction with the customer’s plans and highest yielding interventions. You will also be responsible for building and maintaining relationships and becoming an expert in the soft drinks category. You will work with several internal and external stakeholders to bring our sales and marketing plans to life. Offering a genuine opportunity to develop your commercial skills and achieve your career ambitions.



  • Be the face of our brand, forging unbreakable relationships with key decision makers in stores across your territory
  • Visit independent convenience retailers or major stores in your territory on a regular call cycle
  • Deliver world class customer service to customers and internal/external stakeholders
  • Meet daily/weekly distribution, availability, and visibility targets
  • Use an entrepreneurial mindset to manage and drive the success of your territory
  • Negotiate increased space and maintain incremental displays
  • Maximise brand awareness, educate customers on new product opportunities, and implement in store activations
  • Breathe creativity into marketing initiatives with in-store execution and Point of Sale (POS)


  • Conduct audits to ensure promotional activity complies with the approved brief, and complete interventions, where necessary, to maintain compliance
  • Ensure compliance of product availability on fixtures and chillers with correct prices displayed
  • Ensure correct execution of all new product launches
  • Feedback recommendations for the improvement of key promotional activity

Data Recording and Reporting

  • Ensure all response data is recorded accurately
  • Take high quality photos of activity completed with concise descriptions



  • Understand and utilise intervention data to drive actions
  • Use data to determine dynamic in store visits
  • Utilise sales data, case studies and other material supplied to pre-sell upcoming activity to gain incremental stock orders and displays


  • Provide insightful and actionable feedback on market intelligence/competitor activity
  • Provide insightful feedback on any changes to retailer in store procedures/systems
  • Keep abreast of trends, news and information concerning the channel in which you are working


  • Manage your journey plans in line with our briefing process
  • Ensure point of sale and promotional material is available in sufficient quantities to meet customer’s needs
  • Attendance at monthly team meetingsYour areas of knowledge and expertise

Your areas of knowledge and expertise

  • Experience within FMCG, retail or a sales environment, although we will consider applications from motivated individuals with experience from other sectors.
  • Be enthusiastic about our brand and have the drive and tenacity to succeed.
  • Be comfortable working autonomously in a field-based environment.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills along with strong interpersonal skills, including rapport building and influencing
  • Proven selling skills and commercial acumen along with being self-motivated, determined and target driven