Senior National Account Manager (Foodservice)- Chilled/Frozen Meat Products

Location
Midlands/South
Salary
To £65,000 Basic, Bonus, Company Car + Benefits
Posted
07 Mar 2017
Closes
07 Apr 2017
Ref
HM2879
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Senior National Account Manager – Chilled/Frozen Meat Products

To £65,000 Basic, Bonus, Company Car + Benefits

Our client is a long established supplier of frozen and chilled meat products into the delivered wholesale, and cash and carry channel. With offices in Birmingham and London they are poised for an exciting expansion drive which should very much make them leaders in their field. The company’s expansion is also well funded by its parent company in America.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, you should have substantial experience of national delivered foodservice wholesalers ( the likes of Bidvest or Brakes ), plus exposure to some kind of multi-site end user accounts ( for example pub groups, restaurant groups, coffee shops, QSR etc. ). It would also be a useful advantage ( but not essential ) if you happen to have had exposure selling into food manufacturers as this is also an important ( but smaller ) opportunity.

You will also have in your charge one staff member whose responsibility will encompass the smaller independent delivered wholesalers ( including individual members of the likes of Fairway, Caterforce, Country Range, Sterling, Landmark Todays etc. You should ideally have at least two to three years man management experience.

Your experience to date will have been gained in a protein category ( meat, fish or poultry ) and you will have acquired an understanding of food technical issues as you will need to discuss these with buyers and executive chefs. Our client is however looking for a sales person with a knowledge of things technical and not a technical person. Also some exposure to NPD would be something of an advantage ( but being far from essential ).

There will be considerable national travel, and it is anticipated that you’ll be away from home between two to four nights in a typical week, depending on how you manage your diary.

In return for your effort and dedication, our client will provide a competitive salary ( up to £65k basic depending on experience ) plus bonus, and plus a company car. Career prospects are excellent.

Please send you CV in the first instance to richard@houghton-mckenzie.com

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