Retail Account Controller - Leading Fresh Produce Supplier

Location
West Midlands or South East
Salary
Highly Competitive Salary, Company Car or Allowance, Bonus, Pension & Healthcare
Posted
27 Apr 2017
Closes
27 May 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Company

An exciting opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading fresh produce producers as Retail Account Controller has arisen. With a glowing reputation across the industry, they have well established trading relationships across Retail, Foodservice, and Wholesale channels. The business specialises in the sourcing, supplying and delivering fresh exotic fruit and speciality vegetables.

From two sites the business currently turnover £150m.  The highest quality of services are maintained with re-investment in farming, people and production facilities.  Additionally, their global integrated partnerships ensure a smooth supply of quality produce all year round.

At the heart of the business is a key focus on delivering commercially sustainable solutions with communities and the local environment in mind. Following significant growth within the Retail channel, the business are now seeking an ambitious Account Controller.

Role

As an Account Controller, you will take direct responsibility for a Top 4 Grocery Multiple account. In addition to the management of one of the businesses largest accounts, you will be responsible for the development and management of at least one National Account Manager. Reporting into the Commercial Director you will work in an autonomous environment with the ability to influence senior business decisions.  As well as working with the wider commercial team, you will liaise with the development and procurement teams to ensure the best delivery to customers.  

Requirements

The successful candidate for this position will be currently operating in a Retail Senior National Account Management position. You will be a strong negotiator and have a good understanding of the NPD process. As for product background, fresh produce experience would be preferred but essential. Experience within a private label short shelf life product category is however essential.

The role is office based from either site in the South East or West Midlands.

If you would like any further information on this position, please contact Aidan Goodall on 0113 2195704 or apply directly on aidan@foodindustryassociates.com