National Account Manager - Lunchbox/Snack Products

£50,000 - £60,000 per year + Bonus, Car or Car Allowance, Pension, Healthcare
14 Mar 2017
13 Apr 2017
JN -032017-1485
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

National Account Manager - Sainsburys


  • Salary £50,000 - £60,000 annual salary
  • Company Car
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Soft benefits


About the company:

This business has been providing artisan, premium branded own label and branded foods into the grocery marketplace for many years.  They are high growth and have high expectations to continue along this trajectory.

They are currently the No.1 supplier in their category and are seen as an integral partner to their customers. They are passionate about providing premium products and want to hire another passionate foodie to work in a National Account Management role with Sainsburys – one of their top accounts. 

The business is family owned and provides an autonomous and flexible culture while allowing anyone coming in the real opportunity to take your accounts, get hands on and run with them!


About the Role:

The relationship with JS is strong and the focus is on NPD and food fashion, to deliver new and interesting products to their consumers.  This is done using a lot of category insight, an in depth understanding of what is happening in the food industry and focus on how the consumer is constantly changing and looking for new and interesting products.  There is a good team in place to work alongside, all of whom are passionate about developing new products for the business. 


About You:

Our client is looking for a National Account Manager who has prior experience of dealing with UK top 4 multiples and ideally blue chip trained.  You should be a real foodie and be truly inquisitive about what the industry is doing and how you can create a compelling story about what to bring to market next.  You’ll be creative, whilst also being super organised, you’ll want to bring your ideas to the table and be able to make a great argument for bringing them through the NPD process.   This is a team role, but you will be asked to guide the team as a senior member and influencer. 

•             Strong commercial acumen

•             Proven track record of sales achievement in a challenging environment

•             Exceptionally well developed interpersonal skills

•             Excellent communication skills both verbal and written including strong influencing skills

•             Proven ability to negotiate effectively in reactive and flexible situations

•             Ability to devise and implement solutions in order to generate sales

•             Experience in process review and process improvement

•             Strong organisational and planning skills

•             Able to work independently and without close direction


About Us:

PIE Recruitment gets straight to the point – we don’t just find great individuals – we build great teams. With specialist delivery across the Sales & Marketing spectrum we offer insight and expertise into the Consumer, Retail, Technology, Automotive and Business to Business Markets.

Founded by an experienced team with a passion for customer experience and effective delivery we provide the full range of recruitment solutions – contingent, retained search, advertised selection, talent pooling and discrete, informative market mapping.