National Account Manager - High Wycombe

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Competitive salary
16 Mar 2017
16 Apr 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

National Account Manager

Hovis Limited is a vertically integrated baking and flour milling business currently operated by The Gores Group as part of a stand-alone joint venture. The Company was created in April 2014 to help release new investment to upgrade its operational infrastructure and reinvigorate the Hovis brand, building on its rich heritage. Nish Kankiwala our  CEO brings a wealth of commercial and marketing experience from previous roles with Unilever, Pepsico and Burger King. He has been an integral part of the business for the past 2 years and has recently taken over as CEO.

Ownership. Accountability. Autonomy. Competitive. Challenge.

If these words describe what you are looking for in your next account management role, then Hovis is the company for you!

Hovis is a top 15 FMCG brand, and has 95% household penetration. And with market leading brands like Hovis Wholemeal, Hovis Granary and Hovis Seed Sensations, it is easy to see why the Hovis brand is the number 1 or number 2 brand in every sub category in bread.

But whilst we are a big brand, we have a small company ethos with family values. We work as one team and are straight forward, courageous, inventive and driven in everything we do, putting both the customer and the consumer at the heart of our decisions. In short, we make things happen with urgency rather than getting bogged down with bureaucracy.

We currently have a National Account Manager - Wholesale and Cash & Carry opportunity. This role will provide progression and career development for the right candidate.

So If you are looking for your next  Account Management challenge, and relish the opportunity to work with the UK’s most recognised bread brand in one of the fastest moving and competitive categories in FMCG, then please apply with your cv.

The purpose of the role is  to grow sales profitably through the Hovis Wholesale and Cash & Carry channel across Convenience and Foodservice by retaining existing business, growing with existing customers and winning new business.

You will have proven success in senior account management roles aswell as:

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) with experience in blue chip FMCG
  • Excellent sales person and strong negotiator
  • Previous experience of the convenience channel with extensive contacts
  • Experience in new business development
  • Good understanding of forecasting and track record of forecast accuracy
  • Passionate and tenacious
  • Gravitas and personal credibility with senior stakeholders
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and change
  • Strong prioritisation and organisational skills

If this is you please apply:

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK