National Account Manager - Grocery

England, Buckinghamshire
Highly competitive package
24 Apr 2017
22 May 2017
lime talent
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Here at Natural Balance Foods we're recruiting for a Grocery National Account Manager to represent the Nakd and Trek brands with some of the biggest grocery customers. We're a young British company, founded in 2006 and devoted to making delicious, genuinely healthy snacks and having some fun along the way too. Our products are sold across grocery, independents, convenience, foodservice, wholesale and via our own website with increasing success. Our products are made with natural and wholesome ingredients, are free from gluten, wheat and dairy and count towards your 1 of your 5-a-day - and quite unlike any other cereal or snack bar on the market. Nakd is now number 4 in the category and Trek one of the fastest growing with exciting plans over the next 5 years.

To help us achieve our growth plans we are looking for an enthusiastic, commercial, passionate, highly organised and talented individual to join our small but rapidly expanding team. You will be educated to degree level with strong grocery account and commercial management skills, excellent relationship building at all levels, with good communication skills and attention to detail and the ability to work well in a small team. You will have a strong hunter mentality to win new business and the tenacity to make it happen. This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a young, dynamic and fun business at a time of significant growth.

As a Grocery National Account Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Delivering the annual sales plan for the designated grocery accounts.
  • Creating, negotiating and implementing a profitable Join Business Plan.
  • Building strong customer relationships across multi channels including buying, supply chain, on line, formats, finance at all relevant levels.
  • Managing any promotional activity within grocery.
  • On-going management of the sales forecast for their accounts and updating internal systems.
  • Managing agreed Grocery account budget spend across all elements of the mix ie: promotions, fixed investment, on line, trade marketing spend

For this role you must have:


  • Solid commercial background.
  • Experience working with Grocery customers (Top 5, Tesco, JS, Asda, Morrisons, Co-Op).
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with the ability to deal at all levels and present convincing commercial propositions
  • Experience in delivering Joint Business Plans, that deliver profitable growth for both Natural Balance Foods and the customer and a long term strategic partner relationship.
  • Sound knowledge of category data, sources, cutting data, evaluating and putting forward a strong sales proposition.

Our office is based in Long Crendon which is equidistant from Oxford and Aylesbury however most of the sales team are homebased with a minimum of 1 day a week in the office.

If you're a talented National Account Manager who is keen to secure a role with more autonomy, working in a high caliber team within the health foods category then don't hesitate to get in touch today!

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