National Account Manager - Artisan Food

Midlands Region
£50k - 60k per year + Bonus, Car & Soft Benefits
05 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
JN -052017-1551
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

National Account Manager - Artisan Food

Midlands Region

  • £50,000 - £60,000 Basic Salary
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Company Car
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Soft Benefits

About our Client: 

This business has been providing artisan and premium foods into the grocery marketplace for many years. 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 with Tesco - one of their top accounts.  

They are high growth and have high expectations to continue along this trajectory. The business is a multinational blue chip and provides an autonomous and flexible culture. 


About the Role: 

The relationship with Tesco 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, understanding of what is happening in the food industry and 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 love developing new products for the business.  


About You: 

Our client is looking for someone who has prior experience of dealing with UK Top 4 multiples as well as own label or private label experience either within Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons 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. 

Contact Sarah for more information on 01494 590450 /