Key Account Manager - FMCG Convenience Retail

Location
North/Midlands
Salary
£30-35,000 Basic, Bonus, Car + Benefits
Posted
16 Jul 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Ref
HM2176
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Key Account Manager – FMCG Convenience Retail

£30-35,000 Basic, Bonus, Company Car + Benefits

Our Client is one of the biggest and most successful Retail Groups in Europe, and they are now looking for a Key Account Manager to look after some existing accounts and also to win new business ( the split in terms of time is approx. 70% existing business activities, and 30% new business ). Their target business has traditionally been small independent owned retail groups ( typically groups with between 10 to 50 stores ), and they are looking for somebody with experience in this particular channel and having worked for another similar Retail, Convenience or Symbol Group managing groups of retailers, as well as recruiting new ones.

Our Client would also be very interested if anybody had contacts with / exposure to forecourt groups ( 10 or more forecourts ), as they also consider this to be an important part of the independent retail channel.

Candidates will ideally have worked for either a symbol group, or ( 2nd best )  have worked for wholesalers selling into groups of independent retailers. It would be much better if candidates have a firm grasp of the Symbol Group proposition, and how to sell it ( ie the value of operating under a Symbol group and the Marketing and Operational expertise available ), as opposed to just having sold product into the independent group retail / convenience sector. However both types of candidates will be considered.

Candidates can be from any FMCG category, either branded or own label and any temperature.

Living location – the job holder will need to be in the head office once a week ( North Midlands ) and so candidates should ideally live within the North/Midlands Region.

There will however be plenty of national travel as the customer base is Nationwide, as far south as the Channel Islands. There may even be some overnight stops depending on how the job holder wants to manage their time.

Remuneration – c£30-35,000 Basic, Bonus, Company Car + Benefits

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