Senior National Account Manager - Sainsbury's

South East England
£55,000 - £68,000 + Bonus + Car + PH + Benefits
07 Aug 2017
07 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

My Client is a major global food manufacturer who genuinely nurture and empower their employees. With plenty of iconic household brands and an impressive private label portfolio, this is a business that is highly regarded within the Food sector.

They are looking for a Senior National Account Manager to manage Sainsbury's within their successful team, reporting to the Controller and working from the Head Office in the South East. The portfolio of brands is exciting and iconic with plenty of NDP and advertising planned for this year!

If you are a National Account Manager with experience of managing a Top4 retailor, this role will certainly stretch and empower you!


To win in the market by delivering the sales plan within the customer, aligned to the commercial strategy through a collaborative approach with the customer.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage stakeholder groups within Customer.

Supporting Sales team lead in budget management and responsible for Customer forecasting

Creating integrated plans that deliver the strategy.

Accountable for Customer performance, Ensuring JBP is a working document bought into by all stakeholders and reflects and achieves sales, profit & strategic objectives

Responsible for expert knowledge of the customer, its competitors and the retail market they operate in.

Creation and maintenance of Customer Business Plans (JBP’s).

Responsible for delivering accurate forecast working with demand planning.

Key communication flow to factory operation on key activities (e.g. product launches, promotions, customer activities).


  • Educated to Degree Level or equivalent.
  • 3-5  years minimum experience working within a recognised FMCG business
  • National Account Management experience, ideally within a Top4 account
  • Experience of Own Label Food
  • JBP experience
  • P&L experience
  • Ability to commercialise opportunities and risks.
  • Confident and articulate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and would like a confidential discussion, please send your CV to our consultants at Ashwood Associates.

    Whilst we would like to respond to all the applicants, regrettably we are unable to do so due to the high volumes we receive. If you've not heard from us within 7 days, unfortunately on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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