National Account Manager - Foodservice
Title: National Account Manager - Foodservice
Salary: up to £55,000 (DOE), OTE: £68,750
Our client is a leading producer of desserts and baked goods sold to the professional foodservice trade. They have experienced continued growth over the years and have earned a reputation of producing consistently delicious and beautifully presented products supported by excellent customer service.
Following an internal promotion they are looking to appoint a National Account Manager to continue the management of existing accounts as well as grow opportunities in to new industry sectors.
The role will focus on the Wholesale category. You will inherit the management of a major foodservice wholesaler as well as some C&C accounts.
You will be responsible for negotiating annual trading terms, gaining listings, developing new products and building strong relationships with multiple members of the account team. You will also work closely with your own regional teams to establish avenues for new business and share market information.
We are looking for an experienced National Account Manager from the professional foodservice industry; you could be selling high end food categories, coffee, tea, non-food, tableware etc. The most important thing is that you have an intimate knowledge of this market (in particular wholesale) and how it operates; are able to engage at a senior level with key buyers, can nurture and grow existing accounts but also enjoy the challenge of securing new business.
Important attributes are as follows:
- National Account Management experience gained within Foodservice
- Experience of category management, in particular wholesale and C&C
- A passion for food
- The ability to produce and present a compelling PowerPoint presentation
- Strong communication skills -both laterally and vertically
- An original thinker
- Strong numeracy skills (a numeracy test will form part of the recruitment process)
- Strong attention to detail
- Flexible to travel nationally, work from home and stay overnight as required.
If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 48 hours of receiving your application.
Due to the overwhelming Application response we receive through various sources should you not hear from us within one week then please assume your application has been unsuccessful.