National Account Manager x2 (Discounters, Waitrose and M&S)

Location
Northamptonshire
Salary
Competitive salary plus car/allowance, bonus & benefits package
Posted
24 Aug 2017
Closes
24 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

A lot of job adverts will claim to offer you an exciting opportunity, but at a time when we have new owners investing, where we are market leaders in a growing category (with a barely scratched surface), and where you’ll have the scope to design your own channel strategy enabling us to optimise our reach to consumers, exciting really is a word that applies here.

Our sights are set firmly on the future and we need forward thinking, ambitious sales people who are as excited about our brand and its potential as we are to help us to grow the Whitworths portfolio. You’ll partner our retailers, managing our existing own label and branded business whilst also delivering our bold NPD plans. We’re already a brand associated with trust and taste, meaning you can focus on the sales.

You’ll sell both our established baking lines, but also our healthier snacking products which are booming – we’ve seen 80% year on year growth from our “Shots” brand. We’re currently leaders within the emerging ‘healthy snacking’ category, with a raft of NPD in the pipeline, we are perfectly positioned to satisfy the changing consumer trends. We’re based in Northamptonshire, but as long as you’re willing to travel to our offices each week, we don’t mind where you’re based.

So if you’re nutty (sorry) about sales, can demonstrate proven sales experience within FMCG whilst successfully managing a P&L and have an ability to turn insight into action, we’d love to hear from you.

Whitworths are the UK’s leader in dried fruits, nuts and seeds. We’re proud to be widely recognised and trusted by our working partners, international suppliers and, most importantly, by millions of customers.

We’ve been bringing you healthy, delicious products for over 13 decades, but whilst we’re steeped in history, we’re certainly not set in our ways! Over the years, we’ve been the first to give you access to a wide range of new, unusual and exotic fare from all over the world. Today, we’re using that expertise to provide innovative, tasty, healthy products – and we want you to join us!

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