OOH & Food Service Channel Manager

Location
London
Salary
£45-50k + Package
Posted
15 Sep 2017
Closes
15 Oct 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

OOH & Food Service Channel Manager

Bio-tiful Dairy is the category leading Kefir producer – a fast growing, ethical business with a premium healthy food brand. Our Kefir range is made with only the best of British milk and live cultures, using centuries-old authentic recipes. We supply top retailers, both specialist organic / healthy and mainstream, with our products enjoying the widest press coverage and a surge in the UK public awareness of fermented foods generally and Kefir in particular.

We are now looking for a dynamic and effective, healthy-food loving person with a working knowledge of and a network in the UK food service / OOH market to work closely with the Head of Sales and MD on building sales in these channels. This is a hugely exciting opportunity to take a real step up in responsibility and build something from the ground up with a very successful and high growth product. Already listed in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado, Co-op and Wholefoods, sales are growing rapidly and the company has to date experienced sales growth of over 250% yoy. There are plenty of opportunities for professional growth and development!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the Head of Sales on the food service, OOH direct and wholesale channel strategy including focus areas, pricing structure, promotional plan, trade marketing and much more  
  • Winning new trade customers (food service, high street retailers, wholesalers) 
  • Growing sales through existing food service customers 
  • Creating business plans and managing P&L for key food service accounts
  • Representing the business at trade and consumer events 
  • Sales materials preparation (with Head of Sales) 
  • Planning and support of marketing initiatives to boost Sales (with Marketing Manager) 
  • Creating efficient relationships with key contacts across buying, supply chain, format teams and category

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • You have the personality to succeed - driven, collaborative, flexible, dedicated, supportive, reliable, positive and trustworthy
  • You are skilled at building business relationships and making connections around something you are passionate about
  • You have experience of managing P&L for Out of Home, Convenience, Foodservice or Wholesale accounts
  • Results driven with a desire for winning new business, and are a self-starter who doesn’t need direct supervision to motivate you for success
  • Can think strategically but at the same time is hands on to deliver wins
  • You thrive in a job that doesn't include a traditional workplace structure
  • You are ready to make your mark in a smaller, growing brand leveraging your experience to deliver amazing results and build an outstanding company
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and are a lateral thinker, you are energized by the process of building something lasting from the ground up

All applications are being handled by our retained recruitment partner Lime Talent. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to Lime Talent for consideration. 

Lime Talent Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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