Head of Design & Trends – Non-Food Consumer Goods

Location
Office Based – North West
Salary
£Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted
20 Feb 2018
Closes
20 Mar 2018
Ref
CE-SG004484GJ
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

National Account Manager – Non-Food Consumer Goods

Office Based – North West

£Competitive Salary + Benefits

Due to a substantial period of growth an exciting opportunity has now arisen at one of the UK’s fastest growing product sourcing and distribution businesses across licensed, branded and own label consumer goods. The company is striving to continue their upward trend of growth in the coming years and through a restructure, has identified the need to recruit an additional National Account Manager to work alongside the current sales team reporting directly to the Sales Director.

Our client supplies many of the UK’s major discount stores as well as toy retailers and the grocery major multiples. With a highly creative in house design team and product development specialists, they have built a reputation of working with their customers to provide a bespoke solution to their requirements. This business is extremely fast paced and focused on increasing their sales throughout the UK and Europe, with their highly successful senior management team at the forefront of this ambition. 

As National Account Manager, you would be responsible for growing the UK market through being hands on with key retailers, taking a focus across a specific product category for the business you will be the go to expert for retailers such as TK Maxx, The Range, B&M, Primark as well as the Top 4. You will be key to implementing the sales strategy across these accounts whilst also having a focus on developing new business aligned with the company’s vision.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with the extensive customer base
  • Manage the progression of JBPs within key retailers in the UK.
  • Develop long term sales strategies to achieve the growth plan and ambitions.
  • Full P&L responsibility for inherited account base
  • Recognise gaps in the market with a mind set for growth.
  • Interact effectively with key internal departments such as Design, NPD and buying in order to maximise opportunities

A successful applicant would ideally have an excellent knowledge of the ‘non-food’ consumer goods industry, with a background in Textiles, Fashion, Accessories or Plush. You will currently be operating in these industries at National Account Manager level, alternatively I am keen to speak with Key Account Managers who are ready to take the next step in their career. A high level of UK account knowledge, most favourably across the major discounters and grocers, would lend itself very well to this role. This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, entrepreneurial and driven individual with the ability to think out of the box to thrive in this fast pace company.

To be considered for the position please call Sam Gray on 01132054970, alternatively send your CV to sam.gray@ceselection.com

Please note, direct and third party applications will be forwarded to Clear Edge Search & Selection

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