Senior Sales Manager - Specialist Ingredients
With over 80 years of history and a turnover in excess of £165m, our client is recognised as an established supplier of dried fruit, fruit juice concentrates, purees, meat, fish, seeds and pulses to UK food manufacturers and retailers. Due to recent successes and growth they are looking for an experienced and ambitious Senior Sales Manager with Director potential, to join the bakery ingredients division to grow their UK customer base and international supplier network.
Working with the Divisional Director this new role will buy and sell bakery ingredients into the UK food manufacturing industry. You will lead the day to day sales and business development with UK customers as well as develop international processing partners, negotiating at both ends of the supply chain to successfully win and manage contracts & tenders. The role will also spend time leading business development with new customers and processors keeping abreast of industry innovations and market dynamics. This position will also work closely with a very experienced & dynamic Divisional Director for 12 months to manage and develop key accounts before starting the handover of the particular accounts.
The successful candidate will have excellent experience of sales management or procurement experience in the ingredients sector of the bakery industry and be comfortable negotiating pricing and building new relationships across an international supply chain. Candidates will have built up a solid customer and supplier network within the bakery industry and be confident they can deliver sales growth quickly as well as display the drive, ambition and commercial skill set to not only be successful in this position but in progressing in to the Divisional Director role.
If you have the industry experience, track record and ambition to become a vital part of this exciting business, please apply below or get in touch with Helen Lodge at Eden Search & Select on 0113 8346634 for more details. All applications will be forwarded Eden Search & Select who are exclusively retained on this project.