Senior National Account Manager - Free From Grocery Lead

£55k - 65k per year + Bonus, Car Allowance & Benefits
09 May 2018
29 May 2018
JN -052018-1963
Lyle Edwards
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

About the Business: 

Super high growth, family owned, leading brand in the UK health food & free from market with global reach, they have experienced superb year on year growth success for the last 4 years spearheading the category growth in retail. As a result, we're looking for their next entrepreneurial and health food passionate recruit into the UK National Accounts Team as a Senior National Account Manager. 

Working for these guys means you will experience a real family feel ethos and true SME design, providing you a real culture of ownership and agility. You'll also have opportunity to take your strategy from cradle to grave, whilst leading the team as the most senior commercial head in the business. With a direct report and a dotted line plus new investment in marketing, a superb rebrand and mentoring from some of the best people in FMCG - this really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to step change your career. 

You can expect development to Sales Director level in 3 years. 

They pride themselves on their values and have a fantastic ethos and feel. You'll need to be passionate about the brand and their message to the market. The structure of the global business allows flexibility the agility to act quickly while remaining market specific, which promotes the reward culture ethos they pride themselves on. 


About the Opportunity: 

Senior National Account Manager - Free From Grocery Lead

Home Based  

  • £55,000 - £65,000 Basic Salary
  • Car Allowance
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Pension
  • Health care
  • Soft Benefits

A Senior National Account Manager opportunity on Top 4 Grocery with one of the most talked about and revered business in the category, you'll have full account responsibility and you'll work in close partnership with top 4 retailers rather than just managing transactional relationships. The P&L will belong to you and visibility is high as you'll be managing 90% of the UK business turnover. This is all about scaling and seeing the bigger picture, they have a realistic yet ambitious growth plan which you will ultimately drive. 

This role is part of the senior leadership team in the European business and brings the added responsibility of forming the culture of the business, with an opportunity to be heavily involved in developing the structure of team coaching & mentoring them. 


About You: 

You need to be a National Account Manager/Senior National Account Manager with extensive experience of managing top 4 grocery multiples in FMCG.

  • Blue chip training background
  • Top 4 grocery retail experience
  • Full JBP experience and multi level buying contacts
  • Category experience is a huge bonus
  • Ability to work at pace and flex your style to match the agility of the business
  • Full P&L responsibility
  • Desire to make the world a better place with fantastic food
  • Real consumer focused style of working

You need to be a real team player to help drive the business forward significantly and truly coach and mentor your team to win. Most important of all are your passion & interest in making a difference in the health food & free from market. 

Culture fit is very important - these guys are rapidly growing, have amazing NPD coming to market and need somebody who absolutely buys into the vision. It's a close knit team and needs everyone pulling in the right direction in order to execute in line with their values. 

If this sounds like something you can get interested in and provides that exciting change you need to kickstart your career please get in touch!

Lyle Edwards - - 07885 484444 


About Us: 

Meet PIE. We like to do things differently. 

Exceptional sales & marketing recruitment across Consumer, FMCG, Automotive & Business to Business. 

Together, we've a lot of strong, traditional, sales and marketing recruitment experience but with a modern, socially led approach to recruiting.

We will work with you through your journey to that next position and beyond, offering insight into organisations and into every step of the recruitment process. 

Whether you're actively seeking a position or just want to stay abreast of the latest opportunities in the market then speak to one of our experienced consultants on 01494 360360 - we look forward to being in touch.

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