Head of Foodservice – SME – Central London

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£Dependent on Experience + Excellent Benefits
Posted
03 Aug 2018
Closes
03 Sep 2018
Ref
11/14903/7
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Head of Foodservice – SME – Central London

Our client is an industry leading, fast-growing ethical healthy food brand. Founded in 2011 they have a carved a niche within their sector and are at triple digit growth YoY.

Already listed in Tesco’s Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado, Co-op, Spar and Wholefoods, sales are growing rapidly and they are now looking for an ambitious and committed, healthy-food loving person with a working knowledge of and a network in the UK foodservice 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the Head of Sales on the Foodservice channel strategy including focus areas, pricing structure, promotional plan, trade marketing and much more 
  • Winning new customers (Foodservice)
  • Growing sales through existing customers  
  • Creating and negotiating business plans at head office level
  • Managing P&L for key accounts
  • Driving distribution and activating at store level with top sites and multi-site groups
  • Representing the business at trade and consumer events
  • Sales materials preparation
  • Planning and support of marketing initiatives to boost Sales (with Head of Marketing)
  • Creating efficient relationships with key contacts across buying, supply chain and marketing

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • You are ideally classically trained on a blue chip FMCG graduate scheme and have since been promoted to manage foodservice accounts at head office level (c.3-5 years post graduate experience)
  • 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 a strong network with buying and marketing teams within key foodservice accounts
  • You are analytical and commercial, and have experience of managing P&L  
  • You can think strategically but at the same time is hands on to deliver wins, with a great attention to detail
  • You are ready to make your mark in a smaller, growing brand leveraging your experience to deliver amazing results and build an outstanding company

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