National Account Manager-FMCG iconic drinks brand

£40k - 45k per year + competitive commission & package
22 Sep 2018
20 Oct 2018
Taj Rai
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

National Account Manager-FMCG iconic drinks brand

Home based

£40,000-£45,000 plus competitive commission & package

Want to work for an iconic drinks brand!?

We are looking for an energetic, proactive and experienced sales professional to assist the business with its ambitious plans for expansion for their food to go concept. This is an immediate requirement for a target driven, outgoing and creative sales person to grow and develop the business’s food service arm.

In short, selling large quantities of the company’s soft drinks portfolio to go to food service/on-trade groups. A unique opportunity to make a real impact at an exciting global brand!

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Business Development –Actively pursuing new sales opportunities and following up leads to deliver business targets
  • Account Management – Ensuring the company is maximising all sales opportunities with existing foodservice retail client base and continuing to provide excellent service and support
  • Development of the company’s drinks proposition and support infrastructure
  • Deliver sales plan, providing opportunities to bid for and win major contracts with significant scale via the team and own efforts
  • Reporting to and working closely with the Sales Director, this role is to lead and develop the company’s national account activity, ensuring effective leadership, existing account management and new business growth
  • Emphasis on ensuring consistent, profitable growth in sales revenues through positive planning is also essential

Desired skills:

  • A passion for selling and negotiating – you are confident, outgoing and love meeting new people, you find targets motivating
  • Personable and Engaging - your goal is to build strong relationships and open doors to more (and bigger) sales opportunities in the world of foodservice.
  • Strong organisational skills – you will be managing your own diary and reacting to opportunities as they arise
  • Creative and entrepreneurial flair – proactively seeks to develop and improve the business every day. A ‘can do’ approach!

Essential experience:

  • Minimum of 3-5 successful years’ sales experience in a similar role
  • Experience in winning new business and developing relationships within foodservice/ on-trade sectors
  • A good understanding of the foodservice/wholesale sector 
  • Experience working in a fast moving foodservice business demonstrating proactivity and creativity
  • Drive, determination and commitment to get things done
  • Confident, with a high level of self-motivation, possessing the ability to work to own initiative and possessing a hands-on attitude
  • Ability to work well with others, network and build relationships and to have a strong impact on performance within the organisation

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