National Account Manager Grocery

Location
North West
Salary
Competitive salary plus car allowance & benefits
Posted
29 Jan 2019
Closes
01 Mar 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Title: National Account Manager Grocery
Salary: Competitive salary plus car allowance & benefits
Location: North West
Sector / Industry: FMCG / Food and Drink

Would you like to work for a category leading organisation, who operate across food and drink? This is your opportunity to work for a blue chip organisation based in the heart of the North West. Operating across both Brand and Private Label, the business produce quality products and have a strong heritage. 

You will strategically manage accounts to ensure annual turnover and profit growth. As the National Account Manager within the Grocery team you will be responsible for developing existing listings, generating new business, managing product launches and steering promotional plans. You will be part of a collaborative and supportive team to develop customer relationships and raise customer awareness across branded and private label products.

You will work in a cross functional environment working closely with the marketing and buying department. You will work alongside the Senior National Account Manager and support in strategic company objectives and implement detailed customer plans. As the NAM for Grocery you will ensure annual turnover and profit growth targets are achieved, working from their head office in the heart of the North West. This brilliant opportunity offers a great long term career opportunity, excellent development and training and the ability to work for a global FMCG company with rewarding benefits and a great culture who promote a collaborative and supporting environment.

For this role you must be a driven, passionate NAM or an experienced NAE, who is looking for their next career move working with the major UK Grocery retailers. This exciting opportunity will focus on the Grocery account. You must have FMCG Account Management experience however open to channel experience Grocery, Convenience, Wholesale background.  We are looking for the right attitude, passion, drive and commercial acumen.

Package Details:

  • Competitive salary, car allowance, pension, healthcare and benefits

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop existing and new business, manage product launches and promotional activities.
  • Manage a portfolio of branded and private label products.
  • Implement account management processes such as sales forecasting, price maintenance and contract management.
  • Develop customer relationships and raise awareness of product portfolio.
  • Implement company strategic objectives.
  • Implement, review and revise customer plans to drive account success.
  • Represent the company with external stakeholders.
  • Work in a cross functional environment specifically marketing and buying department.
  • Develop account plans to increase new business opportunities.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Account management experience preferably in the Grocery/Food industry
  • Commercial experience within retail channels
  • Graduate calibre
  • Proven experience of developing and generating new business within industry
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Self-motivated and achievement orientated
  • High level of numeracy
  • Knowledge of SAP is preferable

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Nikita Pottinger or, alternatively, submit your application via the link below.

To Contact Direct: Nikita Pottinger 0161 639 0080 Nikita.pottinger@advocate-group.co.uk

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