Senior National Account Managers x 3 – Grocery Multiples / Discounters

Flexible (with good access to London)
£57k to £67k + bonus, car allowance & benefits
08 Mar 2019
08 Apr 2019
MM/2049, MM/2050, MM/2051
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Senior National Account Managers x 3 – Grocery Multiples / Discounters
£57k to £67k + bonus, car allowance & benefits

The Company

A fantastic and rare opportunity to join a new owner of a UK household favourite confectionery brand and to be involved at the very outset of an exciting new venture, as they set up a new chocolate startup company. This iconic confectionery brand has over £50m (RSV) sales across multiple channels. Our client is a brand new European confectionery company, set up with PE backing to realise the potential of a number of iconic brands.

With a clear vision and strategy for growth, the business has set its sights on significantly expanding its UK operations over the next few years. They intend to invest heavily in the market, including significant expenditure in brand marketing and importantly, people.

The Role

As a result, the company is now seeking three dynamic and driven National / Senior National Account Managers to take on full P&L responsibility for managing some of the UK’s Top Retail Grocery / Discounter customers. Reporting to the UK/I Country Director, the roles are high profile and will have a broad remit. These are exciting and challenging roles that require strong commercial acumen and a proven track record of successfully bringing NPD to market and driving profitable category growth. Each role will offer high levels of responsibility and autonomy and comes with a requirement to define, shape and influence the UK strategy rather than be an ‘implementer’.

About You

For these three positions, we are looking for candidates with previous NAM / SNAM level experience within a recognised branded food/drink business and having previously worked on a Top 6 Retail / Discounter account. Confectionery / impulse category experience would be an added advantage as would experience gained in a startup organisation.

What sets you apart from your peer group is that you can demonstrate all the characteristics of a ‘Challenger’ Account Manager. This means being able to fully understand the key economic and value drivers for the customer whilst challenging all aspects of the customer’s thinking, offering new insights and driving the communication and growth agenda between both parties to maximum effect.

Above all, you are motivated by making a real difference, challenging current market norms and ways of working and offering new insights. You are a highly ambitious, driven individual with a personal style which enables you to work as a key member of a small, agile, fast-paced team.

There is flexibility on location but candidates will ultimately be required to work from the company’s central London based offices c.2-3 days per week.

 Come and talk to us if…

- You’re ready to use your broad commercial experience in a startup environment.

- You’re looking for a different challenge from the ‘multi-national’ norm.

- You’re ready to come on a new and exciting journey to help shape the destiny of an iconic brand.

Please apply below or email Maria at quoting the relevant reference below, including full details of your current benefits package.

MM/2049 – SNAM – Tesco, Booker

MM/2050 – SNAM - Asda, JS and Waitrose

MM2051 – NAM - Discounters

Alternatively, please call Maria Murphy for an initial confidential discussion on 07745 184922.

Closing date for applications: 8th April 2019

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