Opportunity for an experienced National Account Executive

St Albans, Hertfordshire
02 Apr 2019
24 Apr 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Opportunity for an experienced National Account Executive

Who Are We?

At Burton’s Biscuits Company we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!

Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits & snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We’re the only major biscuit manufacturer in the UK to focus solely on biscuits, making us one of the key players in the market. We employ circa 1,800 people around the UK, with the majority of our workforce being based at our three main Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office is located in Blackpool & smaller but equally important Bakery based in Dorset.

We had an amazing 2018, which has included seeing Wagon Wheels featured on the Great British Bake Off and our Llantarnam site featuring on ITV4, as part of their documentary 'Made in Britain'. Along with having amazing brands, we've have secured a long-term agreement to allow us to manufacture a number of Mars Biscuit branded products & Cathedral City savoury snacks, we are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.

In order to ensure we can continue to make fantastic biscuits, and to help us on this amazing journey, we are proud to announce that in early 2019 we have completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s. This will only increase our baking capabilities across a number of brand new sweet & savoury categories

As the new home of Thomas Fudge’s premium biscuit brand, Burton’s Biscuit envisage Thomas Fudge’s as forming a key branded range across our existing product portfolio.

What are we all about?

Here at Burton’s Biscuit we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our teams in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented individual to join our Commercial team as a National Account Manager, your focus will be to drive and develop our existing relationship with Waitrose across our full portfolio of both brand and retailer own label, which will also see you also become a brand ambassador and specialist for our Thomas Fudges range.

This role can either be office based if based within a commutable distance or home based – with the expectation to be in the office at least a week and visit the customer’s office as required.

Why work as part of our Commercial Sales team?

We now have a great opportunity for an experience National Account Executive who is ready to take that next step and become a National Account Manager.

You will work with fantastic people that stretches across all areas of the business, such as NPD, Finance, Marketing, and Projects etc. You will get lots of autonomy to drive ideas, improvements and take full ownership for the Waitrose account.

To develop the relationship with Waitrose you will spend regular trips to their head office in Bracknell as well as completing store visits.

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

You will need to be an existing National Account Executive, who is looking for the next step in their career, or an existing National Account Manager looking to manage a leading retail account and working alongside some of the most prestigious biscuits brands in the market.

Final part of the mix:

Experience of working with any of the leading supermarket grocers is desirable (but not essential for the right candidate), strong experience of managing a P&L & working with customers within the food or drinks category is essential.

Any experience of Retailer Brand is highly desirable.

Package: Excellent Salary & package, + benefits to include 25 days holiday, company pension scheme. company bonus scheme of up to 9% (paid out in 2017 & 2018), single private healthcare cover, free fitness classes at St. Albans covering Yoga & Boot Camp training, plus many other clubs such as the Burton’s Football team & our very own book club.

You may have experience of the following: National Account Manager, Biscuits, NAM, NAE, National Account Executive, Buyer, Category Manager, Impulse Snacking, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrison’s, M&S, Own Label, Retailer Brand etc.

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