National Account Manager | Food Brands

England, Lancashire, West Lancashire
£30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
25 Jun 2019
23 Jul 2019
Tom Edmondson-Matthews
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you an up and coming account manager with a background in the food or FMCG industry? Or perhaps you're currently in a national account exec role and looking for a step up? If so, we want to hear from you.

About our Client:
Our client offer a range of branded food products from their state of the art facilities. They offer some really cutting edge, trendy products that have capitalised on the latest food trends and growth markets, such as flexitarian and vegan diets and food-to-go. They offer private label and branded products, many of which end up in the major food retailers. They have a track record of creating category leading products through an effective NPD pipeline based on category data and taking a pro-active approach. They offer the opportunity for career progression and are operating a business that is really going places and has huge potential.

About the Job:
This role will focus on some fantastic brands that are riding a wave of success given the growth in their categories. Their products are very trendy and on point for the market right now. It's an exciting time for these brands, and our client as a result. You will utilise your experience in managing accounts to develope a deeper relationship with these brands and drive commercial performance. You will be able to work closely with these customers and internal teams to look at any potential trends that are coming to the market to drive NPD and sales. Reporting to the Commercial Controller, you will be the first point of contact with these brands and will ensure forecasting and supply is adequate to deliver growth. You will use your understanding of the manufacturing process to work with these customer to drive continued success.

The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have a background in the food industry and will have worked with trendy food brands. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to manage customers and have a track record of delivering account growth. You will need to be commercial savvy and have strong numerical skills to achieve this. You will have experience in utilising planning software and Excel to ensure forecast accuracy and margins. You will be a clear communicator and will be able to work cross functionally with internal and external teams.

Minimum Requirements:
To be considered for this role, you will need to have experience in a similar food product or a strong FMCG background. You will need to be driven and want to progress your career. You will need to be able to demonstrate your capability of delivering commercial results and driving account performance, possessing a solid track record in this area. You will need to be numerically strong and know your numbers, margins, percentages etc.

Competitive salary and package with great scope for future progression. As a guide, basic salary ~£30k - £40k DOE.

Application Process:
The successful applicant will move through a 2 stage formal process which will include a presentation / task. If you feel you have the required skills please click on apply now. To discuss the role in more detail prior to an application please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM11714

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