Senior Sales Manager - Foodservice Wholesale

Location
North/Midlands
Salary
£55,158 to £61,098 Basic plus bonus, and company car + Benefits
Posted
28 Jul 2019
Closes
28 Aug 2019
Ref
HM2889
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Senior Sales Manager – Foodservice Wholesale

£55,158 to £61,098 Basic plus bonus, and company car

Our client already enjoys an enviable reputation in the spices and seasonings category, however they are about to launch an exciting new range of ready-made and semi-made sauces, having been designed with the foodservice channel specifically in mind. The sauces have been designed to appeal to the cost conscious and busy chef, and is anticipated that take up of the new products will be both substantial and rapid, alongside the existing product range which is already well received. In addition to the new products, the company is also recruiting a number of additional field sales staff including a Sales Manager to spearhead the team.

We have been briefed to identify and recruit an experienced man manager to monitor and manage performance of this team. As this is a pure man management role you should be able to demonstrate by example your previous man management experience, and it is essential you operate a collaborative management style as our client is very much looking for a mentor as opposed to a Sergeant Major. That said, you should be able to quickly command the respect of your colleagues, who will be fully aware you will be quite prepared to wield the stick if the carrot fails ! We have been asked to stress however that the company’s management style is very much carrot based, and the working environment is happy and relaxed, and a great environment for talented people to develop their skills and their careers alike.

You will of course enjoy the full support of a highly experienced senior management team based from Head Office in Holland.

The role involves a substantial amount of driving and regular overnight stops. You will also be required to attend regular meetings at Head Office in Holland (  probably once every two to three months and two to three days in duration).

In return for you dedication and effort, our client is prepared to pay a basic salary of between £55,158 to £61,098 plus bonus, and company car. Career prospects and opportunities for personal development are excellent.

Please send your CV in the first instance to Nick at nick@houghton-mckenzie.com

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