Junior Commercial Role | Food | Norfolk | ~£25-27k DOE
Are you a national account executive looking for further progression, or a commercially minded graduate looking to further your career? Do you have experience in dealing with the UK's major supermarkets or food industry? If so, we want to hear from you.
About Our Client
Our client is a leading seafood supplier to a mix of the major UK food and convenience retailers. They are well known for their innovation and ability to be proactive to the latest trends in the marketplace. As an established, but relatively lean business, with a hands-on senior management team they are dynamic and make business decisions quickly to best serve customers and consumers alike. This approach has enabled them to grow quickly and is the backbone of their plans to double the size of the business in the next four years. The business started as family-owned and run, but has been through an exciting period recently where the senior team own a share of the business. The business has invested significantly in its operational capability and strengthened the Board and Senior Management team. Our client's product range includes a medium-sized but recognisable brand, own label, value-added, frozen, chilled and ready to cook.
About the Role
This role is all about supporting the existing commercial team to deliver account growth and new business as well as developing your own accounts. You will utilise your natural curiosity and commercial acumen to support the team and retail customers. You will have access to retailer data and customer insight in order to spot gaps in a customer's range. You will be proactive in your approach and look at what the customers are doing across their categories, look at the market data and trends to create real propositions that will add value to the customers and the end consumers. This, in turn, will drive sales, account growth, market share and penetration - all of the results you need to develop your career and remit. When you deliver, you will be rewarded. You will need to be able to work at a real pace and be able to adapt to short shelf-life food products.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have ~1-2 years' experience in supporting the commercial relationship with the UK food industry. You will be able to conduct an analysis of the food market to create solutions, which will add value to the business and its customers. You will be proactive in your approach and will always have one eye on what the retailers are doing and what the latest trends are. You will be comfortable analysing data on consumers, retailers, market share etc to provide further insight on what the customers are doing. Critically, you will have the commercial acumen and approach to use this knowledge and insight to identify and help land opportunities to deliver commercial results. You will be comfortable communicating with the internal stakeholders of the business to discuss potential commercial wins. You will be driven to progress your career and skillset.
You will need to have a great can-do attitude, be a real team player, be willing to get hands-on wherever required and want to learn as much as possible to progress yourself. You will need to be of graduate calibre and have strong numerical skills. You will be comfortable analysing data and markets to identify potential opportunities.
As a guide ~£25-27k DOE
The successful candidate will move through a minimum of two interview stages, one of which will include a task/presentation. If you feel you have the skills and aptitude described above, please click on apply now. To discuss this role in more detail before submitting your application please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Job reference TEM12755