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National Account Manager

D R Newitt
United Kingdom
Up to £50,000 + Bonus
Closing date
10 Apr 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
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National Account Manager

Food – Meat

Exciting opportunity to join a well-known food business in the UK.

Open to a home based candidate

The Role:

  • Building a strong integrated relationship with a key retail customer and their associated departments, incorporating regular visits to the customers head office
  • Liaise with NPD department to innovate new ideas to maximise new market opportunities
  • Oversee and complete all the relevant plans and promotional activity for the customer
  • Oversee the arrangements for the set up any new product launches and ensure that all components are correct in advance of first production
  • Negotiate pricing and distribute to internal and external parties
  • Undertake range reviews and provide a comprehensive range analysis to improve sales within the department
  • Work in a cross functional team, co-ordinating category plans and liaising with category/marketing; product development; supply chain and Technical
  • Provision of weekly report to the customer on week to date sales and additional opportunities
  • Carry out weekly bench marking activities and carry out a monthly gap analysis to improve the range
  • To understand the category and the current market position in comparison to other retailers and discounters
  • Undertake any other ad hoc requests from internal management or the customer

The successful candidate:

  • Ideally, extensive experience in a similar role working within a food manufacturing environment supplying a top 4 retailers (Asda specific experience is highly desirable)
  • Full clean Driving License is essential.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office is essential
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential
  • An ambitious, customer focused team player, highly flexible, motivated, and proactive
  • Show strong leadership and management skills whilst acting in a Professional manner at all times


D R Newitt are Food, Drink and FMCG recruitment specialists providing permanent and interim recruitment services: 

We offer Headhunting, Search & Selection and Advertising services across the following disciplines:
•    Sales
•    Marketing and Category
•    Executive
•    Supply Chain / Buying
•    Technical / Quality
•    NPD / Process / Development Chefs
•    Operations / Manufacturing
•    Engineering
•    HR and Finance

To enquire about a specific role or to have a confidential discussion about your career path, call or email us:

  • Edinburgh Office 0131 226 5060 
  • Manchester Office 0161 833 0181

Find Us
0131 226 5060
38 Melville Street
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