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Sales Controller - innovation focus around healthy / free-from / veg / vegan products. Leadership

Food Industry Associates
£65,000 - £75,000 + 15% bonus + car allowance + executive benefits
Closing date
7 Jul 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
National Accounts, Sales
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Sales Controller - a well-established SME with a strong portfolio of brands alongside significant private label ranges.

The business has recently identified a major new growth opportunity. Reassuringly, they've invested heavily to support a major innovation project, before going to market to identify the right person to now drive this new portfolio of predominantly branded offerings.

Their new portfolio drives right at the heart of todays savvy, heath-conscious consumers, promoting free from, vegan and vegetarian products. With a number or listings already (and very quickly) launched in 3 of the major mults as well as discounters, they now require somebody to take full ownership of their new venture, work with the board to further develop strategy to achieve ambitious growth ambitions, and lead, develop and inspire a team to support you in your new role.

Preferred candidates will have a branded food and/or beverage background and a demonstrable record of success of driving new, and in some cases first-to-market ranges across multiple customer channels. Success in doing with the major mults is essential, but the ideal candidate will also have achieved this with discounter, food service and/or convenience channels.

The role is a truly home based position, but will obviously require weekly site visits.

Experience aside, the successfully selected candidate will naturally be an entrepreneurial and driven individual, not scared to bring their own ideas to the table, able to inspire a team with your focus, determination and drive for success.

As further product launches and growth is achieved, this role presents a real opportunity to keep adding to and growing your team, further raising your profile and kudos amongst the company owner and board of directors.

With extremely low employee attrition rates, several of the current Directors have accelerated their own career development by exceeding their goals and objectives. So if you're ideally looking to secure an opportunity in a business that truly supports, encourages and rewards its people, we'd love to tell you so much more.


For over a decade now, Food Industry Associates Ltd have proven to be a recruiter of choice for ambitious SME food and beverage manufacturers across the UK.  We don't recruit for the big corporates by choice.  Instead, we choose to work with companies with personality, entrepreneurial flare (not process), looking to disrupt the market with cutting edge innovation to provide consumers with better, healthier choices.

Are you an early stage start-up struggling to find the right solution to help you gain your fist listings in a specific customer channel before you can raise the budget to employ somebody on a permanent basis?  Maybe you know you need to source a commercial leader but aren't 100% clear in what format, or how to adequately incentivise somebody from a much larger business to join your mission?  Come speak to us.

If you're a more established business looking to bring fresh talent on board to drive ambitious sales targets, source a creative innovator to help you drive in to new extended categories, or looking to strengthen in marketing / category terms, again, come speak to us.

We've a proven record in recruiting talent for an array of businesses, helping them source commercial talent to help them achieve their goals.  From early stage sales talent through to equity-incentivised leadership roles, we've proven time and time again to find the right people for our clients at the first attempt.  

How are we different to most of our competitors?  Unlike most, we don't have as diverse a portfolio of clients we work with.  However all those we do work with continuously come back to us whenever they next have another need.  In our opinion successful recruitment is achieved when two businesses truly 'partner' and collaborate together.  In our opinion the better we know you, the better we understand all the extra elements aside from simple skillset and experience to ensure the right 'fit' is identified at the first attempt.  In our opinion, this is recruitment, done properly.

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0113 3572245
Food Industry Associates Ltd
Airebank House
United Kingdom
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