Key Account Executive - Plant Based Food

Michael Page Sales
England, London
Closing date
8 Jul 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink

Job Details

The Key Account Executive to maintain and grow the retail, wholesale and online sales within the UK. Our client has made a start in the UK with wholesalers and smaller independents, but it's time to shout a bit louder and grow the brand within the market.

Client Details

Our client is on a mission to empower everyone to make mealtimes memorable by creating a collection of nutritious and sustainable plant-based pantry staples for a new generation of healthy home cooks. We'll do this by putting our customers' needs, our people and our impact at the heart of everything that we do.

  • Commercial responsibility for existing accounts (Ocado, Amazon, Wholefoods, Wholesalers and new accounts developed)
  • Build on existing relationships and create new relationships that assist in supporting the growth objectives within each account
  • Continue to build listings in brand building accounts seeding the brand with customers of influence and in locations where early adopting consumers shop
  • With support of the Commercial Director Plan, negotiate and execute customer launches in the UK with sustainable, long term commercial value-adding agreements in place
  • Liaise closely with Marketing to ensure meticulous planning of resource to ensure the ongoing success of NPD activation

  • Previous FMCG sales experience within UK, including retail and B2B environment
  • Have a competitive spirit and passion for selling and building relationships
  • This role requires excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • You will have enthusiasm and drive, a can-do attitude and a burning ambition to grow within sales
  • You will have a genuine interest in nutrition and healthy living

Job Offer
  • Well Being-Reimbursement
  • Flexible working hour
  • Remote working
  • Product Allowance
  • Travel expenses


Michael Page Sales UK is a leading professional recruitment consultancy covering permanent, interim and contract recruitment. We have UK wide coverage with ten offices located in London, Weybridge, Reading, Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, St Albans, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. The core markets we serve are Consumer, Business Services, Media, IT/Telco, Financial Services, Healthcare and Technical Sales, with a dedicated person or team in each location specialising in each of these sectors. The clients we work with are as diverse as the candidates we represent; from Blue Chips to SMEs, and Sales Execs to Sales Directors. Our Consultants are typically from relevant sales backgrounds giving first hand experience of the roles we recruit for. We pride ourselves on delivering unrivalled service levels to our candidates and our clients, our track record of success over the past 20 years means we stand out.

Within our Consumer Sales Division we have consultants within each of the 10 offices who dedicate themselves to this sector and no other. Our specialist capability is demonstrated further as we focus on sub sectors such as food, drink, household, foodservice, consumer electronics, apparel, health & beauty, consumer healthcare, pet and sports. Some of our key clients include Colgate, Beiersdorf, Dr Oetker, Johnson & Johnson, Matthew Clark, PZ Cussons, Kellogg’s, 2 Sisters, Samsung, Seven Seas, Twinings, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, SC Johnson, Warburtons, InBev, Kettle Chips, Hallmark, Luxottica, McCain, Britvic, General Mills, and Molson Coors to name but a few!

Michael Page Sales UK is part of Michael Page International with operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. As well as looking for high quality candidates for our clients, we are also always looking for top talent to work for us

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