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Account Manager

Santa Maria
Office-based in Milton Keynes with flexibility to work at home under our Hybrid working philosophy
£Competitive + bonus and benefits
Closing date
31 Aug 2021

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Account Manager

Office based in Milton Keynes

The role:

•    We are looking for a driven and experienced Account Manager to take on ownership of key Retail customer accounts and to grow and develop the Retail channel by building best-in-class customer relationships with the major multiple Retail Grocery accounts.

•    An important role with key opportunities for collaboration and influencing internal and external stakeholders, and a focus on long-term brand-building.

•    As Retail Account Manager, you will be responsible for maximising sustainable short & long-term sales, profitability and have a ‘market grip’ in selective retail and discounters through strategic management in line with our overall business strategy.

•    This role requires hands-on leadership with owning customers to make sure we maximise results and opportunities.

•    Reporting directly into the Country Manager for UK & Ireland, this is a pivotal role in achieving the growth plans of the business, and you will have the opportunity to work closely with your line manager to develop and implement a successful Retail channel strategy.

•    You will commit to working safely and embrace our Health & Safety culture.

Ideal candidate:

•    You will have strong and proven commercial experience at the Account Manager level and be comfortable working and delivering at pace

•    A real Retail channel expert, able to identify opportunities and build strong customer relationships quickly with key buyers within large Retail Grocery accounts

•    Able to demonstrate strong selling and negotiation skills with a proven track record of growing and developing an account base

•    Ideally, Branded FMCG background

•    A team player, but able to think independently and manage time effectively

•    Finally, you must have a real results-focus and drive to succeed in the FMCG industry, able to demonstrate entrepreneurial thinking, self-starter determination & that all-important desire to deliver

Benefits & details:

•    Ideally, this will be an office-based role with the flexibility to work at home under our Hybrid working philosophy. The role will involve visits to customers when required.

•    Salary is dependent on experience with car or allowance, bonus opportunity, and wider package

•    Opportunity to be part of a fast-growing business and growth-oriented commercial team

•    Commitment to training & development


Cv's will be sent to our retained consultant Neil Rogers at Morgan Philips UK Ltd.


Santa Maria is the leading seasoning brand on the Nordic market. Our product categories are Tex Mex, Spices, BBQ, Asia, India and Street Food. Santa Maria constantly provides the best in spices and exciting seasonings from around the world, from the raw ingredients to the kitchens of home and professional chefs.

Our way of thinking

We believe good taste is more than just the culinary experience in itself. It is also equally about taking responsibility for people and the environment.

Only the best is good enough and we never compromise on taste. This is our promise to you. It is also natural for us to integrate sustainability thinking into everything we do. Our continued success is based on the well-being of the environment and the people in our value chain. Our business is strongly tied to raw materials that come from all over the world. Therefore our responsibility extends from the fields where our raw materials grow all the way to your kitchen.

Our values

Our work at Santa Maria, part of Paulig Group is based on three values: Stay Curious, Grow Together and Strive for Excellence. Our values are the foundation for everything we do. They form the compass for our sustainability work and the basis for our ethical principles, the code of conduct which describes our approach in matters concerning ethics and responsibility. They guide us in conducting our business in a way that we can be proud of

Our ethical principles:

• We avoid conflicts of interest
• We exceed consumers’ expectations
• We foster a responsible way of sourcing
• We care for the environment
• We respect people
• We build trust

Take a deeper look into who we are by visiting our website

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