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National Account Controller - restaurant chain / end user channels - great career growth opportunity

Food Industry Associates
home based working
£65,000 - £80,000 + bonus + benefits
Closing date
20 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
National Accounts, Sales
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Driven National Account Controller required to drive ambitious yet perfectly timed major growth opportunity across the restaurant chain sector.

Our client is a well established multi-national organisation with strong presence in the UK.  Highly profitable, the business model is lean in structure, yet high in resource and investment to aid major growth.

Already established as a key supplier across food service and end user channels amongst others, they have recently invested heavily in preparation for the appointment of this newly created senior level role.

Reporting directly to the UK Commercial Director, you will assume full autonomy and responsibility to lead a small team to implement and deliver strategy and drive significant new business wins across restaurant chain and end user channels.

The business is extremely forward thinking, priding themselves on their strong digital marketing presence and capability, tools used to identify potential new business wins and to support you and your team with performance and results. 

Currently a sub-£10m T/O operation in the UK, they aspire to achieve a £25m T/O by the end of 2024.  This appointment is a key element of their ambitious growth plan, presenting a fantastic opportunity for anyone seeking the chance to join a business where cleat career growth and development is visible and achievable.

To be considered for the role applicant must be able to demonstrate a record of success whilst operating with a relevant end user / restaurant chain customer base.  Due to the fact the business has a relatively small team (considering their sales growth to date), it is also essential candidates come from PL / SME environments most often associated with a ‘hands on’ working style – managing multiple projects, driving innovation pipelines, and working cross-functionally with internal colleagues.

They will however at the same time, consider candidates from any food or beverage background. 

Their culture is something they take great pride in – autonomous, empowering, supportive – so they will focus heavily on trying to identify the ‘right character’ for them – values, ethics, ambition, drive, and a strong team player all being key traits they will explore.

The business has very low staff attrition, which is of course, reassuring, whilst also supporting their positive culture and working environment.


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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