Our client supplies well-loved food brands familiar to us all. Consumers are as passionate about their brands today as they were 50 years ago, and consider them trustworthy, healthy, and quality driven.
The business is widely respected amongst its peers for maintaining its core values and strong brand equity, whilst enjoying impressive growth over recent years. Culturally the business is well known for investing in people and boasting low staff attrition levels as a result.
It is clear as the business continues to grow that plentiful career-development opportunities will be presented to those who deliver good results
Recent succession planning has leads to the business seeking a new National Account Manager to assume total responsibility for 2 of its most strategically important customer accounts – Waitrose and Aldi.
As a recognised partner of choice with a long-standing successful relationship, our client operates in true partnership with Waitrose, acting as a ‘go to’ category partner, resulting in a sizeable £multi-million, strategically important customer account.
Operating a tier system where customer accounts are categorised by strategic importance, this role will also assume responsibility for their £multi-million Aldi customer relationship. In the same manner as Waitrose, Aldi is another customer identified as strategically influential to overall company objectives.
With both accounts pieced together, this role is one presenting the springboard many ambitious Account Manager level people seek – progression to Controller level.
With an impressive record when it comes to developing their own talent, our client certainly leads by example. Indeed, the Controller whom this role reports into, amongst others, have each progressed internally, after performing well via this level of position.
To succeed, you will be a naturally driven and ambitious Account Manager, determined to accelerate personal development via performance. You will thrive off fast paced environments. Proven project management ability is important, as you will oversee multiple innovation projects, driven by strong category data, as the business seeks to continue its successful record of delivering ‘category first’ and industry leading NPD.
Experience of managing both branded and private label portfolios will aid your application. Current / recent success whilst managing either Waitrose and/or Aldi will certainly help you stand out amongst other applicants.
Over recent years, our client has grown significantly, both here in the UK as well as internationally, via acquisition as well as organic performance. They continue to explore similar and other growth opportunities, and their company accounts certainly reassure they are equipped with the right tools to deliver their overall strategy.
So, if you’re seeking the opportunity to join a business with strong ambitions, where new progression opportunities will continue to present to those who ‘earn them’, and you believe you are the person to seize this chance, please get in touch for a confidential chat.