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National Account Manager

UP Global Sourcing
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Excellent Remuneration package with OTE £50k+. Car, Commission and other benefits included
Closing date
27 Oct 2021

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Ultimate Products are looking to maximise 2021 growth in the retail market by increasing UK market share across all of our major retail brands including Beldray, Salter, Intempo, Russell Hobbs and Kleeneze. 

To do this we require a suitably experienced and talented National Account Manager or Key Account Manager to join our extremely successful UK sales team.

Positions are to work with major UK retailers with a focus on selling to major UK supermarkets, discounters, multiples and large independent stores. The role will primarily involve professional account management to develop existing continued business and some business development to expand into new opportunities. The role is field based and the successful candidate will be expected to travel to visit customers and develop business across the UK.

We are looking for dynamic, motivated and successful sales people who can utilise their business development skills, knowledge of the industry and their key customer relationships to open and build these accounts and continue the growth of these key brands. The successful candidates must have at least 2-3 years relevant and successful experience in a similar UK based role selling similar product categories.

UP is able to service retailers across all channels due to having over £20 million of branded stock available across our key ranges and available for immediate delivery. Our team have fantastic sales tools available including a brand new, state of the art 25,000 sqft UK showroom and real time sales presenting software on company IPads and IPhones.

Our roles are very sales and target driven so candidates need to be motivated to develop business and drive sales from the front. In return a fantastic commission structure and overall benefits package is available. The opportunity to develop a career and progress to other more senior positions is readily available.

Job duties include:

  • Developing and managing designated retail accounts through developing and maintaining long standing business relationships
  • Promoting/ presenting our brands and product portfolio's, developing awareness to achieve targeted sales
  • Negotiating terms of customer orders and closing sales
  • Attend trade exhibitions and customer meetings when necessary
  • Business development and maximising any new business opportunities.


  • At least 2 years experience in a similar retail sales role selling retail consumer goods (Ideally housewares, homewares and Electrical) with a proven track record of selling to UK retailers
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to follow sales best practice
  • Proven sales results from previous relevant industry experience.
  • Presentation Skills
  • Willingness to travel around UK for key customer meetings
  • IT skills

The role offers a very competitive salary package (OTE £50K+), additional benefits and fantastic career progression whilst working with some of the biggest retail consumer goods brands and retailers across the UK.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Craig Holden, Operations Director to be considered for these roles.

Another Big Year for UP

This last year has been our biggest and best year yet with over 100 jobs being offered. Ultimate Products’ have now progressed to a PLC business after floating on the London Stock Exchange and this year acquired the Salter brand for £34m, the UK's oldest housewares brand.

The business continues to expand globally and as such there are numerous job and career opportunities available. It is a fantastic time to join a fast paced, growing and dynamic business that puts people and product at the heart of everything that it does.


Ultimate Products are a leading brand and product development house in the UK, with major sourcing and general merchandising functions based in the Far East. Due to recent growth the business has seen major developments including turnover due to exceed £100 million in 2017 and recently floating on the London Stock Exchange.

We have large European design and development offices based just outside of Manchester in the UK and offices in both Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Established in 1997 we provide a total end to end solution for retailers. We have developed a sound supply partner base across 12 different consumer product categories including Housewares, Electrical, Audio and Laundry, to bring exclusive branded products to market. Our buying teams work closely with these supply partners to both source and develop new products and determine winning lines that are sold to major, global retailers throughout the year.

Some of our winning brands include:

* Beldray * Russell Hobbs * Salter * Inspire * Intempo * ZFrame * Constellation * Portobello

We have skilled designers that produce a wealth of packaging, surface pattern designs, innovative product designs, marketing material and style guides for all of our well known brands. Our Merchandising and QA/QC times strive to provide the best level of product quality and supply chain service in order to ensure customers obtain on time delivery and to their specific requirements.

At Ultimate we strive for success in everything we do and not only meet our customers’ expectations but to exceed them. We couldn't achieve this without drive, motivated and passionate people as part of our team. Career progression and job opportunity is a key element to our culture and we encourage our people to make a difference and develop within and beyond their role. We are always looking for talented people with the drive to succeed, so if you believe you've got what it takes to become a part of Ultimate please get in touch or visit our website for our latest job vacancies.

Visit our website for more information on our fantastic business story and opportunity.

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