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Co-op National Account Manager | Food | North West

England, North West England
£55000 - £60000 per annum + + Package
Closing date
16 Feb 2022

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
National Accounts
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Co-op National Account Manager | Food | North West
Salary ~£55-60k + package
Do you have experience in supplying the major retailers within the fresh chilled food sector? Are you hungry and driven to progress your career? Would you like to manage key commercial relationships for a big food supplier? If so, this might be the role for you.

About Our Client
Our client is a leading manufacturer of fresh/chilled food. They supply the major UK food retailers, discounters and foodservice markets with a variety of products. They have a great reputation for quality and service levels and have built real, collaborative relationships with their customers. They have multiple locations across the UK, each with state of the art facilities that have seen significant investment. Our client is committed to delivering products that add value to their customers and consumers.

About the Role
This role will focus on the commercial relationship for our clients' Co-op business. You will utilise your commercial account management experience to drive efficiencies and make the most of any commercial opportunities within the customer. You will work with category, NPD and operational departments to continue a successful relationship with Co-op offering their customers the products that they want at a great price. You will be adept at using Excel and forecasting, vlookups, pivot tables will all come as second nature to you. You will use these skills to ensure a sufficient supply of products to meet the demands of consumers, whilst simultaneously reducing waste in a very fast-paced and short shelf-life product environment. You will be resilient and able to negotiate with the major retailers and, where required, push through price increases, advise buyers on the product line performance and make recommendations to deliver for Co-op, consumers and your own numbers.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a proven commercial background in the chilled food sector supplying a major UK retailer - ideally Co-op but this is not a must. You will be a strong communicator and be able to stand on your own two feet and be self-assured. You will be able to problem-solve and work closely with internal/external teams to deliver. Your account management background will enable you to pull on your experience to negotiate with Co-op to deliver results.

Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role, as a minimum, you will need to have a relevant background in supplying a major retailer with fresh chilled food products. You will have a commercial account management background and be able to demonstrate your ability to influence retailer customers. You will be able to build strong relationships with internal stakeholders to deliver across a business unit and group.

Application Process
The successful applicant will move through a 2-3 stage interview process, which will include a presentation. Whilst our client is committed to making this appointment, this process can take time to complete.

How to Apply
Sound like you? If so, please apply below. To discuss the role in more detail please contact Tom Edmondson-Matthews on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM14221


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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01780 480530
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10a Belton Street
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