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Foodservice National Key Account Manager

Cavendish Maine
National – Ideally based within M62 corridor
Up to £45,000 p.a (DOE) possibly negotiable + car + bonus
Closing date
10 Aug 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
National Accounts, Sales

Job Details

The Company:


Cavendish Maine are privileged to be working exclusively with this leading international producer of potato products into the foodservice industry.




About the Role:


  • Working on a national basis but predominantly within the M62 corridor and managing end user accounts within the Fast Food/Takeaway and QSR channels, you will be required to build, nurture and maintain strong and effective customer relationships as well as developing new business both within current and new accounts. 
  • You will be given the opportunity to build a credible and long term career with a market leader at a very exciting time for this business. 
  • Whether you are currently working within Foodservice as a KAM or are an experienced Regional Sales Rep looking to take the next step in your career, your background will be considered. 



Duties Will Include:


  • Accountability for profit and loss for your specific business portfolio.
  • Working closely with product management, marketing and NPD teams delivering compelling customer specific propositions on product development.
  • Creating efficient working relationships with key contacts within each account across the channel, e.g., Chefs, F&B Managers, Owners etc.
  • Developing strong relationships with all key accounts within the Fast Food and QSR chains, fully understanding their business and offering solutions.
  • Cross-selling and up-selling to existing accounts.



Key Skills/Experience Required:


In order to be considered for the role of National Key Account Manager, you must possess the following:




  • Experience of working for a foodservice /catering company or food manufacturer in a field sales capacity.
  • Knowledge and experience of selling into the Fast Food/Takeaway and QSR channels.
  • Experience of working closely with internal and external teams (e.g. marketing NPD, production etc).
  • A creative mindset in order to drive new product ideas and customer acquisitions.
  • Strong and persuasive negotiation skills.
  • Happy to successfully develop and generate new business.
  • Ambitious and professional.
  • A persistent, consistent and disciplined approach.
  • A passion for food and experience if working with or as a Chef would be an advantage.
  • Live within the M62 corridor.



Salary/Benefits Information:


  • In return for your role as Foodservice National Key Account Manager, you will receive a basic salary of up to £45,000 p.a (DOE) possibly negotiable. Car, bonus, 24 days holiday, pension etc.





Sophie Simmonds


Reference: SS/86808




Candidate care:

By responding to this advert you consent to Cavendish Maine processing the personal data included within this application.


If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 48 hours of receiving your application.


Should you not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please be advised that if unsuccessful for this role we may keep your details in our hold file for 6 months, during which time you may be contacted for other suitable vacancies.  If you do not want us to do this please call us to advise.


In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your interest in Cavendish Maine.


Established in 1991 Cavendish Maine is a specialist sales, marketing and management recruitment consultancy. Covering the whole of the UK, we work with suppliers of food and non-food products to retail, hospitality and leisure markets and our impressive client portfolio ranges from global brand leaders to fast growing private companies.

Our team is experienced, professional and knowledgeable and each consultant has a specific market focus. This means that we know our clients intimately and our candidates are well briefed and well prepared for all interviews. In addition we have one consultant who specialises in export and international roles and separate teams that bring the same recruitment processes to accountancy and financial services employers.

Company info
01275 813000
Leigh Court Business Centre
Pill Road
Abbots Leigh

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