Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

National Account Manager, Home based

Location: United Kingdom

County / State: Home Based

Job type: Permanent

Category: Sales and Marketing

Reference: AJT15219

Consultant: Abbi Taylor

Start date: asap

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 GBP per annum plus Bonus and Company Car


This impressive and passionate food business is now looking for a National Account Manager to drive and develop sales within B2B food manufacturing.

Job Description

This is genuinely a unique and exciting opportunity within national account management for a driven and dynamic individual to join the commercial team. This business unit is small but a successful division of a global food manufacturer, which is going from strength to strength in the UK market. As the sole National Account Manager you will report directly to the Business Unit Head and work closely to develop new business opportunities across B2B food manufacturing and foodservice sectors.

Key accountabilities for the role include;-

  • Produce and agree customer and channel plans aligned to the strategy to ensure volume, distribution, profit and payment targets are met
  • Delivery of creative market-leading solutions to drive business into key target customers
  • Develop strong rapport and build relationships with key customers and understand and pre-empt their needs
  • Positively represent the business
  • Engage with customer-facing and cross-functional teams by building solid working relationships
  • Closely follow trends and actively seek ideas for new products and categories

As the ideal candidate for National Account Manager you must have a proven track record within food sales, with a strong commercial background and previous P&L responsibility. You will have a good understanding and demonstrable experience of working in a B2B sales channel, preferably with industrial desserts or bakery manufacturing. With previous experience of customer-facing sales you will be positive, enthusiastic and resilient with strong problem-solving skills.

Finally, a passion for food and 'can-do' attitude are essential to thrive in this exciting and dedicated business.

This role will suit someone who is looking for a multi-facilitated commercial role, that is excited by the different aspects of sales, category and channel development. You will need to be flexible in your approach and thrive in an environment that allows autonomy and creativity.

If this National Account Management opportunity has caught your attention and you believe you have the right skills and experience and it's time for a fresh challenge in 2017 please apply directly today.

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REF. AJT15219 By Focus Management

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Focus Management Consultants Ltd, Tel: +44 (0) 1625 560778

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