Sales Accounts Manager

6 days left

£22k - 30k per year
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Sales Account Manager

Location: London

Salary: £22,000 - £30,000 per annum depending on experience + bonus

Work hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm; some weekends for trade shows (in lieu).

Who are we?

Established in 1975, Alara was the first cereal company in the world to be Organic certified. We followed this by also being the first company licensed by the Coeliac Society, the first certified by the Fair Trade Foundation and the first food manufacturer in the UK to achieve Zero Waste.

We have very strong sustainability values and are working towards becoming the most sustainable food manufacturer on Earth. Alara is one of only two independent businesses manufacturing cereals in the UK and employs 55 people.

Our customers are: wholesalers, multiple-retailers, export distributors, food service and brand owners, many of whom have been with us for 20+ years.

Alara owns and manages several brands of organic, gluten free or functional muesli, porridges, granolas as well as superfoods.

The Role

This is an exciting and challenging role, which will require planning as well as hands on approach. You will be working with existing accounts, looking to secure new business and developing new products through private label. You will be contributing to the overall growth of the business. This is an office-based position, however requires some visiting of customers and trade shows.

Key Responsibilities of the Sales Account Manager

- Manage and develop relationships with existing customers
- Grow sales through existing & new channels
- Develop new routes to market
- Respond to inquiries and actively seek new leads
- Taking part in trade & consumer shows

The Person

The right person will share our values about making the world a better place, be passionate about healthy food and sustainability. You are energetic, driven, well organised, able to work independently, enjoy developing and implementing new projects and be efficient. You will be a team player, approachable with a positive attitude, able to build lasting relationships with clients, and have thirst for knowledge and challenges.

Skills/Experience Required of the Sales Account Manager:

- Relevant work experience, preferably in food industry incl. account management and successful sales to multiple retailers
- Good communication skills
- Able to work well in a team and independently
- Excel literate
- Degree an advantage