National Account Manager - Foodservice / Wholesale

Adjacency Recruitment
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

National Account Manager - Foodservice and Wholesale

Are you an experienced Account Executive or Business Development Executive that is looking for the next step in their career? This may be the opportunity for you!

Our client is a dynamic, family owned business within the FMCG sector; they have achieved the accolade of number one status in the UK within their category. Due to significant growth they are now looking for a National Account Manager to join and manage both Regional and National relationships within the Foodservice and Wholesale channel.

As National Account Manager you will report directly into the Channel Controller and work closely with them to implement agreed JBP’s across new distributor partnerships as well as manage an existing portfolio of accounts.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Building and executing existing customer joint business plans to deliver continued account growth

  • You will be responsible for providing scheduled activity plans and managing all promotional activity throughout these accounts

  • Develop sales through Introducing new listings to existing accounts to increase brand awareness and a return on sale

  • Support the Channel Controller to deliver and implement the overall channel strategy and activation

  • Take ownership and accountability for forecasting and commercial account analysis for all accounts

  • Identify new business opportunities at both regional and national level; forming new partnerships to distribute products to a wider audience

Your skills and experience should include:

  • 2 years FMCG experience at a minimum - Foodservice or Wholesale experience is advantageous

  • You will have experience in negotiating and delivering JBP’s at both a regional and national level

  • Have in-depth and robust sales training; providing you the ability to approach sales with a good structure

  • Computer literate - have a good level of Outlook and Excel skills and possess essential Powerpoint skills

  • Possess the ability to communicate and build relationships with key contacts at all levels

  • Highly motivated and hard-working nature - meaning your attention to detail is second to none and you adapt exceptionally well to changing priorities, fast pace and considerable workload

You will ideally be located within a commutable distance of Leicester.

Adjacency have been retained to provide top tier FMCG talent; if you are interested in finding out more about the above role, please send your CV to Richard Howell at Adjacency at the earliest opportunity. All third party CV’s will be considered through Adjacency.

Adjacency provides permanent and interim management recruitment services to a wide range of clients. We source exceptional talent. We deliver a robust, value added approach to every campaign we undertake; connecting the right people to the right career option. We bring expertise and resources to successfully deliver upon Finance, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources and Operations remits up to Board level appointments. Each assignment is dealt with by discipline specialists, with current market knowledge, who will deliver a shortlist incorporating exceptional people from a diverse and multicultural talent pool.